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One Person Tested For The Deadly Ebola Virus In Columbus

05 Aug
By 10TV Web StaffTuesday August 5, 2014 12:18 PM
CPH says the person recently traveled to West Africa, where an outbreak has left nearly 900 people dead.

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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