What is the Ebola virus? 6 things you should know

October 6, 2014 5:50 PM

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What is the Ebola virus? 6 things you should know

1. EBOLA VIRUS CAUSES A VIRAL HEMORRHAGIC FEVER DISEASE. Symptoms include: fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, lack of appetite, and abnormal bleeding. Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to ebolavirus though 8-10 days is most common.

2. SOME PEOPLE HAVE SURVIVE EBOLA. While the fatality rate for Ebola can be as high as 90 percent, health officials in the three countries say people have recovered from the virus and the current death rate is about 60 percent. Those who fared best sought immediate medical attention and got supporti...

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