While there have been a lot of misconceptions about the Ebola virus, the spread of this deadly virus in the United States is actually limited. The CDC and a lot of universities specializing in public health, including the University of Southern California, are taking active steps to share more information about the symptoms of Ebola infection and how to handle such symptoms should you spot them. Among the most prominent early symptoms are high fever, muscle fatigue and severe headaches.
These symptoms are usually followed by bloody diarrhea as the Ebola virus damages more cells in the body. Those who are infected may also experience a severe sore throat and frequent vomiting. Upon seeing these symptoms, it is recommended to seek medical attention immediately. The virus is very easy to identify through a simple blood test, which is why visiting a medical facility is a must.
You can also find out more about the Ebola virus, its spread and other symptoms that may occur in the event of an infection from the How Ebola Spreads infographic by mphdegree.usc.edu.