posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 04:53 PM
Originally posted by DeadSnow
You people take things a bit too far when it comes to an outbreak, I'm doing just fine where I am and I can assure you, panicking will only make you
look like fools.
I'm actually going to agree with you about panicking. Right now and as it stands today, this is fluid based, not airborne and it's on another
continent. It's even a continent where Ebola outbreaks are not uncommon and this isn't a unique occurance.
So, panic now would be chicken little to an extreme. I hope no one considers doing more than becoming alert to this and watching a bit more carefully
than before. In Uganda. it was a case of 'TIA' or 'That is Africa'...to paraphrase. Nothing special from past years. However, spreading to Kenya made
it a bit different. Then a couple days later, Tanzania. Now, it's concern....absolutely not panic.....but concern time, IMO. IF it mutates to airborne
somehow.....OR...confirmed cases are inside the nation one of us lives in, I think that changes. That's what I hope my thread and the earlier one
TimetoThink wrote help to do. Just raise the alert level for news on this, maybe 1 notch higher.
Thanks for your earlier thread on the Uganda start of this. I believe I'd even been the voice of 'no need to worry' on your thread before turning more
serious after Kenya there. I thought about whether this came too close for a dupe thread, but Tanzania seemed to really raise this another level. I
hope this one didn't take away from the other.
From how I am reading the CDC/WHO/RSOE alerts, it's the same strain, same outbreak. Kenya seemed a short travel from the first village it appeared
in...but how to Tanzania?? The alerts specifically include SWEAT as a vector, along with blood and the usual fluids. Nice...People sweat in airline
seats. I hope that wasn't a flight and if it was...I really hope the plane sat empty for awhile. I understand Ebola is very fragile outside a
host...but yikes. I wouldn't want the seat next to prove the point, either.
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