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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Infections in the Workplace: The Eloba Effect- Is the US Doing Enough?

The Ebola epidemic has already infected the US health care workforce and medical professionals have been evacuated to US based medical centers for treatment. Treating workplace acquired infections is similar to dodging a speeding and ricocheting bullet.

Infection is the workplace can result in devastating epidemics. Today's post highlights this concern and is shared from the nytimes.

"Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warns that as the epidemic “continues to spiral out of control,” the risk will rise that a mutation might make it more transmissible. And while many experts think the risk of a mutation is small, Mr. Obama echoed these concerns when he said in a recent interview with “Meet the Press” that an easily transmissible virus could be “a serious danger to the United States.” In any case, health officials will need to be vigilant in monitoring how this virus evolves as the caseload expands."

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