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originally posted by: Wanderer777
a reply to: GogoVicMorrow
Well we were briefed about all of Africa size, countries, and languages before we were deployed here. Trust me I know all about weaponized bioweapons. It seems great in theory but much harder to do in practice, especially with a virus spread prominently through bodily fluids. Bioweapons are impossible to control. No one would use anything that travels through bodily fluids because it takes too much time, but those diseases are not to be underestimated in their danger and their infectivity.
You don't need to see it, but I'm also not trying to say it's the end of the world. I'm saying this could be disastrous because it takes 2-21 days for symptoms to show. I deal with dozens of people each day now imagine after 21 days. The doctors working on this do not have the resources or man power to stop this virus. All it takes is 1 person. Now let's look at AIDS. That's transferred with bodily fluids as well and look how much it's spread. AIDS came from Africa which is where the Ebola is. Granted it was 35-40 years ago (forgive my math here).
So lack of resources and manpower means that these doctors and other workers are working harder and sleeping less. That equals to more mistakes which makes it easier to spread. Just saying it could spread much easier than people think.
Have a blessed day! Much Love!
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: GogoVicMorrow
…because it only spreads through bodily fluid and direct contact with infected bodily fluid.
Maybe you didn't know that is contradicted by the CDC:
…including body substances, contaminated medical supplies and equipment, contaminated environmental surfaces…
CDC, transmission of Ebola
Look here at the chart listed on the wiki pages for the basic reproduction number.. Ebola has one of the lower r nought numbers because it only spreads through bodily fluid and direct contact with infected bodily fluid. One person is expected to infect maybe 1 - 4 people
Epidemiological modelling based on the data from previous EBOV outbreaks has produced a basic reproduction number (R0) of 2.7 with a 95% confidence range of 1.9 to 4.1 (Legrand et al., 2007). This R0 is comparable to influenza (Mills et al., 2004) and would seem to be comfortably within the range required to generate an EVD pandemic.
The 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak in west Africa
originally posted by: subtopia
A few things to consider:
Here in Australia we are going through one of the worst FLU seasons for some time, Many people, myself included, who rarely get sick are coming down with secondary bacterial pneumonia from this newly created strain.
What will Winter in the Us and Europe be like if for some strange occurrence the Ebola Virus just happens to get in bed with a strain of Influenza A,B or C.
It's not about fear mongering it's about considering what humans are capable of...