Ebola Facts – Things you should know

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With the whole Ebola brouhaha, it would kinda come out as me being insensitive if I don’t get to talk about it here. I have just been too busy to pen down the necessary information on this deadly diseases that has decided to waka into my country.

Nonetheless, I know we shall survive and definitely send Uncle Ebola packing with its death wishes.

With the number of calls I received this morning from family members to bath with warm salt water, I told myself on my way out that I have to share some sense (information) on this Ebola issue today. And like it wasn’t enough, I got back home, started surfing the internet and stumbled on this article—> Lady who started the Salt & Water Ebola Cure rumour comes out, tenders apology.

My dear, I laughed well, before settling to research and the good thing was that I didn’t have to surf for long to get out these information. Read and educate others please:

The good news is that, we all don’t have to get Ebola;

WHAT IS EBOLA?

Ebola is a very scary disease. It kills most of the time and has no cure. It’s Bloody, it’s contagious, really deadly and untreatable.

Ebola is what scientists call a haemorraghic fever – it operates by making its victims bleed from almost anywhere on their body. Usually, victims bleed to death from Ebola.

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

About 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.

This is the sad part – Ebola has no known treatment or cure. Victims are usually treated for symptoms with the faint hope that they recover.

Symptoms?

The symptoms generally take 2 – 21 days to become apparent. The symptoms are deceptively general – tending to look a lot like malaria or a flu. One more thing, people aren’t contagious until they display symptoms.

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Joint and muscle ache
  • Stomach pain
  • Lack of appetite.

How to protect You?

Wash Your Hands with Soap

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

No Bush Meat & Suya

Bush meat may be carrying the virus. Also avoid suya. Better to 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

Fumigate your environment & dispose of the carcasses properly! Better a clean environment for you!

Don’t Touch Carcasses

Dead bodies can still transmit Ebola. Don’t touch them without protective gear or 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 you notice them. Don’t delay!!

Educate Everyone

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

What else can you do?

Spread the Word!!!

We’re all safer when more people know about this so please share this post.

Alert the authorities to anything suspicious. You can call them in Nigeria on:

08023169485

08033086660

08033065303

08055281442

08055329229.

I gathered this information from: http://ebolafacts.com You can also follow them on twitter @ebolafacts

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