- Columbus Public Health confirms a person is undergoing testing and has been quarantined for the deadly Ebola virus. A spokesperson says they’re working with the CDC to learn the preliminary results of those tests.
The virus can be transmitted through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals.
According to the CDC, symptoms include sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.
No licensed vaccine for Ebola is available. Several vaccines are being tested, but none are available for clinical use.
Meanwhile, the second American aid worker diagnosed with Ebola in Africa arrived back in the U.S. Tuesday afternoon . 59-year-old Nancy Writebol arrived in a plane specially-equipped to contain infectious diseases. She will be treated in the same hospital isolation unit as Dr. Kent Brantly, the other infected American.
Both are being treated with an experimental drug never tested on humans.
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