Ebola prevention: How to protect yourself from Ebola

If you have recently travelled to an area that has been affected by Ebola or have come into contact with someone who may at risk, there are several ways of limiting your chance of catching the virus

Ebola is spread by contact with the fluids of someone who is infected with Ebola, including saliva, sweat, blood and vomit. No vaccine or cure is available.
But there have been no reported cases in the UK, so coming into contact with the disease at this stage is really unlikely.
However, if you have recently travelled to an area that has been affected, such as Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, or have come into contact with someone who may at risk, there are several ways of limiting your chance of catching Ebola.
Despite the seriousness of the disease, which causes bleeding from the mouth, ears and eyes, preventing it spreading is relatively simple.
According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, it is important to wash your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap or, if that is not available, a hand sanitiser can be used.

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