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How to avoid contacting the Ebola Virus Disease

Yesterday, the First recorded case of Ebola disease was discovered in Lagos, Nigeria. Ebola currently has no cure.

How to avoid contacting the Ebola Virus Disease

Signs and symptoms of Ebola

EVD is a severe acute viral illness often characterized by the sudden onset of
2.Intense weakness
3.Muscle pain,
4.Headache and sore throat.
5.Followed by vomiting, Diarrhea, Rash, Impaired kidney and Liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding

Tips on how to avoid the Ebola virus
Here are some tips that can help you, your family and loved ones from getting the Ebola virus.
1. Avoid Bush meat, or meat you are not sure of source
2. Avoid trips to Ebola endemic nations like DRC, CONGO, LIBERIA, GABON, UGANDA, SUDAN, etc
3. Avoid buying Food stuffs, Clothing or other personal materials from Markets/Shops that share the same vicinity with live or roasted bush meat, dealer’s or sellers
4. Wash your hands frequently with detergent or soap using clean water.
5. Get a hand sanitizer for people to use in your office and educate them on the importance of sanitizers, Get one for your kids to use in school frequently and if possible for their class.
6. Be careful with hands when using railings on the stairs, door knobs and other utilities used by the public.
7. Gloves and other appropriate protective clothing should be worn when handling sick animals or their tissues
8. Watch out for people with flu-like symptoms and sudden fever
9. Avoid Pig farms, Pig farms in Africa play a role in the amplification of infection because of the presence of fruit bats on these farms.
10. Avoid bat meats and bat products


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