posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 01:10 PM
a reply to: marg6043
The incubation period is 2 to 21 days. So, they don't have to show symptoms by the end of the week. Someone who had contact with him eg on Sunday
(28th), such as the ambulance crew that took him to hospital, or family members or friends, might not show symptoms until well after the middle of
On the other hand, they could already
have become symptomatic by last Sunday or so as patient zero was infectious last Thursday. Or if in
contact with him on Sunday but before he got isolated, they could be showing symptoms today. Two to twenty-one days is a wide time frame in the
context of possible infectious spread.
About the children. I agree with you. Many children are already involved or have died. The only difference is that up to now, they have been in West
Africa. But I don't see that as any less terrible than if it breaks out in the US, or eg Europe. Kids are kids and it's horrible to think of them
suffering with something like this.