With all the hoop law going on about Ebola, I think it's important to understand why Ebola is so deadly, and this has NOTHING to do with how transmissible or severe the disease is.
As Ebola stalks West Africa, medics fight mistrust, hostility
A couple of quotes from the article:
This disease will never become as big a threat in the US as it has in Africa primarily because the average American isn't having to be tear gassed away from morgues because their afraid doctors will be practicing Black Magic with the corpses. This isn't about race, it's about a lack of basic education and health care. The article also mentions that when proper treatment is given:Originally Posted by Article
Bottom line, for all the hysterics going around, the only reason this is as severe in the affected countries has more to do with the countries themselves than it does the disease. Nigeria is another country that has reported cases of Ebola, however they have been able to contain it due in no small part to being one of wealthier countries in Sub-Saharan African.Originally Posted by Article
In other words...