Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ebola 101 For Americans

Over at Somewhere in Texas, Smokie has put up this post, written by our mutual friend from BlogTalkRadio, Sue from NM.  According to Smokie, she "was a nurse and educator for 30 years and researched the information used to write this article."  Smokie and Sue wish the information to be shared with "family, friends and even political opponents".  An excerpt:
Ebola can be transmitted from mammals and rodents to humans.  When Ebola was first discovered there were extensive studies done to see if Ebola was transmitted by mosquitoes.  The studies proved mosquitoes do not carry or transmit the Ebola virus.
Ebola can be transmitted by eating the meat of an animal infected. Meat should be thoroughly cooked and the Ebola virus is killed.
Humans to human transmission is through direct contact with body fluids. Blood, mucous, sputum, feces, urine, vomit, breast milk, eye secretions and semen are the body fluids that can transmit Ebola.
Read the full article at the link above, and then spread the word.

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