Ebola Crisis - Should we be Worried in the Wiregrass?

With the Ebola crisis, comes questions. Should you and I be worried?
Here's what you need to know about the disease.

The Ebola disease originates from Africa but is being spread through travel.

So if you've traveled outside of the country recently or have been in contact with someone who has you should be cautious.

Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids.

It's only contagious when the person is showing symptoms.

Some of the symptoms are a high fever, nausea, vomiting and headache, similar to the flu in its early stages.

The similarity in symptoms is why hospitals around the country are on high alert.

"It’s something to stay informed about. It’s not a huge threat to us right now, we are aware of it, we've heightened our awareness here. We are monitoring our patients when they come in with these symptoms we ask them - have you been out of the country or have you been in contact with anyone who has been out the country because that is the key element in this organism,” Head of Infection Prevention at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Donna Murkerson said.

Southeast Alabama Medical Center is in constant contact with the centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Alabama Department of Health.


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