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Ebola Basics

Ebola is NOT spread by:

Casual Contact

Air

Water

Food Grown Legally in the US

How do you get Ebola?

Direct contact with:

Body fluids of someone who is sick with Ebola (blood, vomit, urine, feces, sweat, semen, spit, etc.)

Objects contaminated with the virus (needles, medical equipment)

Infected fruit bats or primates

Early Symptoms

Fever

Headache

Diarrhea

Vomiting

Stomach pain

Unexplained bleeding or bruising

Muscle pain

When is someone able to spread the disease to others?

Ebola only spreads when people are sick. A patient must have active symptom to spread the disease to others.

*Information from: cdc.gov/ebola

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