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Dec 2

The Ebola Virus Can’t Get me Down…

Posted By iamincontrol | December 2, 2014

At the summer camp I attend, at morning chapel, the counselor will usually stand up and sing a song. For the last ten years, they used to call every song, “The Ebola Virus can’t get me down…” It was a joke because the virus had vanished for quite some time. That was until about a last year when the virus showed up in West Africa. Soon that title for all the chapel songs changed…

Our last month poll and the results are IN:

Are You Scared of Getting Ebola? 

No, not at all, I don’t think Ebola will affect me or anyone I know personally (56%)

A Little—But I think the Risk is Low (21%)

Yes, I Worry That Ebola Will Become an Epidemic in the US (26%)

Recently, an analysis of the Google analytics showed that Americans have lost interest in the virus. And our poll reflects that fact. But in the analysis they found two areas of search about the virus for Americans: treatment for the virus and how it is spread. IAMinControl is here to let you know these answers. For the virus to be spread, people have to have direct physical contact with body fluids like blood, saliva, stool, urine, sweat, etc. of an infected person. A person is not seen as contagious until they are showing symptoms or pretty much a fever, but has to have traveled to West Africa within the last 21 days. For treatment, there is no vaccine or medicine available for Ebola. Experimental vaccines and treatments for Ebola are being looked at. One treatment that has been used is transfusing the blood of a recovered Ebola victim into an infected individual. Here’s a CDC infographic about it!