'EBOLA' ...The Ravaging Menace

Ebola virus (abbreviated EBOV) was first described in 1976 by David Finkes. The name Ebola virus is derived from the Ebola River (a river that was at first thought to be in close proximity to the area in Democratic Republic of Congo, previously called Zaire.
Ebola virus (EBOV) is the most dangerous Ebolavirus, which causes an extremely severe disease in humans and other primates.

Here's some of what you need to know about the Ebola Virus:

1. It is a Central African disease that has traveled over countries in a living host to West Africa. It is easily spread by physical contact and eating contaminated bush meat. Major hosts are in 5 species of Bats but monkeys and apes are easily infected and killed.

2. It kills in a week, leaving no time to treat an individual.

3. It has no known vaccine or cure.

4. Known cases have been experienced recently in Guniea, Liberia and Central Africa Rep, spreading eastwards and westwards towards Nigeria. Death toll so far in West Africa is over 100.

5. The Ebola outbreak of 2014 is the most challenging one witnessed in Africa.

WHAT TO DO:

1. Avoid eating any bush meat for now! Especially Apes and Bats.

2. Wash your hands as regularly as possible, especially after shaking a stranger. It is spread by contact.

3.The most straight forward prevention method during Ebola outbreaks is not touching patients, their excretions, and body fluids, or possibly contaminated materials and utensils. Traditional burial rituals, especially those requiring embalming of bodies, should be discouraged or modified.

Awareness is key, don't just read or ignore,
...spread this campaign before the virus spreads!

Education Is Key in our preparedness to combat any occurrence in Nigeria.

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