Ebola Symptoms

Symptoms of Ebola

From Mayo Clinic

Signs and Ebola symptoms typically begin abruptly within five to 10 days of infection with Ebola or Marburg virus.

Early signs and symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Severe headache
  • Joint and muscle aches
  • Chills
  • Weakness
  • Hiccups

Over time, symptoms become increasingly severe and may include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea (may be bloody)
  • Red eyes
  • Raised rash
  • Chest pain and cough
  • Stomach pain
  • Severe weight loss
  • Bleeding, usually from the eyes, and bruising (people near death may bleed from other orifices, such as ears, nose and rectum)
  • Internal bleeding
  • Jade

    Can you add severe hiccups to this list? I read that once hiccups start this is an indicator that you internal organs ( diaphragm ) are starting to be destroyed. I also remember seeing a medical / military documentary back in the late 80s. In it they said the initial sickness would feel like the worst hangover you ever had multiplied by ten.

    • SiteAdmin9

      Hey Jade,

      This is directly from the Mayo Clinic’s website. I haven’t seen hiccups as a symptom of Ebola. Where did you read this? I would love to see this information and share it :)

      • Jade

        Hi, I saw this in a medical / military film back in late 80s early 90s while training for EMT. I did see some footage recently of a mural that was being painted in Africa that showed symptoms, one of the pictures in it showed hiccups. I will try to find that footage.

        • http://www.liveebolamap.com LiveEbolaMap

          I would love to see it :) Thank you Jade!

          • Jade

            I gave some links below. I am surprised that Mayo or CDC do not mention the hiccups. Severe hiccups. I was told once the hiccups start the victim is pretty much screwed. It is not too long after that they hemorrhage and die. I was told to stay far from someone with hiccups ( or be completely suited up ) as they are VERY contagious at that stage.

      • Jade

        I am actually now amazed that hiccups are not listed in ANY of the symptoms with WHO, CDC, or MAYO. This very outbreak was identified by hiccups, it was first misidentified and treated as other illnesses. I don’t know why I remember hiccups from that film I saw years ago, but I do remember that it was a positive indicator of Ebola. see this quote… “What finally gave the virus away was, of all things, hiccups. On March 14, M.S.F.’s Geneva office received a report from a medical investigation in Guinea. M.S.F. Geneva immediately forwarded the report to Dr. Michel Van Herp, an epidemiologist in its Brussels office, and one of the world’s leading experts on Ebola. When Van Herp opened the document, what immediately jumped out at him was that half the victims had developed hiccups. For reasons not entirely clear to the medical community, hiccups are associated with Ebola. “It is definitely a hemorrhagic fever,” Van Herp told a colleague in Geneva”

  • http://www.liveebolamap.com LiveEbolaMap

    Added Hiccups. Very very good information! Thank you Jade for all the help!