What Christians Should Know About the Ebola Crisis

Miguel Núñez | October 14, 2014


Editors' note: Along with being the senior pastor of the International Baptist Church in Santo Domingo, Dr. Miguel Núñez has practiced medicine in different capacities for more than 30 years. He is board-certified in internal medicine and in infectious diseases. He was also was an assistant professor of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1989-97) at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. For this reason we contacted him for information related to the current outbreak of the disease from the medical point of view and to offer some words of pastoral wisdom.


Last Wednesday, the world awoke to the news that Erick Thomas Duncan, the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, had died of the disease. He had traveled from Liberia to Dallas, Texas, and developed symptoms of the disease four or five days after arriving in the states. This news—along with the information that a nurse had contracted the virus in Spain as a consequence of having been in contact with a patient diagnosed with the disease—has been seen as cause for alarm in the Western world.

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