It doesn't help that the politicians are using it as an election issue in the final weeks of the midterms.
The GOP are playing the fear card, with some of the more extreme right making outright false statements.
The media is playing up every reported instance and treating it like the opening phase of a new war, or covering medical convoys carrying patients like they did with OJ in his Bronco.
Dems can't figure out how to counter the fear mongering.
Poll numbers show that this will be a major issue in the final run to Nov. 5th. ISIS / ISIL not so much. Ebola is here, Terrorists are over there.