The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is going to get worse before it gets better, according to the top US public health official. Tom Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, said the epidemic would need an unprecedented response to bring it under control. Read full article
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lf we don't get on top of it, it has the potential to wipe out all human life on the planet.Aug 28th, 2014 - 09:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
The virus thrives in Africa due to the general culture, and lack of education.Aug 28th, 2014 - 12:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
So easy to contain is this virus.
It's not airborne you know.
The solution is straightforward. Quarantine. Identify relevant areas. No-one out, no-one in. Then, go in and incinerate the remains as well as 100 yards around. Establish the temperature at which the virus is totally incinerated. Flamethrowers, tamped fuel-air explosions, nukes. Whatever it takes. And move those infected to somewhere that doesn't matter to anyone. Guess!!!Aug 28th, 2014 - 12:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Always nice when conqs shares his expertis with us.Aug 28th, 2014 - 02:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
When the government tells you its safe,Aug 28th, 2014 - 08:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
then is the time to panic.
@1, actually the mortality rate of this outbreak is running at about 55% and that's with crappy healthcare provision and difficult working conditions for emergency response teams.Aug 28th, 2014 - 08:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Ebola also isn't that transmissable. As above, it's not airborne and the short(ish) incubation period makes it pretty easy to screen.
Don't get me wrong, it's awful for the people who get it, but if we are going to end up wiped out by a pandemic, ebola won't be the one to do it.
Just heard its in Port Harcourt now. Best get my rubber gloves looked out, as that's where I'm headed next week...Aug 30th, 2014 - 03:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
but if we are going to end up wiped out by a pandemic, ebola won't be the one to do it.Sep 01st, 2014 - 06:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
but one has to suspect that one kind of pandemic could well be governments
who lie and deceit to us all to save themselves,
just a spreading thought.