The World Health Organization – a United Nations group – sees it pretty badly as well.
This morning (or late last night) a nurse in Spain was diagnosed with Ebola. She was a caregiver to two priests whom had contracted the disease, and subsequently died from the infection. As of an hour ago, her husband has been placed in isolation by the Spanish government, along with at least two other individuals believed to have been working with the nurse at some point. It is unclear whether they are medical workers or other people that were just in contact with her.
In recent days, a person in Hawaii was placed into isolation and tested for Ebola. That turned out to be negative.
Yesterday a cameraman was brought to Omaha Nebraska for treatment.
At least 100 people are said to have been in direct contact with Mr. Duncan, the traveler from Liberia who showed up in Dallas the other day with Ebola. He has taken a turn for the worse and is in critical condition as of today. His “family” – a girlfriend (apparently) and her children we believe have been moved to a nice, new home and placed in isolation (under government orders), complete with armed guards. The apartment was cleaned yesterday. The cleaning company owner stated he didn’t “know what would happen with the contaminated materials” and that was up to the “government”.
Obama has consistently refused to deny entry to the United States by people traveling from Ebola-stricken countries. Congress has yet to be heard from.
Various Department of Homeland Security Agencies are acting up, acting out, or simply asleep at the wheel.
Epidemics spread because people don’t wash their hands or take other precautions. Ebola allegedly spreads by “close contact” with individuals who are infected, because of bodily fluids.
It’s funny how the government, in trying to prevent a panic has not stopped lying about passing viruses. First it was “not air borne” and then it was “You have to have contact with bodily fluids:. Then we see where Mr. Duncan vomited all over a street outside the apartment complex, inside the complex, in his bed, the bathroom, on the floor. And then inside an ambulance. And the EMT personnel had NO IDEA IT WAS EBOLA. They are in isolation. The people who rode around in the ambulance (a homeless man for instance) walked away without knowing. (He has been found and apparently he too is in isolation).
Now, if you have a cold, the cold VIRUS eventually destroys the cells it takes over and you spew out virus inside of droplets you cough or sneeze out.
One of the symptoms of ebola is a “cough” (look it up for yourself, don’t believe me). Ebola is a virus. Ebola takes over cells in your body to replicate itself. Ebola then destorys the cell. How do you think that ebola is passed from person to person?
Through “bodily fluids”. Most LIKELY from droplets coughed/sneezed out of the body. Viruses, like all other forms of life are difficult to kill off. Usually viruses will remain viable for years because they are wrapped in a shell that protects them from the environment, until they can get inside a receptive host.
Ebola… is, pardon the pun, nothing to sneeze about. This could be the final plague of the planet.
And no, I am not attempting to scaremonger. The information in this article is factual, all check-able, and not opinion (except my statement about the “Final Plague” of course. In truth, a plague, like the Black Plague (Bubonic Plague) passed through the population due to poor hygienic conditions, fleas and dirty people.
Colds routinely pass rapidly through a population in America, and people carry viruses aboard aircraft from coast to coast daily.
Influenza (flu) also passed through the population in the US rather quickly.
Along with Ebola, America has a serious threat already here, already spreading and affecting dozens of children. Enterovirus D-68. This virus has already killed one child and affected many others. According to other news articles at least five people have actually died, while the media makes a huge point of saying “one”. So… more lies? (http://sharylattkisson.com/polio-like-outbreak-claims-fifth-life-in-u-s?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SharylAttkisson+%28Sharyl+Attkisson%29)
There are more than 100 known varieties of non-polio enteroviruses in the world, and they cause 10 to 15 million infections every year, ranging from the common cold (rhinovirus), to hand, foot, and mouth disease (coxsackie), to meningitis and gastrointestinal illness. Enteroviruses are harbored in the GI tract, but they can cause symptoms all over the body depending on strain. (http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/03/6-things-all-parents-should-know-about-enterovirus-d68/)
Poliovirus (aka Polio) is also an enterovirus.
On Fox News, right now as this is being written, a doctor is telling us that indeed viruses, including ebola can live for SEVERAL hours allowing others to contact it, and perhaps contract the disease.
As a point of reference refer back to Mr. Duncan, the Liberian, who came here deliberately with the disease knowing full well he had contracted it and lied to authorities in an effort to ensure his survival, vomiting all over the apartment, the bedding, the outside street, the inside of the ambulance and quite probably the inside of the hospital.
Potentially thousands have been exposed to Ebola. All it will take is ONE PERSON to remain undiagnosed out on the streets, in contact with others. One person.
While a cold or the flu can kill, usually it doesn’t. Flu can kill people in weakened condition, the young, the elderly.
Ebola kills 90% of the people it infects, in horrible ways. Young, Old, middle aged, everyone. 90%.
Ebola isn’t called “Hemorrhagic Fever” for nothing.
Never mind “The Stand”, this stuff is Stephen King’s Nightmare.