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Learn the Facts About the Ebola Outbreaks in West Africa

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Category: From Emergency Planning

Published: Aug 19 2014 12:00AM

The recent news reports about Ebola outbreaks in West Africa have made international news because the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an international health emergency. This means international efforts are necessary to address the outbreak in West Africa. There are no reported cases of people contracting Ebola outside Africa at this time. Ebola cases have been reported only from remote villages in the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Lagos, Nigeria. The disease is fatal in 55-60% of the cases reported in this outbreak.

Ebola is not transmitted through air. It is transmitted by direct contact with infected bodily fluids (blood, vomit, urine, feces, saliva, semen and sweat) of a symptomatic person or, indirectly through contact with contaminated environments and through cuts or wounds.

The Center for Disease Control is assisting with active screening and education efforts on the ground in West Africa to prevent sick travelers from getting on planes. In addition, airports in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are screening all outbound passengers for Ebola symptoms, including fever, and passengers are required to respond to a healthcare questionnaire.

More information about the disease is available online at the following reliable websites:

World Health Organization: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26835233

Centers for Disease Control (USA): http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/west-africa-outbreak-infographic.pdf

Fact Sheet: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/resources/pdfs/Ebola-FactSheet.pdf

General Information page about Ebola: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html?s_cid=cdc_homepage_feature_001

CDC Latest Information & Stats about current outbreak: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/guinea/index.html

This article was written by Montgomery College's office of Environmental Safety, which is part of Public Safety & Emergency Planning.

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