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Can Ebola be prevented? Is there a vaccine?

How to prevent infection and transmission

Currently, there is no licensed medicine or vaccine for Ebola virus disease.

Most Ebola cases are spread from human-to-human contact. There are several important steps you can take to prevent infection and transmission :

Wash hands with soap Wash hands to prevent ebola

Wash your hands regularly with soap and water.

You should also wash your hands with soap and water when visiting patients in the hospital, or if you accidentally touch someone is sick or come into contact with their bodily fluids.

Go to the health centre

If you suspect someone close to you or in your community of having Ebola virus disease, encourage and support them to seek appropriate medical treatment at a health care facility.

Do not touch sick people

Do not touch people who are sick.

Infection can occur through direct contact with the bodily fluids of a sick person, either through unsafe case management or unsafe burial practices.

Do not touch dead animals.

Do not touch animals which are at a high risk of infection, such as fruit bats or monkeys, and do not touch dead animals. Animal products (blood and meat) should be thoroughly cooked before eating.

fever Death from Ebola

Avoid touching people who have a fever, and do not touch people who have died from Ebola.

If you or someone you know has a fever or suspects Ebola infection, visit your closest health centre or hospital immediately. During this time of high risk, take special care to avoid places where you know there is an Ebola outbreak.

Health Centre Don't travel to Ebola places
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