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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 272 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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  • 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
  • Oyetola Ayobami
    Oyetola Ayobami Nigeria Healthcare workers need to avoid contact with the bodily fluids of their infected patients by: wearing face masks, goggles, gowns and gloves taking extra care when handling blood, secretions and catheters, and when connecting patients to a drip disinfecting non-disposable medical equipment before reusing sterilising and disposing of used needles and disposable equipment carefully properly disposing of any secretions or bodily waste from the patient carefully and frequently washing hands with soap and water (or alcohol hand rub, if soap isn't available) washing disposable gloves with soap and water after use, disposing of them carefully, then washing hands Public Health England (PHE) has developed a leaflet recommending the precautions humanitarian workers should take and providing advice on what they should do if they suspect an infection. 2015-10-03 15:10:57
  • Mohammed Alhiwety
    Mohammed Alhiwety Romania Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). Ebola is caused by infection with a virus of the family Filoviridae, genus Ebolavirus. There are five identified Ebola virus species, four of which are known to cause disease in humans: Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus); Sudan virus (Sudan ebolavirus); Taï Forest virus (Taï Forest ebolavirus, formerly Côte d’Ivoire ebolavirus); and Bundibugyo virus (Bundibugyo ebolavirus). The fifth, Reston virus (Reston ebolavirus), has caused disease in nonhuman primates, but not in humans. Ebola viruses are found in several African countries. Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since then, outbreaks have appeared sporadically in Africa. The natural reservoir host of Ebola virus remains unknown. However, on the basis of evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the virus is animal-borne and that bats are the most likely reservoir. Four of the five virus strains occur in an animal host native to Africa. People get Ebola through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes in, for example, the eyes, nose, or mouth) with blood or body fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk, and semen) of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola, objects (like needles and syringes) that have been contaminated with body fluids from a person who is sick with Ebola or the body of a person who has died from Ebola, infected fruit bats or primates (apes and monkeys), and possibly from contact with semen from a man who has recovered from Ebola (for example, by having oral, vaginal, or anal sex) 2015-09-13 12:09:20
  • kunle odegbemi
    kunle odegbemi United States of America I feel it's high time Africans woke-up and embrace modern health care practice in its entirety as orthodox medical believes is a major factor why there's repeated outbreaks and spreads. Modern health care practice is undoubtedly the way out! 2015-04-11 19:04:53
  • Reginald G Langar
    Reginald G Langar Liberia Ebola can be avoided by following all the advise of the health workers. Also by reporting victim if there is any in your community 2015-02-25 09:02:56
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