Target: World Health Organization
Demand: Research Ebola Eye Infection More Thoroughly
Dr. Ian Crozier spent weeks in Emory University Hospital recovering from Ebola after contracting the disease while working in an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone. When he was released from the hospital, doctors told him his blood was clear of the infection.
However, less than two months later he was back in the hospital complaining of severe pain in his left eye and loss of sight. Tests concluded that the Ebola had infected his eye. Fortunately, it wasn’t contagious from tears, so he wasn’t able to spread the infection to others.
According to doctors, Ebola can last in semen for months, but other bodily fluids are clear of the disease once the blood is healthy. Reports indicate that almost no research was done on Ebola’s ability to infect a patient’s eye. This must be researched to halt the spread of this horrendous disease.
Dear World Health Organization,
A man who was thought to be cured of Ebola was told by doctors that the disease has now spread into his eye. Until this point, hardly any research has been conducted on how the disease can affect the eye. Considering the threat this disease could pose to the public it is imperative that this be studied.
We the undersigned urge you to conduct research into Ebola and its affect on eyes so that thousands of deaths can be prevented.
[Your Name Here]
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