Ebola Awareness for Humanitarians

August 25, 2014 Bob Nutting

The DisasterReady.org team has released a 15-minute online course providing basic awareness on the Ebola outbreak. The new Ebola Awareness Quick Guide is now available online at DisasterReady.org. This 15-minute quick guide is developed with content available from the World Health Organization, CDC, and other organizations. The general public and aid workers without specialized health training will benefit from increased awareness of this outbreak.

 Ebola awareness covers four key topics:

  • Awareness
    • There are 8 primary symptoms that may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to the virus.
  • Transmission
    • The virus is spread through direct contact in 3 specific ways.
  •  Risk of Exposure
    • There are 2 groups with the highest risk of exposure.
  •  Prevention
    • There are 6 steps you can take to minimize your risk of exposure if you are traveling to a country with known Ebola cases.

This quick guide includes links to updated websites with the latest information on the outbreak. Learners will also have immediate access to documents providing additional awareness of the outbreak including fact sheets, posters, and information specific to aid workers in Africa.

To access our latest training, log into DisasterReady.org or enroll directly in the Ebola Awareness Quick Guide training course.

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