Magazine Cover of the Week: TIME’s ‘Chasing Ebola’

ebola-final-coverIt’s Friday, almost the weekend, and therefore, time to gather up your reading list…everything you saw this week but didn’t have time to actually read.

This week, FishbowlDC presents the latest issue of TIME and its cover story by David Von Drehle, “Ebola Arrives in America.”

“It’s a small world, after all, one in which a man boards an airplane in West Africa and hopscotches his way across Europe and North America to land in Dallas the next day,” writes Von Drehle. “One would never guess by looking at him, but microscopic strands of a virus travel with him, stowaways inside the man’s body. Four days later, he is burning with fever. Next come the vomiting and diarrhea, and like that, Ebola is in America.”

The man, Thomas Eric Duncan, is the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S. with the virus. On Friday, a spokeswoman for Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC, confirmed a patient who’s recently traveled to Nigeria has been admitted to the hospital and is showing “symptoms that could be associated with Ebola.”

For more, look to newsstands this weekend, or subscribers can read the article in its entirety online.