Safety Short: Ebola


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Overview/Description
Ebola is a very dangerous virus that spreads through direct contact with an infected person's blood or other bodily fluids, such as sweat, vomit, and diarrhea. The virus can enter the body through the mucous membranes – in the mouth, nose, or eyes – or through breaks in the skin. The Ebola virus causes sudden, severe illness, with a very high average fatality rate of 60%. Washing your hands frequently and thoroughly may help prevent this and many other types of illnesses and infections. This course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.

Target Audience
All employees

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.3

Lesson Objectives

Safety Short: Ebola

  • identify who is at risk of contracting Ebola
  • recognize the progression of Ebola symptoms
  • identify best practices to use when washing your hands to protect yourself and others from exposure to infectious germs
  • Course Number:
    ehs_hsf_e70_sh_enus