Detroit Today

New Facts About Ebola

Thursday, October 2, 2014

How can you catch Ebola and what does the recent case in Dallas mean for the collective health of our country? Bankole speaks with Dr. Eden Wells, a Clinical Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan's School of Health. Wells says hospitals across the country learned an important lesson based on the fact that the Dallas hospital staff did not communicate to hospital or CDC officials that the patient had told them that he recently arrived from West Africa. She says that hospitals across the country are beefing up protocols to make sure the same thing doesn't happen elsewhere. She says despite the apperance of Ebola in the U.S., there is no need for panic because most of the people in contact with the infected man are being closely monitored.