Who I am:
I am a Registered Nurse at the UVA Health System
Where I am from:
I was born in Monrovia, Liberia. I currently live in Charottesville, Virginia
Who can donate:
Please feel free to share this link with friends and family interested in donating to help fight the Ebola outbreak.
Where do donations go?
A majority of the donations will be used for shipping donated supplies to Liberia. Funds not used for shipping will be used to purchase additional supplies (gowns, gloves, masks, Clorox wipes).
What is Ebola?
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees)
Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F)
Abdominal (stomach) pain
Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to ebolavirus, although 8-10 days is most common.
How is Ebola spread?
The virus is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with
a sick person's blood or body fluids (urine, saliva, feces, vomit, and semen)
objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected body fluids
Healthcare workers and the family and friends in close contact with Ebola patients are at the highest risk of getting sick because they may come in contact with infected blood or body fluids.
EBOLA IN LIBERIA
(March 22 - October 4, 2014)
Supected, Probale and Confirmed Cases 3,921
Total DEATHS in suspected, probable and confirmed cases 2,199
Cases among Healthcare Workers 190
DEATHS among Healthcare Workers 92
Barrier nursing techniques include:
- wearing of protective clothing (such as masks, gloves, gowns, and goggles)
- using infection-control measures (such as complete equipment sterilization and routine use of disinfectant)
- isolating patients with Ebola from contact with unprotected persons.
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