Skip to comments.Ebola Outbreak: NC Missionaries Evacuating 60 People
Posted on 07/29/2014 9:05:00 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
The organizations are planning to move the 60 people out of Liberia to another area of Africa in the next couple of days. That group will stay in Africa for a 21-day fever watch to make sure they do not have the Ebola virus. Johnson said, the two groups are working with the CDC and state department to make sure the 60 people are cleared before coming back to the states. Right now, none of them are showing signs of the disease.
"It's a safety precaution for some of the children that we have there and some of the spouses. It just makes sense," Johnson said.
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Maybe they should stay quarantined a bit longer before coming back to the US.
It sounds like they are moving them before the quarantine. That is troubling.
A missionary group doing the right thing, instead of letting all those people go globe trotting, spreading the virus like the irresponsible airport officials did with that guy who died from it at the airport.
Not really, makes sense. Quarantines need to exist in isolation, so you don’t have a chance of infection during the quarantine.
It actually made some sense for Nigeria to do that (not right). They don’t want to deal with any new Ebola cases, so send the possible infections out as fast as possible.
In the end, it is madness, but it makes sense. We all have seen people do something that will hurt long term to solve a short term problem.
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
Ebola's more dangerous in the United States than in Africa because the way our cities are constructed.
One person in a thirty story Miami condo could kill 90% of their neighbors. Same with large office buildings in New York. When residents realize they'll die from secondary contract in an elevator... contracting the disease from the buttons on the elevator - then realize there no place for them to hide from the virus - they'll panic. Some will pack up and go 'home' - back to aging parents in single family homes... And the virus will spread like wildfire.
On the lighter brighter side most of the people living in expensive inner city high rises are liberal elites... (just kidding - no, we don't want liberal elites to die horrible deaths...)
Oh, and medical personnel will die first...
I'm back to my hypothesis....nothing will stop the self-destruction of civilization except for defined and enforced national borders, stable governments, and the ability of nations and regions to be self-sufficient. Everything the US and other global powers are involved with is creating just the opposite.
Ebola can spread by someone sneezing on you - or by you touching an elevator button or a door knob an Ebola victim touched three days before. The virus can live outside the body for DAYS... not just hours.
So I’d think that Ebola is a candidate to live in air conditioning systems, just as Legionaire’s does.
Just how long can it survive on environmental surfaces?
What can kill it?
SUSCEPTIBILITY TO DISINFECTANTS: Ebola virus is susceptible to sodium hypochlorite, lipid solvents, phenolic disinfectants, peracetic acid, methyl alcohol, ether, sodium deoxycholate, 2% glutaraldehyde, 0.25% Triton X-100, β-propiolactone, 3% acetic acid (pH 2.5), formaldehyde and paraformaldehyde, and detergents such as SDS (20, 21, 31-34).
SURVIVAL OUTSIDE HOST: The virus can survive in liquid or dried material for a number of days (23). Infectivity is found to be stable at room temperature or at 4°C for several days, and indefinitely stable at -70°C (6, 20). Infectivity can be preserved by lyophilisation.
Someone here who might know more on this stuff.
Is true and/or possible that if Ebola were to spread, it would continue to mutate and that it would become less deadly as that mutation happens is larger population areas?