The truth about Ebola

The US Department of Health announced on Wednesday that a second Texas healthcare worker who treated the first patient in the United States to be diagnosed with Ebola has tested positive for the disease.

The Ebola epidemic has been spreading across borders over the last two months, but does anyone really know what it is and how to prevent contracting the virus? Xolani speaks to Johannesburg Bureau Chief for the Globe and Mail, Geoffrey York has been reporting in Liberia since the Ebola outbreak.

York says that it's odd that 2 health workers in the US contracted the virus from one patient and explains the vigorous prevention procedures that MSF Doctors working in West Africa go through after dealing with Ebola patients. York adds that it's possible to be trained and to avoid the risks of contracting the deadly virus.

He answers the question of how Ebola has spread so fast?

The World Health Organization shared this infographic that captures all the information that you need to know about Ebola.


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