Ebola information

EBOLA, WHAT IS IT?
Ebola is caused by a virus.
•Causes a severe illness, with bleeding
•Up to 90% will die
•No vaccine, and no treatment are available
•Many people can quickly become infected
EBOLA HOW DOES IT SPREAD?
Sick people can spread this disease to others
•People in direct contact with sick people are at highest risk:
•Family members
•Healthcare workers
Dead bodies can also spread the disease.

BE CAREFUL
•DO NOT wash, touch or kiss dead bodies
•DO NOT wash hands in the same bucket as other who have touched the body

EBOLA SYMPTOMS

What does Ebola feel like?

EBOLA EARLY SYMPTOMS

FEVER
TIREDNESS
HEADACHE
NAUSEA

Symptoms can start within two days of contact with an infected person or body

EBOLA LATER SYMPTOMS
VOMITING: May contain blood
DIARRHOEA: May contain blood

BLEEDING (mostly from nose and mouth)

COUGH: May contain blood

YOU CAN BECOME VERY SICK

MOST PEOPLE WITH EBOLA DIE
EBOLA DEATH IS COMMON

How NOT to catch Ebola?
EBOLA PREVENTION. YOU CAN CATCH EBOLA FROM SOMEONE WHO IS SICK OR DEAD. KEEP AWAY……..
Do not touch an infected person or their body fluids: BLOOD,
VOMIT, FAECES OR DIARRHOEA, URINE!

Dead bodies carry the virus. Bury carefully. Keep away.
EBOLA PREVENTION
WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN, Use SOAP.

EBOLA is in animals and bats too. DO NOT touch or eat “bush meat” and don’t eat bats.

EBOLA PREVENTION -WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET SICK!

If you develop these symptoms…
FEVER, TIREDNESS,HEADACHE, NAUSEA, VOMITING –
May contain blood, DIARRHOEA -May contain blood, BLEEDING(mostly from nose and mouth) COUGH -May contain blood

Call your medical centre and tell them about your illness
Listen to the advice. You may be sent to a special hospital
Keep away from others so they don’t get sick. Be especially careful of your vomit and diarrhoea.
……Culled from International SOS

 

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