Survival gear sales surge on Ebola fears

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After the first person died on American soil from the deadly Ebola virus, a Chicago-area business soon sold out of its $150 infection protection kit.

“Sales are extremely responsive to headlines. When the Dallas headlines started to hit, we sold out,” David Scott, president of Northbrook-based LifeSecure, said, referring to Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national who flew to Texas and became the first person to be diagnosed with and die from Ebola in the United States. Read more at Sun-Times Newsfeed.

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