Symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease
Symptoms of Ebola include fever and body pain, but quickly progress to severe distress and ultimately shock.
A patient with Ebola viral infection presents with the following features:
- Symptoms of fever, headache, loss of appetite and body pain suddenly appear in the patient.
- Nausea, sore throat, stomach ache, and diarrhoea add up to the distress as the disease progresses.
- Disseminated intravascular coagulation, a disorder in which the proteins that control blood clotting become over active, is a serious complication of Ebola virus disease.
- By five to seven days, profuse bleeding occurs from multiple sites such as eyes, nose, mouth, rectum and gums.
- Internal bleeding can also happen, resulting in shock and respiratory distress.
- Death can occur between 7 to 16 days.
Sometimes the symptoms present as severe headaches, confusion, depression or agitation, seizures or coma indicating that the involvement of central nervous system.