Scripps Speaks Out On the Real Risk of Ebola

James LaBelle, MD, shares insight on community concerns

James LaBelle, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at Scripps Health, spoke with Star News about Ebola.

Chief Medical Officer at Scripps Health James LaBelle, MD, spoke with the Star News about the surge in concern from the San Diego community regarding Ebola and how the disease is spread. In his interview Dr. LaBelle shared that the likelihood of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is very small.

“It’s really hard to catch this disease, even if you’re infected with it,” LaBelle said. “Shaking the hand of a patient with Ebola early on is not really a risk of transmission.”

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