Monday, 28 July 2014

All you need to know about Ebola Virus


ebola virus

Ebola is a killer disease caused by a virus. It spreads quickly from person to person, kills in a short time BUT can be prevented.

Signs and symptoms of Ebola virus

  • Fever
  • Vomiting blood
  • Bloody Diarrhea
  • Muscle/Joint Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Red eyes

How Ebola virus spread

  • Direct contact with wounds, body fluids like blood, saliva, vomits, stool, urine of an infected person or splashing of such fluids from an infected person to another person and un-sterilized injections.
  • Using skin piercing instruments that have been used by an infected person
  • Direct physical handling of persons who have died of Ebola
  • Eating bush meats especially monkeys, chimpanzees, bats and dead animals
  • Eating fruits that bats or wild animals have partly eaten (bat mot).

How can Ebola be prevented

  • Avoid eating bush meats
  • Avoid direct physical contacts with body fluids of a person suffering from Ebola by using protective gloves, masks and goggles
  • Avoid direct contact with dead bodies
  • Always wash your hand with soap and water after shaking people
  • Persons who died of Ebola virus should be buried immediately and long burial rites should be avoided
  • Report any suspected cases of Ebola to the nearest health unit immediately

1 comments so far

Thanks, I pray God will deliver us from this crisis.

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