Those thousands and thousands of initial calls did not lead to one case of Ebola. This is because the early symptoms of Ebola are nearly identical to those of a far more relevant threat in America: the flu.
The two vastly different viruses begin similarly, according to the CDC, with a cough, sore throat and fatigue. This could pose a significant issue for health officials in coming months. As flu season rolls in, more and more false Ebola alarms will most likely roll in, as well.