Dr. Jackie: How Concerned Should We Be About Ebola and Enterovirus

Dr. Jackie On How Concerned Should We Be About Ebola and Enterovirus?

With the first confirmed case of Ebola now showing up here in the U.S. and with the Enterovirus spreading across the country, how concerned should we be about these viruses?

Dr. Jackie Eghrari-Sabet, of Family Allergy & Asthma Care in Gaithersburg, Maryland, discusses how concerned we should be about Ebola and enterovirus.

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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?

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