First Ebola case reported in US
October 1, 2014
n what is considered to be the first Ebola diagnosis in US, people have started showing concerns on social networking websites over the possible outbreak in the nation. However, considering all the possibilities and going by what the experts are saying, chances of an outbreak looks slim.
The unidentified man who is being treated at a hospital in Dallas didn’t show symptoms until after four or five days of arriving in the United States from Liberia. He is the first person to be diagnosed with the disease in US.
Experts have said that such cases will always remain a concern till the epidemic is subdued in West Africa. However, medicinal experts dismissed an outbreak emphasizing the ways in which the U.S. medical system is well equipped to halt the spread of the disease.
“We’re stopping it in its tracks in this country,” Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
The CDC has issued travel warnings toto Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the countries plagued by the outbreak.