Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Oh, Crap!

The first US case of Ebola is confirmed. 

This guy didn’t come back under quarantine, to be shipped to a hospital where he was kept under wraps like the last people that were brought back with Ebola.  This guy didn’t know he had it, got on a plane with no quarantine procedures, rode the plane through all of his airports, all of his connections, and back to Texas, where he presumably got sick after being home for a few days, making contact with other humans the entire time.  How many?  Hundreds?  Thousands?  How many were infected?  How many have THEY, in turn, infected?

This falls under the category of really, really not good. 

Ebola, as it were, is kind of a nasty.  Some excerpts from the Wikipedia article about it to emphasize why it is such a bad disease:

Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus,

And the entire time, you’re contagious and don’t even know it.  You’re spreading a disease with a 90% mortatlity rate to the people you know and love, and you don’t have a clue.

Even when it shows up, it seems like a bad cold…

 Typically, vomitingdiarrhea and rash follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys. Around this time, affected people may begin tobleed both within the body and externally.

“And Externally.”  What that means is that the hemorrhagic phase of the disease has started, and you die because you bleed out of every orifice of your body until you die.


Pray to whatever God you wish that this stuff doesn’t start to spread here. 

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