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Ebola Fact Sheet
August is Kids Eat Right month
Mosquito Spraying Schedule
Get a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed.
RABIES CLINIC for Dogs and Cats
Sat., September 6, 2014
10:00am - 2:00pm
Downtown Akron - Lock 3
200 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308
Trainings & Workshops:
In the Neighborhood:
Akron Urban League
Free 90-Day Business Education /Computer Training Program
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The Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) serves low- or fixed-income families. HWAP is designed to help lower heating bills by correcting energy deficiencies.
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Did you know that more than 60% of what is thrown
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The majority of trash may be considered to be a “resource” that
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our resources (trash) to be used to their full potential. More...
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Neighborhood Safety Network Safety Tool Kit
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission needs your help to keep people safe in and around the home. They have developed the Neighborhood Safety Network Safety Tool Kit to help consumers and communities promote safety and health.
August 5, 2014
Ebola Virus Information
1. Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever is a disease caused by a virus. It was first identified in 1976 and over the past nearly forty years has periodically caused outbreaks in 10 African countries.
2. As of August 5, 2014, there have been cases identified in four countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria. The few cases in Nigeria have been in travelers from Liberia or cared for the first case in Nigeria. The outbreak began March 2014. The CDC issued a travel advisory that Americans should not to travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
3. As of August 4, 2014, this outbreak has caused 1,603 confirmed and suspected cases with 887 deaths (55% case fatality rate).
4. Except for the two American relief workers who were flown back to America, as of
August 5, 2014 there have been no cases in the United States.
5. The incubation period is 2-21 days, average 8-10 days. Initial symptoms may mimic many diseases.
6. A person is not contagious until symptoms appear.
7. Transmission is via contact with infected body fluids (e.g., blood, diarrhea, vomit, sweat of an ill person or from contact with items contaminated by infected body fluids); it is not air-borne.
8. There is no vaccine or disease specific treatment.
9. Doctors are advised to be suspicious of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in travelers from Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia who present with symptoms within 21 days of arrival or people who have had contact with sick travelers (who have been here less than 21 days) from those three countries. We will see reports of patients being tested across the United States as doctors identify possible risk factors. That does not necessarily mean that there will be cases.
10. Please see the Centers for Disease Ebola Fact Sheet or visit their website, http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/, for more information.
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