Ebola Virus Disease | Diagnosis & Tests


How will my doctor know if I have Ebola virus disease?

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms. He or she will also ask whether you are at increased risk of getting Ebola virus disease. For example, your doctor will ask if you recently traveled to an area where outbreaks have occurred. If your doctor thinks that you may have Ebola virus disease, he or she will use a blood test to be sure.

If Ebola virus disease is diagnosed, you will be isolated from the public immediately to prevent the virus from spreading.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Created: 10/14