Ebola: What You Need to Know

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  • Why is Ebola So Deadly?
  • What Are the Symptoms?
  • How Long Before Symptoms Show
  • How is it Transmitted?
  • Why Now?
  • How is Ebola Treated?
  • What is Being Done?
  • Should We Be Worried?
  • Nigeria Confirms 1 Ebola Death, 5 Cases
  • Saudi National Being Tested for Ebola Dies
  • American Aid Workers Cured
  • New Ebola Cases in DR Congo
  • “Losing the Battle"
  • 090314 Health the 411 on Ebola Spreads to Senegal
  • Third American Sickened by Ebola
  • Third Sickened Aid Worker Flown to Emory
  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Requests Aid
  • President Obama Deploys Troops to Aid
  • MSF Staff Contracts Ebola
  • An Attack in Guinea
  • French President Francois Hollande Vows to Help
  • Orphans Shunned
  • First Case Diagnosed in US
  • Up to 10,000 Cases Per Week Anticipated
  • Mark Zuckerberg Donates $25 million
  • Second Nurse Diagnosed with Ebola
  • Obama Picks Ebola 'Czar'
  • Thomas Eric Duncan’s Fiancée Cleared
  • Dallas Officials Announce Conflicting Numbers
  • 041414 Global Nigeria Economy 2050
  • 21-Day Monitoring
  • First Case in Mali Announced
  • Patient Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City
  • Nurse Is Ebola-Free, Says Family
  • Obama to Meet With Cured Nurse
  • Young African Brothers Attacked in Bronx School, Called “Ebola"
  • Boy and Mother Isolated in NYC Hospital
  • Second Dallas Nurse Is Ebola-Free
  • Barack Obama
  • NYC Doctor Cured of Ebola
  • Mali Reports Two New Ebola Deaths
  • Liberia Ends State of Emergency
  • Duncan’s Fiancée to Release Memoir
  • Ebola-Infected Doctor Being Brought to U.S.
  • Dr. Martin Salia
  • What Is Ebola?

How Long Before Symptoms Show

Symptoms can start to show from two days after infection, but can take up to 21 days. People are contagious as soon as they start to show symptoms and for as long as their blood and other bodily fluids contain Ebola. 

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