"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
What state did the other Ebola patients go to? Looks like Texas needs to model that hospitals methods.
Hey where the **** is Perry anyway? Oh that's right he's having a great time in Europe.
This statement is self defeating. You can't logically say you don't know how they were infected and then claim to know how they were infected.
The fact is that Ebola is proving more virulent than was previously believed. The problem with an Ebola outbreak of this scale is that as an RNA virus Ebola mutates several times per host in response to the hosts immune defenses. The more infections the greater the chances that Ebola has to become more virulent. Ebola, until now, has remained contained and less virulent because of the lack of availability of hosts, lack of transport, and quick lethality. All this together ensured that the virus had limited chances to mutate.
Now that it has broken out into dense populations with access to rapid deployment all over the globe the rate of mutation has increased dramatically. I don't think there is much to fear about the strain of Ebola that Duncan brought to the US, but I do think their is reason to fear the strains of Ebola to come as the number of infected in Africa reach into the millions. As a society we are behaving no differently than either of those nurses who are now infected, relying on bad protocols and an poor understanding of the threat to keep us safe.
Last edited by jmotivator; 10-15-14 at 08:52 AM.
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