You start to feel panic rise in your chest, reliving the fateful handshake over and over. Your anxiety is perfectly understandable — but unnecessary.

Why you probably don’t have Ebola — even if you shook hands with America’s “patient zero”

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The United States is going to deploy some 1,400 troops to Liberia to help roll back the deadly Ebola virus disease, Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said on Wednesday.

"Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has authorized the deployment of 700 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division headquarters element to Liberia to help with the Ebola epidemic there," Adm. Kirby said at a briefing in Washington.

The admiral added US Army will deploy another 700 soldiers from engineering units throughout the United States to supervise the construction of Ebola treatment units, conduct site surveys and provide engineering expertise.

These deployments are part of a “whole-of-government response” to the Ebola outbreak, Adm. Kirby said, adding that 195 DoD personnel had already been deployed in West Africa.

The first case of Ebola importation into the United States has been reported in Texas by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)‎. The patient, who returned from Liberia as early as in mi-September, has been put in isolation.

There is no officially approved cure for the disease, however, several countries, including Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Japan are currently developing a vaccine.

More than 3,000 people have died of Ebola in West Africa since the start of the outbreak. The Ebola epidemic broke out in late 2013, spreading across Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal. A separate outbreak, unrelated to the one in West Africa, is taking place in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Man diagnosed with Ebola virus in US was sent home for two days

The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola outside Africa during the latest outbreak was sent home with a course of antibiotics for two days after seeking medical care at a Dallas hospital last week, a hospital official said.

The patient, believed to be male, was admitted to an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital, in Dallas on Sunday, after coming to the same hospital two days before.

Edward Goodman, the infectious disease specialist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, told National Public Radio that the patient’s symptoms were not definitive when he was first seen. Goodman said: “He was evaluated for his illness, which was very nondescript. He had some laboratory tests, which were not very impressive, and he was dismissed with some antibiotics.”

Medical officials in the US announced on Tuesday that tests confirmed the man, who had travelled from Liberia, had Ebola.

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THERE WILL NOT BE AN EBOLA EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA. If you’re going to panic guys at least inform yourselves first.
The potential for widespread infections is considered low as the disease is only spread by direct contact with the secretions from someone who is showing signs of infection. The symptoms limit a person’s ability to spread the disease as they are often too sick to travel

As a matter of fact I hope everyone that’s scared of an Ebola outbreak in the USA actually contracts the disease, that way we’ll get rid of y’alls stupidity.
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Important Things About the Ebola Outbreak

  • You’re not hearing enough about it because it’s happening in Africa. Plain and simple. Western Media (of which I was once a naive member) does not consider the deaths of non-whites and non-Westerners as important, so while this disease kills, it isn’t killing the right people to get enough attention.
  • With that said, officials have made it clear that they think there’s no chance the disease could spread outside of Africa, and definitely not to the United States.
  • That’s bullshit, in my opinion. I’ve spent a lot of time researching disease transmission, viruses, etc., both professionally and in my spare time. It may not spread, but they can’t know that at this stage. It’s the largest outbreak of Ebola EVER. There are already hundreds dead, and the number is growing.
  • "Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a case fatality rate of up to 90%. It is one of the world’s most virulent diseases.The infection is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected animals or people. Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are health workers, family members and others in close contact with sick people and deceased patients." [x]
  • There is no cure and no vaccine, and most people are not educated on protecting themselves from this disease.
  • Don’t freak out, but we should all be paying attention.

Everyone comparing Ebola to the Croatoan virus from SPN needs to stfu. It’s insensitive. People are dying from this disease and idiots on here have the nerve to write freaking fanfiction and conspiracy theories comparing an actual, life threatening illness to a completely fictional one. This is not a freaking game nor is it appropriate. Have some respect.

Cuba to send doctors to Ebola areas

Cuba is sending 165 health workers to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, officials say.

Doctors, nurses and infection control specialists will travel to Sierra Leone in October and stay for six months.

The announcement comes as the World Health Organization says new cases in West Africa are increasing faster than the capacity to manage them.

More than 2,400 people have died from the virus in recent months and some 4,700 people have been infected.

The death toll remains highest in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. 

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