News Updates: Ebola Facts - What you need to know

What's Ebola?

Ebola is an infectious disease. It kills 60-90% of the time and has no known cure.

Bloody

It's Bloody

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.

Contagious

It's Contagious

Ebola is highly contagious; being transmitted via contact with body fluids such as blood, saliva, semen or body discharges. Ebola is NOT AIRBORNE!.

Deadly

It's Really Deadly

About 60-90% of people that catch Ebola will die from it. It's one of the deadliest diseases in the world, killing in a few weeks.

Contagious

It's Untreatable

This is the sad part - Ebola has no known treatment or cure but people can be taken care of and might recover if they report to the authorities EARLY!

Symptoms of Ebola

The symptoms generally take 2 - 21 days to show. They can look like malaria or a flu so be very careful.

Fever
Headache
Diarrhoea
Vomiting
Weakness
Joint & Muscle Ache
Stomach Pain
Lack Of Appetite

How to Protect Yourself

There are a few things to protect yourself and your family. Don't mess around with this advice; remember, Ebola has no cure!

Hand

Wash Your Hands with Soap

Do this a lot. You can also use a good hand sanitizer. Avoid unnecessary contact

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Educate Everyone

Tell your neighbours, colleagues and domestic staff. You're safer when everyone is educated about Ebola.

Hand

Disinfect Your Surroundings

The virus cannot survive disinfectants, heat, direct sunlight, detergents and soaps. Clean up!

Contagious

No Bush Meat

Bush meat may be carrying the virus. Also avoid suya. Better to restrict yourself to food you prepared yourself.

Contagious

Don't Touch Carcasses

Dead bodies can still transmit Ebola. Don't touch them without protective gear or avoid them altogether.

Hand

Fumigate If you Have Pests

Fumigate your environment & dispose of the carcasses properly! Cleaner is better

Contagious

Report

Report any suspicious symptoms in yourself or anyone else IMMEDIATELY you notice them. Don't delay! Don't be ashamed! You will save a life!

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Protect Yourself

Use protective gear if you must care or go near someone you suspect has Ebola. Don't share toothbrushes or other things that have body fluids. Keep to yourself!

Ebola is Deadly but Preventable! Let's work together to save lives! If you see anything suspicious - or anyone displaying the symptoms of Ebola, call these numbers immediately. You will save lives!

0802 316 9485 | 0803 308 6660 | 0803 306 5303 | 0805 528 1442 | 0805 532 9229‚Äč

For more information, please go to www.ebolafacts.com