Thursday, August 7, 2014

EBOLA

Dear All,
There is currently an Ebola outbreak putting all of us at risk. Pls help educate all around u by sending this msg to all your contacts..
What is EBOLA?
It's a virus that attacks a person 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.
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 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.
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.