Who Is Next?
The outbreak of Ebola started on March 2014 in the country of Africa. 8,304 people sadly died from the horrible disease. Ebola causes sudden weakness, muscle soreness, and fever. Close contact with an infected wild animal is the source of the disease, but thankfully scientist have found a cure. How does this affect you as an american? The health epidemic can hurt your wallet. For instance, with an Ebola patient on U.S. soil, the rate of workplace productivity went down because many schools were cancelled for a day or week due to health precautions because a patient arrived in their state. In result, parents have to stay home with their young children and not work. The closes in schools causes America to pay more money to be closed rather than open. Costing fellow Americans a fortune.
The stocks of airlines have significantly dropped over the weeks Ebola have been active. Many people were too afraid to fly in international waters in fear of contracting the deadly disease. This also resulted in the economy going down. The outbreak of Ebola made all of us aware as united state citizens to be thankful for our lives and to wash our hands. Gayle Smith, senior director at the National Security Council said, " This is not an African disease. This is a virus that can effect all humanity." This event may have happened over seas, but it the most important event because this teaches us as american to be prepared for anythings that might come our way. Dr. Tom Frienden explained, "“It is the world’s first Ebola epidemic, and it’s spiraling out of control. It’s bad now, and it’s going to get worse in the very near future. There is still a window of opportunity to tamp it down, but that window is closing. We really have to act now.”
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