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What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by viuche: 10:31am On Jul 30, 2014
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.

• 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.

• US EMBASSY
Please share this information with your friends and families and try not to spread panic on social media.

Thanks

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Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by laclass(m): 1:22pm On Jul 30, 2014
K

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Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by rozayx5(m): 1:22pm On Jul 30, 2014
Good one

I Just pity places with bad water source
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by koonbey(m): 1:22pm On Jul 30, 2014
• There is no medical reason to stop flights, close borders, restrict travel or close embassies, businesses or schools.

I don't understand this;closing Airports in my Opinion,is a very necessary Measure.

ayobase:

necessary measure cos ur country is not affected.

is that the only definite solution to this prevalent disease
No vex Brother,go stand for Airport dey welcome every Visitor from Liberia,Sierra Leone & co.

This is a Disease that has no Cure,and that kills almost everyone who catches it...it's beyond a Matter of my Country or not my Country; if it's allowed to spread beyond its present Confines,it will progressively become more difficult to contain and threaten the whole World.

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Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by dani1luv: 1:23pm On Jul 30, 2014
Thanks. .I need to share.

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Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by Nobody: 1:23pm On Jul 30, 2014
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Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by smile11s(m): 1:23pm On Jul 30, 2014
Who is Bola?
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by Youngzedd(m): 1:23pm On Jul 30, 2014
Noted.
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by tattesco(m): 1:23pm On Jul 30, 2014
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Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by oluwadare26(m): 1:24pm On Jul 30, 2014
All are noted sir...but the most important thing our medical specialist forgets to tell us is that we all should be aware of any friend named ''Bola''...the virus just add E to it to make Ebola....be warned!!! Prevention is better than cure they say
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by Godsun2013(m): 1:24pm On Jul 30, 2014
All this EBOLA NEWS u people are sharing hmmmm, naw am afraid of my gf nd her broda cos their name sound ebolish. oyEBOLA and adEBOLA.

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Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by urhoboman(m): 1:24pm On Jul 30, 2014
Nw my poor mind can b at rest. I b don suspend mama put#

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Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by anitank(f): 1:25pm On Jul 30, 2014
But the Liberian man said he didn't come in contact with an Ebola patient nor go to the funeral of one, he's not even a health worker.

Even the doctors who handled Ebola patients dressed like they were going to the moon, yet got infected and died. I sincerely pray and hope that man hadn't transmitted it to someone else in lagos. That would be the only form of prevention for outbreak in Nigeria
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by Olamyyde(m): 1:25pm On Jul 30, 2014
thanks alot
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by Ahuitzotl: 1:25pm On Jul 30, 2014
Closing Airports,blocking Maritime from afflicted countries and shuttin down land borders are surefire approaches of combating Ebola spread...

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Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by urhoboman(m): 1:25pm On Jul 30, 2014
Godsun2013: All this EBOLA NEWS u people are sharing hmmmm, naw am afraid of my gf nd her broda cos their name sound ebolish. oyEBOLA and adEBOLA.
lolss, GodsunBOLA

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Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by ayobase: 1:26pm On Jul 30, 2014
today is indeed ebola day on nl
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by AdemolaA2: 1:26pm On Jul 30, 2014
Good information for everyone to learn from.Ignroance is a disease itself !!!
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by Srallens(m): 1:27pm On Jul 30, 2014
This indeed is very educating.

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Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by obeenah40(m): 1:27pm On Jul 30, 2014
GoodNews atlast..

unlike what all thos other mofos hav been spreading: No cure, touch and die, handsake, coughing, sneezing, wearing leather, gloves, e-bola condoms, dating BOLA, blah blah blah shitttt... :\

Atleast this is hope, not anytime we gonna be spreading bad news.. Nice one Op.
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by aminaeke: 1:27pm On Jul 30, 2014
VERY TIMELY, I ALMOST LOCKED MYSELF UP FOR FEAR.
ONCE AGAIN TANX!!!
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by Odunharry(m): 1:28pm On Jul 30, 2014
grin
prevention is better than cure..

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Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by Mayany(m): 1:28pm On Jul 30, 2014
I SEE THIS EBOLA VIRUS DYING OUT OF OUR NATION JUST LIKE BIRD FLU

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Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by ayobase: 1:28pm On Jul 30, 2014
koonbey:

I don't understand this;closing Airports in my Opinion,is a very necessary Measure.

necessary measure cos ur country is not affected.

is that the only definite solution to this prevalent disease
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by jumzzy448: 1:29pm On Jul 30, 2014
Thank God oo. Now my mind is at rest.
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by Odunharry(m): 1:29pm On Jul 30, 2014
Mayany: I SEE THIS EBOLA VIRUS DYING OUT OF OUR NATION JUST LIKE BIRD FLU
Amen
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by ObiOkpor(m): 1:31pm On Jul 30, 2014
No be me and una.
Ebola virus is deadly and as such,makes it very dangerous to be toyed.
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by Odunharry(m): 1:31pm On Jul 30, 2014
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Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by ayobase: 1:32pm On Jul 30, 2014
Mayany: I SEE THIS EBOLA VIRUS DYING OUT OF OUR NATION JUST LIKE BIRD FLU

yes oh and with sarz I think.

the HARSH state of the country will choke them to death.
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by BUSHHUNTER: 1:32pm On Jul 30, 2014
Hmm
Re: What We Need To Know About Ebola Virus by Nobody: 1:33pm On Jul 30, 2014
I just feel for our health workers....May God protect them angry

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