Dr. Jackie On How Concerned Should We Be About Ebola and Enterovirus?
Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family ENT, Allergy & Asthma Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland, discusses how concerned we should be about Ebola and enterovirus.
This NBC4 video addresses a range of relevant questions.
- Let’s start with Ebola. We’ve been told patients are only contagious when symptomatic and only if you have contact with their body fluids. But just how easy is it to catch?
- The CDC says we can stop Ebola in its tracks. But many people still wonder just how well-prepared we are to do that?
- Let’s review the symptoms which show up from 2-21 days after infection.
- Enterovirus paralysis and asthma. There’s been one confirmed child death in Rhode Island. Does this virus lead to asthma or pose the biggest threat to children who have asthma?
- What about the link to paralysis in children? What kinds of precautions should parents take?
- The flu virus is coming. Are more of your patients getting the vaccine this year?