Transmit Before Signs?

Can an infected person transmit Ebola to others before symptoms appear?

Close personal contact with persons who are infected but who do not yet show signs of active disease is unlikely to result in infection. Recent studies however, indicate that even in the earlier stages of the Ebola infection, the virus can be present on the surface of the skin of the person who is infected with the virus (either through secretions of sweat through the skin, or in the later stages of the disease - through the virus escaping through the skin cells). Even in small quantities, the Ebola virus can reproduce rapidly if exposed to an area that is easily infected (such as the eyes).

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