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How The Ebola Scare Is Impacting Universities

Updated: Saturday, August 9 2014, 07:36 PM CDT

There has been a lot of talk about Ebola virus lately, especially with Americans, who have contracted the disease coming back to the states.

Many people are not quite sure how it spreads. We got the chance to talk to an expert on the topic. Josiah Alamu a University of Illinois Springfield professor from  West Africa, explained to us how the disease spreads and how the cultural aspect contributes to the rapid spreading of the disease as well.

"Ebola is extremely infectious when somebody shows sign and symptoms of vomiting diahera during the living stage before death. So people who are caring for these people have already had contact with the fluid the secretion the urine the vomiting you know all of those things and they also have been exposed." said Josiah Alamu.

Alamu says care takers share the news of the patients with families of friends and spread the disease to even more people during this time.
He also says it was difficult to get a handle on Ebola sooner because they do not trust other countries. So it was hard for them to get the assistance.How The Ebola Scare Is Impacting Universities

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