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27 September 14

The Ebola Epidemic

Filed under: Uncategorized — by turtlemom3 @ 8:40 pm

Although information about the massive Ebola epidemic in West Africa is scary, it is important to realize there are NO cases that have occurred due to exposure in the USA. There are only 4 or 5 people, medical workers, who have been brought to the USA (because they are US citizens) for treatment – and the treatment has been successful in most of them. The 2 that are newest arrivals are still under treatment.

Infographic of the ecology of Ebola Virus (as currently understood).

Infographic of the ecology of Ebola Virus (as currently understood).

The news media is NOT the best place to get accurate information. The best place to get accurate information is the CDC website. The information is updated as soon as there is new information. The Ebola pages on the website begin HERE.

A downloadable PDF Infographic can be found HERE.

As a nurse, I can only say, please do not be misled by overblown, inaccurate headlines. Go to the CDC website for your information!

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