July 31, 2014

30,000

This is worrisome.



Map is current as of today and taken from the CDC page


Hopefully, one day you'll scroll back through this blog's old posts and say "Oh look at what that silly twit was all worked up about back then."

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 04:01 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 Ebola is extremely scary, but not very infectious.  The main way it spreads it via unsafe handling of late-stage victims and corpses.  Standard medical and mortuary procedure in the West would go a great way to preventing it spread even if it wasn't immediately identified.


Influenza kills more people each day than this entire months-long outbreak of ebola.  Doesn't that make you feel better?  

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Fri Aug 1 05:48:43 2014 (PiXy!)

2 I've seen this described as the most "virulent" outbreak ever, which would be a cause for concern except that I'm not sure the reporters quite understand what virulent means. 
I do note that a number of top flight doctors have gotten it in spite of PPE. The Nigerian Ebola specialist certainly knew what he was doing and I know some people working for Samaratain's Purse and they are professionals. OTOH having done HAZMAT response for 12 years,  I can well imagine that full PPE all day in Senegal  or Nigeria could cause mistakes to be made. 
But yes, unless this bug mutates goes airborne, the much greater likliehood of dying by suffocation or heart failure from Influenza is indeed reassuring, and both possibilities distract from the possibility of a general war breaking out, a Carrington event, or, of particular concern to me, those damnable dragons. 
Thanks Pixy.  

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Fri Aug 1 13:01:18 2014 (DnAJl)

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