CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund and World Vision are working through established religious networks across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to educate communities about the symptoms of Ebola, offer support to people affected by the outbreak and ensure survivors are not stigmatised when they return home. With most public gatherings banned across the affected countries, places of worship are one of the few locations where people can receive vital information about the Ebola outbreak.
This includes Gbudue, Maridi, Amadi and Tombura.
According to the latest Ebola Report as of the 2nd of September, a total of confirmed and probable Ebola Virus Diseases cases, including 82 deaths have been reported since the outbreak.
A total of 16 health workers have also been affected of which one has died.
Riek Gai said South Sudan has been rated as one of the highest risk country in the Region because of the continuous movement of people along the border. Riek said his visit to the former Western Equatoria State is to engage with the leadership there and assess the capability of Ebola tasks forces in the fight against the spread of Ebola to the country.
Ebola virus disease, formerly known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
Its symptoms include sudden onset of high fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, and sometimes unexplained internal and external bleeding from body openings such as the eyes, nose, mouth, ears and genitals. The public is advised to report any suspected cases of Ebola to the nearby health facilities.Jun 05, · "Contact tracing" and safe burials are key efforts in controlling an Ebola outbreak, but so are community outreach and cultural awareness, experts say.
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Creating awareness and providing information on the Ebola Crisis affecting part of Africa ; Sierra Leone, Liberia.
Mar 23, · Since Ebola virus disease was identified in West Africa on March 23, , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has undertaken the most intensive response in the agency’s history; >3, staff have been involved, including >1, deployed to .
When living in or traveling to a region where Ebola virus is widespread, there are a number of ways to protect yourself and prevent the spread of EVD. Ebola Communication and Awareness Resources; Democratic Republic of Congo, Bikoro These same prevention methods apply when living in or traveling to an area .
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