On Friday 24th, President Barack Obama hugged a nurse who had contracted the Ebola virus. She had been treated and has survived the famous deadly disease that has killed thousands in Western Africa. Her dog is alive too. She never got the disease, but she was quarantined, just in case… In Spain, a nurse had been infected too, and her dog was put down by the authorities, before it was even tested for the virus.
The nurse was received at the White House, in the Oval Office. Of course, there were journalists and photographers around… This was an opportunity to communicate about Ebola not being a serious threat to the USA. Because it is being handled very seriously. And because the USA have all the means needed to isolate and treat patients.
Source : http://www.slate.com