We are in the wake of one of the worst Ebola outbreaks in history. Throughout West Africa, in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria, the virus has claimed more than 700 lives. Just last week, a doctor who was working with patients was infected with the disease and passed away. The virus is spreading faster than it can be contained and now, two more Americans have been infected.
Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were serving on the same mission team treating Ebola victims when they themselves then contracted the virus. Following their contraction of the virus, Brantly has been admitted to the infectious disease unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia—Writebol will be flown to the unit Tuesday.
Emory University Hospital’s infectious disease unit is one of the top four in the nation so official and doctors have very little concern about the virus spreading in the U.S. However, this hasn’t stopped people from expressing their concern over the incurable virus being brought to the U.S.
While some people are saying that it would have been inhumane to leave American citizens for dead in West Africa, others are saying that instead of bringing the virus to the states, doctors and proper containment devices should have been taken to Africa.
What are your thoughts on the matter?