By Helen Adams
The arrival of the first Ebola patient in an American hospital comes as no surprise to infectious disease experts at the Medical University of South Carolina.
“There have been several false alarms before now, which shows that health care systems are paying attention to patients’ symptoms and epidemiology,” said L.W. Preston Church, M.D., associate professor in MUSC’s Infectious Diseases Division. “People are thinking about Ebola and taking appropriate action.”