The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says it has not had any positive Ebola cases in South Africa. The NICD said that if the situation should change it will let the public know. Media reported claiming a woman who displayed symptoms associated with the Ebola virus disease crossed the Ficksburg border in the Free State sparking fears of the presence of the virus in South Africa.
It was discovered that the incident was a field simulation to test Lesotho’s preparedness. Lesotho said there had been an Ebola exercise simulation on 13 November between the borders gates of Ficksburg and Maputsoe.
Signs and symptoms that you might have ebola are :
- Fever, pain in the muscles and joints
- A rash over the entire body
- Sore through
The symptoms are often followed by:
- Stromatic pain
- internal and external bleeding
To avoid getting the Ebola virus to avoid direct contact with body fluids or blood of infected people, wash your hands with soap and water, avoid direct contact with fruit bats and wear protective clothing. Ebola is a severe, often fatal illness affecting humans and other primates. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and then spreads in the human population through direct contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and with surfaces and materials (such as bedding and clothing) contaminated with these fluids. If you have any of these symptoms you should see a Doctor immediately.