Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. If you may have been exposed to the virus and have symptoms and to the virus, your doctor will notify health officials. This will include the local health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
You will be isolated to prevent the spread of the disease.
Tests may include the following:
Blood tests to identify the virus
Blood tests to identify antibodies for the virus
There is no cure. Your treatment will include therapy for symptoms you are experiencing. This may include:
IV fluids and electrolytes
Oxygen and blood pressure support
Treatment for any complicating infections
To help reduce your chances of getting Ebola hemorrhagic fever, take the following steps:
Avoid traveling to an area that is experiencing an outbreak.
If you are a healthcare worker, wear protective clothing. This includes masks, gloves, gowns, and goggles. Avoid reusing needles.
Avoid contact with anyone who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a