The Ebola virus started in 1976 in West Africa. Ebola is a fatal disease that is infectious and causes the host of this disease to have severe internal bleeding and is spread through direct contact with infected body fluids by a filo virus or the Ebola virus. It is a known fact that if you get the Ebola virus then there is a 25%to 90% chance you will end up dying. There is no known cure for the disease, but there is a treatment. If you receive treatment there is still a possibility you will die. The UN system and the international community are coming together with five goals.
They want to stop the outbreak, treat the infected, ensure essential services, preserve stability, and to prevent further outbreaks. One of the ways they are helping is by sending professional doctors from there community to go and find a cure for the disease. Another way they are helping is by sending medicine to the places that have a large outbreak of the Ebola virus to try to help keep the infected people alive. With this help from the UN and international community then the Ebola virus outbreak will eventually fade away.
The country of Brazil fears of the outbreak of Ebola because Brazil and Africa have very close relations. With this relationship people of Africa will feel comfortable with going to South America where Brazil is located. With the people of Africa coming to Brazil, it will increase the chance of the outbreak of Ebola in that country. Therefore the country of Brazil is on high alert for the outbreak of Ebola, and are sending professional doctors to West Africa to try to help find a cure for the disease. The country of Brazil offers six solutions to avoid an outbreak of the Ebola virus.
The first solution is to avoid areas of known outbreaks. Before traveling to Africa, find out about current epidemics by checking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. The second solution we offer is to wash your hands frequently. As with other infectious diseases, one of the most important preventive measures is frequent hand- washing. Use soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol when soap and water aren’t available. Doing this may not make you immune to the disease, but it will benefit.
The third solution we offer is to avoid bush meat. In developing countries, avoid buying or eating the wild animals, including nonhuman primates, sold in local markets. The fourth solution we offer is to avoid contact with infected people. In particular, caregivers should avoid contact with the person’s body fluids and tissues, including blood, semen, vaginal secretions and saliva. People with Ebola or Marburg are most contagious in the later stages of the disease. The fifth solution we offer is to follow infection-control procedures.
If you’re a health care worker, wear protective clothing, such as gloves, masks, gowns and eye shields. Keep infected people isolated from others. Dispose of needles and sterilize other instruments. The last solution we offer is to not handle remains. The bodies of people who have died of Ebola disease are still contagious. Specially organized and trained teams should bury the remains, using appropriate safety equipment. Model United Nations,
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