also see Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings
There is currently an Ebola outbreak putting all of us at risk
Pleases help educate all around you by sending this message to all your contacts
What is EBOLA?
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.
QUESTIONABLE - According to WHO "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.
Not 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 You Know If Someone has Ebola?
•Joint & Muscle pains
•Lack of Appetite
- 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.
•Fumigate If you have Pests.
•Rodents can be carriers of Ebola.
•Fumigate your environment & dispose off the carcasses properly!
•Dead mammals CAN still transmit Ebola.
•Don't touch them without protective gear or better yet avoid them altogether.
Again, Protect Yourself
•Use protective gear if you must care or go near someone you suspect has Ebola.
•Report any suspicious symptoms in yourself or anyone else IMMEDIATELY.
•don't share alcohol or needles.
Do Not Delay
•Tell your neighbours, colleagues and domestic staff. You're safer when everyone is educated
For Africans now living in the United States or other countries, the desire for "bush-meat" is being met by black-market trade. The meat is smuggled into other countries, smoked, partially cooked or raw by travellers from West Africa. The meat is semi-processed and still moist in many cases to survive the long trips from Africa. Cities that have large West African communities such as New York and Atlanta have had a thriving trade in the meat, which can cost as much as $100 for just a few pounds. The meat is considered a luxury in the United States but the USDA bans any meat from any African country.