Hi, My name is Dr. Howe and I work for the CDC. CDC stands for the Center of Disease Control. Today I’m going to talk to you about Ebola. Ebola Virus is a deadly virus and we sometimes have to dress in a hazardous materials suit that makes us look like astronauts when we wear it to be around people that are infected and materials that have been exposed. This is done as a precaution so we can investigate the area. The symptoms of the Ebola virus are unexplained internal bleeding and a high fever, muscle pain and severe headaches. They can also include weakness, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Symptoms of the virus may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after you have come in contact with someone with Ebola. A fact about Ebola is you can’t get it by eating or drinking after someone with Ebola. Here are some ways to protect yourself against Ebola virus include washing your hands often, avoid contact with blood and body )uids of any persons. Also, don’t touch the body of someone who has died from Ebola. You also need to stay away and don’t touch non human primates or their blood and body ) uids. When traveling, it’s important to avoid hospitals in West Africa where.
Ebola patients are being treated. Seek medical attention immediately if you develop a fever. The CDC has issued a Warning, Level 3 travel notice for U. S. citizens to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. CDC has downgraded the travel notice for Nigeria to a Level 1 because of the decreased risk of Ebola in Nigeria. Travelers to Nigeria should practice usual precautions. CDC has also issued an Alert, Level 2 travel notice for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In conclusion, Ebola is a deadly virus but when taking the proper precautions can be prevented and avoided. It is important to pay attention to symptoms that you experience as well as symptoms of other. Make sure and take the necessary steps to protect yourself and others and you will be safe.
It’s important to remember that if you notice someone that has symptoms of Ebola, reduce contact with this person and do not touch blood or other body )uids. Reduce contact until it is determined that the illness is not Ebola or until the virus is successfully cured. When traveling, make sure you are aware of the location you are in and if there is a presence of the virus. Thank you for your time.