posted on Jul, 31 2014 @ 01:38 PM
The op has brought up about Ebola and states that we are not being told the truth.
The facts are apart from all of the hype the following can be stated:
1) Calm down. When you panic, you make mistakes.
2) Contrary to what has been stated by the CDC and the federal government, there have been several outbreaks in the USA.
3) The odds of death from the Ebola virus are based off of the strain.
Ebola is a species jumper, which means that is left the animal kingdom and jumped into the human species some time ago. It is from an old family
grouping of viruses called Filovirus. The first recorded outbreak was in Germany, in the city of Marburg, 1967. Then came the rest of the Ebola
strains, which started in the Congo near the Ebola River. That was Ebola Zaire in 1976. Then in 1976, Ebola Sudan, 1989 Ebola Reston, 1994 Ebola
Coat d’Ivory, 2007 Ebola Bundibugyo.
Those are the major strains of this kind of virus, a hemorrhagic fever
The lethalness of these strains are as follows:
Marburg: averages out to about 45% deaths.
Ebola Zaire: 90%
Ebola Sudan: 60%
Ebola Coat D’Ivory: 0
Ebola Bundibygyo: 50%
While it is true, there is no cure, and ultimately it is a long and painful disease, where the person infected bleeds out, if we go with fear, then it
only makes things worse. If anything the people who we should feel the most sorry for, especially for those who end up in a western medical unit, are
those who end up in a western medical unit, that is quarantined for a good 6 months after they are cleared of the disease, or death, whichever comes
first, with very little if any human contact.
How it is transmitted in the air, is pretty much the same way you would catch a cold or the flu, someone sneezes and poor hygiene.
The only thing I worry ultimately about is if they are going to bring persons that do have this rampant in them onto the US soil and it gets out, and
even then chances are it would be local, and not spread as far as many would fear it to, with some isolated cases.
The other point on Ebola that all needs to remember, it is not in the interest in the virus to be 100% lethal. So there will be survivors of the
outbreak. If it was 100% lethal, then it would have died out long ago, due to a lack of hosts.