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How much you know about Ebola disease happened in US (2014)?

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What is Ebola? and Who is a first Ebola patient died in US?

Who is a first Ebola patient died in US?

That’s a Liberian man names Thomas Eric Duncan (1972 – Oct. 8, 2014).  He died on October 8, 2014 at 7:51 a.m. (Central Time).

  • Thomas Eric Duncan – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Eric_Duncan

Who is infected with Ebola after treating Mr. Duncan in the US?

So far, as today, there are two nurses whom cared for Mr. Duncan during treating with Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Health hospital in Dallas, Texas.

  1. Nina Pham, 26 years old, who had low grade fever on October 10 night and then she was tested Ebola virus positive on October 11.
  2. Amber Vinson, 29 years old, who had fever on October 14 and then be positive on Ebola virus test on October 15.

Why Mr. Duncan didn’t get blood transfusion?

According to an article from ABC, Dr. Kent Brantly told the interviewer that Mr. Duncan had different blood type with him.  The blood type of Dr. Brantly is A+ while Mr. Duncan had B+, so they’re incompatible and unable for transfusion.

  • Why Dr. Kent Brantly Couldn’t Donate Blood to Thomas Eric Duncan – abcnews.go.com/Health/dr-kent-brantly-donate-blood-thomas-eric-duncan/story?id=26226388

What is Ebola? Ebola’s Signs & Symptoms? 

The first outbreak of Ebola virus happened back then on August 26, 1976 in Yambuku and a first infected person was recorded is Mabalo Lokela, a 44‑year-old schoolteacher.

As known, this disease does not transmit through airborne.

    • Ebola virus disease – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus_disease
    • Ebola virus cases in the United States – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus_cases_in_the_United_States
    • Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever – cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/
    • Ebola virus disease – World Health Organization – who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/

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