What Is Ebola?

Ebola, whose full name is Ebola Virus Disease, is a virus that was discovered in 1976 on the African continent. There are occasional outbreaks of Ebola throughout the continent, stemming from animals such as bats and primates. If you want to know what is Ebola a little more deeply, you should understand that getting infected usually occurs by having direct contact with bodily fluids of someone who already has Ebola, or has died from it. If the virus gets into the body, including through sexual intercourse, the virus will infect that person.

There are a number of Ebola symptoms to look out for, including the following:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Red eyes
  • Rashes
  • Hiccups

These symptoms will show up between 2-21 days after contracting the virus. The initial symptoms are “dry” ones, followed by “wet” symptoms. Even after recovering from Ebola, there can be lingering side effects, such as muscle aches, problems with seeing and hearing, and stomach pain. The average fatality rate is 50%.

Protect Yourself and Others

Ebola is not nearly as widespread as other viruses. However, it still poses a threat, which is why you need to protect yourself and others. Alliance Enviro-Tech can disinfect both residential and commercial spaces thoroughly. Our PATH-AWAY solution can kill Ebola in under five minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your place is a healthier space. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.