Skip to comments.Ebola is outstripping control efforts, top WHO official warns
Posted on 08/03/2014 12:44:07 AM PDT by Innovative
With fears the disease may get a toehold in Nigerias most populous city, Lagos, the head of the World Health Organization warned that the virus in West Africa was outstripping efforts to control it.
It would be foolish for us to think it couldnt spread. I think this is a potential worldwide threat, said Ebola expert G. Richard Olds, dean of the School of Medicine at UC Riverside, noting that in past outbreaks of highly infectious diseases, including SARS, AIDS and monkey pox, the diseases eventually reached the U.S.
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I don’t think most people even know anyone who came down with let alone died from Sars or monkey Pox. They certainly don’t seem to be an epidemic. And you don’t get Aids unless you take in body fluids from someone who has HIV correct? So unless Ebola becomes airborn like influenza us here in America with our modern medical procedures it wouldn’t be able to advance very far would it?
SOrry if those sounded like rhetorical questions as they are not. Just trying to get confirmation, as this Ebola thing does scare me a bit.
Worst headline I could read would be “Ebola outbreak feared outstripping control efforts in Honduras”, because if aerosolized Ebola gets into Central America, it’s ‘Adios, Muchachos’ for the United States. The Ebola virus would party like its 1399.
But then again, in an hour I could be so bloody far away from civilization in an area that even an aerosol-spread tropical virus wouldn’t have a chance to harm me.
I hereby serve notice I’m laying claim to the entire Yosemite valley as my new home when the plague contagion is all over.
Ebola has been killing since 1976 and will at some point reach 2000 dead.
Aids has killed 36 million since 1981, and 1.6 million in 2012, but most of us have moved on from it.
The problem is that all Ebola requires for transmission is *contact* with infected fluid. Not ingestion, not contact with an open wound. And “infected fluid” doesn’t have to be blood; it can be saliva, mucus, etc.
The difference with this strain of Ebola is they believe that is what’s it’s mutated to become: Airborne.
Previously, infected victims of Ebola had to be exposed to feces, blood, or other bodily fluids from an already infected victim at the height of contagion, meaning already dying in a bed showing full effects of the ghastly Ebola symptoms. It burns out because it kills too fast to be spread effectively.
Not this strain, evidently. The infected American doctor from Texas evidently had Ebola transmitted to him upon his arrival at the contagion outbreak site by merely embracing an African nurse in a gesture of greeting who didn’t herself display the first signs of fever until a whole week later. That’s something new. Moreover, they were wearing protective Tyvek hazardous contaminated environment suits at the time, doing nothing more than sharing the same air. That’s significant, and probably the real reason CDC rushed this doctor to Atlanta, which is also a first. They’re enormously interested in studying Ebola that’s apparently sprouted wings.
Ebola was once limited to tiny remote tropical villages way back in the jungles of the Ivory Coast. Now it’s in big cities for the first time and in three different African nations at once. We’re now reading the first reports that containment of this strain is out of control.
Quite a lot of ‘firsts’ here with this particular Ebola contagion.
That tiny article wasn’t very convincing.
This is true. We must keep things in perspective.
And unfortunately it has already reached the US, because we brought it here.
The first "Guard Dropped".
This virus is a Leftist/EnviroWaco's dream come true.
Eliminate 90% of the Human population to "Save the Planet".
You’re probably right. If you don’t eat an infected chimpanzee’s ass in the Congo, you’re just not going to contract Ebola. Pretty simple really.
White men are still involved with science and giving.
Some sources say you can get from their sweat. If they cough or sneeze the droplets stay airborne for 24 hours. The virus can live for 5 day at room temperature. It’s like the flu otherwise which is fairly easy to catch.
And still ending up in the pot.
What do you mean?