It was announced this morning that the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Public Health District did have a person under investigation to rule out Ebola. In the morning hours the person in question was evaluated but did not meat the Center for Disease Control case definition for Ebola.
Currently the Public Health District reports that there is no public health threat of Ebola for Nueces County at this time. All concerned citizens should be aware of how the disease is transmitted as well as the symptoms that will be exhibited:
Ebola can be spreader several ways from person to person normally through direct contact with any of the following:
Blood or bodily fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, sweat, feces, and vomit) of a person who is already infected with Ebola.
Objects (like needles and syringes) that have been contaminated with the virus and infected animals.
Ebola is not spread through air or by water and it is important to note that patients who have recovered from the virus can no longer transmit the disease.
A person who has become infected with the virus may not show symptoms right away. Normally symptoms will appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after they have been exposed but the average time is 8 to 10 days.
Symptoms displayed by a person who has been infected include the following: Fever greater than 101.5, severe headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal (stomach) pain, unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising).