A Bunch Of Things Americans Believe About Ebola That Aren’t Actually True

Posted: October 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Fifth Column

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden speaks during a news conference after confirming that a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden speaks during a news conference after confirming that a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola | CREDIT: AP PHOTO/JOHN BAZEMORE

Facts we should know in order to pass on informed information

Think Progress

On Tuesday, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that an Ebola case has been diagnosed in the U.S., after an individual who recently flew here from Liberia started to display symptoms once he landed in Dallas. It’s the first time the virus has been diagnosed outside of Western Africa, where it’s killed more than 3,000 people, and the news has sparked some concern about the deadly virus spreading within our borders.

But health experts have been clear about the fact that there’s virtually no risk of Ebola spreading widely throughout the this country. “I have no doubt that…

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