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Ebola Alert! US State Department

The U S State Department has assembled this list of bullet points worded in plain language for easy comprehension on the Ebola virus. Please READ and be aware:

• 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. Continue…

• 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, faeces, 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.

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    Oduro vera
    August 7, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Can u contract ebola by buying food from an infected person.ill person is the one that cooked the food

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    Nma Oteh
    August 8, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Phew! This is a concise explanation. I’m well informed now.

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    dammy
    August 8, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Ohhhhh thanks so much 4 that wonderful thought bless you. And God will continue to protect us in is infinite mercies… AMEN!

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    harry
    August 8, 2014 at 4:55 am

    tnx 4d 1daful information….. in my area it’s…………… like madness

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    ahura dennis
    August 8, 2014 at 5:04 am

    panic all over in nigeria over ebola . thanks to us dept for timely information.

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    bodam mathias
    August 8, 2014 at 7:32 am

    wow am very hapi 2 hear dat..wot a relif i almost ran out of dz world

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    Jane Tony Eze
    August 8, 2014 at 8:09 am

    My dear Stephanie , thanks for making it clearer to me. We have been living in fears all this while. Thanks once again

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    Evince
    August 8, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Nice article. At least this will quell the
    panic

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    Edmond
    August 8, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Happy to read this
    We all should comply with the rules and regulations to maintain a very good environment against the deadly virus
    Above all God the creator of heaven and earth is still merciful to protect us in Jesus name!

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    yahya
    August 8, 2014 at 11:45 am

    thank you on this beautiful tutoring

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    Racheal Laye Edward
    August 8, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Thks for this

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    christian asuzu
    August 8, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Thanks aloit 4 dis clarefication most people did not understand it nd was paniking once again tnz

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    BEATRICE
    August 8, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks alot for d article.infact ebola has created big fear on d mind of nigerians.d rumour spread on how pple can b infected by ebola show dat is likely for every nigerian to b a victims of dis deadly disease.thanks again for d article.

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    Angelina
    August 8, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    God bless u thanks for sharing

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    Nkiru dimsy
    August 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    This is a good and clear information

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    Eunice Eyoyibo
    August 8, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Thank u for this information. My prayer is dat the same way it came and by the name which is higher than every other names ebola, must go to the pit of hell in JESUS MIGHT NAME I PRAY AMEN.

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    chioma nweze
    August 8, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    thank u for this information,I pray for God to protect us all in Jesus Amen.

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    Micheal
    August 8, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Dis virus has been in existance since 1976,why no public cautions on d virus,no preparation on ground to combat it 4 gud decades no notice,no research,bt nw heartbreak evrywere.

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    okans
    August 8, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I woke up Dis a.m n dey asked me to bath wit salt. I told my family DAT is rubbish I tried to educate my family n those around me DAT salt does not stop or prevent Ebola dey doubted me n told me I was too stubborn. BT wen I saw Dis information I quickly showed to it to my dad to read it was after he had finished reading he knew av been right all along.Am glad Dis particular page was published
    Tanx dear u did a wonderful job.

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    simon
    August 8, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I celebrate u for this infoedification. I almost leave my job and freinds

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    bra emma
    August 9, 2014 at 7:41 am

    we thank God for our lives all these years and we will continue to thank him for he wouldnt allow us to go through any epidemic………..Ebola , Aids , they all come and go. Thank u for the article posted.

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    Laws,,
    August 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    tnks so much dearii may d Lord bless u @steph

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    Chuks Emmy
    August 9, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Kudos 2 u, and keep on updatin us more on d issue of dat deadly disease Ebola.

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    chimzyA5
    August 9, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks so very much dis information came @ D right time. God bless

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    Miriam
    August 10, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Thank goodness for this information.

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    Isaiah Joe
    August 13, 2014 at 12:22 am

    Thanks Stephanie for this information about ebola update

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