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Ebola information for law enforcement professionals in US.
  • Published Date:
    1/26/15
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Description:
    People can get Ebola by 1. Direct contact with infected body fluids (blood, stool, saliva, sweat, urine, vomit, semen); 2. Touching objects (like needles) that have the virus on them. Ebola is not spread through the air or by water or, in general, by food. However, in Africa, Ebola may be spread as a result of handling bushmeat (wild animals hunted for food) and contact with infected bats. Direct contact with body fluids can happen through broken skin or through the eyes, nose, or mouth. It occurs by touch, droplet splashes, or skin punctures from contaminated sharp items like needles. A person could have been exposed to Ebola if he or she (or a close contact) has traveled from a country with an Ebola outbreak http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/distribution-map.html within the previous 21 days. Symptoms of Ebola include: 1) Fever; 2) Severe headache; 3) Muscle pain; 4) Weakness; 5) Tiredness; 6) Diarrhea; 7) Vomiting; 8) Stomach pain; and 9) Unexplained bleeding or bruising. Law enforcement may come into contact with someone who has been exposed but is not symptomatic when performing duties like enforcing quarantine orders.

    NIOSHTIC no 20047124

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