Ebola Unlikely Here But It Has Arrived

EbolaBarack Obama said that it was unlikely we would see Ebola cases here but we now have, so now it is likely and many people are in danger.

This is not fear mongering because there is a real possibility that a lot of people were infected. A man returned from a funeral in Liberia. He had contact with a lot of people along the way and he presented to a hospital with an illness. He was initially sent home and returned when he got worse. During the period between visits he had contact with a lot of people.

Now a second person has presented with symptoms. This is all taking place in Dallas and so far the issue concerns family and close contacts. How many people have all of these folks had contact with? A virus spreads through contact and the more people who are in contact with the infected person the more infections we will have. This is how the seasonal flu spreads (though the method of transmission is different between those viruses).

“Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents: The fact that we have one confirmed case, there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient,” he said. “So this is real. There should be a concern, but it’s contained to the specific family members and close friends at this moment.”

The director continued to assure residents that the public isn’t at risk because health officials have the virus contained. USA Today

The virus is only contained with regard to the original carrier. Since a second person has symptoms there is a real possibility that many have been infected. Given that this guy flew on a plane full of people and given that he has had contact with many folks who in turn have had contact with others it is unwise to say the virus is contained.

This is a disaster in the making and our government is responsible. Why do we allow people to return here from affected areas without quarantining them?

We are ill prepared for this because our so called leaders are more interested in catering to special interest groups like the illegal alien crowd which has resulted in huge numbers of people (with varying diseases) entering this country and being dispersed throughout it.

Why do you think there are so many reports of children with Respiratory illnesses across this country?

Be prepared for a nightmare if this mess results in an outbreak.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog


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2 Responses to “Ebola Unlikely Here But It Has Arrived”

  1. Blake says:

    Our govt. is so brain-dead when it comes to the one core duty it has, that of protecting the American People, I fail to see how it can claim to function at all.
    It is not just the illegals that are coming across, when there have been found korans, prayer rugs, and other trash from OTMs-

  2. Since a) people are not screened at departure but on arrival, b) they are only screened for fever, c) but Ebola fever may not start until three weeks after infections, but certainly not in the first few days and d) there are people with immune deficiencies (like elderly people) who show no fever symptoms until far too late, everyone risks getting an Ebola infection because some idiots cannot do the same that England and Ireland do against rabies …