The Washington Post: Luck has kept Ebola out of the U.S. But that’s very likely to change
The Washington Post - 09/24/2014
Only a fluke of timing prevented Kent Brantly from being in Texas when he got sick with Ebola.
Brantly, the first U.S. doctor to get Ebola, was infected in late July while working at a missionary hospital in Liberia. But he didn’t immediately realize he was ill. That’s one of Ebola’s tricks: The virus can take three weeks to appear, although severe signs usually strike within 10 days. Still, that’s time enough for someone to jump on a plane and fly around the world.