Get An Ebola Mask and Protect Yourself!Ebola is a very rare and deadly virus that one can catch via close contact with another human carrying the disease or possibly an animal (i.e. Bats). There are currently 5 different Ebola virus species.
However, of these 5 there are only 4 that we know of that actually can infect humans. Theses include; Ebola virus; Sudan virus; Bundibugyo virus ; and Taï Forest virus. The last can be found only in nonhuman primates.
Throughout the history of the disease which was discovered in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, it has only been seen in African countries. Most recently, the disease has made landfall in the United States. This has worried millions and set many people into panic mode. Should we be worried? Yes, we should! The disease has killed 1000’s of people in Africa and is spreading like wild-fire.
Fortunately, there are many things one can do to protect themselves from the virus including the implementation of a special face mask, goggles, hazmat suit, etc. However, it is important to know in-depth the symptoms of the virus and the ways in which it can spread. Having this knowledge is the best protection you can have.
Once you have been exposed to the Ebola virus symptoms can show up anywhere to from 2-21 days after id you have been infected.
Fever (greater than 101.5°F)
There is so much information now about how the Ebola virus is spread. A lot of it is true, however some is false. We have taken our information directly from the most reputable source in the world, the United States Center for Disease Control.
When an infection occurs, the virus can be spread in several ways to other people. It is important to not that Ebola is spread through direct contact with the following:
blood or body fluids
including the urine, breast milk, sweat, saliva, feces, vomit, and semen of a person who is sick with Ebola.
objects that have been contaminated with the virus
this can include needles used by diabetics, or other medical use.
used bandages or cleaning supplies that have been used to clean the effected person or animal
bats, monkey, apes, and other primates.
Most people do not realize Ebola is NOT spread through the air or by water. However, it can be transmitted through a sneeze or if the virus is accidentally sprayed with a liquid it can become an aerosol.
History shows that during outbreaks of Ebola virus it can spread swiftly through healthcare facilities. It is important to use the appropriate protective equipment, including masks, gowns, and gloves and eye protection when around an infected person.
Once a human has beat Ebola and no longer shows system, they can not spread the virus further. As a precaution, it is mandatory that one recovering from Ebola abstain from sex. The virus has been found to lay formant in semen for up to 3 months.
Next to avoiding contact with someone infected with Ebola or an area an infected person has been in, the CDC recommends strict hygiene. This include consistently washing your hands or even using hand sanitizer. Those that think they may come in contact with the virus or live in populous areas with an active outbreak of the virus are recommended to wear protective gear. This includes the following: