According to Dr. Seema Yasmin, a reporter at Dallas Morning News and public health doctor with the CDC, Ebola in Africa is often referred to as “the nurse killer.” In the medical community it is known as the “disease of the caregiver.”
In Liberia, #Ebola is often referred to as "the nurse killer." In the medical community, it's known as "the disease of the caregiver."
— Dr. Seema Yasmin (@DoctorYasmin) October 24, 2014
The disease has killed over 200 medical professionals in Africa. Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor died from the disease in July.
David B. Samadi, the Chairman of Urology, Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and a FOX News contributor, told Sean Hannity earlier this week that 230 doctors have died from the disease in Africa.
“You cannot possibly be perfectly fine Wednesday night and then Thursday morning you have a fever of 103. We know that this disease is a moving target. You have to respect this virus… But the truth is you have a health care professional, we have 230 of these doctors who have died over there. We still don’t know how they can possibly get it. We keep saying bodily fluid, I get it. But the CDC guidelines is constantly changing.”
Obviously, there is still much to learn about this contagious and fatal disease.