Ebola Strikes Again

Zoe Bonfield
Opinion Editor

Another American has now died from the Ebola virus, making this the second fatality in America from this deadly disease. Dr. Martin Salia was a surgeon who traveled back and forth from Sierra Leone, where he got the disease, and his home in Maryland. Salia passed away on Monday, November 19th. He had been infected for two weeks, and was only in his second day of treatment when he died in the Nebraska Medical Center. The first American death from Ebola was Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas, Texas in September. The Ebola death toll is now at least 5,177 people, a majority of which were from West African countries, with another 14,413 currently infected. This disease has been exponentially growing since its outbreak eight months ago, and doctors and scientists are working on different types of cures and treatments to stop this outbreak from spreading further.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s