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What is the Ebola?

Ebola is a serious and often deadly disease. Symptoms include high fever and bleeding through body openings.


Ebola is very infectious, kills in a short time BUT can be prevented through early treatment with trained health professionals.


What are the signs and symptoms of Ebola?

  • Sudden onset of fever

  • Headache

  • Intense body weakness

  • Muscle pain

  • Sore throat

  • Vomiting

  • Bloody diarrhoea or urine

  • Bleeding from body openings



How does Ebola spread?

  • Ebola is spread through direct physical contact with body fluids like blood, saliva, stool, vomit, urine and sweat of an infected person or animal.

  • Ebola can also be spread through using skin piercing instruments that have been used by a person infected with Ebola.

  • Ebola can also be transmitted through by touching people or animals that have died from Ebola


How can you protect yourself from Ebola?

  • Report all suspected cases to the nearest health facility immediately.

  • For further information send a FREE SMS to U-report on: 8500 or call toll-free on: 0800 100 066 in Uganda

  • People who are suspected to have died from Ebola must be buried immediately, by a trained Ministry of Health burial team to prevent the spread of Ebola.

  • Disinfect the bedding and clothing of any person suspected to have died from Ebola with JIK.

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and clean water after handling a patient infected with Ebola or the body of a person who has died from Ebola. 

  • Avoid communal washing of hands during funeral rites.

  • People suspected to be suffering from Ebola should be taken to the nearest health facility immediately. 

  • Avoid direct contact with body fluids of a person suspected to be suffering from Ebola by using protective

  • People handling the body of a person who is suspected to have died of Ebola should wear strong protective materials like gloves and masks.

  • Avoid touching or eating bush meat especially from monkeys, bats, baboons, gorillas and chimpanzees. 

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WHO _ Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

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