According to the CDC
, Ebola poses no significant risk in the United States. The widespread outbreak in Africa is primarily a result of misconceptions about the virus among West Africans. The more people know about the virus, the easier it can be contained.
Here are 4 quick facts everyone should know about the Ebola virus. Help us spread the word!
Ebola Virus: 4 Facts Everyone Should Know
- Ebola is surprisingly hard to contract unless a person comes in direct contact with blood, vomit or other bodily fluids.
- A person is NOT contagious until they are symptomatic (fever, headache and fatigue) or have died.
- A person can incubate the virus without symptoms for 2-21 days, the average being 5 to 8 days before becoming ill.
- The virus is easily killed by contact with soap, bleach, sunlight or drying.
MTI has local staff and volunteers in Liberia now mobilizing community health workers to educate the community on how the virus is transmitted.
This is seen by the Ministry of Health and the international community as the best way to attack the spread of Ebola.
Learn more about our Ebola response and please donate today.
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