Ebola Outbreak Information 2014

Get all the updated info on Ebola and how you can be safe!

Information on the recent 2014 outbreak of Ebola

The outbreak that occurred in West Africa is the largest outbreak of Ebola to date, affecting several counties in West Africa and also affecting other countries not included in West Africa but these cases are small in number and contained and have not spread any further. The recent outbreak is the Ebola species known as Zaire ebolavirus, which produces symptoms within 6 to 16 days of infection.

Causes and Prevention

It is believed that the Ebola virus may have initially been transmitted to humans from bats. It is believed that the virus has traveled through humans ever since through contact of bodily fluids such as blood or other fluids from the body. You can prevent the spread of Ebola by staying away from West Africa and if you do get checked before you come back and stay isolated if you are diagnosed.

EBOLA IS NOT A JOKE, NOT SOMETHING TO MESS AROUND WITH, BE CAREFUL AND KNOW HOW YOU CAN STAY SAFE!

American Hospital Procedures when Dealing with Ebola

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/hcp/us-hospital-preparedness.html


The link above is to the official CDC website where you can see the procedures, rules, and guidelines in depth. Basically the procedures go from checking a person for certain signs of Ebola, and it also goes into how they operate and maintain a wing specifically for Ebola patients and how they must maintain. A lot of info that state and local hospitals need in the fight against Ebola.

United States Government Updates (Re-Entry, Procedures, Laws, etc.)

One of the major guidelines set by the government is one of the most obvious ones. People with confirmed or suspected Ebola will not be transported on public transportation with other people. They will either fly by themselves in a quarantine, or they will ride to the hospital by themselves. The doctors or officials that ride with them usually must wear a hazmat suit as well to protect themselves from possible spread of the disease.