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Ebola Virus Hits Home as Two Americans Contract Deadly Virus

According to an article published by CBS News, two Americans have contracted the deadly Ebola virus after working to fight the fatal virus outbreak in West Africa. Dr. Kent Brantly, a family physician from Texas, was working as the medical director at an Ebola care center in Monrovia, run by the charity Samaritan’s Purse. The second American, Nancy Writebol worked to decontaminate those entering and leaving the Ebola care sector of the hospital. Infectious disease expert, Dr.William Shaffner of Vanderbilt University explains that even perfect use of all protective gear will never completely eliminate the possibility of contracting the virulent infection. Ebola is one of the most deadly diseases across the globe, with the current outbreak resulting in the deaths of 319 people in Guinea and 224 in Sierra Leone according to the World Health Organization.

Read the article published by CBS News.