Lately I have been following the news about the recent Ebola outbreak that is plaguing West Africa. It is the most deadly Ebola outbreak in history.
The Ebola virus is perhaps the deadliest virus known to man. It has a mortality rate of up to 90%. To this day, virologists still do not know the origin of the virus.
Recently, a pioneering Ebola Dr. fell victim to the virus while working to save Ebola patients. He succumbed to the virus four days after becoming symptomatic. Two other prominent Ebola doctors contracted the virus and are now being treated. Several other healthcare workers have died in this recent outbreak, contracting the virus from the very patients they are trying to save.
What strikes me about this is how heroic these doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers really are. They are literally risking their lives to help these poor victims, knowing full well that they may contract the virus themselves. The amazing thing is, this does not stop them from helping.
They are true heroes, in every sense of the word. They are not doing this for notoriety, fame, or money. In fact, most of them are donating their time and are not getting paid a penny. They are truly altruistic souls.
Have you been following this news of the outbreak? What are your thoughts on these doctors and healthcare workers who are putting their life on the line?