It did not rule out the possibility of entering Indonesia, so the Indonesian government took real action by holding a series of steps to prevent the Ebola virus from developing in Indonesia. One of the possible places for the Ebola virus to enter Indonesia is the international airport.
The Indonesian government seeks to protect the public from the spread of the Ebola virus which is of international concern. Thermal Scanner at an international airport which is a place to travel to several destinations in Africa.
The most important thing is to take precautions by taking self-protection if you have to visit a country that is suspected of having an Ebola case. Ebola cannot spread through the air but through direct contact from a patient with Ebola to another person. Body fluids for Ebola sufferers must be watched out for as the main source of spread from human to human.
Is that Ebola?
Ebola is a contagious disease that is extremely fatal to anyone infected. The Ebola virus is thought to have originated from animals that spread to humans, then spread again from human to human. Infection is very easy to occur when touching the body fluids of a patient with Ebola.
How is the Ebola Virus Spread through Contact with Patients?
People who usually have close contact with blood and body fluids, and it is possible for someone who has a cough on your face or you to handle the body with Ebola. You get the virus in your hands, you touch your nose, your mouth or other parts of your body that are injured. This is what you should watch out for because this contact will make you infected with the Ebola virus.
What symptoms do Ebola patients show?
Ebola sufferers are the same as those who catch flu. Ebola patients experience fever, headache, sore throat, muscle aches and then vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding in the seriously affected area. This condition occurs until towards the end of the first week the patient is infected with Ebola.
After a patient is bleeding, can he be saved?
It all depends on the quality of medical care provided to Ebola sufferers. The Ebola outbreaks mostly occurred in villages, where they basically had very little levels of health care and less optimal infection control methods. The mortality rate in the Ebola outbreak is around 60 percent. In other words, the better the treatment, the more likely you are to survive but there is no antibiotic or anti-viral drug Ebola to treat this disease.
Why is the Ebola outbreak so threatening to the world’s population?
First, you should know that there are many cross-border trips between countries where people in the world may interact with Ebola sufferers. Whereas most of the other outbreaks have been isolated almost everywhere, even in some countries hiding cases of Ebola patients. If someone dies due to Ebola, unfortunately the funeral procedures where (those involved in the funeral process) touch and treat the body of an Ebola sufferer, this can increase the risk of getting Ebola virus.
The easy spread of the Ebola virus must be watched out for, some who happen to have direct contact with Ebola sufferers must take self-protection. The biggest risk is that doctors and nurses who will come into contact with Ebola sufferers must wear clothes that provide protection from the Ebola virus. Even doctors who treat patients in Africa have died and some foreign doctors have been infected with Ebola. This should be one of the reasons why using medical equipment to protect yourself from the Ebola virus is so important.
How to treat Ebola disease?
Until now, there has not been found a drug that can cure Ebola infected patients. Even Ebola sufferers must experience isolation from other people and be given assistance using intensive care by medical experts.
Treatment using experimental drugs (ZMapp) is used but is less effective for patients. The virus that attacks the body of Ebola sufferers is the most aggressive virus so that until now no oral drugs or immunizations have been found to treat patients affected by Ebola.
How to Avoid Ebola Disease?
The first thing you have to do is avoid direct contact with Ebola sufferers. Likewise recommended by WHO, do not touch the items of patients affected by Ebola who are at risk of being contaminated with the virus.
Even for services in the hospital, nurses and doctors must wear protective clothing such as special clothes, masks and wash their hands regularly. In addition, the world health center through WHO said to avoid consuming raw wild meat such as bats, monkeys and monkeys.
Even avoiding free sexual relations because it will spread the Ebola virus. Even patients who are declared cured of Ebola disease can still transmit the virus through sperm for seven weeks after recovering from the Ebola virus.
What early prevention can be done from the Ebola virus?
- Cleaning yangan with soap as often as possible or using a cleaner that contains an antiseptic so that it can kill germs or viruses from direct contact with other people. Even when interacting with people affected by Ebola virus, visitors and health workers must wear complete protective equipment. Like using masks, gloves and special clothes.
- People who are at high risk of being infected with Ebola are health workers so when dealing with other people avoid direct contact so as to throw away clothes, eating utensils or bed linen that may be contaminated with Ebola virus.
- Pay attention to the food you eat, so avoid animals that are considered to have the potential to spread the Ebola virus. Ebola can attack human to human and can also be spread from raw food or from animals infected with Ebola.
Thus, those of you who are going to travel abroad should be aware of a deadly virus, especially in countries where Ebola cases have been found. Besides that, the Ebola virus which is very easy to spread from sufferers to people who have direct contact must be watched out, sneezing or coughing can be a means of spreading the Ebola virus.
You should continue to protect yourself by washing your hands before eating, touching your nose, mouth, eyes or other injured parts of your body. In addition, health services can try to take extra protection by always following the recommended nursing procedures using robes, masks and gloves because this is more at risk of being exposed to the Ebola virus than other people.