No one has been infected with Ebola from imported food, or even illegally being smuggled in. Additionally no one has been infected with Ebola from eating grown or purchased food. In fact to date there is no evidence that commercially produced food has ever shipped the Ebola virus. In addition, there has been no evidence in previous investigations of the Ebola virus outbreak through food contaminated with blood or body fluids from infected food workers.
Avoid eating foods from certain animal meats
In some African countries, Ebola outbreaks have been linked to exposure to contaminated wild animals, despite the way Ebola spreads the slaughter, handling, or consumption of wild meat. Hunting, slaughtering and eating wild animals do not always pose a risk of infection with the Ebola virus. Some of the animals thought to have triggered the spread of Ebola are bats, monkeys and monkeys.
The question that makes you think is whether imported food from one country in West Africa or from countries with Ebola cases in another region with definite control measures pose a risk to consumers? In West Africa, Ebola transmission through eating or handling food other than wild animal meat has never been documented for the spread of Ebola. Food (other than wild meat) imported from West Africa does not pose a risk of Ebola infection.
It is safe to eat in restaurants owned or operated by people from West Africa
There is no reason to avoid restaurants that are owned or operated by people who are of a particular race, ethnicity, nationality, or country of origin. People of West African descent living in a country are not at risk of spreading Ebola if they are not in direct contact with an Ebola sufferer.
Even in the United States recently, tourists visiting areas with Ebola cases or those who have had contact with patients who have become sick or have died from Ebola, regardless of country of origin, are actively monitored for signs and symptoms of Ebola by public health officials during 21 days after they returned to their home country, the United States.
Active surveillance in persons affected by Ebola symptoms
Active surveillance establishes public health contacts and tourists from affected areas to monitor signs and symptoms of Ebola. Health workers will decide whether people who are being actively monitored will need additional public health orders such as restriction of movement based on the level of risk.
If there are any signs or symptoms of Ebola, you should contact health care immediately. The health professional will recommend the most appropriate course of action. Ebola signs or symptoms include fever, unbearable headache, muscle aches, lethargy, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, and bleeding (or bruising).
If an employee in charge of providing food begins to show signs or symptoms, the employee must isolate himself in a room away from other people. Of course, after doing a series of medical tests that support that these symptoms are symptoms of Ebola disease.
Generally, health workers will find out whether you have had direct physical contact with a sick person before or exchanged blood or body fluids (urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomiting, breast milk, and sperm).
The isolation and evaluation plan includes appropriate instructions for limiting exposure from others, and for directing individuals to hospitals that are equipped to admit Ebola patients and evaluate patients suffering from Ebola.
Ebola infected chefs have not been found to spread the Ebola virus
There was no evidence either in the current outbreak or in previous investigations of the Ebola virus outbreak through food handled by an infected food worker. However, any food worker with fever or sick symptoms such as coughing, vomiting or diarrhea must use special equipment so that the virus does not contaminate food.
Until now, there is no case that food can be a means of spreading the deadly plague, Ebola. Even so, food must always be sterile, especially for those of you who work as a cleaning catering service provider, you must always pay attention to it. Washing hands and cleaning food items cleanly free from germs and bacteria is the right way.
The next question that worries the public about Ebola is if someone who has Ebola sneezes or coughs on a food item, can it spread Ebola? There is no evidence that the Ebola virus is spread by coughing or sneezing. The Ebola virus is transmitted through direct contact with the blood or body fluids (urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk, and semen) of a person who has Ebola disease.
The Ebola virus is not transmitted through the air but droplets (for example, splashes or sprays) from breathing or other secretions from someone who has Ebola can make another person infected with the Ebola virus.
Food that is known to be contaminated in any way, for example by sneezing by someone even though they do not have Ebola, should always be thrown away and should not be sold or served for consumption because it has been exposed to viruses or bacteria and is not good for consumption, which creates a risk of other health problems.
Contact the relevant health workers if you find Ebola sufferers
Do not try to clean areas that may be contaminated with the Ebola virus. Immediately contact health personnel. Healthcare workers equipped with proper personal protective equipment to clean vomit or other bodily fluids that could be contaminated with Ebola will be able to safely clean and sterilize the area.
So now you don’t have to worry about food imported from abroad, it’s just that to take precautions you should be aware of certain animal meats that can spread the Ebola virus. Even if you are traveling to a country in West Africa with widespread transmission, or to another country with a case in the surrounding area that has an Ebola case. Pay attention to the food you are going to eat, avoid food or come into direct contact with bats, monkeys and monkeys.
You should also be careful if you have had direct contact with someone who has Ebola or the body of someone who has died from Ebola in the past 21 days. If you work or accidentally come into contact with an Ebola patient and report signs or symptoms of Ebola, contact a health worker to immediately notify the medical professional to carry out further tests of the symptoms found.
In addition to the findings given that people who died from Ebola can still spread this deadly virus, as well as patients who were declared cured of Ebola can still infect the Ebola virus so that a complete cure must be done.