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Salt water baths don’t cure Ebola. Here’s how to protect yourself

We are all aware that Ebola is now in Nigeria. Ebola is deadly but you don’t have to get it. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones.

1. How Can I Get Ebola?
One can get Ebola by
a. contact with someone who is VISIBLY sick with the disease
b. contact with the body of someone who has died from Ebola
c. contact with an animal that is carrying the
virus - usually fruit bats & monkeys


2. How Can I Know Someone Has Ebola?
The first and most important thing is a HIGH and SUDDEN FEVER plus any of these other 3 signs:
a. excessive stool (especially with blood)
b. vomiting
c. loss of appetite
d. weakness
e. joint & body pain
f. sore throat

3. What Do I Do If I think I Or Someone I Know Has Ebola?
Call +23480032652437 IMMEDIATELY to speak with Health Officials if you’re in Nigeria. Airtime is free on this number.
a. don’t go to church/mosque/prayer house - ask your pastor, imam or spiritual leader to pray for you from where they are. You will save lives
b. stay at home and keep yourself alone until the health officials are able to handle your case.

4. How Can I Protect Myself?

a. keep a clean environment
b. wash your hands often and avoid unnecessary contact
c. be vigilant. If someone is visibly sick, notify the authorities and avoid them
d. educate everyone around you. If the people around you are educated, you are safer.
5. Finally…

Many false claims are going round now. Be careful!
a. John G Lake died before Ebola was discovered. How could he have cured it?
b. No one has been cured or protected from Ebola by taking bitter kola. If you feel like bitter kola, eat it but protect yourself!
c. Salt and hot water don’t protect against viruses. If it did, it would also cure HIV!
6. Spread the Word

Tell everyone around you to keep yourself safe! Re-broadcast this message!

Timeless Magazine

Please share this information with your friends and families and try not to spread panic on social media.

• Transmission to humans is thought to originate from infected bats or primates that have become infected by bats.

• Undercooked infected bat and primate (bush) meat transmits the virus to humans.

• Human to human transmission is only achieved by physical contact with a person who is acutely and gravely ill from the Ebola virus or their body fluids.

• Transmission among humans is almost exclusively among caregiver family members or health care workers tending to the very ill.

• The virus is easily killed by contact with soap, bleach, sunlight, or drying. A washing machine will kill the virus in clothing saturated with infected body fluids.

• A person can incubate the virus without symptoms for 2-21 days, the average being 5-8 days before becoming ill. THEY ARE NOT CONTAGIOUS until they are acutely ill.

• Only when ill does the viral load express itself first in the blood and then in other bodily fluids (to include vomit, feces, urine, bosom milk, Fluid and sweat).

• If you are walking around you are not infectious to others.

• There are documented cases from Kikwit, DRC of an Ebola outbreak in a village that had the custom of children never touching an ill adult. Children living for days in small one room huts with parents who died from Ebola did not become infected.

• You cannot contract Ebola by handling money, buying local bread or swimming in a pool.

• There is no medical reason to stop flights, close borders, restrict travel or close embassies, businesses or schools.

• As always practice good hand washing techniques, but you will not contract Ebola if you do not touch a dying person.

Go to www.ebolafacts.com for more information and direct questions there!

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