Here are some precautions you can implement to avoid contracting and spreading Ebola:
For People Who Travel
- Carry some Clorox Wipes with you. Buy a bottle, pull out 10, and place them in a Ziploc bag. When you get on the plane (or train, bus or ferry), sanitize your (1) arm rests, (2) your head rest, (3) your tray tables, (4) your light and call buttons, (5) your air conditioning controller, and (6) your television controller with the wipes.
- Touch as little as possible.
- Wash your hands the second you depart the aircraft.
- Wash your hands when you get to your hotel or place of business.
- Avoid shaking people’s hands. Instead do “elbow bumps.”
- Try not to use public bathrooms. If you must use a public bathroom, wash your hands thoroughly. Use a tissue when opening and
- closing the bathroom stalls and doors. The bathroom is the place on the aircraft (or train, bus, or ferry) most likely to contain Ebola as it is spread through contact with bodily fluids.
- Don’t shake hands. Bump elbows like sailors do to say “Hello” and “Goodbye” Sailors have done this for years to avoid spreading diseases like Legionnaires Disease.
- Be on the lookout for symptoms of Ebola. Unfortunately, early symptoms of Ebola resemble flu conditions.
- Cough into your sleeve.
- Avoid putting your fingers into your mouth, nose, and eyes (e.g.—Don’t lick delicious BBQ sauce off your finger).
- Signs & Symptoms of Ebola
- These normally being abruptly within 5—10 days of infection.
- Early signs and symptoms include: Fever, Severe Headache, Joint and Muscle Aches, Chills, and Weakness.
- Over time, symptoms become increasingly severe and may include: Nausea and vomiting, Diarrhea (may be bloody), Red eyes, Raised
- rash, Chest pain and cough, Stomach pain, Severe weight loss, Bleeding—usually from the eyes, and bruising (people near death may
- bleed from other orifices such as ears, nose and rectum), and Internal Bleeding.
- The incubation period can be up to 21 days after infection.
If you have any of these symptoms, please see your doctor immediately
and STAY HOME.