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NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indian authorities are on alert for the Ebola virus, the health minister said, suggesting there is a risk the deadly virus could be imported into country if the large population of Indians working in the four affected West African nations returns.
There are nearly 45,000 Indian nationals living and working in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria – where an outbreak of the disease has killed 932 people, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan told parliament on Wednesday.
Source : Reuters India
What we can do
There is currently an Ebola outbreak putting all of us at risk. Pls help educate all around u by sending this msg to all your contacts..
What is EBOLA?
It’s a virus that attacks a person blood system:
Ebola is what scientists call a haemorraghic fever – 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!
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.
Ebola has no known treatment or cure. Victims are usually treated for symptoms with the faint hope that they recover.
How Do I Know Someone has Ebola?
- 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.
•Fumigate If you have Pests.
•Rodents can be carriers of Ebola.
•Fumigate your environment & dispose off the carcasses properly!
•Dead bodies CAN still
•Don’t touch them without
protective gear or better yet avoid them altogether.
•Use protective gear if you
must care or go near
someone you suspect has
•Report any suspicious
symptoms in yourself or
anyone else IMMEDIATELY.
Do not delay!
•Tell your neighbours,
colleagues and domestic
staff (anyone really). Basically you’re safer when
everyone is educated.