Why You Shouldn't Freak Out About the First U.S. Ebola Patient


For months, the Ebola epidemic was a terrible problem Today, the CDC confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S.: a man who was traveling in Liberia and is now at a hospital in Dallas. Should you panic about Ebola now? Nope, and here’s why.

The bottom line is that Ebola spreads only through the direct contact with bodily fluids—making it a whole lot harder to spread than the airborne common flu. We also know exactly how to stop Ebola; the crisis in Africa has gotten so bad due to lack of healthcare infrastructure.

#medblr/healthcare workers, know the facts — cuz you’re going to be bombarded with panic-laden questions about Ebola now.