North Carolina Ebola Public Information Hotline - 1-844-836-8714Ebola

What is Ebola?

Ebola is the cause of a viral hemorrahagic fever disease.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Abnormal bleeding and bruising
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Muscle aches and pain
  • Severe headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola, but the average is 8 to 10 days.

How Ebola Spreads

Ebola is only spread through direct contact with a symptomatic, infected individual. Ebola is not spread through the air or by water.

The disease can be spread through any of the following:

  • Blood or body fluids (including, but not limited to urine, saliva, feces, vomit, and semen) or a person who is sick with Ebola
  • Objects (like needles and syringes) that have been contaminated with the virus
  • Infected animals

Ebola Exposure

If you believe you may be been exposed to Ebola through direct contact with an infected person call our communicable disease team immediately at 919-245-2400.

Ebola infographics created by the Orange County Health Department

Ebola Infographic

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