Ebola was really popular back in the 1990’s. There was Richard Preston’s book The Hot Zone and then the movie Outbreak starring Dustin Hoffman. Those two media powerhouses made Ebola quite the chic disease and took the pressure of off AIDS and HIV. After all, with Ebola, there were no sexual overtones involved. It was just a simple communicable disease that was going to be responsible for the next Spanish flu style apocalypse.
Then it went away. Ebola just vanished off the face of earth. It was gone completely. No more infected people.
It just became less popular, but guess what? Now it’s back. A recent outbreak even rated a small mention in the international news sidebar in the paper. If you ask me, anytime a disease kills over three score people and neighboring countries close their borders, it could mean trouble.
This message was written by Dr. David Powers. You can always find me at www.drdavidpowers.com. Thanks for reading!
PS…April 4 update- If you’d like to help with medical care for the outbreak, click HERE for a link to Samaritan’s Purse.