When someone has the flu, it’s only a matter of time before those who come in contact with that person also end up with it. The same concept is true about Ebola and other airborne viruses.
When you’re around someone who has the disease, your risks of getting it multiply. The solution, it seems, would simply be to avoid those who are symptomatic.
But it’s not that easy. Just like the flu, the Ebola virus can be within someone and you won’t know it because the symptoms can be so similar. Some of the symptoms of Ebola are nausea and vomiting.
But the flu has these symptoms, too. Diarrhea is a symptom of Ebola, but a person can have that with the flu as well. A cough can be a symptom of either Ebola or the flu.
So what happens is that whenever people are around others who have these symptoms, it can be easy to dismiss them as being something less serious. Dismissing the flu symptoms in someone who truly has the flu isn’t life threatening to you (in some cases, although even the flu kills some people each year).
But dismissing Ebola symptoms can be. Though the odds of dying aren’t as great as they once were, you still have a big chance of dying from Ebola if you get it. Your best chance of beating this disease is to protect yourself before it gets a chance to harm you.
Respirator masks are designed to keep out pathogens that can enter the body through the mouth or nose. By blocking these pathogens, you increase your protection against Ebola.
Not all respirator masks are effective against pathogens and particles, so you want to look for ones that have high ratings in safety and customer satisfaction. The 3M Particulate Respirator 8233 is one such mask.
This is a NIOSH approved disposable one that has a top rated filtration protection of 99.97 percent. Inside the respirator, the material is made for the comfort of long usage.
The mask has a cup that helps the respirator have a snug fit. There is a flexible nose clip that can be fitted to individual needs. This is what helps prevent condensation from building up in the safety goggles that you need to wear as well.
It has a Cool Flow Exhalation Valve. This is a feature that makes it comfortable – even when you’re wearing it in hot weather. The respirator has a good seal and adjustable straps to ensure you get a tight, protective fit.