What is Ebola

Ebola is a severe infectious disease in humans and animals such as monkeys and gorillas, which is caused by infection with the Ebola virus.
It is very infectious, kills in a short time BUT can be prevented.
How is it spread?
•    Ebola is spread through direct physical contact with body fluids like blood, saliva, stool, vomitus, urine, and sweat of an infected person and soiled linen used by a patient
•    Splashing of body fluids from an infected person into the eyes of another person
•    It can also be spread through using skin piercing instruments that have been used by an infected person.
•    The Virus can also be got through contact with persons who have died of Ebola
•    The virus can also be got through eating dead animals especially monkeys that died of Ebola.
How can it be prevented?
•    Wash your hands often with soap.
•    Avoid direct contact with body fluid of a person suffering from Ebola, or dead person by wearing gloves, masks and goggles.
•    Persons suspected to be suffering from Ebola should be taken to the nearest hospital.
•    People who have died of Ebola must be handled using strong, protective wear and buried immediately.
•    Report any suspected cases of Ebola to the nearest health facility immediately.
•    Suspected persons should be kept away from other persons

Sources: World Health Organization, Ministry of Health, Ghana

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