by Raywat Deonandan
This article was first published in The Huffington Post Canada on Oct 9, 2014.
As we all know, here has been one confirmed case of Ebola infection diagnosed in the USA — Eric Duncan made the news after returning from Liberia and showing those symptoms no one wants. Tragically, Mr. Duncan passed away on Wednesday. Contact tracing indicates that there are an additional 10 persons at “high risk.” (In the interest of discouraging any unwarranted panic, do please remember that the virus can only be transmitted via intimate contact with body fluids — blood, saliva, semen, sweat, etc. — only after the patient starts showing symptoms, and not during the incubation period.) Continue reading