Brattleboro, Vermont — If you’re a doctor in West Africa and you’re feeling particularly anxious, you’re not alone.
But if you’re one of the many physicians, nurses, social workers, nurses and other health care workers who have had to deal with the virus’ first 48-hour incubation period, it may feel like you’re trapped in a time loop.
That’s because Ebola’s incubation is so unpredictable that you’re never really sure when the virus will start reproducing, how long it will be out there, or whether the virus is contagious.
Even if you are certain it’s not infectious, the virus still can infect your colleagues and you may have to take them to the emergency room.
But you’re probably not going to get sick in the first place, and there are many ways to survive until you are, including the use of personal protective equipment.
In an effort to provide some guidance for doctors, nurses or other health-care workers in West African countries, we asked experts in the field to share their tips for surviving the first 24 hours after the virus has officially been declared dead.
Make sure your blood pressure is low and don’t take medications.
Even with medications and medication reminders, your blood will still remain elevated, so make sure you’re at a safe distance, say to a doctor, and don “not take any medications or medications reminders until you have blood pressure below 80/80.”
In other words, keep your blood in a safe place.
The good news is that there are medications that can help you lower your blood pressures.
But they’re not necessarily a cure-all.
In fact, you may be at risk for developing new infections, which could lead to a higher risk of re-infection.
Get an additional nurse or physician if you need help getting out of bed.
If you need a nurse or a doctor to help you get dressed or get into your car, or you’re on your own and want someone to walk you to a car, don’t hesitate to get one or two more people with you.
The CDC recommends that when a nurse is needed, you call a health care provider.
They can arrange a call to someone who knows the nurses home.
The person can also provide a list of emergency contact points.
If that doesn’t work, you can use the same person to go to the doctor.
Stay home if you have to go out.
In the early days of Ebola, when there were no mobile phone coverage, many people didn’t go out to get help.
If they did, it could be a long and frustrating time for them, said Dr. Michael E. O’Leary, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University.
And when a patient has to stay home, it’s often difficult to get them to leave their house, so you need to keep a close watch on them.
If a patient needs to go outside for an extended period of time, the CDC recommends calling your health care team and asking them to call 911 to come get you.
Use an app to keep tabs on the virus.
Many people use apps to keep track of what is happening in their community, or if they are in a close proximity to other people with the disease.
They will need to be aware of where people are going, so they can follow them, Dr. O’tLeary said.
It is important to note that the virus does not spread very easily over the Internet.
If someone is infected with the Ebola virus and has a smartphone, it can take hours for them to get infected.
That means that if they were not using the app, they might be getting infected more quickly than they could have if they had been using their phones to monitor the virus, O’Leaigh said.
Communicate with your health-related colleagues and other loved ones.
You may be worried about your colleagues’ safety, but they may also be worried that you might spread the virus to them.
While it is important that you are safe, it is also important to communicate with your loved ones and ask them to do things you feel comfortable doing.
They should not be worried if you decide to go public with information about the virus and that you could spread the infection to them, O’tleaigh added.
For instance, you should not share your cell phone number with your colleagues or anyone else who you are concerned may be exposed to the virus through your social network, even if you don’t have any symptoms.
Communicating with your family is another good way to keep your family safe, Dr O’leaight said.
You should also be cautious about sharing personal information with anyone who has Ebola or anyone who might be at higher risk.
Communicative people can be at greater risk if they share personal information, he said.
Stay with your thoughts and your feelings.
Don.t be too worried or too frustrated, O’day said. Be very