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Symptoms Comparison of Flu
Enterovirus D68 & Ebola

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

The Symptoms of Flu, Enterovirus D68 & Ebola are Similar But Have Defining Differences

At this current time we have several health threats in play. The top three which most of us are concerned with are Flu, Enterovirus D68 and Ebola. We are more likely to encounter the first two. At this time, the risk for contacting Ebola is very low.

Let's look at the comparisons of the symptoms of these viruses so you'll know what to look for should illness strike.

The Symptoms of Flu

Sudden Onset: This generally includes body aches, fever, chattering of teeth, chills, headache sore throat, overall feeling of weakness and fatigue and mental fog.

The Symptoms of Enterovirus D68

Body Aches
Runny Nose
Difficulty Breathing
Severe Respiratory Issue

The virus has proven deadly to patients in the United States and is rapidly spread. The victims thus far have been children.

The Symptoms of Ebola

Onset of Low Grade Fever which progressively worsens.
Feeling of fatigue, tiredness.
Profuse Sweating
Abdominal Upset which generally includes diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and cramping.
Unexplained bleeding and/or bruising.

Ebola is a hemorrhagic virus with a 2 to 21 day incubation period. It's generally difficult to catch. Patients in the United States which caught Ebola had contact with the Ebola patient in the last stages of life. Mortality rate depends upon treatment given and ranges from 50% to 90%.

It is transferred from person to person through contact with bodily fluids.

In Summary

When in doubt - you know what to do; see your doctor as soon as possible for a professional diagnosis.

With ALL of the above viruses, the sooner that professional treatment is obtained, the more positive the outlook. All three are known threats to your good health. All three can also cause loss of life. At times, the side effects of these illnesses can be long term or life long.

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