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EBOLA FACTS FOR AFRICANS IN AFRICA AND IN DIASPORA

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What is Ebola?

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

It is contagious!

  • It is being transmitted via contact with body fluids such as blood, saliva, semen or body discharges. Ebola however is NOT AIRBORNE!

High mortality rate

  • 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.

Incurable 

  • Ebola has no known treatment or cure. Victims are usually treated for symptoms with the faint hope that they recover.

What are the symptoms?

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Diarrohea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Joint, Muscle and stomach Pain
  • Lack of Appetite 

How to protect yourself?

  • Maintain proper hygiene- Please wash your hands with soap every chance you get and invest in hand sanitizers
  • Stay away from road side meat/ street meat i.e  Bush meat and Suya ( Nigerians and Ghanaians especially)
  • Fumigate your environment if you notice pest around
  • Stay away from dead things - Dead bodies can still transmit Ebola ( Do not touch a dead mouse and/or rat with your hands).
  • Use protective gear- Especially if you are going to contaminated areas ( use facial masks!)
  • Report, Report, Report - If you suspect that you or anyone has shown signs and symptoms, call your doctor.
  • Educate your neighbours and friends - It’s better to be safe than sorry.

For those in Nigeria/ or know people in Nigeria  who want to report anything suspicious. These are the numbers to call.

0802 316 9485

0803 308 6660

0803 306 5303

0805 528 1442 

0805 532 9229

To other Africans ( Especially those in Liberia), if you have any numbers of hospitals that are currently treating those with Ebola please send to our inbox. We will be more than happy to post them for you.

Stay Safe.

 

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