posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 07:33 AM
a reply to: UMayBRite!
They will not understand hygiene or be inclined to
follow detailed instructions.
Sad, but true.
That map of the multiple outbreak "zones" reflects that. People who have contracted the virus still in incubation are being allowed to wander outside
containment. Kind of like embers from a forest fire starting more small fires ahead of the main fire line.
The need to mobilize on this right now is dire. Local health care workers are obviously unable to contain the further spread. Local authorities need
to establish roadblocks manned by military personnel with orders to shoot to kill anyone trying to break quarantine.
Civilized countries with mobile labs and response teams need to get there pronto and begin to help tracing down potential cases. I am sure this is
going on on some level but not nearly seriously enough, imo.
Before major population centers in Africa, small outbreaks of ebola were contained because as soon as the elders in a village detected an outbreak
they felled trees across all the towns exits and manned them, turning away all travelers with the message to spread the word. Soon the whole local
region would fell trees around their villages as well.
No one comes or goes from that point onwards. All infected people go into a hut to live or die. Once the spread was stopped and the virus had run its
course, the survivors were let out of the hut and the hut burned to destroy the well of virus.
Thats why to this date Ebola has not spread to the wider world. Nowadays the situation there is totally changed.
The worst fear on the part of local authorities there is a panic produced by knowledge of the increasing number of cases and flood of refugees as from
a war zone (which it is) with maybe thousands of infected people fleeing ahead of containment to "get away".
The wider world better get serious about this before it gets out of hand.
Ebola Zaire is the worst of the Ebola family.
The story I paraphrased about villages reacting to Ebola can be found in a book about viruses called the Hot Zone. Better read it people. The most
important thing to understanding the nature of viruses and their spread is education. That book is pertinent. So are updates from the CDC. Stay
informed about this one.
edit on 2-7-2014 by intrptr because: additional, spelling