11 doctors weighed in:

Live in Michigan work in healthcare will I get Ebola?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: There has been

1 case diagnosed in the US - & the contacts from patient zero are being well monitored & contained.
The 5 patients who were evacuated for treatment went to biocontainment hospitals. There are 4 biocontainment hospitals in the US : Emory Univ Hospital (Atlanta, GA), National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD), Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, Nebraska) & ST Patrick Hospital (Missoula, Montana). >

In brief: There has been

1 case diagnosed in the US - & the contacts from patient zero are being well monitored & contained.
The 5 patients who were evacuated for treatment went to biocontainment hospitals. There are 4 biocontainment hospitals in the US : Emory Univ Hospital (Atlanta, GA), National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD), Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha, Nebraska) & ST Patrick Hospital (Missoula, Montana). >
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Dr. John Goldman
Plus now also a nurse in the United States in Dallas Texas
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thanks so much Dr. Goldman. Looks like the nurse had repeat contact with patient zero. ** If you don't work at one of those biocontainment Centers or the Texas health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas - you would be unlikely to come in contact with any patients with Ebola. Take care.
Dr. Charles Owen
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Odds remain low.

It remains unlikely, albeit not impossible, that you will contract Ebola.
The odds of doing so are low to begin with and drop precipitously the farther you are from Ebola geographically and from a "risk of exposure" standpoint - i.e. not a health care worker, not exposed to large numbers of people, and exercising reasonable caution to avoid body fluid contact.

In brief: Odds remain low.

It remains unlikely, albeit not impossible, that you will contract Ebola.
The odds of doing so are low to begin with and drop precipitously the farther you are from Ebola geographically and from a "risk of exposure" standpoint - i.e. not a health care worker, not exposed to large numbers of people, and exercising reasonable caution to avoid body fluid contact.
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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Healthcare risk

You are probably far more likely to get hepatitis or other infection from blood exposure or needle stick.
You are probably more likely to get attacked by a patient or visitor. There are risks that we all assume as healthcare workers, but Ebola in Michigan is quite low.

In brief: Healthcare risk

You are probably far more likely to get hepatitis or other infection from blood exposure or needle stick.
You are probably more likely to get attacked by a patient or visitor. There are risks that we all assume as healthcare workers, but Ebola in Michigan is quite low.
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Dr. Andrea Brand
Family Medicine

In brief: Infection control

We can't predict whether you might be exposed to Ebola virus or any other infectious agent.
The best defense is to follow infection control procedures, including washing hands and wearing personal protective gear.

In brief: Infection control

We can't predict whether you might be exposed to Ebola virus or any other infectious agent.
The best defense is to follow infection control procedures, including washing hands and wearing personal protective gear.
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