Symptoms of Ebola

A person infected with Ebola virus will typically develop:

  • a high temperature (fever)
  • a headache
  • joint and muscle pain
  • a sore throat
  • severe muscle weakness

These symptoms start suddenly between 2 and 21 days after becoming infected.

Diarrhoea, vomiting, a rash, stomach pain and reduced kidney and liver function can follow. The person may then bleed internally, and may also bleed from the ears, eyes, nose or mouth.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018