Ebola_virus_virionThe current outbreak of the EBOLA VIRUS in Nigeria & West Africa is an important health concern globally, due to the 90% fatality rate from this type of infection.  Fortunately, despite it’s virulence, the virus is not easily transmitted, requiring contact with body fluids to result in infection.  This means that only people who have direct personal contact with an infected person can get sick.

Still, with a 1-3 week incubation period, the concern is that transmission can occur during this ‘subclinical’ phase, and thus become a health issue unbenkownst to the infected person and the one being infected.   This theoretical concern is the reason for the global attention, but the likelihood of such infections reaching Arizona remain extremely remote.

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