ECU experts discuss Ebola crisis
ECU experts discuss Ebola
(10/17/14) — As fears about Ebola continue to spread much faster than the virus itself, experts from East Carolina University offered their perspectives on the issue during a panel discussion on Oct. 16.
During “Ebola: African Dilemma or Global Health Crisis?” eight multi-disciplinary panelists presented to a standing-room-only crowd of 175 attendees before opening the floor to questions.
Dr. Paul Cook, an infectious disease expert from ECU’s Brody School of Medicine, said he felt confident about the infrastructure and an ability to control the virus locally if it became necessary, but that he does not anticipate seeing a case in Greenville. “I don’t think we need to fear Ebola. I think we need to fear the fear of Ebola,” he said.