Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is the human disease caused by the Ebola virus. It attacks a person’s 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. It 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?
Symptoms include Fever, Headache, Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Weakness, Joint Muscle pains, Stomach Pain, 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.
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.