What New Yorkers Need to Know about Ebola

Do you know everything about Ebola and how to keep your family safe from the virus? Read on to find out!
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According to CNN.com, as Ebola cases rise to staggering numbers, so do the fears and concerns among nations – reactions that have become intensified with reports of infections in Spain and the United States. But what is the real truth about the virus, and how will it affect you and your family members?
Dr. Joan Bregstein, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center and Director of Community Outreach at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, recently authored a blog, titled “What New Yorkers Need to Know about Ebola” for NYC Kids 911, a parent's guide to pediatric emergencies published by Columbia University Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
In the blog, Dr. Bregstein writes, “Ebola is not causing an epidemic in the United States and, given the United States’ sophisticated ability to detect, monitor, and contain infectious diseases, will likely never become an epidemic like it has in Africa, where healthcare resources are less advanced.”
Dr. Bregstein also writes about the history of the Ebola virus, symptoms, prevention tips, and more. To read her full blog, please visit nyckids911.newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/2014/10/06/what-new-yorkers-need-to-know-about-ebola.