With news of the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S., the public is on edge and looking for fast answers about just how vulnerable they are to the deadly virus. This book provides reliable answers from the most authoritative sources.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Ebola Myths and Misconceptions
October 12, 2014
Reviewed By Hunter S. Jones
There are many myths, misconceptions and much misinformation about Ebola. When we don’t know answers to our concerns, we are left in doubt, fear, and panic. For example: Who discovered this disease? Why is it called Ebola and not named after the person who discovered it? What is it? How can you get Ebola? How can you protect yourself? How are Ebola patients cared for? How long does it take for the disease to incubate? How long is a person infectious? Is this an epidemic or a pandemic? Is there a vaccine? If you get Ebola will you die?
What this book does is answer these questions by bringing together factual information from the most authoritative sources possible: the CDC, the WHO, Doctors Without Borders working on the ground in Africa. With this book as a quick reference, you will have a wide variety of perspectives to understand the health, medical, social, and economic impact of Ebola. These facts will help you to stay calm the next time you hear misinformation about Ebola. I highly recommend this short, insightful book.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Common sense and facts: containing the Ebola virus
October 18, 2014
Reviewed By John Carter (Macon, Georgia)
This review is from: Ebola Virus Disease: From Epidemic To Pandemic: What You Should Know (Kindle Edition)
Great information! Baker takes a very common sense approach to a topic that has dominated the news here in recent months – the Ebola virus. From a brief history of the disease, to symptoms, to treatments, this book is full of helpful information that is designed to calm the fear that is currently running wild across the globe.
There is so much incorrect information being passed around about Ebola that is was refreshing to find a practical guide dealing with this disease. It’s actually very difficult to contract Ebola. Baker lays out the most common forms of transmission and the precautions one can and should take to protect one’s self. He goes in to great detail to let the reader know that Ebola is not an airborne disease.
“In case you missed it, it bears repeating that Ebola is not an airborne disease.”
Incorrect information makes containment of any disease more difficult. Pick up this book and educate yourself with the facts about Ebola. I can honestly say that I learned a lot about this disease and many of my concerns were put to rest.
Oh and one more thing, despite the viral stories infecting the internet, Ebola Zombies aren’t real either!