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The contagion continues to spread, and though it’s nowhere near the 11,000 people who were infected during the outbreak in 2014, the infection rate has spiked over 800% in just the last seven days, with at least nine new cases reported in the last 24 hours:
The number of suspected cases of Ebola has risen to 29 from nine in less than a week in an isolated part of Democratic Republic of Congo, where three people have died from the disease since April 22, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.
The risk from the outbreak is “high at the national level,” the W.H.O. said, because the disease was so severe and was spreading in a remote area in northeastern Congo with “suboptimal surveillance” and limited access to health care.
“Risk at the regional level is moderate due to the proximity of international borders and the recent influx of refugees from Central African Republic,” the organization said, but it nonetheless described the global risk as low because the area is so remote. (NY Times).
originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: infolurker
last time i got all flipped out for no reason...i went and bought masks and some other #...
nothing happened. i let the media convince me that even though it was deep africa i was going to get infected....
i really was freaked out
the news was running with the stories and how it was going to spread and blah blah...
originally posted by: ZIPMATT
a reply to: rickymouse
300 000 shots of it are already available .. so get your conspiracy head round that one .
Thing is that Ebola is both extremely contagious and hard to spread in a modern Western society. If it ever got to where it overwhelmed our hospital and sanitation systems, we might have a problem, but a few individuals who are quickly identified with properly applied quarantines will keep it controlled.
The big problem I had last time were the people who kept feeling they were above the quarantine and then traveling all over instead of just hunkering down for the full period.
Not really. Ebola requires contact with infected body fluids in order to spread. So those most in danger of catching it are those who come into contact with those fluids (blood, vomit, excrement). In this country, it would be health care workers and anyone close enough to the sick person when they first begin to show severe symptoms (vomiting or diarrhea) which would most likely be immediate family members, possibly an airplane/train load of people if we are unlucky.