What is EBOLA?

Ebola is a virus that attacks a persons blood system:
Ebola is what scientists call a haemorraghic 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 not prepared by yourself. Restrict yourself to food that you have prepared!
• 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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