Just because the Ebola contagion hasn’t been highlighted as fervently in recent months doesn’t mean the problem has diminished. A level of caution and discontent is once again being raised as two more Americans return from Sierra Leone. Eight other Americans returned within the last week from completing mission work in Africa as well. Although they are being monitored constantly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is still a very unnerving, underlying sentiment here. Each of the workers that returned were exposed to Ebola through one of their colleagues who is being treated in Maryland currently for the disease. This individual is in critical condition at this time according to CNN.
What does this exposure mean for your state or area? Until Ebola analysis tests are completed, all 10 of the individuals are a possible threat. One individual arrived on Friday from Sierra Leone and touched down in Atlanta, GA. The individual was showing signs of the illness, but analysis tests proved negative. However, the individual is still being quarantined in isolation within Emory Hospital for 21 days. Other workers returned to Nebraska and Maryland on Sunday morning for observation.
Keep in mind more than 10,000 people have died from the disease since 2013 in other countries. Is this a cause for worry or does the United States seem to have the epidemic under control? Thoughts?