What you need to know about Ebola


Every nation in the world seems to be on high alert because of the terrible consequences we all could face if this deadly virus were to spread out of control, like it has in Western Africa.
The fact is, every person needs to do his or her part to make sure Ebola doesn’t spread; so, here are 8 things you can do to prevent the virus from spreading.
1. Avoid bats, monkeys, chimps and gorillas
Scientists believe this is where the virus originated so the best way to avoid the deadly virus is to avoid the creatures that are being blamed for starting this whole mess.
2. Wash your hands
This one should be pretty easy. Wash your hands thoroughly and if soap and water aren’t available, use some sort of anti-bacterial gel.
3. Avoid someone suspected of being infected
You can wear protective clothing and a mask; but, the best way to prevention is avoiding the problem all together. For instance, if someone is ill, try to stay away from them.
4. Unprotected sex can spread the disease
Ebola is spread by contact with the fluids of someone who is infected – including saliva, sweat, blood, vomit and urine. The virus can also be spread through semen so wearing a condom could reduce the chances of catching the virus. Unfortunately, if you’re having intimate relations with someone infected, a condom probably won’t eliminate the threat. However, there are many reasons why having unprotected casual sex is dangerous without even considering Ebola. So, do the right thing.
5. No more shaking hands
While shaking someone’s hand is the polite thing to do, it’s the most common way of spreading the flu, colds and all sorts of viruses. The best practice in this day and age is to avoid shaking hands all together.
6. Keep everything clean
If someone is sick, it’s extremely important to keep everything clean like towels, bed sheets, pillow cases, etc. Clorox in the wash will help kill the germs. The World Health Organization says Ebola could be transmitted through bed linen.
7. If you suspect Ebola, get to the hospital
Hospitals are working diligently to train staff members on the proper procedure in dealing with Ebola. If you suspect you’ve been contaminated or have the symptoms, it’s important to get help.
8. Know the warning signs.
A temperature of 101 or higher, muscle aches, vomiting or a rash might indicate you have Ebola. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Stomach pain, diarrhea, unexplained bruising or bleeding and even a loss of appetite could serve as warning signs, as well.
For more information on Ebola, visit the World Health Organization.
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