Ebola Scare Shuts Down Charlotte Emergency Room
September 1, 2014 1:29pm PST
On Saturday, a Charlotte area emergency room was shut down after the medical staff was confronted with a patient who they feared might have been a carrier of the deadly Ebola virus.
Symptoms of Ebola are not totally unique to the virus, raising concerns that scares such as this one may become prevalent as long as the outbreak of the virus persists.
CDC guidelines have made it clear that it is better to be safe than sorry in the case of this highly contagious virus.
Airlines have made the Ebola threat a top priority as well, as reports that the virus may be airborne have surfaced.
This report comes after President Obama’s controversial decision to bring an Ebola-stricken doctor to the United States for treatment. Many condemned the act, claiming it put the greater American public in danger, as the virus has not been able to be contained among patients in other countries.
The doctor who was treated by American medical professionals has since been cleared and released from the hospital.
The President has also signed an executive order since the Ebola outbreak, which would allow for the detainment of healthy Americans, based on the assumption that they might have the virus, even when backed by absolutely no medical evidence. If hospitals continue to shut down their facilities due to patients with Ebola-like symptoms, we could see Obama take action by detaining healthy citizens.
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