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Health: Stay informed: Ebola facts

posted Oct 6, 2014, 9:43 AM by TC Administrator
The following information has been provided to Tri-Center from our local health department.  

Ebola identification in Texas
It is understandable that there is concern about the identification of an Ebola case in Texas. Healthcare providers are asked to help alleviate concern among patients by discussing the disease and its implications to the U.S. with them.  Here are some facts that you can use when discussing this virus with your patients:
  • Ebola is not a virus spread through the air.
  • You can only get Ebola by having direct contact with bodily fluids of a sick person.
  • People can only spread this illness when they are sick and actively having symptoms.
  • There is a world of difference between the healthcare systems in the U.S. and the parts of Africa where Ebola is spreading.
  • Our hospitals and healthcare providers handle very contagious illnesses every day.
  • Our hospitals and healthcare providers are well-trained and equipped to handle any infectious disease, including Ebola.
For additional information and resources, visit www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html.
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