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multiple4-Oct-2014healthJessicaWoman99 by votes23347.6%


Is the Ebola virus a greater threat to the U.S. than we first thought?

Ebola in the state of Texas brought there by a man from Africa who showed no signs of Ebola until after he arrived in Texas etc.

0Something needs to be done to prevent this from happening again

posted 4-Oct-2014 11:04pm  
I don't know what you first thought but it sounds like it's less of a threat than I first thought.
posted 5-Oct-2014 4:23am  
The more I learn, the less I'm concerned (about the U.S.). We should do more to help Africa, though.
posted 5-Oct-2014 9:49am  
Yes I think so because of what is happening in Texas right now this could spread across Texas and other states speaking of Ebola and a passenger from Algeria he was vomiting on a plane that landed in New York the worse is yet to come
posted 5-Oct-2014 10:42am  
From my understanding, because of the poor health in Africa, due to vitamin deficiencies, especially vitamin C, this is why people contract diseases more easily. I would think Africa should step up, help their people with Vitamin C, instead of any vaccinations.

My thought is we need to keep up our immune systems.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 5-Oct-2014 10:58am  
No. With the modern quarantine methods available in Western countries, the risk of an outbreak is minimal. In the US, healthcare workers are probably more at risk than anyone else but they will be on heightened alert. Any hospital is going to have a plan in place for identifying and containing infectious diseases as rapidly as possible (mine certainly does). Honestly, the upcoming flu season is a much greater threat to the US than Ebola. If you gave me a choice between being vaccinated against Influenza or Ebola, I would take the flu jab in a heartbeat.
posted 5-Oct-2014 2:38pm  
And right now Airports are stepping up and checking passengers from Africa
jettles Survey Central Subscriber
posted 5-Oct-2014 3:38pm  
Yes, it is but it will be under control!
posted 6-Oct-2014 5:14am  
Well it is not any greater a threat now than before, to me at least.
I am of the belief if it is somewhere on this planet it will eventually make it's way all over.
The threat is not any different just a matter of when.
Humanity survived the 'Black Death' in the dark ages we will survive this as well.
posted 7-Oct-2014 11:07am  
I don't know.

I don't know who "we" are.

I don't know what "we" first thought.

I don't know much of anything about Ebola virus.
LindaH Silver Star Survey Creator
posted 8-Oct-2014 12:12am  
No. Check out how well Nigeria got it under control.
posted 9-Oct-2014 7:42pm  
Well that man from Africa he died there was a policeman in the hospital room with him that policeman got sick Ebola can spread across the state of Texas
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 9-Oct-2014 10:51pm  
It was reported today that the Sheriff who they were concerned about does not have ebola.
(reply to dab) posted 10-Oct-2014 10:34am  
No he does not thank goodness
posted 10-Oct-2014 12:18pm  
Well, its a much greater threat than I thought. I was expecting that Ebola was going to kill 1 or 2 people, but now its looking like that number will go up to 5. Thats more than twice as deadly as I predicted.
posted 11-Oct-2014 6:15pm  
How about close to 5,000 have died and one death in Texas this is as bad as Aids
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 13-Oct-2014 5:20am  
Not even close yet JW. AIDS/HIV kills about 1.5 million per year. The only good news is that is down from 2.6 million a year in the early 2000's.
Also this kills relatively quick with outward signs that the person is infected.
LindaH Silver Star Survey Creator
posted 13-Oct-2014 9:28am  
It may affect the world's supply of chocolate. About half of our chocolate comes from that area.
(reply to Lysannus) posted 13-Oct-2014 10:27am  
I am now hearing on the News that influenza kills more people than Ebola wow shocking I had my flu shot
(reply to LindaH) posted 13-Oct-2014 12:42pm  
OH GOD!!! Wait Beer doesn't come from there, <sigh of relief> at least that supply won't be impacted.
posted 16-Oct-2014 2:11pm  
Now there will be Ebola chocolate and Ebola marijuana
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 20-Oct-2014 11:04am  
In that it has appeared in the US at all, yes. But I don't think it's a significant threat.

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