The following “Simple Actions” will stop the spread of germs:
- Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Wash hands regularly using soap or antibacterial soap and water.
- Stay at home when you are sick.
Although the Ebola virus poses no immediate threat to the general United States population, it is important to be aware of any changes in your health if you have recently traveled to one of the countries where the Ebola outbreak is occurring (currently Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the Republic of the Congo) and to seek immediate medical care. For further information please check the UW Colleges and UW-Extension Health Information page.