LEaders of KLECET Chikodi created awareness about Ebola

Posted on Friday, September 12, 2014 by LEAD

The Ebola is known as the most dangerous virus now day. Ebola virus disease (EVD), Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), or simply Ebola is a disease of humans and other Primates caused by an Ebola Virus Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, Muscle pain and Headaches. Typically, vomiting, diarrhea and rash follow, along with decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys. Around this time, affected people may begin to bleed both with the body and externally.

No specific treatment for the disease is yet available. The disease has a high risk of death, killing between 50% and 90% of those infected with the virus. As of 26 August 2014, 3,069 suspected cases resulting in the deaths of 1,552 have been reported.

With the motto of prevention is always better than cure, LEaders created awareness about Ebola virus in Chikodi city. Rameez Landge and Pooja Patil along with the team members; Sachin Shinde, Adiveppa Katti, Shashikant Kakandki, Manoj Patole, Bilal, Akshata, Pratibha and Priyanka from KLECET Chikodi took initiative to create awareness amongst the people about Ebola Virus Disease. LEADers went to community and educated people about Ebola with the help of banners and hand written bills. Students also reached people in bus stops, rickshaw stops, Govt Hospitals etc. Around 500+ people were informed about Ebola and the prevention from it. People were happy with the initiatives taken by the LEaders.

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