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Is the United States ready for the deadly Ebola virus?

  • October 12, 2014 11:04 PM EDT

    The passing of Eric Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola on U.S. soil, 10 days after he was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. It is a stark reminder of Ebola's insidious nature. It is a tough disease to treat. It is even more complicated without an FDA-approved treatment, and just about 50% of patients diagnosed survive it.

    Duncan's case, and the undeniable misdiagnosis that preceded his eventual admission should serve as a catalyst for preparedness, but that raises a question: Is the United States ready for the deadly Ebola virus?

    As news broke early Sunday morning (10/12/2014) that a second person in Dallas had contracted Ebola; she is a healthcare worker (nurse) who had contact with Eric Duncan; People are wondering: How? Supposedly the exact answer is not yet known; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating, and a breach in protocol is suspected, CDC director Tom Frieden said at a press conference on Sunday. 

    This post was edited by Milton Bertrand at October 12, 2014 11:05 PM EDT
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    March 14, 2020 6:08 AM EDT

    As a content editor from it continues its deadly ride worldwide with the 5000 confirmed deaths with slight change in description Ebola is long gone away and you have new pain in headache! Welcome Corona in United States after making its block buster entry in China and Italy which has the biggest corona virus outbreak outside China, with more than 800 dead and most part of the world, affecting the economical stability, now it has driven through its target in USA.