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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Ebola Tragedy Continues

Here is the baptismal picture of Simon Kamara - the father - with his wife and children. Simon passed away yesterday. His wife passed away two weeks ago. The baby passed away two days ago. A face and a name on Ebola.

This tragedy happened in Sierra Leone.  The dreaded ebola disease is confined to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

DOS AND DON’TS FOR EBOLA

Ebola is a viral disease that is thought to be transmitted from infected bats to monkeys, gorillas and humans.  The current epidemic has a fatality rate of 48% not the 90% reported in the media.  The risk of acquiring infection is low and can essentially be eliminated by not coming into contact with an ill person’s blood or bodily fluids, infected bush meat or sick wildlife, (especially bats, monkeys and gorillas). This is NOT an airborne virus

DO
1.     WASH HANDS FREQUENTLY WITH SOAP
2.     USE SOAP, BLEACH, SUNLIGHT AND DRYING FOR ANY DIRTY CLOTHES; 
THIS KILLS THE VIRUS.  A WASHING MACHINE KILLS THE VIRUS
3.     CARRY ON WITH NORMAL ACTIVITY – YOU CANNOT GET EBOLA BY HANDLING MONEY OR BUYING LOCAL BREAD.

DO NOT
1.     TOUCH VERY SICK PEOPLE
2.     HANDLE A DEAD PERSON
3.     EAT OR TOUCH UNDERCOOKED BUSH MEAT
4.     TOUCH BATS, MONKEYS OR GORILLAS

There are no current cases of Ebola in areas where our missionaries are serving at the present time.  No missionary will become ill with Ebola if they do not come in contact with the body fluids of someone who is ill with Ebola.  With proper precautions all will be safe.


1 comment:

  1. Wow, this is so tragic. Those poor orphaned kids.

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