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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 What is Ebola??? Ebola is described as a severe and often fatal illness in humans. Ebola has taken the world bystorm, scaring the nation with its 70%death rate.There are five strains, and four of them can make people sick. After entering the body, it kills cells; making some of them explode. It wrecks the immune system, causes heavy bleeding inside the body, and damages almost every organ. Where is Sierra Leone??? Sierra Leone is in West Africa. It is bordered by Guinea in the north-east, Liberia in the south-east and the Atlantic ocean in the south-west Why were Treatment Centres built in Sierra Leone??? Treatment beds are an important weapon in the fight against Ebola and we are already seeing important results from the treatment centre. These include:a reduction in the broadcast of Ebola from 1.6 in July to 1.2 in October100% of bodies being buried within 24 hours in the Western Area250 samples being tested every day across the 7 labs in Sierra Leone, including 3 UK-funded labs, ensuring quick diagnosis. What Standard Precautions are used? - Practice careful hygiene. Avoid contact with blood and bodily fluids.- Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected persons blood or bodily fluids.- Avoid funeral or burial rituals that require handling the body of someone who has died from Ebola.- Avoid contact with animals or with raw meat.- Avoid hospitals where Ebola patients are being treated.-Hand Washing-Personal Protective Equipment Who needs to be informed of new cases? When a new case of ebola has been found, the World Health Organisation will be informed so that they can give advice and to put procedures in place if there is going to be an even bigger spread of infection. What is the treatment for Ebola? Ebola can make the body very dehydrated so fluids may be given directly into a vein. The patient's blood oxygen levels and blood pressure need to be preserved to the right level and body organs supported, while the patient's body fights the disease and any other infections should be treated.ZMapp is an experimental treatment that can be tried. The product is a combination of three different antibodies that bind to the protein of the Ebola virus. Trying to prevent Ebola wearing PPEstaking extra care when handling blood, secretions and catheters, and when using a dripdisinfecting non-disposable medical equipment before reusing sterilising and disposing of used needles and disposable equipment carefullyproperly disposing of any secretions or bodily wastecarefully and frequently washing hands with soap and water (or alcohol hand rub)washing disposable gloves with soap and water after use, disposing of them carefully, then washing hands
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