Protect Yourself - Ebola's Arrived
What are viruses?
Viruses attach themselves to cells and inject the cell with their genetic material. Their DNA takes over, compelling the cell to make more copies of the virus. The new viruses burst out of the cell, killing it, and go to search for new cells to infect.
There are currently no completely effective treatments for Ebola; only experimental drugs.
Keep in mind that Ebola is not an airborne virus - in fact, it is less contagious than many other viruses like Influenza. You can keep yourself from contracting Ebola by staying far away from infected victims and avoiding contact with bodily fluids. Health care workers should use the right equipment and properly sanitize their tools and instruments. They should also properly dispose of a victim's wastes.
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