Sunday, August 03, 2014

How Concerned Are You?

A Christian charity has enlisted the help of U.S. government officials to get two workers who are battling Ebola infections back to the United States for treatment. The two Americans in Liberia will become the first known victims of the deadly disease to be treated in the U.S. The risks associated with importing cases of a deadly virus are raising concerns not only in Atlanta but across the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it “has very well-established protocols in place to ensure the safe transport and care of patients with infectious diseases back to the United States,” but some medical and public-health experts said that it wasn't clear whether moving ill and highly infectious patients is a good idea, either for the patient or the public.  Ebola was first discovered nearly four decades ago, but there is reportedly still no vaccine that’s regularly administered to humans to prevent it.

What’s Your Take? Are you concerned about the spread of this deadly disease in America?




1. RobertBrown said...

We clearly have the know how to manage someone in isolation. We have had many mrsa cases but this seems different. The desolation in Africa and our inability to come up with a vaccine is troubling. Now we want to fast track?

2. ManChild said...

More than 700 people in West Africa have died from Ebola, a virus with a death rate of up to 90 percent of those infected. The fatality rate in the current epidemic is about 60 percent. Yes,I am concerned

3. Jesse said...

All it takes to contract Ebola is to be in contact with an infected person or bodily fluids, even sweat or saliva. It can take up to three weeks for someone who’s been infected to begin to suffer symptoms, according to the World Health Organization.

4. Stanley said...

More than 1,300 people have been infected in the West African countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in the worst Ebola outbreak on record. Of those, 729 have died, according to the World Health Organization.

5. Glen said...

I am concerned because we are so in the dark about how Ebola can be transmitted, The say now that it is not known to be transmitted by air. Doesn't sound too definitive to me.

6. Nuance said...

Not afraid but highly concerned

7. Not Concerned said...

Not concerned,the SARS outbreak in 2003 that killed more than 40 people in Toronto helped improve how we identify, treat and contain infectious diseases.

8. C.+A.+Griffin said...

Mistakes happen, protocols can fail. However, it's already a done deal therefore, the best we can hope for is that all the proper precautions are taken. I also pray that we can find a cure and/or a preventative agent. If it were my family member, I'm not so sure that I wouldn't want them here, where he or she would have a better chance of survival. I'm remaining prayerful.

9. Curious said...

Could it be? An Ebola patient at Mt. Sinai NY. Officials say it is unlikely.

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