Ebola and healthcare worker stigma

Exposure to common infections is an occupational risk for many healthcare workers [1, 2]. But even if several of these diseases are non-trivial, the risk acquires yet another dimension in an outbreak of highly contagious, lethal disease. Examples of such outbreaks are the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s, the SARS outbreak of 2003, the influenza pandemic of 2009 and, most recently, the epidemic of Ebola virus disease in West Africa in 2014 and 2015.

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