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Ebola is the cause of a viral hemorrahagic fever disease.
Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola, but the average is 8 to 10 days.
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:
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.