Archive for November 6, 2014
The concern over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus continues to strike fear in many Americans, especially those living in Dallas Texas and New York City, where patients who have recently traveled to western Africa are being treated for the virus.
Concern over the spread of the virus first came to light when two nurses treating an Ebola patient — the first and only patient who died of the virus while being treated in the United States — contracted the virus. While both nurses have made a full recovery, the second nurse to contract the virus traveled on a commercial flight while suffering from a fever. This caused widespread panic, as Ebola can only be spread to another by direct, physical contact with the body fluids of another who is showing symptoms of the virus such as a high grade fever, a