What is Ebola
Adapted from World Health Organization
The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness which is often fatal if untreated. Ebola virus disease (EVD) first appeared in 1976 in 2 simultaneous outbreaks, one in Nzara, Sudan, and the other in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. The latter occurred in a village near the Ebola River, from which the disease takes its name.
The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
It is thought that fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are natural Ebola virus hosts.
Ebola Patient Preparation
If you have travelled to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone or Democratic Republic of Congo (Équateur province) in the last 21 days or have been exposed to someone who travelled to these areas and you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below go directly to the Emergency Department and advise the nurse immediately.
Symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease include:
How is North Bay Regional Health Centre Preparing?