The Ebola virus is a disease of humans and other primates. Ebola can only be transmitted by direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person or animal.
Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain and headaches. Typically, vomiting, diarrhea and rash follow, along with decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys.
Here is an Info-graphic from CDC in the U.S….
For further information regarding the Ebola virus please visit the Gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/ebola-virus-government-response or the World Health Organisation: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/en/