• Ebola Is In America, CDC Confirms

    Every American’s worst fear is now being confirmed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed on Tuesday that the first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States.

    “An individual traveling from Liberia has been diagnosed with Ebola in the United States,” Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC, said in a news conference Tuesday.

    Ebola is typically spread through bodily fluids or infected animals, not through the air or water.

    Officials say the unidentified infected person left Liberia on Sept. 19 and arrived in the states the next day.

    “The bottom line here is that I have no doubt that we will control this importation, or this case of Ebola, so that it does not spread widely in this country,” Frieden added. “It is certainly possible that someone who had contact with this individual could develop Ebola in the coming weeks. But there is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here.”

    “We’re stopping it in its tracks in this country.”

    I sure hope so. But you’d think that the U.S. would’ve already suspended air travel to and from these Ebola-ridden countries. There have been dozens of airlines taking this measure already. Ebola is a big enough ordeal for President Obama to order 3,000 U.S. troops to Africa to help stop its spread, but it’s not big enough to halt travel?

    It makes no sense.

    The Ebola Patient is being treated at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

    The first American case of Ebola is being reported just as the world races against the clock to stop the deadly decease’s outbreak in Africa where it has already killed an underestimated 3,000 people.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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