Posted on 10.16.14 by Cindy Hudson, B.S./OTR-L, CHC
This information is from The Ohio Department of Health's Fact sheet, www.odh.ohio.gov. This information was developped in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
1. Ebola is spread through the direct contact with blood and body fluids from an infected person who shows active symptoms of Ebola
2. Ebola is not spread throughthe air, water or food but can remain in contaminated fabrics such as clothing, linens and curtains.
3. A person infected with Ebola cannot spread the disease until symptoms appear.
4. The time frame from exposure to symptom development is 2-21 days with the average time frame of 8-10 days.
5. Ebola symptoms: Fever above 101.5 and symptoms like severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, unexplained bleeding or bruising
6. Anyone exhibiting these symptoms should call their Doctor or local Emergency Department BEFORE going in for assessment so they may best prepare for your care and protect others.
More information is available through the ODH website as above or the CDC at www.cdc.gov