Originally Posted by wa8yxm
The odds of getting hit by a tornado are greater than the odds of the virus being spread.. Way higher. It is one patient from what I read, and he is a US citizen and thus entitled to the best health care in the world.. He is in isolation, Serious isolation, Way more serious than I was in when I was in isolation (Burn unit) and I very strongly suspect the virus has been (In isolation tanks) in the US for a long time.. But that I can not prove. (Would make sense only if they were working on a treatment, which I suspect.. they are, but again can not prove).
X2 Research Drs on TV said they have had the virus in the labs here for years.
Originally Posted by wincrasher
Frankly, you should be more concerned with air-borne viruses like TB. All you need to do is get on an airplane with someone with TB and you could get it - for life.
If we have any hope to find a cure for Ebola, then they need to get a patient here in the States. This disease has the potential to be globally devastating, but it's nothing average people here need to worry about. You have to come in direct contact with bodily fluids to get it. The CDC knows what to do, and they have the very best professionals on the case. I'm sure everything will be OK.
X2 agree on that.
I watch some DRs talking about it and they said the afican culture of people touching the Dead DAYS AFTER THE VICTIM DIED (with no embalming) was a big reason for its spread there.
To The OP, this virus has been in the CDC labs for years. Just the fact that a Known infected person has been here with it is new.