Skip to comments.Fears grow of Ebola spreading to Europe
Posted on 07/30/2014 7:23:40 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would only get worse and could not rule out it spreading to other countries.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has met global health officials on implementing measures to halt the spread of the disease, as the pan-African airline ASKY suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Meanwhile the European Union allocated an extra two million euros ($2.7 million) to fight the outbreak, bringing total EU funding to 3.9 million euros
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Ah Africa... Home to all man's wonderful diseases.......
Quarantines are not necessarily a bad thing.
Ebola AND Islamofascism. Spreading like wildfire across the globe.
Now THAT just made my day........
It is a nightmare scenario from a Clancy novel ...right???
Are being insensitive to the ebola virus? Isn’t that discrimination? Ebola has rights like anyone else. Are you ebola-phobic? Maybe we should bring ebola to America and resettle it throughout our communities. It is only fair. Possibly ebola is “the best and brightest” of viruses...maybe a “dream” virus.
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
They’re coming folks, some have already arrived
The only thing - and I’m kind of “into” Ebola.... sick, I know. The thing with VHF’s is that they are far too efficient in their lethality. Most people fall too ill to travel and/or die way before they have time to make it to a population center.
Couple that with our medical facilities being - just a bit! :) - better than the procedures in Africa and we can quarantine things much faster and better.
Finally, as long as Ebola (and Marburg) stay infectious and don’t become contagious, then we’re ok. The real scary thing would be something with the killing power of ebola and the communicability of smallpox.
The Russians were working on that if you believe Ken Alibek......
The scouts are already here.
Federal officials have warned government employees here that the arrival next week of 50 African leaders and their motorcades will bring city traffic to a standstill during a two-day White House summit meeting about issues on the continent.
Ah Africa... Home to all man’s wonderful diseases.......
The one you pictured is particularly ‘malignant’.
The only thing - and Im kind of into Ebola.... sick, I know.
If you are predisposed to medical matters, it’s fascinating stuff although this is ‘terrifyingly’ fascinating.
They better be afraid. This thing could make the plague look like a case of the sniffles.
Any disease could be spread efficiently via the border because we have simply given up on stopping the illegals. Now we are only figuring out how to accomodate them.
One thing that unnerved me a little is that families of those working with Ebola joined them in Africa. It seems to indicate less respect for the threat Ebola poses. Another is that if Ebola morphs into something less lethal, it's highly unlikely anything extreme would be done to stop its spread. Halting plane travel to and from affected areas and closing borders would be bad for the global economy.
It's a miracle there hasn't been a global pandemic of Ebola or something else already. With millions of people, globally, living in unsanitary conditions, in war-torn areas and refugee camps, crossing borders at will, it seems likely that it will at some point happen.
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 dont 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 isnt 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 havent thought about it maybe its time.
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
Diversity is our greatest strength. Keep those borders open.
Perhaps the spread of this modern plague will teach the world that they need outside help.