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Ebola Prevention: Med Careers Today's Healthcare Experts Provide Guidelines

In the wake of the devastating Ebola outbreak, Med Careers Today's Healthcare Experts provide Ebola Prevention Guidelines for Healthcare Workers and Others.

Atlanta, GA, October 11, 2014 --( Med Careers Today is an international medical job board and resource company that is led by a team of healthcare professionals who have had many years of experience in the healthcare industry. Due to the recent outbreak of Ebola, increased concern of how to have better protection from the spreading of this disease, in both healthcare and other community settings, has been presented to the Med Careers Today Experts Panel.

According to the Panel, Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease caused by 4 species of ebolavirus. The virus can enter the body through broken skin or unprotected mucous membranes, such as in the eyes, nose, or mouth, from an infected person’s bodily fluids (i.e., saliva, vomit, urine, feces, or semen). Symptoms of Ebola usually present 2 to 21 days after exposure and include fever, muscle pain, severe headache, vomiting, weakness diarrhea, unexplained hemorrhage, and abdominal pain.

In regards to healthcare professionals, the Panel states that physicians, nurses, medical assistants, and other medical professionals are trained to follow standard infection control procedures. When encountering certain diseases, such as Ebola, healthcare workers must take more specific precautions.

Medical professionals who may be exposed to patients with Ebola are urged to take the following extra precautions:

· Wear eye protection, masks, gloves, gowns, and other protective clothing.
· Isolate patients with Ebola from other patients.
· Avoid direct contact with the bodies of people who have died from Ebola.
· Notify health officials if you have had direct contact with the blood or body fluids.

In other community and social settings, it is equally important to take extra precautions. The Panel states that The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following:

· Always practice personal hygiene, such as washing your hands with soap and water. You may use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when hand-washing is not readily available.
· Avoid contact with blood and body fluids.
· Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids (such as clothes, bedding, needles, and medical equipment).
· Avoid funeral or burial rituals that require handling the body of someone who has died from Ebola.
· Avoid contact with bats and nonhuman primates or blood, fluids, and raw meat prepared from these animals.

Any additional concerns about Ebola Prevention may be emailed to the Med Careers Today Expert Panel at
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