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How is Ebola virus infection diagnosed?

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Sometimes it's hard to tell if a person has Ebola from the symptoms alone. Doctors may test to rule out other diseases like cholera or malaria.

Tests of blood and tissues also can diagnose Ebola.

If you have Ebola, you’ll be isolated from the public immediately to prevent the spread.

From: Ebola Virus Infection WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: "Ebola Virus Disease."

CDC: "Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever," "Transmission," "Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: Treatment," "Facts About Ebola," "Questions and Answers on Ebola."

Amesh Adalja, MD, Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Mayo Clinic: "Ebola virus and Marburg virus: Treatments and drugs."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 21, 2019

SOURCES:

World Health Organization: "Ebola Virus Disease."

CDC: "Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever," "Transmission," "Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: Treatment," "Facts About Ebola," "Questions and Answers on Ebola."

Amesh Adalja, MD, Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Mayo Clinic: "Ebola virus and Marburg virus: Treatments and drugs."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 21, 2019

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