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Ebola: Misinformation can spread like virus

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Ebola: Misinformation can spread like virus.

Much of the reporting around ebola is rife with rumours and misconceptions. In my experience, there seem to be three main popular misconceptions around the viral outbreak.The first is that it is easy to contract ebola. Due to the gruesome nature in which the virus manifests itself in humans, people are understandably terrified of contracting ebola. Anecdotes abound about how people are scared of being on an airplane in the same confined space as anyone travelling from West Africa.  However, ebola is not airborne and cannot be contracted by simply sitting beside someone and breathing the same air. Concern Worldwide have dedicated staff on the ground in both Sierra Leone and Liberia, none of whom have contracted the virus or come even close….

 

Ebola: Eight facts about American perception and West African reality – The Washington Post

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Ebola: Eight facts about American perception and West African reality – The Washington Post.

The Washington Post’s Todd C. Frankel writes about what it takes to leave some West African airports: a normal temperature. The cold calculation of health is many travelers’ ticket out of the Ebola-ravaged region

Here’s more about the epidemic, our perception of Ebola in the United States and the reality abroad:

1.  The current Ebola epidemic has claimed more lives than all previous Ebola outbreaks combined.

As of last week, the number of suspected deaths (1,552) surpassed the number of confirmed deaths (1,548) from every outbreak since the disease was discovered in 1976, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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