Ebola prevention tips from the CDCOctober 2, 2014
The first confirmed U.S. case of Ebola in Texas has had ripple effects through the biotech and airline sectors Wednesday. Even a small maker of hazmat suits has seen its shares jump.
But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appears confident that the disease, which has killed more than 3,000 people in West Africa, will not have the same impact in the U.S.
"We know how to stop Ebola's further spread: thorough case finding, isolation of ill people, contacting people exposed to the ill person, and further isolation of contacts if they develop symptoms," said the CDC in a statement.
The CDC maintains a list of 6 steps to minimize the contagion risks.
Here are the preventive measures posted by the CDC on its website:
Practice careful hygiene. Avoid contact with blood and body fluids.
Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person's blood or body fluids.
Avoid funeral or burial rituals that require handling the body of someone who has died from Ebola.
Avoid contact with bats and nonhuman primates or blood, fluids, and raw meat prepared from these animals.
Avoid hospitals where Ebola patients are being treated.
After you return from a site with known Ebola cases, monitor your health for 21 days and seek medical care immediately if you develop symptoms of Ebola.
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