Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 6

How ebola is spread

Week 6

Subject: Security education

Topic: How ebola is spread

Reference: Religion and national value (security education)


  • Ebola is spread through direct physical contact with body fluids like blood, saliva, stool, vomits, urine and sweat of an infected person.
  • The virus can be gotten through eating dead animals that died of ebola.
  • The virus can be gotten through contact with persons who have died of ebola.
  • Splashing of body fluids from an infected person and soiled inner used by a patient.
  • It can be spread through skin piercing instruments that have been used by an infected person.

Preventive measures

Ebola has not cure yet, but can be prevented if one takes proper care. Some of the preventive measures are:

  • Wash your hands with soup and water after handling a patient or a body of a person who has died of ebola.
  • Avoid handing and eating wild meat.
  • Avoid direct contact with body fluids of a person suffering from ebola by using protective materials like gloves, goggles and masks.
  • Disinfect the beddings and clothing of an infected person with bleach.
  • Persons suspected to be suffering from ebola should be taken to the nearest health/medical unit immediately for proper treatment.
  • Avoid eating dead animals such as chimpanzees, gorillas, bush, meat etc.
  • Report any suspected cases of ebola to the nearest health/medical unit immediately.


Step I: Teacher revises previous lesson with pupils

Step II: Teacher introduces and explain new topic to pupils

Step III: Pupils are allowed to ask questions

Step IV: Teacher writes note on the boards for pupils


  1. What is ebola
  2. Mention 4 signs and symptoms of ebola
  3. Mention three ways of how ebola is spread
  4. Mention 5 preventive measures against ebola

Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary.

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