Ebola alert, symptoms educated on Twitter

The deadly Ebola virus is rather worrying and the public are even visiting social media sites such as Twitter to learn more about it.

Twitter users are looking for Ebola answers, some are worried they are vulnerable, but majority are looking for the Ebola Symptoms. But Twitter is a very hard place to educate people on such a complex virus, especially when you only have 140-characters to do it in.

Because Twitter only allows 140-characters users are tweeting images as they can contain more information.

Ebola alert, symptoms educated on Twitter

The image above went viral across all social media networks, it was apparently the first confirmed footage of an Ebola victim who died, but this was a complete hoax and was just a photoshopped image from World War Z according to The Independent.

It goes to show social media can be both a great place to be to learn all about Ebola, as well as a bad place to be as hoaxes can and will happen as people like to put the scare factor on. It is recommended to follow the right Twitter accounts and a good one to start with would be Ebola Alert (@EbolaAlert).

Below is an infographic all about Ebola and it is well worth reading. In short the ‘Ebola Symptoms’ include: Fever over 38.6°C or 101.5°F, Severe headache, Weakness, Muscle pain, Diarrhoea, Vomiting and Abdominal (stomach) pain, it also includes Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising). The Ebola symptoms can appear from 2 to 21 days after exposure, with the average being about 8 to 10 days.

Latest Ebola News

BBC News is reporting on Spain investigating the Ebola outbreak, and Obama announcing air passenger Ebola screening in the United States.

People have been a little scared believing Ebola in Dallas is spreading, but the latest news reports Thomas Eric Duncan got the virus in Liberia and is now in a hospital isolation unit in Dallas in critical condition.

Do you search Twitter for Ebola?

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