Symptoms and Treatment of Ebola Fever

In this Article we will discuss the symptoms and treatment of Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever.

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What is Ebola Virus?

The incubation period of the infection is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days i.e symptoms appear after 2 to 21 days of virus attack, the period between the virus attack and symptom appearance is called incubation period.

SYMPTOMS

  • Fever
  • Severe headache
  • Muscle ache/pain
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)

TREATMENT

Treatment is basically symptomatic and good supportive care, proper hygiene, proper dietary and fluids supplement is an essential part of treatment. Treatment includes

  • Providing fluids and electrolytes through intravenously.
  • Oxygen therapy to maintain oxygen status.
  • Medication to manage blood pressure, reduce vomiting and diarrhea and to manage fever and pain.
  • Treatment for any complications associated with it.

Vaccinations available for Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever are:

  • cAd3-ZEBOV
  • rVSV-ZEBOV
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