Ebola, What’s the Truth and the Dangers

What is Ebola? The Ebola virus, discovered in 1976, named for Ebola River valley in Congo, where it first was studied, is a highly lethal virus that causes massive internal hemorrhaging. It is thought that the virus was passed to humans from primates. Ebola can be used as bioterrorism; a terrorist acts involving the use of harmful agents and products of biological origin, as disease-producing microorganisms or toxins.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Ebola is Ebola is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes in, for example, the eyes, nose, or mouth) with blood or body fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk, and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola, objects (like needles and syringes) that have been contaminated with the virus, and infected animals. According to the CDC Ebola is not spread through the air or by water, or in general, by food.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals such as chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines found ill or dead or in the rainforest. Ebola then spreads through human-to-human transmission via direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and with surfaces and materials (e.g. bedding, clothing) contaminated with these fluids. Can be transmitted through sneezing, coughing, and survive at least 2 hours on contaminated surfaces.

The White House Response "The system that's in place with our health care infrastructure would make it extraordinarily unlikely that we would have an outbreak," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious diseases chief at the National Institutes of Health. But now due to no border enforcement, lackadaisical CDC response, and the White House’s refusal to implement a travel ban with 3500 deaths in Africa, for effected countries; the result is now we have an infected Ebola person here in Texas. How well did the guidelines work, how good did the CDC respond, and how good did other officials respond? Well not to good, first Thomas Duncan lied on his screening for coming to America, the screening process doesn’t work as just proven. He has a choice knowing he has probably got the disease, stay there and dies or come to the US and has a chance; which do you think he will take. Bad Job number 2 goes to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who didn’t follow procedures and sent him home on 26 Sept. with antibiotics after he told them he was from an Ebla affected area. When he was brought back by ambulance on the 28 Sept., he had a full blown case of the disease, then they accepted him; this is what complacency gets you. Bad Job number 3 goes to the lackadaisical CDC response, after assuming he was infected, the CDC left the rest of the family in the apartment to clean up the vomit and soiled items for five days before removing them and quarantining and cleaning the apartment.

Let’s think common since and stop with the politics. Why would the CDC say that no one is at risk but to be safe they are watching 12 to 18 people? What about the people on the plane, they were riding with him in a contagious state, why are they not followed? Politics again, this would shed light on this administration’s failure once again to protect the US from a very viable threat. Why isn’t the CDC give the same information that the WHO is giving out about transition of Ebola? Politics, the liberals don’t want to secure our borders no matter how many die, whether it is from illegals, terrorist, or Ebola. Isn’t it in their oath to protect and defend our country, not leave the gates open so I can get votes later? These political games are going to get a lot of Americans killed. Don’t worry, the CDC wouldn’t dumb down or lie about anything for political reasons just like the IRS, EPA, BLM, or even the US Justice Department wouldn’t target people for political reasons. Mr. Duncan has died now, two more people may have Ebola, and our politicians still won't acknowledge Ebola as a real threat; terrorist can infect themselves and cross the southern border with no problem. We knew about Mr. Duncan but what about the next person who comes here because there travel restrictions are so lax from an Ebola area of infection and doesn’t tell us? It spreads through an apartment complex like where Mr. Duncan was staying with 1500 people in it, the kids go to school, the parents to work, and retirees to gathering places, and now the whole town is infected. What will this Administration and the CDC say then, “Whoops, we were wrong”? What has to happen, how many have to die before this administration and the rest of our government starts protecting us?

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