Reasons not to worry about Ebola

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 22, 2014

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Everything you read, see and hear about Ebola, not all of it is true. Here are7 facts about ebola that will help you to make sure you don’t worry about it.
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    The Truth about Ebola

    Everything you read, see and hear about Ebola, not all of it is true. Ebola is a virus that causes an extremely contagious illness, which was earlier known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Here are 7 facts about ebola to make sure you don’t worry about it. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    It Isn't Airborne

    The most prevalent misconception about ebola is that it can emanate via air. Ebola is not an airborne disease. If you are sitting with someone in a room with an infected person, it’s highly unlikely that they’ll be able to infect you. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    It is Preventable

    Because it spreads only through human contact, ebola can be prevented. Good hygiene, clean water and use of basic necessities (such soap and sanitisers) can keep you from contracting the condition. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Ebola can be Diagnosed Easily

    Persons who are inflicted with the virus start showing tangible symptoms of the disease that are distinct from signs of conventional illnesses. Thus, the disease is easy to detect and the virus can be arrested during the initial period after detection. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Ebola virus doesn’t affect the Food

    Ebola virus affects humans as well as primates, but researchers confirm that you aren't going to contract Ebola from the food you eat. Don’t worry about the food you eat, it isn't affected by the virus. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Airports are on a High Alert

    Ever since there was ebola outbreak, international airports have been on high alert. If you worry that those coming from another country can infect you, drop your worries.  (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Health Authorises are Prepared

    Many health organizations warned that ebola outbreak could be the largest world outbreak in history, but protocols to treat patients and prevent further spread have been employed. Healthcare centres now know to question to handle a patient who shows up with Ebola-like symptoms (fever, severe headache, diarrhoea, and vomiting). They put them in quarantine and take necessary steps. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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    Low Death Rate

    The first case of Ebola was discovered back in 1976, in Zaire. Since then, over 6000 people have lost their lives after being affected by the condition. This number is alarming but negligible when you compare it with the number of people infected with ebola virus. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

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