posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 02:42 AM
reply to post by Corruption Exposed
It is not as likely to spread before serious symptoms are visible. It's contagious, but not AS contagious other viruses.
Obviously it can spread since it causes vomitting, diarrhea, and coughing, and eventually bleeding out. It is contagious, but the reason it's worth
noting the burn out is because unlike the flu and other viruses you can spread after you feel better with Ebola once you start to crash you aren't
going to be going about a daily routine you will either be quarantined or dead. Also it happens so rapidly and so severely that you probably aren't
going to be spreading much fluid around town.
Not saying it's not cantgious, it is, but I think the major risk would be to people you lived with and it's not a real cause for fear. In a case
discussed in the Hot Zone a man crashes and bleeds out in a plane and I don't believe anyone was infected though he was sitting in a stuffy cabin ( I
could be wrong about that though - again it's been years since I read it).
My point is that it's not going to be extremely contagious until you start showing the more visible symptoms and by that time you aren't going to be
running errands, and you definitely won't be spreading it around if you recover.
I am just trying to avoid the panic people will try to cause with this virus, it doesn't spread like the flu (and by that I mean as quickly/easily, it
would spread by the same routes of course).
The real danger would if it mutated and found it's way into a local maintenance host. Then it could start springing up randomly.
18-1-2013 by GogoVicMorrow because: (no reason given)