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The Straight Facts About Ebola
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We have spent the last few weeks discussing the issue of Ebola with various media outlets, etc.  The panic that is currently taking place is unwarranted and yet the media continues to infuse hysteria into the country.  We do not have an outbreak of Ebola in the United States.  There are two nurses that have come into contact with the a dying patient and...

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Heroes in Scrubs
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Heroes in Scrubs

October 13, 2014

The front line battle for disease continues forward.  The recent Ebola issues in the United States are highlighting the need for addressing the disease not only  in the US., but also at the point where it originates.  The recent verification that a nurse has been infected while caring for the patient that died in Dallas is an example of how serious this disease can...

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Ebola Hysteria
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Ebola Hysteria

October 10, 2014

My goodness, please everyone, calm down.  The hype and uproar to the Ebola virus is so overblown and is causing needless panic.  Yes, Ebola is a bad virus, but it is one of the most docile and difficult to transmit viruses that those of us that work in the medical world deal with every day.  There has been one documented case of Ebola in...

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A Battle Lost…
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A Battle Lost…

October 8, 2014

We received news this morning that Liberian National, Thomas Duncan has passed from the complications of Ebola in the Dallas hospital where he was receiving treatment.  Duncan, the first person ever diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, died at 7:51 a.m., according to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. “He fought courageously in this battle,” the hospital said in a statement. “Our professionals, the...

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The Response to Disease
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The Response to Disease

October 6, 2014

There are media reports galore about the few people that have contracted Ebola, which as of this writing, have all contracted the illness outside of the United States.  It’s a very small component of a much bigger issue, which is how are we supposed to respond to worldwide disease?  As bad as Ebola is, it pales in comparison to many other diseases in relation...

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