The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, yesterday, advised victims of the Ebola Virus to seek early treatment as it could help increase their chances of survival.
Mr Grev Hunt, who is the sub-Regional Coordinator on Ebola, said this yesterday when speaking to newsmen on sidelines of the forum on Ebola Communication and Prevention in Dakar, Senegal.
Hunt said, seeking quick treatment for the Ebola disease could prevent further spread of the virus.
“Once every one in the population knows how to protect themselves, their family and their communities, then they can make sure they do not become infected.
“If they do become infected or if they know a neighbour who has become infected then the key message for them to communicate is seek early treatment.
“If you seek early treatment it increases your chances of survival; if you do like the traditional method with most diseases you stay at home, your chances out of ten to survive is only one.
“If you tell your neighbour or your family or your relatives to go for early treatment then your chances of survival can be out of 10 people six will survive and those chances are so much better,“ he said.