Monday, April 14, 2014

Gupta reports on Ebola from Guinea on CNN's AC360

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported on the outbreak of Ebola virus on AC360 Monday night. The report was from Conakry, Guinea. 

Gupta emphasized that Ebola is not airborne, and that it is safe to be near it, as long as no actual fluids touch him.  But tending to patients is risky for nurses, far more so than with HIV. 
Ebola has never spread by plane with a passenger to the rest of the world, but there is a fear that it could. 

Gupta noted that the young doctor, thoroughly suiting up, was unmarried and without children, and that was a prerequisite for treating the patients, as if his own life were less valuable.
There was a scare about a so-called “Ebola Reston” in 1989, according to Robert Preston’s book “The Hot Zone”.
Guinea is claiming that its Ebola outbreak is under control, Australian story here
Guinea is adjacent to Sierra Leone.  

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