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Understanding the Ebola Virus and How You Can Avoid It Course


Understanding the Ebola Virus and How You Can Avoid It
Understanding the Ebola Virus and How You Can Avoid It

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


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Course Description

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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LEARNING OUTCOMES

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 Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 276 votes
Course Title: Understanding the Ebola Virus and How You Can Avoid It
Course #: 759
Course Publisher: Advance Learning
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
Course Description: 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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Release Date: 6th August 2014
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: Low
Audio Only: Low
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 14+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Lower High/ Secondary School
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Henry Karrow-kamara
    Henry Karrow-kamara Sierra Leone Many families became infected with the virus because they kept their relatives in hiding rather than to quarantine them or alert the authorities in charge. 2016-09-01 02:09:04
  • Henry Karrow-kamara
    Henry Karrow-kamara Sierra Leone Many people especially from west Africa got infected with the virus because of poor medical information education and politics. Some politicians were saying that ebola is not real and its just a propagader by the ruling political party A.P.C. 2016-09-01 01:09:30
  • Henry Karrow-kamara
    Henry Karrow-kamara Sierra Leone Ebola is a virus that attacks the immune system of its victim, it can be transmitted by having direct body contact with the fluids of the victims eg feces,blood,urine,spit,and vomit. It is very hard to diagnose because it does not have a define one way symptom, it symptoms can range from body weakness to chest pain. Relatives, friends and hospital working are more prone to be infected with this virus because they may come in close contact either the victims and the virus has a long 21 days incubation period which after the symptoms can vary according to different outbreak cases in west Africa. Ebola for now doesn't have a 100% cure that may work on all victims, most therapy use are maintaining the victims oxygen level and blood pressure till the victims develops and immune system to combat the virus. Best ways to avoid been infected with ebola virus is to quarantine the infected,wear proper burial gowns, don't play with used niddles, and don't come in contact with and bodily fluids from anyone. 2016-09-01 01:09:01
  • Nakubulwa Berna
    Nakubulwa Berna Uganda Abola can be avoided if the community is educated and mediate measures are taken whenever the is any suspected out-break 2016-08-21 18:08:43
  • TONYA GRAYS
    TONYA GRAYS United States of America I think that I was very informative. And that it will help people 2016-06-24 14:06:07
  • Blaize Foday Marah
    Blaize Foday Marah Sierra Leone Ebola is viral hemorrhac fever that is very effectious and containous disease cause by virus.Ebola is transmitted from human to human by direct physical contact with a person who has EVD,Contact with any type of bodyfluid from a person with EVD(sweat saliva,blood, feces(diarrhoea) urine,semen,vomit, viginal secretion and tears).SIGNS and SYMPTOMS OF EVD. >fever, headache, Joint pain,muscle pain,RedEyes and Difficulty in breathing.HOW TO AVOID 1.Regular hand washing,Stop using affected persons clothes/linen,Don't touching or participating in burial procedure of a person,Stop caring for sick person and Call the country toll free line 2016-03-01 15:03:21
  • John Isaiah Bwanga
    John Isaiah Bwanga Zambia In my on opinion Ebola is found mostly in West Africa and first cases were reported in Congo DR and these disease is associated with poor house keeping or unclear type of life. And that it is advisable always to be clean by washing hands after hand shake or Toilet use, wear clean clothes, clean the kitchen utensils, clean the surrounding as well to avoid catching this disease. That there are reports that a vaccine has been found to me that is very good repot to hear but we need even medicine to kill the virus that causes this disease. 2016-01-20 10:01:07
  • Mwahamubi Simalonga
    Mwahamubi Simalonga Zambia Ebola is infection prevention control disease which need good hygeine. mode of spread : it is a droplet infection , which is spread by air travellers. 2015-11-16 19:11:16
  • Ana Paula Prevides
    Ana Paula Prevides Brazil It's important to learn about ebola because people will understand the danger of this disease and how it can be transmitted to other people and how we can avoid it. 2015-10-29 00:10:48
  • Kirsten Jones
    Kirsten Jones United Kingdom That was a very clear and precise course with good diagrams. 2015-10-19 16:10:59
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