Almost every day, the Ebola virus is discussed on the radio, TV, internet and in publications. What is Ebola exactly? With the first confirmed travelling Ebola case being reported in the U.S., what is really known about how this disease is contracted, spread, the symptoms and treatments? Listening to and reading all the news can cause people to panic, so the following is information to try to dispel the myths, and give good basic facts about Ebola.
2014 West Africa Ebola Epidemic
The 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak is the largest outbreak of Ebola in history. However, it has only affected cities in countries in West Africa, including: Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. The first case of travelling Ebola was reported in the U.S., in Dallas, Texas. It was reported on September 30, 2014, but it is atravel related case.
Original post on October 7, 2014 - Read more about the understanding of the Ebola virus.
Written by an Angel MedFlight writer based in Scottsdale, Az.
You can also visit http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html to read more about the virus from the CDC.