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originally posted by: VashKonnor
a reply to: Xeven
So how did all these well trained professionals become infected?
They were working in a zone that didn't have nor followed the complete chain of procedures. They didn't get contaminated from their own mistakes, someone else made a mistake and they basically got screwed.
Someone did a mistake and they ended paying for it.
originally posted by: PurpleDog UK
a reply to: Xeven
Isn't Ebola (in some form or another) already in America…albeit a lab or CDC research centre…?
originally posted by: paraphi
originally posted by: violet
But the flu doesn't have a 90% death rate. Most people recover.
Ebola does not have a 90% death rate either. In fact, the current outbreak in West Africa is running a fatality rate of circa 60%. This is high, but hardly as devastating a 90%.
Ebola, while a nasty disease, has a low impact in the cold statistical light of day, although clearly high voyeuristic media interest which panders to the doom-mongers (safe in their clean houses). By contrast, 1.5 million HIV/AIDS sufferers die every year. Malaria and a host of other diseases - including flu - take a heavy toll, mostly in underdeveloped countries with poor heath care and lack of access to vaccinations, decent public health services and eductaion.
People whine on about Bill Gates and co (he's even been accused on ATS of starting this outbreak), but they do more for the poor in Africa than many of the corrupt governments out there.
EVD outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90%.
The Ebola virus strain responsible for Guinea's outbreak—now at 197 suspected or confirmed cases—is a new strain that has been sickening and killing people at least as far back as December, researchers reported yesterday.