Ebola has become big news in Tennessee after recent developments in Texas and Liberia. The recent cases of Ebola, a disease that is not usually encountered in America, have captured the attention of the nation and focused it upon the outdated and insufficient protections against blood-borne diseases in the health care system.
Although the current chances of catching Ebola are vanishingly small, the controversy illustrates that health care and social assistance careers are already among the most hazardous jobs in America. Approximately 653,900 on-the-job injuries were reported in these industries in 2010. This is a higher rate of injury than any other private sector job in the nation.