Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden questioned in Congress
The Ebola virus outbreak in America is causing concern among the general public. Liberian tourist, Thomas Eric Duncan, is the first person to die of Ebola in America, after visiting family in Dallas, Texas. Two nurses that treated Duncan, Nina Pham and Amber Vison, have since tested positive for Ebola.
Thomas Eric Duncan
In the wake of the viral outbreak, the U.S. government, via the Center For Disease Control (CDC), has issued new guidelines for the handling of the Ebola virus in America. This medical emergency has made the public aware of the fact the CDC is not prepared for all diseases that can strike, which is dangerous.
Nina Pham's boyfriend is now under quarantine
The government has to get on the ball and prepare for every potential medical scenario that can strike America. It will save lives. Infectious disease is a serious problem that can kill rapidly. People are depending on the CDC in what is a monumental task and one they cannot fail at, as the price is too high.
The Ebola virus is nature gone out of control. The perfect balance has been disrupted. Illness and death is the result for thousands in Africa and Mr. Duncan, who passed on U.S. shores. An international medical body needs to pool global resources in addressing the Ebola crisis.