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Ebola – When Mishandling is a Crisis All Its Own

It is estimated that the Black Death (Middle Ages) wiped out approximately one third of the European population; again, one third. Previous Ebola outbreaks typically occurred in rural areas where population concentrations are less and trend toward a more rapid burn-out rate. Further, despite certain media claims that those infected with the Ebola virus remain infectious for no more than 72 hours it is important to be aware of three critical points:

(1) The Ebola virus has an incubation period of at least 3 weeks.

(2) The Individual can be completely asymptomatic.

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