Skip to comments.Could Ebola Spread to the United States?
Posted on 06/28/2014 4:48:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin
One reason why the Ebola virus's spread is possible in theory is that it can take up to 21 days for an infected person to show symptoms. That's ample time for someone with Ebola to travel a long distance by plane and arrive in the United States or Europe, said Derek Gatherer, a researcher at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom who studies virus genetics and evolution. [5 Things You Should Know About Ebola]
But if an infected person arrived in the United States and showed symptoms, doctors would be quick to suspect Ebola based on the patient's travel history, and isolate the patient, Gatherer said.
"Western medical services would probably cope quite well with catching Ebola as it arrived, because we'd be aware of people coming from Ebola-affected areas," Gatherer said.
Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, agreed. Health officials do not think that there is a risk of sustained spread of Ebola in the United States, he said.
"Ebola is not going to come to the United States and become embedded in the United States," Schaffner said.
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It’s a low rate infectious disease, you actually have to be in contact with body fluids.
If it ever became airborne...
No. Whitey’s immune to it. /S
More seriously, we used to understand the concepts of public health and quarantining of immigrants. Now, Obama and the Dems seemed to have forgotten these things, or at least submerged them under the imagined importance of an open border.
With the Kenyan’s Kiddie Krusade invasion in full spead ahead mode it isn’t “could” it spread here, it’s WHEN.
Even without the open borders it WILL get here.
I think it could and would be catastrophic. Here wide open borders no one is allowed to look into peoples business if they ain’t a wasp. Our geothermal care system is crippled by obama care
Health. Care dang auto correct
Only for a short while.
Don't bet it won't!
If it wasn’t a “human rights violation” the dimwits would enforce a quarantine.
JFK...Miami International...the Border Station at Tijuana? Yup,you betcha!
They would only do it when it affects them. The fact that it might affect the average American is irrelevant.
We have over 12 million people that snuck across our border illegally and no one knows where half of them are.
We had 19 terrorist hijackers roaming around th country learning how to murder 3000 Americans and no one knew who they were or what they were doing.
Yes Ebola and anything else can get here...........
With the opening of our southern border and the influx of illegals bringing in that and a multitude of other diseases, it will only be a matter of time.
Airborne - don’t give the Kenyan any ideas.
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