LIFESTYLE: Your Three Best Sources of Information About Ebola in the US

By D. Lanier Shook                     October 3, 2014

It’s official, Ebola is in the United States. Unless you’ve been ignoring the news, you know that a man in Texas has been diagnosed with Ebola and several people who came in contact with him are in quarantine. This story is quickly developing, so if you want to know the latest news you’ll want to do an Internet search or keep in touch with your preferred news outlets.

While we all pray for the victim, the individuals exposed, and the safety of our nation, knowledge is power. The more you know about a danger, the safer you are. So you need to inform yourself about Ebola. Here are five sources you should look into for information.

  • The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. This book traces Ebola from its discovery to its arrival in a US monkey storage facility. Click here to visit and pick up a copy or pick it up at your favorite library or bookstore. This book is an incredible primer on epidemiology and contains great information such as that bleach kills Ebola.
  • The Center For Disease Control is the place to go for all information about disease. Click here to connect to their website. This is also a great resource for all health information.
  • The World Health Organization is the international version of the CDC. Click here to visit their website and keep up with international efforts to combat Ebola.


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