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Ebola too Close to Home PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kate Delaney   
Sunday, 12 October 2014 14:35
How do you stop the largest Ebola epidemic in history? Right now scientists are working round the clock to develop something, anything using a variety of experimental drugs on patients. Hurry! At least 4,000 people have died and the World Health Organization confirms at least 8,300 cases of Ebola. Keep in mind the epidemic started in March.
Living in Dallas, Texas almost every conversation starts with something related to Ebola. Thomas Duncan who died last week brought Ebola with him to the city from Liberia. The West African nation is one of a handful of areas in the region where most of the deaths have occurred from this brutal virus.
We all know the story of Duncan's first trip to the Dallas hospital where he was sent home with a handful of antibiotics. What happened or what didn't happened is being investigated. Now the news today that a nurse treating Duncan with full protective gear as required by the CDC has tested positive for Ebola.
Just how far will this virus spread? Let's be honest anything diagnosed outside the hot zone of West Africa is worrisome. Yes, Duncan came from an Ebola plagued area and the virus incubated inside of him. Was he an anomaly? Most of us live thousands of miles away from the Ebola ravaged areas but tell that to the family of the nurse in Dallas or others still being monitored for signs of Ebola.
Last Updated ( Monday, 20 October 2014 00:50 )