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if exposed to ebola virus how long until you can be tested to see if you have it? do you have to wait for symptoms to present?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Ebola virus: Check out http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/diagnosis/. Currently we isolate all those who have been exposed until nonspecific symptoms develop and then test. Rapid testing has recently been approved (http://www.who.int/medicines/ebola-treatment/1st_antigen_RT_Ebola/en/).
Answered on Dec 29, 2016
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