Rise in Ebola leads to Employer Liability Issues

Ebola (EHV) is a hemorrhagic virus that we first heard started in Africa. It is no secret that Ebola has made its way to the US. Several cases and scares have already popped up. One may not want to think about the possibility of someone catching this virus, but there is a need to educate oneself. The symptoms that one may suffer include:

-Fever (greater than 101.5°F)

-Severe Headache

-Weakness

-Diarrhea

-Vomiting

-Abdominal Pain

-Unexplained hemorrhaging (bleeding or bruising)

-Death

The symptoms take anywhere between 2 to 21 days after the initial exposure, but the average is 8 to 10 days. This virus is not easily transmitted though and someone who has been exposed is not contagious until they show the symptoms. EHV is transmitted through direct contact. These include:

–Blood or Bodily fluids (urine, saliva, feces, vomit, semen)

-Objects that have been contaminated with the virus (needles, syringes)

Are you prepared to proactively protect your employees against this virus? Do you have a plan?
Information above was provided by Mark A. Lies and Kerry Mohan. Download their article here where you can find out more information about Employer Liability Issues in regards to Ebola.

Call one of our Safety Specialists today to help walk you through the steps to stay ahead of the game and answer any other safety questions you may have.

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