Ebola outbreak, and colourful cleaning activity: "News: Ebola outbreak
The largest outbreak of Ebola ever recorded is happening in West Africa. Since February this year, more than 1000 people have been killed by the Ebola virus. Last week, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
Ebola virus is zoonotic, meaning it has the ability to spread from animals to people. Bats are thought to be the natural host, but the virus also infects chimpanzees, gorillas and humans. It can spread between people if someone has close contact with a sick person’s blood or bodily fluids. It is not spread by coughing and sneezing like the flu."
Learn more about what scientists have learned about Ebola and try the at-home activity to see how well handwashing works!
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