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. A person infected with Ebola is not contagious until symptoms appear. Most cases of Ebola are in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  

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 response2014@kdheks.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions (Updated Oct. 14, 2014)
Frequently Asked Questions - Spanish (Updated Nov. 13, 2014)
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For Travelers

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