This is a great article. I’ve heard so many people who shrug off what is happening with this virus. It’s big. It’s scary.
I almost didn’t attend a conference in Dallas in August because of this outbreak, and was shocked to see that Dallas was where the first patient in the US is. Gave me a little bit of shivers. Hoping my gut feeling is wrong on this… Read the blog attached. It’s worth it.
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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