Ebola, A Nurse’s Perspective

An interesting read. Please take precautions!

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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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2 Responses to “Ebola, A Nurse’s Perspective”

  1. dermotgilley

    “… bats can’t fly over the Atlantic …” No, but if they did, it would be less dangerous than the humans who CAN fly. Because they already carry the human-adapted and far more contagious (for humans) Ebola virus version! And since they won’t show symptoms (e.g. fever) for seven to 20 days, they will not be caught but spread the virus far and wide.

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