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Ebola hemorrhagic fever is one of many viral hemorrhagic fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates, and is one of the world's most contagious diseases. However, the infection can be controlled through recommended protective measures.

 

FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

Ebola: Infection Prevention and Control for Health Care Workers in Community and Health Care Settings. Ebola infections among health care providers can have devastating effects on individuals, on health care systems and on the communities they serve. This module discusses WHO and CDC infection prevention and control measures that health care facilities should follow to prepare for and to contain an infectious disease outbreak. The module covers infection prevention and control (IPC) in a community and health care setting and looks at IPC in general patient care and in the care of suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola. The module also reviews environment cleaning and the management of linen and waste. Finally the module reviews non-patient care activities, such as IPC in burial procedures, and offers a comprehensive final quiz to help users confirm their understanding of the material.

Ebola (en français)

 

Ebola: WHO Guidelines for Burial Protocols for the Burial Management Team. Burial Management Teams have a difficult job resolving two critical issues relevant to their tasks. First, they must safeguard and ensure infection control and prevention for team members, family members and members of the community. Second, they must remain sensitive to the cultural and religious practices of families and others affected by Ebola deaths. This module, based solidly on WHO guidelines, provides burial management teams with practices appropriate to ensure infection control and to remain sensitive to religious and cultural burial practices.

Ebola (en français)

 

For General Audiences

Ebola: General Audiences. It is important for all people in regions threatened by Ebola to understand basic issues related to the disease. This module offers non-professionals a useful overview of Ebola, including how people contract Ebola, who is at highest risk and the signs and symptoms of the illness. The module describes what Ebola does to the human body and tells you what you should do if you think you or a friend or family member has Ebola. Further, the module looks at how the illness is diagnosed, how it is treated and how to protect yourself against it.

Ebola (en français)

 

Ebola: Students & Families. Young people gather together in school, play in groups and often are in close contact with others. It is very important for students and their families to know about Ebola. Information in this module will help you understand what Ebola is and how to prevent catching the illness. The module describes germs and looks at Ebola as a special kind of germ. The module tells people how the Ebola virus is spread, describes the symptoms and tells what happens when someone has Ebola. The module looks at treatments and explains how people can protect themselves. The module spends time on handwashing and other hygiene practices that help prevent Ebola and other illnesses. As with all modules in this series, this one has a final quiz that helps people confirm that they have learned the material.

Ebola (en français)

 

Handwashing: Sanitation and hygiene. Handwashing is a very important step in the prevention of infectious diseases, including Ebola. The CDC even calls handwashing a “do-it-yourself” vaccine. Frequent handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs and avoid getting sick. This module covers the steps of handwashing and provides a video showing someone using proper handwashing techniques. The module describes washing with soap and water and with alcohol-based hand sanitizer, tells you when to wash your hands to reduce the spread of germs and describes how to construct handwashing stations when you don’t have running water. This module can be important in the fight against Ebola and many other illnesses.