Knowledge About Ebola Empowers Us

September 5, 2014 9:45 PM

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If an ill patient, who unexpectedly has Ebola, landed in my city, it is likely that my partner or I would see him. We work as infectious disease doctors at the hospital closest to the airport.

The Ebola patient would present with fever, nausea and vomiting, indistinguishable from a flu or a viral illness that hundreds of patients present with each day at our hospitals. But over a few days of the illness, the Ebola virus would take a devastating toll on my patient's body.

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