Sayidangwa Kunafonin

Sayidangwa Kunafonin

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More research is needed to understand if some groups, such as immuno‐compromised people or
those with other underlying health conditions, are more susceptible than others to contracting the
virus.
Exposure to the virus can be controlled through the use of protective measures in clinics and
hospitals, at community gatherings, or at home.
4. What are typical signs and symptoms of infection?Sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat are typical signs
and symptoms. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and
in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.
Laboratory findings include low white blood cell and platelet counts, and elevated liver enzymes.
The incubation period, or the time interval from infection to onset of symptoms, is from 2 to 21
days. The patient becomes contagious once they begin to show symptoms. They are not contagious
during the incubation period.
Ebola virus disease infections can only be confirmed through laboratory testing.
5. When should someone seek medical care?
If a person has been in an area known to have Ebola virus disease or in contact with a person known
or suspected to have Ebola and they begin to have symptoms, they should seek medical care
immediately.
Any cases of persons who are suspected to have the disease should be reported to the nearest
health unit without delay. Prompt medical care is essential to improving the rate of survival from the
disease. It is also important to control spread of the disease and infection control procedures need
to be started immediately.

African Language Program at Harvard University