What you need to know about the Ebola virus

We know the Ebola virus isn’t in Ireland, but there have been over 1000 confirmed cases, with almost 700 deaths, so it's not a bad idea to be informed – especially if you’re going abroad this summer. Here is the lowdown on the signs and symptoms of the virus:


  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Lack of appetite


  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • A rash alongside internal and external bleeding – often from the eyes, nose or mouth.