Ontopic Thoughts on the Gov. bringing 2 Ebola infected people back into the US

What should been done with the 2 ebola infected citizens?


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Floptical

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So during the past few weeks there have been two US citizens infected with Ebloa while in Africa helping to fight the disease. Someone in the Government made the decision to bring them both back to the US. For those who don't know Ebola is contagious and has no cure. 50% to 90% of those infected die. So what are your thoughts on this? Was it right to bring them back to the US for treatment by the CDC or is it to much of a risk since there isn't a cure? This is also the first time we've brought Ebola infected people back into country. I'm kind of in the boat that they willingly went over there knowing the risk.
 

gee

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Ebola isn't an airborne virus, it's spread by fluid contact, so it's relatively easy to quarantine.

And I'm gonna assume that to bring people with ebola across the border into the US, there's fuck knows how many government agencies overseeing the transport so the quarantine will be well executed.
 

helenabear

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Call me callous but they went so they can find care elsewhere. Many other places are not allowing anyone with any symptoms at all into the country so why are we doing this?

It isn't airborne but it's contagious enough that they are having an outbreak in Africa. I say leave it there.
 

Floptical

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Ebola isn't an airborne virus, it's spread by fluid contact, so it's relatively easy to quarantine.

And I'm gonna assume that to bring people with ebola across the border into the US, there's fuck knows how many government agencies overseeing the transport so the quarantine will be well executed.

Well since the one infected person they've released a name on is a Dr. and not only that the top Ebola Dr. in Africa was infected in the past 2 weeks I think it's still pretty scary since they are trained on how to prevent spread and they still caught it themselves.
 

Coqui

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Ebola isn't an airborne virus, it's spread by fluid contact, so it's relatively easy to quarantine.

And I'm gonna assume that to bring people with ebola across the border into the US, there's fuck knows how many government agencies overseeing the transport so the quarantine will be well executed.

Fluid contact....as in the intense vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding through every possible pore on your body?
 

Dory Berkowitz-Bukowski

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Well since the one infected person they've released a name on is a Dr. and not only that the top Ebola Dr. in Africa was infected in the past 2 weeks I think it's still pretty scary since they are trained on how to prevent spread and they still caught it themselves.
My guess would be its hard to not contract things when you have sub-par equipment and facilities etc
 

fly

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I'm sure there have been cases in the US already, so its likely not a big deal. Someone Google that for me plz.
 

Floptical

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I'm sure there have been cases in the US already, so its likely not a big deal. Someone Google that for me plz.

negative the only ebola that has made it to the US was 3 cases via monkeys that never made it out of the shipping quarantine area so it wasn't technically here.
 

APRIL

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Ebola zaire... Sudan...? I mean, this is important info being left out.