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Ebola Myths and Facts For Dummies

Ebola Myths and Facts For Dummies

Edward K. Chapnick

ISBN: 978-1-119-06622-4

Jan 2015

128 pages

Select type: Paperback


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Differentiate the truths from the myths on Ebola

With the Ebola crisis continuing to mount globally, it's only natural to want to take measures to increase your protection from contracting this virus. But there's a difference between being informed and going into panic mode—and that's where this no-frills guide comes in. Ebola Myths & Facts For Dummies is your tried-and-true resource on understanding the facts about Ebola, including its history, how it's spread, signs and symptoms, and the claims about Ebola that simply aren't true.

What started off in Africa has now slowly started making its presence felt in the Western world, and many of us are left wondering if it'll end up in our own backyards. Brought to you by an infectious disease specialist, Ebola Myths & Facts For Dummies delivers the most up-to-date, important information on Ebola.

  • Understand the history of Ebola
  • Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of Ebola
  • Debunk the myths and concentrate on the facts
  • Help support the fight against Ebola

If you're looking for accurate and concise information about the Ebola virus, Ebola Myths & Facts For Dummies offers the latest, most trusted information on how it's spread, symptoms to look for, and ways to protect yourself and loved ones against infection.

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Ebola Myths & Facts 5

Chapter 1: The Lowdown on Ebola 7

Chapter 2: Examining the Science and History of Ebola 17

Chapter 3: Taking a Closer Look at the 2014 Outbreak 25

Part II: Keeping Yourself Safe and Healthy 39

Chapter 4: Considering Modes of Transmission and Prevention Methods 41

Chapter 5: Receiving a Diagnosis and Undergoing Treatment 55

Part III: Looking at Today and into the Future 69

Chapter 6: Eyeing the Geopolitical Outlook and Impact 71

Chapter 7: Just For Healthcare Workers: What You Need to Know 85

Part IV: The Part of Tens 95

Chapter 8: Ten Myths Clearly Busted about Ebola 97

Chapter 9: Ten Organizations That Are Helping Fight Ebola 103

Chapter 10: Ten Global Health Threats in Addition to Ebola 109