Critics challenge Ebola respiratory protection

This is really eye-opening. Truly outrageous to treat the nurses as expendable. I applaud the nurses here who took proactive action to get better protection.

Global News

Ebola has been called “the nurse killer” in West Africa. The disease has claimed more than 8,000 lives in what has become the largest outbreak since the disease was first discovered in 1976. But what is also unprecedented is the high proportion of “doctors, nurses, and other health-care workers who have been infected” according to the World Health Organization. As of Jan. 7, WHO reported 820 health-care workers have been infected and 488 have died.

Health organizations and authorities have said that Ebola is not an airborne disease and can only be spread through direct contact with bodily fluids of an infected person or animal.

But contagious disease expert Dr. Mark Nicas says it’s “biologically possible” for the Ebola virus to spread through small droplets.

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