Ebola has killed 14 - what defense do we have?

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    EBOLA HAS KILLED 14 - WHAT DEFENSE DO WE HAVE?
    Deadly Ebola virus kills 14 in Uganda - CNN.com

    By David Ariosto , CNN
    July 28, 2012

    "(CNN) -- The lethal Ebola virus has left at least 14 people dead in western Uganda this month, according to Health Ministry officials, after local reports of a "strange disease" swept through the region.

    A total of 20 cases of the virus have been recorded, officials said Saturday.


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    If Ebola should strike here,
    what plan do we have to stop its spread?
     
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    Fifty five people have viewed the above post
    but no one has as much as suggested
    the US has a viable plan
    to counter Ebola,
    should it strike here.

    We are a ship without a rudder,
    clappers without bells,
    and men without balls.
     
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    Officials: Ebola breaks out in Uganda
    28 July`12 – The deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda this month, Ugandan health officials said on Saturday, ending weeks of speculation about the cause of a strange disease that had many people fleeing their homes.
    See also:

    Vaccine developed against Ebola
    6 December 2011 - Around 1,200 people have died of Ebola virus infection since 1976
     
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    All you can do is work to quarantine the outbreak, should there ever be one.
     
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    Pandemic has always been the Great Equalizer. There are Forces Greater than Man, working out there. Then again, maybe Congress could just pass a Law, or Obama an Executive Order. ;)
     
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    Stay the Hell out of West Africa.

    From what little I know about the Ebola Virus, it has a very hard time Surviving outside of a Very Tropical Environment, Other than Florida Maybe I doubt it could be much of a problem here in the US, unless it Mutates or is Weaponized.

    Ebola is not even the Scariest Bug out there, but it gets a lot of Attention because of the Particular Horrible way in which it kills you. It basically Liquefies your Major Internal Organs in a matter of days or a couple weeks, Has a very High Mortality rate, and if you survive there is often long term Damage to the Liver, Kidneys, Even heart etc.

    It Actually kills a little to fast, and Dramatically to be a good Weapon. For that you want something with a long Incubation period, Preferably with a good amount of time where you are contagious but not symptomatic, Followed by a slow unset of what seems like the Flu, or a bad cold so that people are not so sick they can't move around and continue to infect others for as long as possible. Which then Kills a high % of the infected.

    That's not Ebola at all. Other than being a good Killer it does not fit the bill of a good Weapon.
     
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    The defense we have is that we can identify cases quickly and isolate the area. Catching it after 14 cases in a country as remote and poor as Uganda is pretty damn good.
     
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    As far as i know this happens from time to time, and will happen from time to time in africa. It seems to be the nature of the virus coupled with a society that is third world. Unless it is popping up in america i wouldn't be too worried. Even then it seems the disease is pretty containable in its present state. The fear on ebola seems to be that it goes airborn, which it is not now. from what i understand of it, which could be wrong and you should look up your own information, it is passed through ingestion of contaminated water or food and through close physical contact.

    Not that it isn't a worry, but right now there are more dangerous things for you to do like seeing a midnight showing of batman in aurora colorado.
     

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