Ebola is a disease that hit the U.S. a few weeks ago and has now reached New York City. There has been talk of how this is a serious issue and something must be done about it. While that is true, Ebola has been around since 1976 and only one person has died in the U.S. because of Ebola. Yes, Ebola is a scary disease and it should be stopped, but this isn’t anything to panic over.
When it comes to Ebola there is a gray area of what the public knows and the doctors and people who have studied Ebola know. Ebola has been around since 1976 when the first outbreak was reported in central Africa. Ebola did not just hit the human population this year. According to the World Health Organization, this is a disease transmitted through human-to-human transmission. Another thing the public is confused about is that you don’t always die when you come in contact with this disease. The average death rate is about 50 percent, and in the past, they have varied from 25 percent to 90 percent.
As a country, we have already been moving forward with Ebola. People have been cured and are OK now. Also, just because a person is near the area of the outbreak, doesn’t mean he or she will get the disease. People have been around others with Ebola in the same hospital and nothing is happening to them.
Ebola is a very scary disease that can do damage, but this isn’t something we should be overly concerned with. There have only been four cases in the United States, one person has died and out of the four cases, only two of them have contracted it in the U.S. The other two came from Liberia and Guinea.
As we keep learning about Ebola, more and more facts have been coming out. I think Ebola is a scary disease, like any other disease, but I don’t think we should be overly concerned about it. We are all blessed to be in the U.S., and we just need to trust our doctors find a cure available to everyone. Until then, we need to know that Ebola isn’t going to outbreak all across the world. This is a disease that has hit the U.S. and we are just realizing what this disease does.