Preventing Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in west Africa is now over. The risk of catching the infection while travelling to previously affected countries is very small.

But if you're visiting one of these areas, it's still a good idea to follow these simple precautions to minimise your risk of picking up potentially serious infections:

  • wash your hands frequently using soap and water – use alcohol hand rubs when soap isn't available
  • make sure fruit and vegetables are properly washed and peeled before you eat them
  • avoid physical contact with anyone who has possible symptoms of an infection
  • don't handle dead animals or their raw meat
  • don't eat "bushmeat"


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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018