The Ebola virus is named for the Ebola River, where the first outbreaks occurred in 1976.
The deadly killer, EBOLA?
EBOLA is a killer disease that is transmitted through body secretions such as sweat, blood, saliva, mucous, breast secretion, tears, urine, and sexual transmission with an infected person.
Puts victim in lots of pain.
There is no cure and the cause is unknown.
It can reproduce in 8 hours and when it does, millions of new viruses come out.
It is the world’s most deadly viruses and one of the most painful deaths possible.
The person can die any were from 3-30 days or even longer.
It is only stopped when it has no more hosts to feed on.
The period between infection with the Ebola virus and the start of symptoms is called the Ebola incubation period, which can be as short as 2 days or as long as 21 days.
Look out for the following!
Fever, sore throat, headaches, weakness, joint and muscle pain, chest pain & bleeding from skin.
In pregnant women, abortion (miscarriage) and heavy vaginal bleeding are common Ebola symptoms.
Death usually occurs during the second week of Ebola symptoms, and its usually due to massive blood loss.
Prevention is the KEY word!
Wash your hands often with soap and water, sanitizer is a good alternative.
Fumigate If you have Pests.
Rodents can be carriers of Ebola.
Fumigate your environment
Avoid contact with people with suspicious signs and places of outbreak.
Watch out for the warning signs which mimics malaria symptoms.
As always, wash your fruits and vegetables before cooking.
Be the USEFUL VIRUS by reporting any SUSPICIOUS case to the nearest health care centre.
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