After reading through the whole thread, there's not much I can add to what has already been said or posted. This thing is very real and scares the crap out of me, and I've been in EMS for 27 years. I work for a fire department based EMS and at a hospital. We wear so much personal protective equipment on the ambulance that I feel relatively safe. I still change clothes before coming home and my work uniform goes directly into the washer on hot.
The good thing is that our call volume has gone down a little and the ER is pretty slow. It's because for the most part people are heading t