Ebola Outbreak in Africa

Victoria Peterson

What is Ebola?

Ebola is a killer disease caused by a virus. It quickly spreads rapidly from person to person in a short amount of time but can be prevented by taking simple precautions such as washing your hands frequently.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Muscle/Joint Pain

Frequently Asked Questions

"What region of Africa is contaminated? Are me and my family safe?"

Currently, no particular region in Africa is safe. However, this fatal disease has been prevalent in mainly West Africa - in the poor and rich populations. For now, please take our provided precautions to prevent the disease from contaminating you.

"I do not have the expenses to cover my family if one of them were to catch this disease. What should I do if they do?"

God forbid that none in your family (or others) catch this unfortunate disease, but if they were, please try not to panic. Although there is no direct cure for this disease right now, there are ways to slow it down. Some ways include simply getting lots of rest, staying stationary, and eating only foods that cleanse your body - for example not eating anything with salt, high sodium, or sugar.

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Currently, approx. 5,000 people and counting have died from this disease, and 10,000 more have been diagnosed with it.