“One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognise a problem before it becomes an emergency.” Ebola virus also called Ebola hemorrhagic fever is rare but fatal illness. Ebola is named after the Ebola River in Zaire. It first emerged in Sudan and Zaire. These viruses are located in sun- Saharan Africa. This spreads through human to human transmission. It is transmitted to human population from wild animals like fruit bats, chimpanzees, monkeys. Often blood or body fluids of infected animals contains this virus and contact with it makes human vulnerable to Ebola virus disease (EVD). No vaccine as such available to combat this deadly disease. However, early detection of case and symptomatic treatment aid in fast recovery.1 Therefore, a descriptive study was undertaken to assess the knowledge of registered nurse and nursing students. Purposive sampling technique used to select the sample. The sample size was 100. A structured questionnaire constructed comprised of two parts: part 1 consist of six demographic variables and part 2 included total 14 questions related to EBOLA virus disease. The results of study revealed that 61% of samples had average knowledge about Ebola followed by 31% had poor knowledge and only 2% had good knowledge.
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M. Maheswary. To Assess the Knowledge of Ebola Virus Disease among Staff Nurses and Nursing Students in selected Hospital and College, Jalandhar, Punjab. Asian J. Nursing Education and Research. 2020; 10(2):183-184. doi: 10.5958/2349-2996.2020.00039.7