The CDC appear to believe that HC workers will seek treatment before they become contagious and there is nothing happening that contradicts that is there?
The CDC has been thoroughly discredited in this incident, largely because with Obama its about politics. You'd be better served getting data from WHO.
Nothing to worry about. Just because two healthcare workers got it the last time they treated an Ebola patient doesn't mean anything.
As long as you don't accidently touch your skin removing your hazmat suits, you're fine.
And remember the CDC says that until the very minute, maybe the very second, that someone shows signs of the Ebola infection---they ARE NOT contagious!
So its safe to have have sex with infected Ebola suspects, give them backrubs, drink after them, breathe their air---just until they start running a fever and feeling bad.
They stay away or face a 50% chance of dying.
“Egotist, n. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than in me.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary
Shutting down the borders does not mean that you can't leave, under the circumstance it should be if there's a risk to you than you may have to go into quarantine for a few weeks.
The more it spreads, the more it mutates, the more it mutates the more likely that it will become an airborne virus (from what I've heard that would reduce the lethality of it though), if it goes airborne, because of the slow process before developing symptoms, we would be several weeks behind the ball of where the outbreak is.. and if it did go airborne, then it really becomes the luck of the draw.
Edit: that said, this is concern about the handling of the outbreak... This isn't at a point of panic. If it got to where there were 1000 s of people in my city infected, then I would start to panic some.
If anyone else is unsure, ebola is classified as a level 4 contagion. So, that means BSL-4 protocols... The sad reality, if there is a serious outbreak, even at my modest threshold of 1000 people in multiple cities coming down with this, simply put, our medical system will have to go into a triage mode, if not begin to collapse outright.
What kind of humanitarian is willing to risk his life by going into an Ebola ward but is also willing to take the risk of coming home and spreading the disease among his countrymen? Maybe that humanitarian needs to stay home, or he simply doesn't exist.Stricter quarantines for dealing with potential Ebola cases in the U.S. could discourage health workers from volunteering in the impacted West African countries, thereby making the outbreak harder to contain, experts say.
New York, New Jersey and Illinois announced mandatory 21-day quarantines for those arriving back in the United States after having direct contact with Ebola-infected individuals in West Africa. The outbreak — the largest in history — has left more than 10,000 people infected and nearly 5,000 dead, the World Health Organization announced Saturday.
Experts: Quarantines may dissuade Ebola volunteers