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Ebola Outbreak

Ebola

What is EBOLA?

It’s a virus that attacks a person blood system:

  • Ebola is what scientists call a hemorrhagic fever – it operates by making its victims bleed from almost anywhere on their body. Usually victims bleed to death.
  • Ebola is highly contagious; Being transmitted via contact with body fluids such as blood, sweat, saliva, semen or other body discharges.
  • Ebola is however NOT AN AIRBORNE VIRUS!

EXTREMELY deadly:

About 90% of people that catch Ebola will die from it. It’s one of the deadliest diseases in the world, killing in just a few weeks.

Un-treatable (no cure):

Ebola has no known treatment or cure. Victims are usually treated for symptoms with the faint hope that they recover.

How Do I Know Someone has Ebola?

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Joint & Muscle pains
  • Stomach Pain
  • Lack of Appetite

Protect Yourself:

  • Wash Your Hands with Soap. Do this a lot. You can also use a good hand sanitizer. Avoid unnecessary physical contact with people.
  • Restrict yourself to food you prepared yourself.
  • Disinfect Your Surroundings: The virus cannot survive disinfectants,heat, direct sunlight,detergents and soaps.

Clean up!:

  • Fumigate If you have Pests.
  • Rodents can be carriers of Ebola.
  • Fumigate your environment & dispose off the carcasses properly!
  • Dead bodies CAN still transmit Ebola.
  • Don’t touch them without protective gear or better yet avoid them altogether.

Protect Yourself:

  • Use protective gear if you must care or go near someone you suspect has Ebola.

Report:

  • Report any suspicious symptoms in yourself or anyone else IMMEDIATELY.

Do not delay!

Educate Everyone:

  • Tell your neighbours, colleagues and domestic staff (anyone really). Basically you’re safer when everyone is educated.
  • don’t share alcohol

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