The recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has raised some questions as to how South Africa will be able to detect if an infected passenger were to enter the country. While the risk is very low, there are still a number of facts that wouldn’t hurt to know about.

It might sound a bit grim, but according to the really helpful Ebolafacts.com, “about 90% of people that catch Ebola will die from it. It’s one of the deadliest diseases in the world, killing in a few weeks.”

The website has been designed to give you a better overview of exactly what the virus is, the symptoms that present itself, and how you can protect yourself from possible infection.

Out of interest, the symptoms generally take between two to 21 days to reveal itself, and are deceptively general – the symptoms are very much the same as the common flu or malaria. The website also points out that people aren’t contagious until they display symptoms.

So, if you want to find out more about Ebola, head on over to the aforementioned informative website to learn everything you need to know.

[Image – Ebolafacts.com]
Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.