Is it Ebola or is it flu?

Ebola is a highly deadly disease that kills up to 90%
of those it infects, often within just days of
symptoms beginning to show.
However, the initial symptoms of Ebola aren’t all
that uncommon. In fact, the disease’s early stages
mimic those of many other common diseases,
including simple influenza. Fortunately, sufferers
are only contagious in the later stages of the
disease.
This creates a problem as people begin to panic.
Due to its ability to kill people in a quick, rather
gruesome manner, Ebola is a disease that generates
a lot of fear. As a result, outbreaks of the disease
tend to bring about a large number of people
fearing that they’ve been infected woth the disease,
despite the fact that they’ve actually just got flu.
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This isn’t just disconcerting for the person feeling
unwell, it can also spread fear amongst their
communities and put undue pressure on health
services when they’re already under strain from the
outbreak.
Flu is very easy to pick up from people around you
and is present across the globe and throughout the
year, though it is more prevalent in winter.
As symptoms begin to present themselves, they
should be considered like any other illness. A fever
is rarely anything to worry about, but if it’s serious
you should go to the hospital. Ebola is likely to hit
you harder than a simple flu, so if you’re struggling,
get it checked out.
The more serious symptoms of Ebola, including the
well-known haemorrhagic effects, only begin to
show after several days, after which it is usually too
late. Sufferers may begin to bleed from their
orifices, though the internal bleeding is much more
dangerous. About half of deaths occur from organ
failure before they even reach this stage.

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