Emory hospital in Atlanta is preparing to care for a patient from Western Africa. We don’ t know which patient it will be yet, 2 Americans are infected in Liberia, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly. Ebola is said to not be that contagious in the video but why do so many people get it? CDC has raised travel alerts.
Travel warnings have been issued. In Brooklyn Park, Minnesota caution is also being taken as this is the largest concentration of people from that region in Africa. There is a global call for doctors globally all over the world to come help.
The wife and two children of the doctor left the area in Africa before he was exposed to the virus. BD
“Emory University Hospital has a specially built isolation unit set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases,” the hospital said. “It is physically separate from other patient areas and has unique equipment and infrastructure that provide an extraordinarily high level of clinical isolation. It is one of only four such facilities in the country."
Experts say isolating patients with Ebola is important. The disease is not terribly contagious, but it can spread via bodily fluids and healthcare workers are at special risk. They must wear layers of protective equipment including boots, gloves, a full body suit and face and eye protection.