posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 08:31 AM
reply to post by Signals
That is the reason that epidemiologists are in Africa in the first place. First off, most are stationed there, so they aren't coming home any time
And since they are epidemiologists, they know how to not bring a disease home.
These people are placed in third world countries to watch, because this is where disease develops. Because of poor medical treatment, poor hygiene.
The most likely scenario is that an animal will transfer a disease to a human, in a place where people still have to hunt their daily food.
This is how HIV got started.
Ebola has been around a long time. This is nothing new. Unfortunately, the reason it doesn't travel far is because of its high fatality rate, it
decimates a village before many people get a chance to leave.