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Understanding the Ebola Virus and How You Can Avoid It

Disease and Disorders
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Learn more about the Ebola virus and how to avoid it.




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An outbreak of the Ebola virus has occurred in West African countries, and infected individuals have died in Spain and America. The mortality rate from the Ebola virus is extremely high and an outbreak of the virus can have serious consequences for the health of individuals who are infected by it, and on the health resources of communities and countries where the outbreak occurs. This free online health literacy course from Alison will explain in clear and simple terms what the Ebola virus is, where the outbreak has occurred, what the signs and symptoms of an infection are, how an infection is treated, and how to avoid becoming infected. It also explains some common misunderstandings about the virus that can occur in communities where outbreaks happen. This course will be of great interest to any learner who lives in or near regions where an outbreak of the Ebola virus has occurred and who would like to learn more about the virus and how to avoid becoming infected. It will also be of great interest to all health workers would like a free resource to help individuals and communities better understand the Ebola virus and how an outbreak of it can be controlled.

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Having completed this course the learner will be able to: - Describe what the Ebola virus is; - List the countries where the outbreak has occurred; - Explain what the signs and symptoms of an infection are; - Explain how an infection is treated; - Explain how to avoid becoming infected.

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Course Reviews

Novalee H.
one year ago
Novalee H.

Great info, highly recommended for any nursing staff and healthcare personnel.

Joshua Richard I.
one year ago
Joshua Richard I.

Very interesting.

N M.
one year ago
N M.

nice course and it was very useful for all peoples in all country

one year ago

the course was very educational, as I have visited West Africa.

Reem A.
one year ago
Reem A.

the course very useful and quick understandable and it summerize the essential information about the virus and the ways of avoiding it

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