Ebola in the US

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Is anyone else slightly worried about the two patients who're being treated for Ebola in US? The infected American doctor arrived in Atlanta, GA a few days ago from West Africa. I hope he gets the medical care he really needs and deserves! I can't believe he was somehow infected, and I'm a little worried about the medical staff here... I know it's a lot safer here with specialized contamination equipment.

FLCrackerPN

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Although I wish they had sent medical equipment and supplies and treated them over THERE, at this point I am not as concerned about Ebola spreading from the two patients at Emory as I am about the NYC Patient that is hospitalized with ebloa symptoms after recently traveling to West Africa.

New York City Hospital Treating Potential Ebola Patient - ABC News

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

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There's quite a few threads already with good information, and some of those who have already posted lengthy replies may not wish to rehash those posts in a new thread. You can find all of this here:

https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/nursing-ebola-virus-939465.html

https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/no-worries-usa-940124.html

https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-discussion/ebola-939886.html

and one more from the break room (may need to login again):

Ebola outbreak in Guinea spreads | allnurses