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What are the symptoms of Ebola?

Dr. Darria Gillespie, MD
Emergency Medicine Specialist

Ebola symptoms usually start with a fever and progress to headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. In this video, I will detail the symptoms of Ebola, including when they can start.

Signs of Ebola include fever and symptoms such as severe headache, fatigue (feeling very tired), muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal (stomach) pain, or unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising).

The symptoms of Ebola begin two days to a few weeks after a person has been exposed to the virus. Early symptoms of Ebola may include weakness, nausea, diarrhea, fever, and muscle aches. As the person becomes sicker with the virus, symptoms may worsen to include bleeding, especially from the eyes, mouth, nose, ears, and rectum. Other symptoms can include a purplish or bleeding rash, coma, and seizures.

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