Sayidangwa Kunafonin

Sayidangwa Kunafonin

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It is important to note that neglecting to perform hand hygiene after removing PPE will reduce or
negate any benefits of the PPE.
Either an alcohol‐based hand rub or soap and running water can be used for hand hygiene, applying
the correct technique recommended by WHO. It is important to always perform hand hygiene with
soap and running water when hands are visibly soiled. Alcohol‐based hand rubs should be made
available at every point of care (at the entrance and within the isolation rooms and areas); running
water, soap, and single use towels should also be always available.
What other precautions are necessary in the health‐care setting?
Other key precautions are safe injection and phlebotomy procedures, including safe management of
sharps, regular and rigorous environmental cleaning, decontamination of surfaces and equipment,
and management of soiled linen and of waste.
In addition, it is important to ensure safe processing of laboratory samples from suspected or
confirmed patients with EDV and safe handling of dead bodies or human remains for post‐mortem
examination and burial preparation. Any health‐care workers and other professionals undertaking
these tasks in connection with suspected or confirmed patients with Ebola virus disease should wear
appropriate PPE and follow precautions and procedures recommended by WHO.
9. What about rumours that some foods can prevent or treat the infection?
WHO strongly recommends that people seek credible health advice about Ebola virus disease from
their public health authority.
While there is no specific drug against Ebola, the best treatment is intensive supportive treatment
provided in the hospital by health workers using strict infection control procedures. The infection
can be controlled through recommended protective measures.

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