Why was someone infected with Ebola allowed on a plane? Decontee Sawyer was taking care of his ill sister in Liberia and he did not notice that her symptoms were leaning to Ebola. When he arrived to officials, he said that he had no direct contact with anybody who had Ebola. Before and during the time he was on the plane, he said he was not displaying any symptoms when he was flying. The patient who tested positive for the virus in Dallas had recently flown to the United States from Liberia.
Why does Ebola generate such fear?
There is no cure or vaccinations to prevent against it.
It is a highly infectious virus that can kill up to 90% of the people who catch it, causing terror among infected communities, but can be treated if in early stages.
What is Ebola and what are the symptoms?
The Ebola virus causes viral hemorrhagic fever, which refers to a group of viruses that affect multiple organ systems in the body and are often accompanied by bleeding.
The symptoms include:
Early symptoms include a sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headaches and a sore throat.
The early symptoms progress to vomiting, diarrhea, impaired kidney and liver function and sometimes internal and external bleeding.
Symptoms can appear two to 21 days after infection.
How does it spread?
Humans can catch Ebola through contact with