Ebola

Symptoms: 

The symptoms include nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea (may be bloody), red eyes, raised rash, chest pain and cough, stomach pain, severe weight loss, bleeding, usually from the eyes, and bruising (people near death may bleed from other orifices, such as ears, nose and rectum) and internal bleeding.

Tests to diagnose: 

 

Timeline of Infection Diagnostic tests available
Within a few days after symptoms begin

Antigen-capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) testing

IgM ELISA

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Virus isolation

Later in disease course or after recovery IgM and IgG antibodies
Retrospectively in deceased patients

Immunohistochemistry testing

PCR

Virus isolation

 

Treatment: 

The treatment includes providing fluids, maintaining blood pressure, providing oxygen as needed, replacing lost blood and treating other infections that develop.

 

For more information visit the following websites

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/