Why You Don’t Need To Worry About Ebola In Michigan
Alright, guys. It's time for a little talking to. With the big news in Michigan being that 10 people are being monitored for symptoms of Ebola, people are getting a little cray. Like, "we're all gonna get Ebola and die" cray. Relax. That's just not the case.
Yes, apparently there are 10 people in Michigan who are being monitored to see if they show symptoms of Ebola and subsequently develop the disease. No, they have not been exposed to the disease. No, they are not being quarantined. They are being monitored because they traveled from countries in Africa where the disease is prevalent. Does this automatically mean that they will develop Ebola? No, it does not. Not unless they had contact with the bodily fluids of someone who was infected with Ebola. They have not. Does this mean that Ebola is here in Michigan and someone is bound to infect you and your family? No. It does not mean that.
Here's one question that will tell you if you need to worry about Ebola:
Have you been exposed to the bodily fluids of a person that has the Ebola virus?
If you've answered "no", then I would say you have a 0% chance of contracting Ebola.