Ebola Virus Disease
The infection is caused by ebolaviruses. The viruses pass between people through contact with:
- Blood, feces, or vomit from an infected person
- Infected animals such as fruit bats, rodents, apes, or monkeys
- Objects that are contaminated with the virus
The viruses enter the body though breaks in the skin. They can also enter the eyes, nose, or mouth.
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Common symptoms of Ebola are:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Joint and muscle aches
- Red eyes
Treatment is focused on life support. It involves giving:
- IV fluids
- IV electrolytes
- Oxygen support
- Blood pressure support
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