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8/13/14blog post

the 4 things you must know about ebola

By: Dr. Melissa King

Ebola, what?

The news is reporting about Ebola every time that I turn around.

What do you as a parent here in Ohio need to know?

  • If you experience these symptoms and have traveled to these areas recently then you need to be evaluated. You will want to call ahead to the facility at which you will be seen in order for them to prepare isolation.

Overall the current risk for you to contract Ebola is slim to none. Do not panic, but rather educate yourself through such resources as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website cdc.gov.

Dr. King is a general pediatrician in the Children’s Health Clinic at Dayton Children’s and the mother of two kids. As part of the “Dr. Mom Sqaud,” Dr. King blogs about her experiences as both as doctor and a mom and hopes to share insight to other parents on issues related to both parenting and kids health. Learn more about Dr. King.