Ebola and Influenza Symptoms Similar

October 20, 2014 8:18 PM

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Ebola and Influenza Symptoms Similar

Ebola dominates the headlines recently, but a more important virus is normally in our minds this time of year; Influenza, or the Flu. The initial symptoms of Ebola and Influenza are quite similar, and distinguishing between the two give people pause. The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has caused somewhat of a panic of sorts here in the U.S., especially with the most recent events coming out of Dallas, Texas.

Thomas Eric Duncan died of the Ebola virus at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Oct. 8, after coming to the U.S. in mid-September, and presenting himself for treatment on Sept. 25. He was initially diagnosed with flu like symptoms, and sent home from the hospital, reportedly with a temperature o...

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