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Congo Ebola Outbreak Spreads to Cities, Threatens Rwanda, Uganda, and South Sudan

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posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 10:29 AM
I hate posting threads about Ebola , but it wants keeping an eye on . It spreads easily and kills fast and the effective kill rate is as high 90% .
It takes 6-10 days only from infection to develop ebola virus disease.
All kinds of
hazmat kit are needed to deal with patients who have ebola and to clean infected premises safely . Frankly , it's a nightmare you never want to spread .
But it is doing , again . In 2014 there was an outbreak in Liberia which saw it spread to the UK and to the US . All the immigration controls could do was screen airline passengers at airports with temperature reading guns .

So far this time there isn't a travel ban from affected countries . What making the problem of containment at source worse , is the fact there is a civil war going on trying to oust the current president/regime who should be leaving through imminent elections . Which as the article linked describes , can't go ahead because 800 electronic voting machines have just been burnt in a fire .

Aid agencies and the UN are asking America for support to quieten the violence down and protect UN medics . But as stands there is an order which decrees it is too dangerous to send American staff , of whatever description including soldiers , to the zone .

It would be great if America were to make its presence felt again where it is need . Last this happened in 2014 it took the weight of the internet , the fifth estate, to pressure the then leaders to act decisively , luckily enough before the outbreak of the pandemic became strong enough to cause even more concern by spreading even further .

It was thought at the time that Western countries easily had the means to contain ebola , but the fact is , you do not want it on your home soil at all . Remember last time , it spread through human error , people developed second bouts of the disease , they travelled around the country and meanwhile the possibility of spreading millions of ebola virus spores to multiple recipients from the shedding of just one infectee was ever present .

This time apparently there is an ebola vaccine . In some ways that's good and in some ways , very bad . If you can protect those dealing with it in advance , then there'll a double barrier with the necessary hazmat . On the other hand , if it leads some in power and or medical pros to have less respect and less fear of ebola , or if there became a real politics of ebola vaccines , there'll be biases to offset which wasn't previously the case.

In absolute worst case scenario if this was weaponized ebola with vaccine made available only to some and excuses being formed for sudden rapid spread , then .... however we hope that's not the case .

breitbart link

edit on 18-12-2018 by DoctorBluechip because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 10:33 AM
Then it mutates gets on an international flight and you know the rest of this story....

Remember how it ends?

posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:04 PM
As long as it doesn't threaten Wakanda, I think we'll all be ok.

posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:05 PM

Its Africas problem and I dont any money or resource spent on this issue.

No more help says this white devil. Sink or swim on your own.

Don't care.

posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 12:33 PM
It's been around for decades if was going to catch fire it would have by now .

posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 02:45 PM
Ebola is a horrific disease and uniquely dangerous in countries like Africa where cultural conditions aid and abet its spread. They are a third world conditions without the sanitation and medical infrastructure to handle a disease like ebola, and the locals are superstitious and suspicious and medical interventions. Additionally, the funerary practices of the people involve lots of personal contact with the corpse which allows for the spread of the disease.

Ebola would have trouble spreading widely in most proper 1st world countries with developed sanitation and medical infrastructure. Those countries would only experience Africa level trouble if the medical order was overwhelmed and/or social order broke down.

That doesn't mean it could not spread here. That doesn't mean it would not make people sick and kill them, and that doesn't mean we should not keep a wary eye on what happens in Africa with its spread. But the big problem we had with the last large outbreak was with people who should have known better refusing to keep themselves quarantined and breakdowns in sterile procedure at large hospitals allowing for medical staff to become infected. The latter issue at least *should* have been addressed (yeah, government so I'll bet it hasn't). The former could be forcibly addressed if the need were there.

What would really worry me is if someone with the disease were to get into the homeless populations in certain cities on the west coast. They already struggle with diseases like Hep A and typhus now ... ebola could go quite a distance in those conditions.

posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:09 PM
Another White Devil scarcely willing to aid the same Africans who want to Kill white men, woman, children and animals.

posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 03:26 PM

originally posted by: Gargoyle91
It's been around for decades if was going to catch fire it would have by now .

Famous last words?

posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 06:51 PM
a reply to: ausername

Well said . If it got to India somehow - imagine that

posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 09:55 PM
all it takes is for a handful of bokoharam to deliberately infect, go to an airport, bus terminal or where ever and touch everything/everyone they can...

the devil and death are hand in hand in Africa

posted on Dec, 18 2018 @ 11:03 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if somehow Ebola Outbreak spreads to Europe and seeing so many African men have being delivered to Europe by the smugglers i wont be surprised.

posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 12:30 AM
We have to keep an eye on this...

posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 12:37 AM

originally posted by: SkepticalOverlord
We have to keep an eye on this...

So when is the thread coming?

posted on Dec, 19 2018 @ 01:33 AM
a reply to: Lysergic
There's many posts coming soon. Many will be censored. Ebola is most likely a bioweapon. Ill get into that another time

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