Skip to comments.Congressional Report: Ebola Bio Kits Deployed to National Guard Units In All 50 States
Posted on 07/29/2014 10:03:02 PM PDT by blam
July 29th, 2014
The Department of Defense informed Congress that it has deployed biological diagnostics systems to National Guard support teams in all 50 states, according to a report published by the Committee on Armed Services. The report, published in April amid growing fears that the Ebola hemorrhagic fever virus might spread outside of West Africa, says that the portable systems are designed for low probability, high consequence scenarios.
Some 340 Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System (JBAIDS) units have thus far been given to emergency response personnel. The systems are rapid, reliable, and [provide] simultaneous identification of specific biological agents and pathogens, says executive officer for the DODs Chemical and Biological Defense group Carmen J. Spencer.
The Chemical and Biological Defense Program has sharpened the DoD diagnostics portfolio by increasing the capability of our fielded system, some 340 of which have been provided to the Military Services.
The Joint Biological Agent Identification and Diagnostic System is a portable system capable of rapid, reliable, and simultaneous identification of specific biological agents and pathogens. By partnering with the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and the Food and Drug Administration, we have made accessible additional diagnostic assays for high consequence, low probability biological threat agents for use during declared public health emergencies.
This collaboration has facilitated the availability of viral hemorrhagic fever diagnostic assays for use during a declared emergency and adds previously unavailable preparedness capabilities to this fielded system.
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Nah we were told our border is so secure.
I wonder if terrorism is involved.
World War Z !!!
Now there’s a good reason to declare Martial Law, Ebola.
Ive been thinking about this for sometime since they found MERS in the air of a camel barn in Saudi while the Ebola outbreak was growing.
I don’t know if Ebola, MERS or something entirely different will lead to a SHTF event, but with the present Open border policy bringing in any number of communicable diseases and the real chance that some carriers could be sent here on purpose as ‘bio bombs’ it brings up a real possibility of extended quarantines being imposed. In fact it may get to a point in which a wise person will impose a quarantine on their family even if health officials dont.
There are more than a few FReepers who like to point out how silly they see preparing for a Mad Max situation is, but what if it isn’t Mad Max? What if it is something as simple as being able to shelter in place for 30-60 days while an outbreak runs its course? Could you make it through such a quarantine with what you have in your home? If you haven’t thought about it maybe its time.
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
And maybe that's why Obama is spreading illegals throughout the country by flying them to different cities. Just setting his master plan into motion.
Actually an outbreak would be a legit use of martial law, and probably the only effective way to control an outbreak....
No vaccine and no cure?
I was just eating sour gummy bears and accidentally inhaled a bit of juice.
Almost as bad as inhaling tabasco or accidentally inhaling an alcoholic beverage.
Wish it would hurry up and turn into phlem, so I can get it out..
Might have to start eating in a bio/Chem getup.
At least to a degree. Statewide, ban air travel, regulate travel into and out of some areas, sure, some things are not just reasonable they're mandatory.
Nationally? No, if there's a real danger in more than a State and an adjoining State or so, it's already too late.
Nah we were told our border is so secure.
Yeah, that ebola victim on his way to the US was going to parachute into Mexico so he could sneak across the border.
Can you imagine what Ebola would do to the LGBT community? Getting married would be the least of their worries.
” A MAN has been tested for killer bug Ebola in Birmingham plunging Britain into high alert over the deadly virus.
He was rushed to hospital on Monday after feeling feverish on a flight back to the Midlands from Benin, Nigeria, via Paris. “
It doesn’t sound like much of a threat to Westerners.
And can you imagine a Zombie movie being played out in reality on city streets? This disease is spread by contact with blood, semen and stools. Right down the LGBT life-style playbook. They'll be wandering the streets vomiting everywhere, with heterosexual normal people running away from them in panic. They're scary enough without the disease. Yeah, I can imagine!
great, our next false flag. if he doesn’t use the central american diseased kids all over the country.
Public transportation in a civilized nation, doesn’t seem to be much of an issue.
“Ebola is relatively hard to catch compared to some other viruses like measles, SARS, or the flu. It’s not spreadable through the air, so someone won’t get it from someone else coughing or sneezing.
In order to contract Ebola, someone must touch the blood or bodily fluids (including sweat, urine, and semen) of a person or animal who’s infected (alive or dead). People can also catch it through indirect contact with victims’ fluids, such as via bedding or medical equipment.
People generally aren’t infectious until they get sick.
Ebola’s limited transmission ability is one of the main reasons why outbreaks can often be stopped within weeks or months. What it takes is public education and good health-care hygiene like isolating patients, sterilization procedures, and the use of gloves, masks, and other protective gear.”
“In order to contract Ebola, someone must touch the blood or bodily fluids (including sweat, urine, and semen) of a person or animal whos infected (alive or dead). People can also catch it through indirect contact with victims fluids, such as via bedding or medical equipment.”
You just proved my point.
If that dude who sat in your subway seat and got off at the previous stop sneezed and wiped it on the seat, you sit down, touch the seat and then scratch your eye. Guess whut...
But you have to admit it’s scary— the biggest outbreak ever. A doctor and missionary from the US working for Samaritans Purse just caught it. You’d think they’d know the precautions. Another doctor has died. Can this virus mutate quickly? (Obviously I have no idea, but then again, until it does, does the medical community know?)
“And tonight a desperate race was on to find dozens of passengers who flew on the same jets as the 40-year-old American.”
“Mr Sawyer was allowed to board an ASKY Airlines flight in Liberia, where Ebola is rife, despite vomiting and suffering from diarrhoea. His sister was recently killed by the virus.”
Can’t expect airliners to lose some profit by turning away a paying customer. As for the dozens of other passengers, well, it’s a bit too late. Who knows where they scattered off to, and if they were infected, they’ve probably already infected others.
Assuming he was already sick with it that scenario is possible, but less likely to be happening if we were dealing with an outbreak and public awareness, and especially of spotting people who were sick with it, meaning they were infectious, it has been around for 40 years, and has always been very limited, and that is in Africa no less.
Different things and different scenarios have more emotional appeal or impact on different people, this one doesn’t bother me very much.
It is like dirty bombs, that threat doesn’t bother me much, but I know that the media will go crazy over them, I wouldn’t want to see a disease kill a few thousand people and cause more social disruption, but this doesn’t seem to be end of the world stuff to me.
“Symptoms include vomiting and diarrhoea, fever, weakness, headache and sore throat.”
If you exhibit symptoms of ebola, you are supposed to go to the doctor and be tested for it. We’re already talking about millions and millions of people.
Ya know, for an administration that was quick to shut
down national parks etc. You’d think they could post
phone this African summit thing for thirty days or so.
Another bad decision on the part of the Worst President’s
worst administration EVER.
That it’s not presently spread as easily as the flu or common cold is a good thing. Let’s just hope it stays that way!
it has been around for 40 years, and has always been very limited, and that is in Africa no less.
Small comfort, because the virus seems to be evolving rapidly and able to spread more easily and quickly.
From your article:
“And if a case did appear in the USA, it “would not pose a major public health risk” Michael Osterholm, biosecurity expert and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota told USA Today. Why? Because it would be quickly tracked down and controlled.”
Do you realize that tons of kids still go to school with flu-like symptoms? And what about someone here visiting from another country - either trying to “tough out” their visit, or here illegally and afraid of going to the doctor.
I wonder if this “quickly tracked down and controlled” will use the same methods for catching illegal aliens and sending them back.
Interesting. I don’t know if it makes me feel better or worse, although I’m with you that I don’t think it’s the end of the world, still...
There is no problem with getting into it some, that is part of the fun of being a prepper, personally I like EMPs better as a topic.
Also by Richard Preston,”The Cobra Event”, for those of us who often wonder about the weaponized variety of viral agents, their creators and motivations. Very scary, very real.
Then why are western trained medical people catching it? Apparently it can survive for days at room temp.
Or his sweat was on the seat or he brushed up against you on his way out.
It was limited in Africa because it was in areas where it killed faster then people could walk out. It’s in major cities with airports this time.
I’m thinking the panic over an out break in, say, Los Angeles, might kill more people than the disease itself.
That sounds like motivation to keep an outbreak secret as long as possible, eh?
I didnt say I was in favor of martial law - I think I’d rather trust my chances with Ebola than with the government scene we saw in Boston after the bombings. I just said an outbreak of Ebola in this country would be one of the few legit uses of martial law....
sorry to burst your bubble, but snot is a bodily fluid. If someone coughs or sneezes directly on you, or you come in contact with the snot they just blew all over the seat you just sat in, you can contract ebola. The real problem with ebola is it causes the victims to bleed and leak body fluids everywhere. Trained professionals in full gear are now coming down with the disease. Think again about transmission,
GMTA. I love the “accurate” medical advice on this forum by people who know so much about it.
The link posted upthread also lsits sweat as bodily fluid which will transmit ebola.
sweat, in central Africa
I live in Tampa.
“The real problem with ebola is it causes the victims to bleed and leak body fluids everywhere.”
Does the virus require a fluid solution to survive 5 days? Does anyone know how long can it survive once the fluid has dried?
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