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Ebola BE INFORMED! October 26, 2014

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Dear Alumni,

There is “so much trouble in the world”as the lyrics to that famous song by Bob Marley states. Yet for self, family, those we care about, and our nation, wherever we reside across the globe, we all need to find strength and courage in these fear-filled times…if we are going to overcome our challenges, and move ahead to live and continue living a satisfying and productive life.

With the Ebola virus ravishing lives of our brothers and sisters in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea and currently spreading outward to Spain and the USA, feelings of confusion, helplessness,  fear and anxiety are quite understandable. Ebola is frightening. We become fearful whenever we believe we cannot manage our circumstances. Yet preparation triumphs fear. It is with that in mind, and the intention to encourage all our Alumni to BE PREPARED, that we share these references on Ebola. Information is fundamental to preparation.

The references are arranged by sub-headings to help you quickly locate information of interest to you. However, we strongly encourage you to read all the stories in the “Stories of  Triumph” section as they are filled with “HOPE.

We wish for each of you and your families safety, peace and triumph in these troubled times. Let us resolve together to Beat Ebola! It can be beaten.

NOTE: The articles shared in this post were taken from various internet websites. The University of Technology, Jamaica cannot attest to the accuracy of the information. It is anticipated that each reader will verify the information gleaned.

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STORIES OF TRIUMPH

The Guinean Town That Overcame Ebola
http://www.who.int/features/2014/telimele-ebola-free/en/

Fatu Kekula Saves Her Family
http://www.thestar.com.my/Lifestyle/Family/Features/2014/10/17/Liberian-girl-and-student-nurse-Fatu-Kekula-takes-on-Ebola-and-wins/

How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-did-nigeria-quash-its-ebola-outbreak-so-quickly/?WT.mc_id=send-to-friend

Dr Adadevoh diagnosed the first Ebola patient in Nigeria and her actions stopped the disease spreading. She died too.
https://soundcloud.com/bbc-world-service/ebola-nigerias-hero-doctor-1

Ada Igonoh
http://www.bellanaija.com/2014/09/15/must-read-through-the-valley-of-the-shadow-of-death-dr-ada-igonoh-survived-ebola-this-is-her-story/

3 Year Old Ebola Survivor Proposes
http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/10/17/356402872/3-year-old-ebola-survivor-proposes-to-nurse

Life After Ebola
http://www.who.int/features/2014/life-after-ebola/en/


TRANSMISSION OF THE EBOLA VIRUS

Transmission Facts via CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/transmission/qas.html

Q & A on Ebola Via Women’s Health
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/ebola-virus-questions


PROTECTING YOUR BODY
Please note our eyes, nose, mouth, and open wounds on our body are the main entry points for the virus. Let us be mindful to keep up with hand washing and avoid touching these parts of the body without clean hands.

Hand Washing

VIDEO: A Complete Guide to Hand Washing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWe51EKbewk

When & How to Wash Your Hands – Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

VIDEO: Put Your Hands Together – Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/cdctv/handstogether/


Oral Rehydration

Oral Rehydration Therapy an Important Tool in the Fight Against Ebola
http://dripdrop.com/oral-rehydration-therapy-important-tool-fight-ebola/

Video: Dr. Simon Marde, Global Health Advisor, Speaks to BBC Recommending that Oral Rehydration Begin at Home  (4-5 litres per day)
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29689829


Full Body Protection

Chlorine Bleach Use [1 Part 3.5% available chlorine,  liquid bleach to 6 parts water]
http://www.waterandhealth.org/chlorine-bleach-trusted-ally-battle-ebola/

Protective Ebola Suit
https://utechalumni.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/protective-ebola-suit/

What is a Hazmat Suit (Hazardous Materials Suit)?
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/ebola-outbreak-what-is-a-hazmat-suit-9802377.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/abby-norman/im-a-hazmat-trained-hospi_b_5998486.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVlnH7eleH0

VIDEO: HOW TO REMOVE A PROTECTIVE SUIT & PREVENT INFECTION
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29615660

How to Avoid Being Infected with Ebola
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/13/how-avoid-catching-ebola

How Do I Protect Myself Against Ebola?
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/qa.html

How to Really Protect Yourself from Ebola
http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/protect-from-ebola

 

TREATMENT OF EBOLA

WHO Document on Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Care of Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Filovirus Haemorrhagic Fever in Health-Care Settings, with Focus on Ebola [Info on Patient Care, Environmental Cleaning, Waste Management, Health Care Setting, Personal Protective Equipment, Hand Washing, Chlorine Use, Hand Rubbing, Gloves]
http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/130596/1/WHO_HIS_SDS_2014.4_eng.pdf?ua=1&ua=1&ua=1


THE CHURCH & EBOLA

Ebola in Church: A Reverend’s Quarantine Spreads the Word
http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/10/20/357399593/ebola-in-church-a-reverends-quarantine-spreads-the-word


CHILDREN ORPHANED BY EBOLA
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/liberia-children-orphaned-ostracized-ebola-26065377

http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/nightly-news/american-woman-helps-forgotten-liberian-kids-344716867542


WORLD LEADERS SPEAK ON EBOLA

A Letter to the World on Ebola From Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
https://soundcloud.com/bbc-world-service/a-letter-to-the-world-on-ebola-from-liberian-president-ellen-johnson-sirleaf?ocid=socialflow_twitter


MEDICAL AUTHORITIES

WHO Ebola Virus Disease  Global Alert & Response
http://www.who.int/csr/don/archive/disease/ebola/en/

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders): Response to the  WHO New Ebola Roadmap
http://www.msf.org/article/ebola-msf-response-who-new-ebola-roadmap

 

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

EBOLA  Continuous Updates via CDC
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/whats-new.html

WHO Botched Initial Handling of Ebola Outbreak
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world-health-organisation-botched-initial-handling-of-ebola-outbreak-9803436.html

Ebola Denial: A Revolt Against Colonial Mindset
http://news.yahoo.com/ebola-denial-revolt-against-colonial-mindset-expert-054418266.html


AFFECTED COUNTRIES

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/distribution-map.html#areas


LIFE SAVERS & HEROES IN THE WAR AGAINST EBOLA

Ordinary Citizens Taking Action to Save Their Countrymen in Liberia
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jinamoore/meet-some-of-the-hidden-heroes-of-liberias-ebola-crisis#2d5yuc5

Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, Nigeria – Attended to the first Ebola case in Nigeria and died as a result. Credited with saving Nigeria from becoming out-of-control.
http://allafrica.com/stories/201408200281.html

Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, Sierra Leone – Nation’s leading virologist died after serving 100s of Ebola patients
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/ebola-virus-top-sierra-leone-doctor-shek-umar-dies-of-disease-9636406.html

Dr. Peter Piot Co-Discoverer of Ebola in 1976
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/04/ebola-zaire-peter-piot-outbreak

Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29656417

 

DEALING WITH YOUR FEARS

Dealing with Chronic Fear & Anxiety
http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/enhance-your-wellbeing/security/facing-fear/how-deal-chronic-fear-and-anxiety
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Alumni Relations Office
University of Technology, Jamaica
876-970-5468

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