What Are Signs and Symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease?
Symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 21 days after exposure to Ebola virus, but eight to 10 days is most common. Typical signs and symptoms of Ebola virus disease include
- sore throat,
- joint and muscle pain,
- weakness, and
- loss of appetite.
The will then develop increasingly severe problems, such as
- diarrhea, and
- stomach pain.
Some patients may develop
- a skin rash,
- red eyes,
- difficulty breathing, and
- chest pain.
Late signs include the following:
- Bleeding from inside and outside the body (eyes, ears, and nose)
- Vomiting and/or coughing up blood
- Mental confusion
Health researchers do not know why some people survive from an infection with the Ebola virus. However, researchers have found that those who die from the disease are not able to develop an adequate immune response to the virus.