Ebola Virus

Know the Facts

McKinney officials are taking every precaution to ensure the health and wellbeing of our community.

McKinney Fire Department, including Emergency Medical Services and McKinney Police Department personnel have been briefed on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and provided in-depth guidelines for response to individuals with symptoms of Ebola, or anyone who may have other factors contributing to the illness, such as recent travel in countries where the illness exists.

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Transmission and Symptoms

Remember, Ebola is not airborne. It cannot be contracted through the air, water or food. According to the CDC, Ebola can only be spread after symptoms appear. Symptoms can appear anywhere from two to 21 days after exposure -commonly appearing within 8-10 days. Symptoms include the following:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach Pain
  • Unexplained bleeding or bruising
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle pain