Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ebola

I'm taking a poll and asking the question how concerned are you about the recent cases of Ebola in the US?  

Here in Oklahoma there is probably greater concern since we are only a short drive from Dallas where the two confirmed cases have been hospitalized.  We recently had a patient quarantined in Okla. City which turned out to not be Ebola.

I think we are going to have to prepare for the fact that we will be having more confirmed cases here in the US.  Unfortunately the situation was not contained in West Africa at the onset and as people travel to the US we have to prepared to deal with the possibility of another exposure.

A lot of people here have asked why travel is still being allowed out of the countries where so many people have Ebola.  What I've read is that would actually make the situation worse and harder to contain.  Some even said the US should close their borders.  That really made me laugh since we can't even control the border between us and Mexico.

Hopefully we are feverishly working on a vaccine but even if we get one (which I think we eventually will) there will be another virus down the pike that we will have to contend with.

1 comment:

Olga Hebert said...

It is a scary epidemic--more deadly than the flu.