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Everyone's talking about Ebola these days—even Chris Brown!
On Monday, the 25-year-old "Loyal" singer tweeted his thoughts about the virus, writing, "I don't know ... But I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control. S--t is getting crazy bruh."
Three minutes later, Breezy seemed to backtrack, writing, "Let me shut my black ass up!"
That was too little, too late, though! His first tweet (which surprisingly, hasn't been deleted yet) sparked some serious outrage from individuals concerned about the Ebola epidemic, which, per CDC.gov, is the largest in history.
Rihanna's ex was also mocked relentlessly on social media, with many pointing out that music and medicine are two vastly different fields.
Regardless of your thoughts on Chris' Ebola conspiracy theory, you don't need to panic just yet. Per the CDC, the "risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is very low," and precautions to prevent this from happening are being taken.
There has been one case of travel-associated Ebola in the U.S. (in the case of a person traveling from West Africa to Texas). Additionally, the CDC confirms that a healthcare worker who provided care for this patient, who died 10 days after being admitted to a Texas hospital, has been diagnosed with the virus—the first case of person-to-person Ebola transmission to happen in the U.S.
Dr. Tom Freiden, the head of the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, said Monday, per NBC News, he was "confident" the spread of the virus could be stopped, adding, "We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control, because even a single infection is unacceptable."
"Stopping Ebola is hard. We're working together to make it safer and easier," added Dr. Freiden, noting that the CDC plans to "work with hospitals throughout the country" to recognize possible symptoms of Ebola and know how to safely treat patients afflicted with it as needed without spreading the virus.
OK, so stay informed, but don't panic. The CDC probably knows better than CB about this kinda thing. It's very important, though, never, ever, ever joke about having Ebola—as one US Airways passenger learned the hard way last week. Safe to say, no one found his farcical false alarm funny.