How to stay ahead of the Ebola virus

Monday, August 6, 2018
By Paul Martin

by: Edsel Cook
Sunday, August 05, 2018

Every year, at least one outbreak of Ebola takes place in Africa. The virus is deadly, infectious, and always mutating – and given the convenience and speed of modern-day travel, it is likely to escape Africa sooner or later. In order to best prepare for this possibility, an article on Ready Nutrition covered ways to learn more about the disease.

In a way, Ebola is no different from blizzards and hurricanes. There is a seasonal pattern to the outbreaks. And just like with natural phenomena or potential disasters, you can prepare for possible viral epidemics by becoming aware of their origins and specifics.

Begin by browsing information databases about Ebola. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have web pages dedicated to the details and latest developments on the disease.

Other resources can show you how the virus spreads, infects, and affects its victims. Some are video documentaries like “Ebola: The Plague Fighters,” a 1996 film about the 1995 Ebola outbreak in Zaire.

The film crew spent four weeks in Kikwit, an affected town in Zaire where nearly 80 percent of the victims lost their lives to the disease. Their documentary showed the deadliness of the virus, the way it affects real people, and the efforts of the medical authorities to treat the disease throughout all its stages.

“Ebola: The Plague Fighters” is the next best thing to a first-hand look at what happens during an outbreak. It is not easy to watch, but tough it out so that you can see for yourself how bad an Ebola epidemic can get.

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