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Ebola Virus Alert
The public is notified of an EBOLA epidemic in West African Nation Guinea since February 9, 2014. All Public Health Facilities are on high alert to provide the necessary health services for the management of suspected Ebola. The Ministry of Health will continue to monitor the situation at all levels and will keep on updating the public. The public is cautioned to take prevention measures against the spread of Ebola Disease. The Disease presents with high fever. Ebola is transmitted from person through close contact, blood secretions and bodily fluids from an infected person. Ebola is a severe and often fatal illness which presents with fever, bleeding from the skin, mouth and nose.

• Avoid contact with suspected Ebola patients
• Avoid Direct contact with body fluids of a person suffering from Ebola.
• Use protective gloves, goggles and masks.
• Wash your hands with soap and clean water after handling a Ebola patient or a body of a person who died from Ebola.

For further information on Ebola prevention please visit the nearest health facility or call the Ministry of Health Toll Free Number 08100 600 740.

Download Ebola Information
Frequently Asked questions
Guidelines for Immigration & Airport Authorities
Four Reasons Not to Panic
Poster (English)
Brochure (English)
Poster (Setswana)
Brochure (Setswana)

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