Ebola Virus Disease


Ebola virus disease is spread through direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola. Symptoms of Ebola include: fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and lack of appetite. These symptoms usually appear 8-10 days after exposure to a person who is sick with Ebola and showing symptoms. For a list of current Ebola virus disease outbreaks visit the following CDC website, https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/index-2018.html.

Ebola is not contagious until symptoms appear. Ebola is only spread through direct contact with bodily fluids which include saliva, mucus, vomit, feces, sweat, tears, breast milk, urine and semen.

For more information about Ebola visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at: www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola.

To submit questions regarding Ebola response in Kansas, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), or other concerns about Ebola, please submit your questions to kdhe.epihotline@ks.gov.



For Travelers

CDC Guidance for Travelers |
Temperature Monitoring Instructions (Updated Oct. 20, 2014)