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The Return of Ebola & And How to Prevent them

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Ebola has spread in cases where humans have eaten wild animals, but the virus can also spread when an infection occurs in humans. Ebola can spread through direct contact with human blood, saliva or urine and, in some cases, through the consumption of wild animals.
The risk of an outbreak in the United States is very low, and Ebola does not spread through casual contact. People caring for Ebola patients are at high risk because they may come into contact with blood or bodily fluids. Healthcare providers who treat Ebola, such as doctors, nurses, and other health care workers, are also at higher risk of contracting the disease because the Ebola patient may encounter infected blood and bodily fluids, according to the CDC.


People who come into contact with the body of an Ebola victim are also at risk and should take protective measures to prevent possible infection. According to the CDC, there is no approved drug to cure Ebola or a vaccine to prevent it.

Anyone who comes into contact with the body of an Ebola victim in a hospital or nursing home, for example, should wear protective clothing, wash their hands frequently, and take other measures to prevent infection. Any object or surface wetted with infected bodily fluids can be transmitted to the environment, including, but not limited to, clothing and bedding.

Ebola is not usually transmitted by eating food, but it can be spread by touching or eating the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person, such as blood, urine, or vomit.

A funeral team carries the body of a man suspected of dying during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Ebola can spread to people who have had contact with the blood or bodily fluids of the person who has died of Ebola. It can also spread when family and friends come into contact with a sick person's bodily fluids.
New Ebola cases occur when relatives practice burial rituals such as washing corpses or transporting the deceased for burial. Ebola is most contagious in the late stages of the disease, but the virus can remain contagious for several days after the victim dies. Patients who receive early treatment have a higher chance of survival and are less likely to become infected with others.
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A year into the outbreak of Ebola
Live and dead wildlife, including meat, bodily fluids, and feces, should be avoided as they could potentially be infected with the Ebola virus. Some animals in Canada have been found to be naturally infected with the Ebola virus. However, there is an Ebola virus vaccine that has been used in certain circumstances to combat the disease.

This vaccine is not recommended for travelers or other Canadians living or working in affected areas that are not directly involved in fighting the outbreak.

In the meantime, travelers should avoid traveling to areas where an Ebola outbreak has been reported and take precautions to avoid becoming infected. This is a contagious, life-threatening disease affecting people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and other parts of West Africa. Those who have to travel to these regions should always take all precautions, even if they are not directly involved in fighting the outbreak, in order to avoid contagion.
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It causes an overcontrol of the body's immune system, which can lead to severe bleeding, organ failure, and death.

According to the WHO, Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as hemorrhagic fever, is one of the world's deadliest diseases and the third leading cause of death in humans. The virus is transmitted from wild animals to humans, and EVsD is transmitted from humans to humans through contact with the blood of an infected person, such as an Ebola patient, or through bodily fluids from infected animals.

The virus is relatively robust and can survive in fluids and liquids - contaminated materials such as blood, urine, saliva, and feces.
Ebola is extremely contagious, meaning that direct contact with a small amount of the virus can lead to infection. Humans can be infected through direct contacts such as slaughter or the consumption of bushmeat, but it does not spread through the air. However, it can also be transmitted in the body of an infected person, allowing it to be transmitted to other contacts. More than 90 percent of those who die from the Ebola virus die within days of contracting the disease.

Providing safe and dignified burials for these people is important to prevent the spread of the disease. How can we reduce the risk of a person coming to the United States with Ebola? What protocols have been put in place to ensure safe care for patients in hospitals, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Ebola Response Team (HRT) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)?


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), controlling the outbreak at its source remains the most effective way to prevent it from spreading to other countries.

Author

Takao Itami

Pan Hongdulaya

Regional Sales Director - Cradle Consulting Thailand
The author had experienced in wide researches of HVAC, Natural Ventilation, Human Comfort, Building & Architecture application related, and etc.. He graduated with a Master's degree from Wright State University (Department of Biomedical, Industrial and Human Factors Engineering) Dayton, OH, USA, specialized in Development of Virtual Reality Engineering Simulation Software.

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