Your doctor will ask about your symptoms, and health and travel history. Your doctor may suspect Ebola based on your symptoms and a physical exam. Blood tests can confirm it.
Your doctor will contact local and state health departments, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
You will be isolated to keep the disease from spreading to other people. There are no medicines to treat the disease. The healthcare team will support your care while your body fights the infection. Care involves:
Blood pressure support
Survivors may have lingering symptoms known as post-Ebola virus syndrome. Examples include:
Muscle and joint pain
Eye problems, including pain, discharge, redness, and blurred vision
Loss of appetite
Belly pain, nausea, vomiting, hiccups, or diarrhea
To help lower your chances of Ebola:
Don't travel during disease outbreaks.
Wear protective clothing and follow prevention protocols. This includes masks, gloves, gowns, and goggles.
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