1st Ebola diagnosis in the U.S.: Is it time to start panicking?

Posted: October 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

Say the truth loud!

(CNN) — For the first time, a patient in an American hospital has been diagnosed with Ebola.

The unidentified man, who is being treated at a Dallas hospital, didn’t show symptoms until after four or five days of arriving in the United States from Liberia.

Citing privacy concerns, official are being tight-lipped about how he contracted the virus or how he’s being treated.

Shortly after the news broke Tuesday evening, more than 50,000 tweets about Ebola flew through Twitter in a one-hour period, many of them panicked responses.

Should we be concerned?

The short answer: no.  View image on Twitter

Now let’s get to the long answer.

Could the patient’s fellow passengers be infected?

The patient being treated in a Dallas hospital flew from one of the Ebola hot zones — Liberia — to Texas.

But his fellow passengers aren’t thought to be at risk because you can only contract Ebola through direct contact…

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