Ebola panic spreads

But Americans’ concern is selective I am not a germophobe. You can cough on me, and I probably won’t even flinch. I do not believe in hand sanitizer. I do not always wipe down equipment at the gym. I also am not a hypochondriac. I am someone who, while coughing and sneezing, still makes it to her 8:30 a.m. classes. With winter fast approaching, I’m used to seeing all the people around me bathing themselves in Bath & Body Works mini hand sanitizers and rushing to get their flu shots. This year, however, things are different. This year, people are … Continue reading Ebola panic spreads

Ebola cases reported in the United States

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ The first known contraction of the Ebola virus on U.S. soil has been reported. The woman contracted the disease after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, a native Liberian who unwittingly brought the disease back with him while travelling. He had come to the U.S. to visit his family and friends in Texas. In response to the outbreak, airports have begun a screening process before coming aboard planes. In order to board the plane, travelers are subject to temperature readings at various checkpoints as well as questionnaires, inquiring from where the person was traveling and if he … Continue reading Ebola cases reported in the United States

Ebola outbreak continues to spread

Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ As the Ebola outbreak continues to spread in West Africa, the World Health Organization is growing concerned that the epidemic is showing no signs of slowing down. Ebola, a hemorrhagic fever virus, has killed more than 1,500 people and infected more than 2,600 people in the region. There have been confirmed cases in many West African countries, including Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Various international health organizations have flocked to the region to assist in treatment of patients. However, many towns are lacking the medical infrastructure and technology. Doctors Without Borders, an international health … Continue reading Ebola outbreak continues to spread