Ebola is spread by contact with the fluids of someone who is infected. These include saliva, sweat, blood, vomit and urine.
So far, no vaccine or cure is available.
Most of Ebola's 4,300 victims have come from West Africa./
My husband refuses to believe the official guide-lines, sure of a conspiracy of silence by authorities to avoid mass panic.
With the new outbreak of Ebola claiming 4,300 victims so far, the best thing is to find out how you can protect yourself from the disease.
Wash your hands.
Avoid contact—don't even shake hands.
Disinfect potentially infected areas. Wash bedding, clothing etc.
A sudden temperature, muscle aches, vomiting or a rash might indicate you have the disease.
Diarrhoea, stomach pain, unexplained bruising or bleeding and loss of appetite can also be warning signs./
If you think someone has been infected, or if you think you might have Ebola, you should isolate yourself and call medical help immediately.
Do not touch bats, chimpanzees, gorillas or monkeys. Scientists think eating raw meat from these animals may be the cause of transferring the disease to humans./
Lastly, sever all relationships with vampires.
That won't be difficult for me—I never liked the blood-sucking creatures anyway, despite the popularity of novels about them. Who'd believe their victims actually enjoy the experience?