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Preventing the Spread of Ebola

            What is Ebola? Ebola is a rare but deadly virus that causes severe internal bleeding and outside the body. As the virus spreads through the body, it damages the immune system and organs. Ultimately, it causes levels of blood-clotting cells to drop. This leads to severe uncontrollable bleeding. According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said that in a worst-case scenario, Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million people in four months (qtd. In Grady 10). But if that would be the case, what could the international community do to prevent future Ebola outbreaks? They could possibly not let people from other countries enter the United States through airports, they may help scientists create a drug that could fight or treat the virus, and they could help people with a weak immune system get stronger. For these reasons, Ebola could be preventable.
             The first reason Ebola could be preventable is by not letting immigrants enter the United States through airports. Many people believe that the virus came from Africa by eating animals. The spread of the outbreak could affect people around the world exposing other people when they are traveling in airports, for example. If there were to be people who were in contact with an infected person, it is said that according to Health officials, they use contact tracing to identify and monitor everyone who might have been exposed to the [infected one] during the time [they were] contagious. In order to prevent the spread of the virus, it would be best to prevent immigrants outside of the U.S (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
             The second reason Ebola could be preventable is by scientists creating a drug that could fight or treat the virus. There are a lot of diseases that cannot be cured or treated with drugs or vaccines. Similarly, "there are currently no drugs or vaccines approved by the Food and Drug administration to treat or prevent Ebola.

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