Ebola Virus Disease - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
There is currently an Ebola outbreak putting all of us at risk. Everyone in the world today is at risk. Please help educate all around you by sending this message to all your contacts.
What is EBOLA Virus Disease (EVD)?
It's a virus that attacks blood system of a person. Ebola is what scientists call a Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF). It operates by making its victims bleed from almost anywhere on their body. Usually victims bleed to death. Ebola is highly contagious; Being transmitted via contact with body fluids such as blood, sweat, saliva, semen or other body discharges. Ebola is however NOT AN AIRBORNE VIRUS!
EXTREMELY Deadly: About 90% of people that catch Ebola will die from it. It's one of the deadliest diseases in the world, killing in just a few weeks.
Untreatable (No Cure): Ebola has no known treatment or cure. Victims are usually treated for symptoms with the faint hope that they recover.
What are its known symptoms? How do I know someone has Ebola?
Symptoms typically start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pains, and headaches. Typically nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea follow, along with decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys. At this point, some people begin to have bleeding problems. Here are a few symptoms of Ebola virus disease.
- Joint & Muscle pains
- Stomach Pain
- Lack of Appetite
- Wash Your Hands with soap. Do this a lot. You can also use a good hand sanitizer. Avoid unnecessary physical contact with people.
- Restrict yourself to food you prepared yourself.
- Disinfect Your Surroundings. The virus cannot survive disinfectants, heat, direct sunlight, detergents and soaps.
- Use protective gear if you must care or go near someone you suspect has Ebola.
- Fumigate if you have Pests.
- Rodents can be carriers of Ebola.
- Fumigate your environment & dispose off the carcasses properly!
- Dead bodies can still transmit Ebola. Don't touch them without protective gear or better yet avoid them altogether.
Where to report about Ebola?
- Report any suspicious symptoms in yourself or anyone else IMMEDIATELY. Do not delay!
- Tell your neighbors, colleagues and domestic staff (anyone really). Basically you're safer when everyone is educated.