With the recent report of two American citizens having Ebola and a possible third case in New York, many worry whether they're at risk. But the disease is very difficult to spread. Unless a person has visited West Africa, had direct prolonged contact with an infected person or eaten meat from a fruit bat, they are likely safe.
The symptoms include:
- Fever and headache
- Joint and muscle aches
- Stomach Pain
These symptoms may also come with the flu and other viruses, but Ebola may lead to:
- Internal and/or external bleeding
- Organ failure
- 60 to 90 percent mortality rate
Dr Bruce's advice: Don't panic. There is minimal risk unless you've been to West Africa, eaten meat of a fruit bat or exposed to someone with the disease.