As for the key elements that made Ebola containment possible:
- Effective Leadership and Public-Health Institutions
- Rapid Response to the Initial Case
- Sufficient Access to Resources
- High Quality Contact-Tracing
- Applying Lessons From Previous Outbreaks
- A Rigorous Public Education Campaign
- Screening At Borders — And A Refusal To Stop Air Travel
- Moving Forward With Vigilance
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola “Dead In Its Tracks”
Finally, some good news to report on the Ebola front: Nigeria and Senegal are now completely free of the disease. Here’s how they contained the outbreak — and why the world needs to take notice.
2. Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids of someone who is already showing symptoms of the disease.
3. The symptoms of Ebola include: fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, lack of appetite, and abnormal bleeding.
Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola virus, though 8-10 days is most common.
4. If a person does not have symptoms, they are not contagious.
In order for the virus to be transmitted, an individual would have to have direct contact with an individual who is experiencing symptoms or has died of the disease.
From the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services: http://ow.ly/CZASm
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“If it proves safe and effective in humans, the vaccine could help stop the devastating outbreak that has killed thousands of people in west Africa, she said.”
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Canadian-made Ebola vaccine to start clinical trials in healthy humans
TORONTO — An experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine will begin a clinical trials Monday in what officials are calling a promising development in the fight against the deadly disease. The vaccine will be tested on healthy individuals to see how well it […]