EBOLA FYI

LAST UPDATED: 23-11-2014 / 3:24 PM

To get up to speed on Ebola, the nature of the disease and how to protect yourself review the links below which are arranged by topic.

For ongoing news items on Ebola CLICK HERE!

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Health Crisis Be Informed


STORIES OF SURVIVAL

The Guinean Town That Overcame Ebola
http://www.who.int/features/2014/telimele-ebola-free/en/

Fatu Kekula Saves Her Family
http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Family/Features/2014/10/17/Liberian-girl-and-student-nurse-Fatu-Kekula-takes-on-Ebola-and-wins/

How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-did-nigeria-quash-its-ebola-outbreak-so-quickly/?WT.mc_id=send-to-friend

Dr Adadevoh diagnosed the first Ebola patient in Nigeria and her actions stopped the disease spreading. She died too.
https://soundcloud.com/bbc-world-service/ebola-nigerias-hero-doctor-1

Ada Igonoh
http://www.bellanaija.com/2014/09/15/must-read-through-the-valley-of-the-shadow-of-death-dr-ada-igonoh-survived-ebola-this-is-her-story/

3 Year Old Ebola Survivor Proposes
http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/10/17/356402872/3-year-old-ebola-survivor-proposes-to-nurse

Life After Ebola
http://www.who.int/features/2014/life-after-ebola/en/


TRANSMISSION OF THE EBOLA VIRUS

Transmission Facts via CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/transmission/qas.html

Q & A on Ebola Via Women’s Health
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/ebola-virus-questions


PROTECTING YOUR BODY*****
Please note our eyes, nose, mouth, and open wounds on our body are the main entry points for the virus. Let us be mindful to keep up with hand washing and avoid touching these parts of the body without clean hands.

Hand Washing*****

VIDEO: A Complete Guide to Hand Washing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWe51EKbewk

When & How to Wash Your Hands – Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

VIDEO: Put Your Hands Together – Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/cdctv/handstogether/


Oral Rehydration*****

Oral Rehydration Therapy an Important Tool in the Fight Against Ebola
http://dripdrop.com/oral-rehydration-therapy-important-tool-fight-ebola/

Video: Dr. Simon Marde, Global Health Advisor, Speaks to BBC Recommending that Oral Rehydration Begin at Home  (4-5 litres per day)
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29689829


Full Body Protection
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Chlorine Bleach Use
[1 Part 3.5% liquid chlorine bleach to 6 parts water]
http://www.waterandhealth.org/chlorine-bleach-trusted-ally-battle-ebola/

What Will You Do for Protection Against Ebola?
https://wisdomatwork.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/what-will-you-do-for-protection-against-ebola/#more-1600

What is a Hazmat Suit (Hazardous Materials Suit)?
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/ebola-outbreak-what-is-a-hazmat-suit-9802377.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/abby-norman/im-a-hazmat-trained-hospi_b_5998486.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVlnH7eleH0

VIDEO: HOW TO REMOVE A PROTECTIVE SUIT & PREVENT INFECTION
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29615660

How to Avoid Being Infected with Ebola
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/13/how-avoid-catching-ebola

How Do I Protect Myself Against Ebola?
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/qa.html

How to Really Protect Yourself from Ebola
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/protect-from-ebola

TREATMENT OF EBOLA

WHO Document on Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Care of Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Filovirus Haemorrhagic Fever in Health-Care Settings, with Focus on Ebola [Info on Patient Care, Environmental Cleaning, Waste Management, Health Care Setting, Personal Protective Equipment, Hand Washing, Chlorine Use, Hand Rubbing, Gloves]
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/130596/1/WHO_HIS_SDS_2014.4_eng.pdf?ua=1&ua=1&ua=1


THE CHURCH & EBOLA

Ebola in Church: A Reverend’s Quarantine Spreads the Word
http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/10/20/357399593/ebola-in-church-a-reverends-quarantine-spreads-the-word


CHILDREN ORPHANED BY EBOLA
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/liberia-children-orphaned-ostracized-ebola-26065377

http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nightly-news/american-woman-helps-forgotten-liberian-kids-344716867542


WORLD LEADERS SPEAK ON EBOLA

A Letter to the World on Ebola From Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
https://soundcloud.com/bbc-world-service/a-letter-to-the-world-on-ebola-from-liberian-president-ellen-johnson-sirleaf?ocid=socialflow_twitter


MEDICAL AUTHORITIES

WHO Ebola Messages for the General Public*****
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/messages/en/

WHO Situation Assessment 14 August 2014 – No Early End to the Ebola Outbreak
http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/overview-20140814/en/

WHO Ebola Virus Disease  Global Alert & Response
http://www.who.int/csr/don/archive/disease/ebola/en/

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders): Response to the  WHO New Ebola Roadmap
http://www.msf.org/article/ebola-msf-response-who-new-ebola-roadmap

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

EBOLA  Continuous Updates via CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/whats-new.html

WHO Botched Initial Handling of Ebola Outbreak
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world-health-organisation-botched-initial-handling-of-ebola-outbreak-9803436.html

Ebola Denial: A Revolt Against Colonial Mindset
http://news.yahoo.com/ebola-denial-revolt-against-colonial-mindset-expert-054418266.html


AFFECTED COUNTRIES

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/distribution-map.html#areas
Democratic Republic of Congo – Ebola Free
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/21/health/ebola-outbreak/


LIFE SAVERS & HEROES IN THE WAR AGAINST EBOLA

Ordinary Citizens Taking Action to Save Their Countrymen in Liberia
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/meet-some-of-the-hidden-heroes-of-liberias-ebola-crisis#2d5yuc5

Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, Nigeria – Attended to the first Ebola case in Nigeria and died as a result. Credited with saving Nigeria from becoming out-of-control.
http://allafrica.com/stories/201408200281.html

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, Sierra Leone – Nation’s leading virologist died after serving 100s of Ebola patients
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/ebola-virus-top-sierra-leone-doctor-shek-umar-dies-of-disease-9636406.html

Dr. Peter Piot Co-Discoverer of Ebola in 1976
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/04/ebola-zaire-peter-piot-outbreak

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29656417
Mr. Will Pooley, UK Volunteer Nurse Who Contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and Has Returned to Serve
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/ebola/11166572/British-Ebola-survivor-returning-to-West-Africa-to-help-fight-virus.html


DEALING WITH YOUR FEARS

How to Receive Salvation
https://wisdomatwork.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/how-to-become-saved-or-a-christian/

What Does the Bible Say About Fear
http://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-fear.html

Dealing with Chronic Fear & Anxiety
http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/enhance-your-wellbeing/security/facing-fear/how-deal-chronic-fear-and-anxiety

Scriptures Dealing with Fear & Anxiety
http://www.openbible.info/topics/fear_and_anxiety

Scriptures on Healing
http://www.openbible.info/topics/healing

Scriptures on God’s Promises
http://www.openbible.info/topics/promises

NOTES
*Please Pay Special Attention

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cheryllpassportCheryll Messam,  loves people and is committed to taking action that will result in individuals and groups creating a better life for themselves.  She is also a Life Coach, Alumni Professional in the higher education sector and a committed Christian. Wisdom at Work is her personal blog through which she writes on any topic for personal expression as well as to inform, encourage, and uplift her readers.  As a Life Coach, Cheryll supports professionals who wish to develop their capacity to lead themselves (self-mastery) to desired outcomes, despite disappointment and setbacks; as well as lead others, by improving their leadership behavior. To learn more about Cheryll’s Life Coaching services you may visit her company website at www.youinmindjamaica.com.

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