Ebola Not That Transmittable?


Report: Inmate At Cobb County Jail Being Tested For Ebola

From the article:

The virus that causes Ebola is not airborne and can only be spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids — blood, sweat, vomit, feces, urine, saliva or semen — of an infected person who is showing symptoms. Those fluids must also have an entry point.

So let’s get this straight, shall we?

Is it inconceivable that people with Ebola will sweat and wipe their forehead with their hands and transfer that to a door handle , or grocery cart? Then you, having touched the same handle go home and your kitten get’s playful and scratches you  on your arm and you rub your arm with your hand which deposist the virus into your bloodstream. This is just a scenario.

Or, that those with Ebola  use public restrooms.  No urine or feces there. Let’s see,….. you just touched everything they touched when going to the bathroom. Then you didn’t wash your hands, or you did, then you touched the door handle and you went out to lunch and picked up your burger and took a bite.

Or, the server at the restaurant sneezed into their hand and touched your cup and not seeing him or her do that, you put it to your mouth and took a drink. No entry point there. I’m being sarcastic of course. And though it’s not listed mucus IS a body fluid.

I must be freaking out the germ-o-phobes.  Heck, I’m freaking myself out,  lol.

Given what some people’s standard for cleanliness is, I believe this could spread. Cases in Africa have been doubling every 20 – 30 days.

You think it can’t or won’t happen here? I’d say…think again…I believe our best chance was and may still be restricting travel from these places in Africa with outbreaks. I hope it won’t be too little, too late.

And I seriously hope I’m wrong in my thinking.


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Posted October 5, 2014 by Sue Says in category Health

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