(STARTRIBUNE) — NEW YORK — No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween.
So what's the costume flap of the year? It might just be Ebola, as in Ebola zombies, sexy Ebola patients and faux protective gear.
Twitter and other social media were abuzz leading into the holiday with talk of hazmat suits and respirators. Too soon? How about not at all, said Philadelphia physician's assistant Maria McKenna.
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One of her own, a Dallas nurse who at 26 is exactly her age, was diagnosed with the virus in the United States after she had helped care for a Liberian man who died at her hospital.
The idea of riffing on the crisis for Halloween "definitely rubs me the wrong way," said McKenna, who works with post-surgical patients at a hospital.
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