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NBC Releases A Must-Read: '5 Things Air Travelers Need To Know About Ebola'

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08/08/2014 12:30 am
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NBC Releases A Must-Read: '5 Things Air Travelers Need To Know About Ebola'
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Jonathan Frahm

Staff Writer @JNoodles_

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is absolutely terrifying. Within two days of becoming diseased by the monstrous virus, you simultaneously contract fever, sore throat, muscle pains, and headaches, and that's followed by nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, lack of liver and kidney function, and finally death. There's no specific cure, and only roughly half of all who contract it survive. With talks of how this outbreak could grow into something far more widespread, especially scaring millions across the world, NBC decided to release a helpful "5 Things Air Travelers Need To Know About Ebola" article to shed some light on the disease, how it spreads, and how we can prevent ourselves from contracting it. Despite the specifics of the article's name, it's pretty important for all of us to know in this time! For starters, NBC tells us that you don't need to worry about an Ebola outbreak if you live in a developed country, since it would be quarantined quickly and it isn't likely that it would spread through air travel. This is according to Dr. Amesh Adalja, who cites the fact that Ebola is only contracted through direct contact with an infected person. Unless you've somehow shared bodily fluids, you should be fine, but for the extra cautious, NBC has also released a list of airlines who fly to West Africa alongside a reassurance that people are being frequently screened for Ebola at the airport. For all of the specifics, you can check out the full article for yourself here, and for even more information on the virus, visit the Center For Disease Control's website. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa--an undeveloped country--has currently claimed about 880 lives, approximately 60% of all infected individuals. We at PopWrapped extend our sympathies to the families of the lost and sincerely hope that this outbreak is contained sooner than later so that we do not lose any others. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

     

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