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11.28.2014
EBOLA: How To Protect Yourself

Steps to take:

• Wash hands frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid contact with blood and body fluids of any person, particularly someone who is sick.
• Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids....
• Do not touch the body of someone who has died from Ebola.
• Do not touch bats and nonhuman primates or their blood and fluids and do not touch or eat raw meat prepared from these animals.
• Avoid hospitals in West Africa where Ebola patients are being treated. The U.S. Embassy or consulate is often able to provide advice on medical facilities.
• Seek medical care immediately if you develop fever (temperature of 101.5°F/ 38.6°C) and any of the other following symptoms: headache, muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, or unexplained bruising or bleeding.
• Limit your contact with other people until and when you go to the doctor. Do not travel anywhere else besides a healthcare facility.

For general information about Ebola, please use the links below:
• About Ebola(http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/about.html)
• Signs and Symptoms(http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/symptoms/index.html)
• Transmission(http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/transmission/index.html)
• Risk of Exposure(http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/exposure/index.html)
• Prevention(http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/prevention/index.html)

 

EBOLA: How To Protect Yourself