How do you explain Ebola to kids?

How do you explain Ebola to kids?

How to Talk to Your Kids About Ebola

  1. Be honest about how Ebola is spread. Explain that Ebola is nothing like the common cold or the flu, diseases that are far more contagious.
  2. Explain that people can and do survive Ebola.
  3. Stress that we are not at risk for an outbreak.

What research is being done for Ebola?

The FDA is granting the approval to Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. The FDA approved Ervebo, the first vaccine for the prevention of Ebola virus disease, in December 2019, with support from a study conducted in Guinea during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak.

What are 3 interesting facts about Ebola?

Ebola: Ten facts about this deadly virus

  • Ebola is a virus disease.
  • The virus is transmitted from animals to human.
  • It was first discovered in DR Congo.
  • Ebola starts with flu-like symptoms.
  • The Ebola virus attacks the immune system.
  • It can be transmitted through body fluids.
  • There is still no cure available.

How many children were affected by Ebola?

Across the three worst-affected countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea – almost 25,000 people were infected, including more than 3,600 children. During the outbreak, at least 16,000 children lost one or more of their parents, and many of those children were stigmatized by communities fearful of being infected.

How many people died from Ebola?

A total of 28,616 cases of EVD and 11,310 deaths were reported in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone….Countries with Widespread Transmission and other Countries Affected During the Epidemic.

Country Total
Total Cases (Suspected, Probable, Confirmed) 28,652
Laboratory Confirmed Cases 15,261
Total Deaths 11,325

What animal did Ebola come from?

The first human case in an Ebola outbreak is acquired through contact with blood, secretions organs or other bodily fluids of an infected animal. EVD has been documented in people who handled infected chimpanzees, gorillas, and forest antelopes, both dead and alive, in Cote d’Ivoire, the Republic of Congo and Gabon.

Is there a vaccine for Ebola 2021?

Ebola vaccine eligibility The stockpiled Ervebo® can be made available for pre-exposure vaccination of individuals who fall into one of the three occupational categories: Ebola virus disease (EVD) responders: Individuals responding to an outbreak due to Ebola virus (species Zaire ebolavirus).

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