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Ebola is only a threat when poor hygiene and food handling exists, like in superstitious and ignorant African villages.
originally posted by: Painterz
but it's not terribly likely to become a pandemic.
It's a lot more serious than they're telling us!
WHO chief Margaret Chan told the leaders of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia at a regional summit the response to the epidemic had been "woefully inadequate", revealing that the outbreak was "moving faster than our efforts to control it".
The WHO raised the death toll by 57 to 729 on Thursday, announcing that 122 new cases had been detected between Thursday and Sunday last week, bringing the total to more than 1,300.
"It is taking place in areas with fluid population movements over porous borders, and it has demonstrated its ability to spread via air travel, contrary to what has been seen in past outbreaks," she told the summit.
originally posted by: ObjectZero
a reply to: AlphaHawk
All Ebola outbreaks in the US have been contained be for and ended very fast, without a massive death toll. Check the CDC Ebola outbreak sheet on their website.
What I don't like is that this version of the virus is one of the worst. It has the highest kill rate, but this could also be due to medical conditions.