In my comment to Technological Superstitions at The Archdruid Report, I passed along this bit of news.
Ebola may already be spreading through travel. There is a patient exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms in a hospital in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, right across the river from Detroit. That's very close to home, literally.I learned about it from this WXYZ news report: Ebola scare in Windsor.
I should have kept following that story, as the information was out-of-date before I posted it over at Greer's blog. The headline of WXYZ's follow-up says it all: Officials say Windsor, Ontario patient does not have Ebola. Whew.
Just the same, local hospitals are preparing, as WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids reports in Spectrum Health preps for unlikely Ebola.
The deadly Ebola epidemic is a long way from Grand Rapids, but the city's largest hospital is prepared for the unlikely event that it does.I'm glad the hospital is prepared. Just the same, I hope, its staff never has to actually treat the disease. That will mean that the epidemic has reached Michigan.