Take out your apocalypse Bingo cards everyone and move over CivilWar2 and COVID19, its time for a throwback to 2016. Concerns of a possible outbreak of the West African Ebola virus are growing as 27 people who recently returned from the African nations of Guinea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are now being monitored for the illness which unlike the current pandemic has a 50% case fatality rate according to the WHO.
Ebola: A Disease To Be Concerned About
The illness is far more lethal but is less transmissible than COVID19,
“Ebola then spreads through human-to-human transmission via direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with:
- Blood or body fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola
- Objects that have been contaminated with body fluids (like blood, feces, vomit) from a person sick with Ebola or the body of a person who died from Ebola”
According to End Time Headlines and The Sun,
“The Department of Health said on Thursday in a news release that officials believe the individuals are at low risk. Local public health officials in Washington have been in contact with the 23 people, who are considered “persons under monitoring” for 21 days after arriving in the United States.”
The CDC has issued an order requiring that all airlines collect and provide them with contact information for passengers who were in Guinea or the Congo within 21 days of arrival in the US. The Washington Dept. of Health has said that the risk of getting Ebola in the United states is very low.
However, in Africa there has been a local resurgence that is genetically similar to the 2013-2016 strain which devastated the area with 28,646 cases and 11,323 deaths.
The Sun wrote,
“At least 18 Ebola cases and nine deaths been reported amid a resurgence of the deadly virus in Guineau in West Africa.”
“Top World Health Organization boss Mike Ryan said the “scary” new findings suggested the infection could remain for years and can be transmitted through sex.”
No cases have been reported in the United States as of yet. It should be noted that when the previous outbreak made it to our shores there were two deaths according to the Infectious Disease Society of America “a Liberian visiting the United States and a doctor who had treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone”.
At this time there has been no statement from the Biden-Harris regime regarding the possible transmission of Ebola to Washington State. The only mention of Ebola by the White House has been with regard to the resurgent outbreak in Western Africa which was addressed in a February Statement which referred more to COVID than Ebola.