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Ebola in West Africa CB w


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Ebola in West Africa CB w

  1. 1.   The 2014 Ebola epidemic was the largest incidence to have been record in history  The outbreak spread across varies West African countries in which Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea were the countries with the most cases and death rates What you need to know about Ebola in West Africa
  2. 2.   According to the World health organization the is an estimation of around 9,885 deaths from the start of the epidemic in March 2014 to the 4th of March 2015  The disease was first reported in Guinea before spreading across West African borders The outbreak
  3. 3.   Ebola is spread through direct contact with blood and body fluids like urine, saliva, vomit, sweat and semen of a person who is has the disease  Objects such as needles and razor blades which are contaminated with blood or body fluids of person sick with Ebola can also infect people  Ebola is not spread through the air, water or food Transmission of the disease
  4. 4.   Ebola is an RNA virus like HIV and Influenza which has a high rate of mutation  With time the virus is believed to mutate and eventually become airborne  A person infected with Ebola is not contagious until symptoms appear  Incubation period is 2 to 21 days Stages of The Disease
  5. 5.   Fever  Severe headaches  Fatigue  Muscle pains  Vomiting  Diarrhea  Stomach pains  Unexplainable bleeding or bruising Clinical Symptoms
  6. 6.   There is no FDA-approved vaccine available for Ebola  Their currently experimental vaccines and treatments for Ebola under development in West Africa Strategies for containing Ebola
  7. 7.   Do wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer  Do not touch the blood or body fluids of people showing symptoms of the disease  Do not handle items that may have come in contact with infected people’s blood or body fluids like clothing, bedding, needles or medical equipment  Do not touch the body of someone who has died of Ebola Safety measures of counteracting Ebola