Ebola Virus does not pose any major threat in the US: Federal Authorities

Ebola Virus does not pose any major threat in the US: Federal Authorities

Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has caused immense fear among people across the globe. Recently, a Liberian man visited Dallas and fell sick. But Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital did not find anything serious and sent him back home.

After two days, he returned to the hospital and was diagnosed with Ebola. Federal authorities admitted to making a mistake in the initial diagnosis, but they have also ensured that the virus would not spread. In fact, officials have been repeatedly stating that the nation has all the needed health measures to ensure that the virus does not become a big threat in the United States.

Though the authorities concerned have given the surety, the negligence in the case of Thomas Duncan has fanned the Ebola scare. It is now being said that around 50 people had come in contact with Mr. Duncan and they are being monitored as well. Out of them, 10 are considered to be at high risk.

On Friday, the authorities apologized for the slow response, including removing the bed sheets, towels and other items that Duncan was using. "Although certainly it was rocky, to the perception of people and reality, but the fact is the reason I said there wouldn't be an outbreak is because of what's going on right now", affirmed Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious-diseases chief at the National Institutes of Health.

Virus outbreak is considered serious risk in the United States and healthcare providers come into action quickly, affirmed Fauci. The Ebola outbreak started in Liberia and neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone. From these countries, many people have travelled to United States in recent weeks. But until now, no one has been diagnosed with the virus in the United States.

They do have one isolated case in Texas. But that does not mean that it will prove dangerous for rest of the population. People have been advised to not panic. For past many months, federal authorities are providing guidelines to state health officials, hospitals, doctors, customs agents and airline pilots on how to handle the virus.

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