US State Department Ebola Alert -MUST READ

Hello dear readers! Trust we are doing well! Yipeey and it's Friday again! Thank God its Friday!!!! But some close friends that know me, definitely understand that TGIS is what works for me... *smiles** It's well!!!

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OK, back to the matter of the day!!! It's on EBOLA.... All the nook and cranes of Nigeria is now raining with Ebola prevention messages. Most of this messages are what you will hear or read and you begin to wonder how ignorance is eating a better part of our society even the ones that are educated. Chei this matter sef!!!! On the other way round, some of us are making jokes out of a serious matter and you begin to wonder when we will come out of such way of life. Please, lets spread the message for people to be aware of the virus, know how to prevent it rather than spreading fears....May God help us sha!!! 

Enjoy this article by US Embassy here in Nigeria,
if you want to know more about the Ebola virus..........
In order to help our Embassy Community better understand some of the key points about the Ebola virus we have consulted with our medical specialists at the U S State Department and assembled this list of bullet points worded in plain language for easy comprehension. Our medical specialists remind everyone that they should be following the guideline from the center for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation.
• The suspected reservoirs for Ebola are fruit bats.
• Transmission to humans is thought to originate from infected bats or primates that have become infected by bats.
• Undercooked infected bat and primate (bush) meat transmits the virus to humans.
• Human to human transmission is only achieved by physical contact with a person who is acutely and gravely ill from the Ebola virus or their body fluids. Continue...
• Transmission among humans is almost exclusively among caregiver family members or health care workers tending to the very ill.
• The virus is easily killed by contact with soap, bleach, sunlight, or drying. A washing machine will kill the virus in clothing saturated with infected body fluids.
• A person can incubate the virus without symptoms for 2-21 days, the average being 5-8 days before becoming ill. THEY ARE NOT CONTAGIOUS until they are acutely ill.
• Only when ill does the viral load express itself first in the blood and then in other bodily fluids (to include vomit, feces, urine, breast milk, semen and sweat).
• If you are walking around you are not infectious to others.
• There are documented cases from Kikwit, DRC of an Ebola outbreak in a village that had the custom of children never touching an ill adult. Children living for days in small one room huts with parents who died from Ebola did not become infected.
• You cannot contract Ebola by handling money, buying local bread or swimming in a pool.
• There is no medical reason to stop flights, close borders, restrict travel or close embassies, businesses or schools.
• As always practice good hand washing techniques, but you will not contract Ebola if you do not touch a dying person.
Please share this information with your friends and families and try not to spread panic on social media.


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