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PREVENTING THE SPREAD OF EBOLA

Prevention efforts of Ebola Virus focus on avoiding contact with the viruses.

The following precautions can help prevent infection and spread of Ebola Virus.

• Avoid traveling to areas of known outbreaks.

• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol when soap and water aren't available.
• Avoid bush meat. In developing countries, wild animals, including nonhuman primates, are sold in local markets. Avoid buying or eating any of these animals.
• Avoid contact with infected people: Avoid contact with the person's body fluids and tissues, including blood, semen, vaginal secretions and saliva.
• Don't handle remains. The bodies of people who have died of Ebola disease are still contagious. Specially organized and trained teams should bury the remains, using appropriate safety equipment.
• Avoid handling live or dead wild animals. Some species of animals besides primates may carry the Ebola virus.
• Also, always be sure to wear special protective clothing (gown, gloves, full face mask and eye goggles) if you are around a person with Ebola fever.

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NEMA Nigeria

All correspondences should be addressed to: Public Relations Division, National Emergency Management Agency, No. 8, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent Maitama, Abuja Email: nemapress@yahoo.com or info@nema.gov.ng

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