Ebola, A Nurse’s Perspective
This is an awesome post about Ebola Virus and certainly explains it better than any hype I have heard on television. I have to believe, unfortunately, that the poor man in Dallas with Ebola exposed so many more people that mentioned. What about the airports, planes, etc? Did he shop in a grocery store? Time will tell but history shows it only takes 1 person to start an epidemic. Time will tell. Let’s all pray for the sick patient and all the victims in Africa, and for any possible future victims.
So a few months ago the country was enthralled with the idea of a few patients, infected with the Ebola virus, coming to the United States. Up until this point, we had been safe from Ebola due to the fact that bats can’t fly over the Atlantic. Some people were completely indifferent, while others had seen Outbreak one too many times. Most were a healthy mix, somewhere in between, but what bothered me the most was both the lack of education and the poor information that was spreading more virulently than the virus could ever hope to.
First, I want to stress that I am a nurse, not a virologist, and hopefully throughout my post you will see that I am not pretending to be one. I have a Bachelor’s in Nursing and am currently a graduate student. I have worked extensively with Infectious Disease Specialists. I have been exposed…
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