Ebola virus disease is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.It as a fatality rate of up to 90%. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person or animal. The time between when the actual infection takes place to the time when a person sees symptoms of this condition for this disease is about one week. After this period a person will commonly see the signs that are considered as ‘early symptoms’. The early symptoms include fever, rashes, headache, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain. Apart from that a person may also experience symptoms like pain in the lower back, arthritis like pain all over the body, diarrhea and a sore throat.
Ebola is spread through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals. In Africa, infection has been documented through the handling of infected chimpanzees, gorillas, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines found ill or dead or in the rainforest. In order to prevent Ebola basic hygiene is of utmost importance and a must be followed in order to prevent the onset of the condition. Always wash your hands well, drink clean water, maintain general hygiene can all serve as precautionary measures. It is also important that if they notice any early symptoms, they should consult a doctor.