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Ebola Virus Fact Sheet For Physicians
by: SMCMA Admin
The Dallas County Medical Association and the Texas Medical Association have assembled this information about how physicians can protect themselves from the Ebola virus.
Remember: You can only get Ebola from direct contact with a person who has symptoms.
Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms appear 2 to 21 days after exposure and include:
· Fever greater than 100.4F
If You Have Symptoms
· Stay in place to minimize contact with others.
Ebola can enter the body through broken skin or unprotected mucous membranes, such as the eyes, nose, and mouth.
· Wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Ways You CAN’T Get Ebola · You can’t get Ebola from a person who does not show symptoms.
Information obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.