What You Need to Know About 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.

Untreatable(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.

 

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