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For the first time in history a live human with infectious Ebola virus has set foot on American soil, and another one is on her way here.
Because despite the minute chance of an accident or release of the virus into the wild, the gravity of those events and the sheer number of people who could be harmed simply outweigh the slight improvement in chances for treatment of the two victims.
Every single person who comes in contact with those patients is just a plane ride away from the entire world. At least one is a doctor who has specialized in Ebola for years and the other is also quite experienced.
See, both the USA and Russia have been implicated in improperly storing and securing the last remaining samples of Small Pox — which killed million people during the 20th century alone — I have no faith in the decision to put two people with incurable and violently painful and super deadly EBOLA virus on to an airplane to the USA.
Just last month, the FDA in America suddenly discovered hundreds of vials of noxiouslethal, and otherwise entirely unpleasant infectious agents in a forgotten corner of some refrigerator and guess what, the Small Pox vials they found therein still contained LIVE VIRUS that was able to grow more virus when tested at the CDC.
The discovery included 12 boxes and vials holding an array of pathogens, including the virus behind the tropical disease dengue and the bacteria that can cause spotted fever, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which oversees the lab in question.
Every single other plague that has EVER killed massive numbers of humans has traveled great distances via then-modern navigation tools to infect non-resistant populations by the tens and hundreds of millions.
This is how the Native Americans, Incans, Aztecs, etc. The Bubonic Plague was likely brought into Europe over the silk road from Asia or southern Russia and decimated generation after generation for hundreds of years. Various incarnations are global and stretch back to ancient times with almost all flare ups due to the dislocation of people due to conflicts.
But only in so much as the cold and flu virus are endemic and rampant all over the world and infect hundreds of millions of people every year. Fine, you get a cold or the runny shits for a day or two.
And these are already Djinn which are out of the bottle. Ebola is still mostly contained to a few small pockets in pretty remote third world countries.
And it should stay that way until we find a treatment and can eradicate it. A new strain, perhaps? New conditions that have made it more lethal?
There is little to nothing we can do for them and the virus is so nasty it liquefies your innards which bleed out of every orifice in your body.
Why do we think this is a good idea? Maybe a fraction of a percent. And how long might it live in those vials they are putting it in… inside the needles that they are using to introduce fluids into those patients… in the blood from their stool in the sputum they expectorate? And if that very minute chance ever does come up, the consequences could be global.
The only balance I can see is that there is a positive delta in the quality of treatment that we can give these two Americans.
Well, why does that weigh more than the risks? Why do they deserve to put the rest of us here at risk when the care they were giving in Africa should be sufficient for them.The man who brought Ebola into the United States lied on his exit form so he could leave Liberia — and now authorities in the West African nation want to prosecute him if he returns, government.
Dec 30, · Introduction. Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia is the largest in history, 1 with 9, cases (5, laboratory confirmed) and 4, deaths as of October 19, 2 Incidence and mortality will be dramatically affected by the extent and timeliness of international assistance provided to West Africa, which to date has been insufficient.
In the United. Filoviruses like Ebola have been of interest to the Pentagon since the late s, mainly because Ebola and its fellow viruses have high mortality rates — in the current outbreak, roughly 60 percent to 72 percent of those who have contracted the disease have died — and its stable nature in aerosol make it attractive as a potential biological weapon.
An Introduction to the Ebola Virus and the Worries It Brings to Americans ( words, 1 pages) Ebola Americans are worried about the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa, the symptoms of Ebola are similar to those of a cold.
Aug 22, · Ebola highly dangerous, but outbreak limited to West Africa But while there's no cause for panic in the United States, that hasn't stopped many Americans.
According to a Harvard School of Public. An Introduction to the Ebola Virus and the Worries It Brings to Americans ( words, 1 pages) Ebola Americans are worried about the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa, the symptoms of Ebola are similar to those of a cold.