It has only been a month since Medical University of South Carolina had volunteered to care for Ebola affected patients. Little did it know that Ebola patients would arrive a month later at its doorsteps.
Sarah King, the director of public relations at MUSC said that the first of Ebola patient had reported at the hospital for Ebola screening. However, the good news is that the patient is unlikely to have Ebola.
The patient is now under observation and a team of medical specialists have been put at work to care for the patient. It was only in mid October that MUSC and Department of Health and Environmental Control had held a joint news conference to work on strategies on dealing with Ebola.
The testing time for Ebola has come soon with the first patient being admitted to the hospital. Meanwhile, Sarah King too has communicated that Ebola could be a life threatening situation for the patient and the person suffering from any probable symptom of Ebola needs to be identified, isolated and the treatment process begun immediately.
This it did immediately in case of this patient and therefore immediate remedial measures were put in place. Ebola has claimed over 5,000 lives in West Africa so far and some people travelling back from the region to United States too have carried over the symptoms of this deadly viral disease.
A 21 day quarantine process has been put in place in United States for patients affected by Ebola and the disease is on the decline in US now.