Great story.  Read it.  It’s well worth the two- to four-minute read.  You’ll be better informed.

A teaser:

Ebola, A Nurse’s Perspective

…The flu gets into your mucous and other secretions, Ebola tends to stay in the blood, but remember, every one of your bodily fluids are full of blood now. So a person with the flu sneezes, and now millions of little droplets (remember those guys?) shoot out of their nose at nearly mach 1, all across the room, same for a cough, all it takes is a little microscopic droplet to land in your eye, nose, mouth, or the unlikely scenario of an open wound, and you’ve now been infected, because you came in CONTACT with their bodily fluids. I see the word contact thrown around a lot, but most people think of mass amounts of contact with blood, but what they don’t realize is that contact also includes microscopic mucous and saliva droplets, each one chock full of Ebola.


Lastly, I’ll leave you with this graph found at Virology Down Under.

4 thoughts on “Ebola, a nurse’s perspective”
  1. If anyone thinks that community or federal medical authorities are prepared for an ebola outbreak just look at the failure by the va and military to provide care to chemical, biological, radiological casualties. CONTAINMENT AT THE SOURCE THEN DEFINTIVE CARE IS THE ONLY VIABLE METHOD. The ppe used so far is useless as I/ we learned from real world wmd- e , nbc-e response and exposures and the case is spain verifies. Screening a person once they get here is simply a joke.

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