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Ebola

Ebola is a rare disease that causes serious illness and can be fatal. It is caused by an Ebola virus found in several African countries. However, outbreaks have been sporadic. Recovery from Ebola depends on good supportive clinical care and a person’s immune response. People who recover from Ebola infection develop antibodies that last for at least 10 years.

What Are the Signs of Ebola? 

Ebola is a serious illness caused by the Ebola virus. Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Severe headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain
  • Unexplained bleeding or bruising

Symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 21 days after coming in contact with someone infected with Ebola. Symptoms commonly appear after eight to 10 days.

Topic:Physical Health

Keywords:Diseases

Resource Type: Article

National Centers: Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Last Updated: January 25, 2018