A 17-year-old male asked:
has their ever been a case of someone having the ebola virus in the u.s.?!?!
3 doctor answers
Dr. Ankush Bansal answered
17 years experience Internal Medicine
No: But there was scare about an airborne ebola virus (that luckily didn't cause illness in human) outside washington, dc in the early 1990s. Read richard preston's the hot zone for details about that.
Answered on Sep 11, 2019
Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: There are two cases right now, in Atlanta, health care workers under extreme isolation conditions getting the best thought of treatment for the condition. No case has spontaneously been detected in the USA>
Answered on Oct 4, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 years experience Psychiatry
Ebola: Regarding current Ebola outbreak you are probably now aware that a man who had direct contact with Ebola traveled from Nigeria to Dallas, Texas - developing Ebola sx's 5 days after arrival in the US. The CDC is monitoring each of the man's contacts for 21 days. Two missionaries were also evacuated from Africa to the US for treatment prior to that. The Reston virus (mutated Ebola Virus) found in
Answered on Nov 11, 2014
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