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how long takes a person infected with ebola from contracting the disease until dies? if a person has a fever, is suspected to be infected with ebola?

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Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Depends: Though I have not seen a case, I have seen other hemorrhagic fevers. With these diseases, course cannot be predicted. Just a fever would not be enough to be concerned for Ebola without a close exposure.
Answered on Nov 11, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola: A febrile person living in or traveling from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone such raise index of suspicion. Nigeria had 20 local cases. US & Senegal had one travel case only.According to CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days with average of 8 to 10 days. Not everyone contracting Ebola dies. The length of time until death is significantly effective by supportive treatment that is given. Most die
Answered on Nov 11, 2014
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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due to shock/ low blood pressure. Please don't assume that having a fever means you have Ebola - we are blessed to be in the US and to have CDC working hard to protect us.
Oct 7, 2014

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