Symptoms of Ebola virus disease

Learn about the symptoms of Ebola, what to look for and what to do if you become ill.

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What are the symptoms of Ebola?

Symptoms of Ebola include:

  • rash
  • chills
  • fever
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • muscle pain and weakness
  • nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • hemorrhaging (bleeding from inside and outside the body)

Symptoms can begin 2 to 21 days after exposure.

What do you do if you become ill?

Call a health care provider immediately if you have or if anyone in your household has:

Describe your symptoms over the phone before your appointment so the clinic can arrange to see you without exposing others. Tell your health care provider which countries you visited or lived in.

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