MetroHealth answers questions about Ebola

MetroHealth answers questions about Ebola
Dr. Jennifer Hanrahan, chair of the Infectious Disease Committee at MetroHealth. (Source: WOIO)
Dr. Jennifer Hanrahan, chair of the Infectious Disease Committee at MetroHealth. (Source: WOIO)

is constantly getting updates on the Ebola situation and with each new piece of information comes new questions. Local health officials hope to reassure residents and help address your concerns.

held a question/answer session Thursday to answer questions on Ebola.

Health officials say the most common question is how do you get it or how it spreads.

Dr. Jennifer Hanrahan, chair of the Infectious Disease Committee at MetroHealth, reiterated the fact that you cannot get the virus from casual contact.

Those who have contracted the virus are people who are caring for really sick patients, people preparing a dead body for burial and mostly nurses who have had direct one-on-one patient contact.

Dr. Hanrahan said she wants to assure everyone at their hospital that they are safe and not at risk. She also added that most people have a higher chance of getting influenza than Ebola.

Dr. Hanrahan believes the CDC is doing the best that they can.

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