Tomorrows Guardian front page–"World warned: increase Ebola action or face scourge like HIV"

I posted this not to cause undue alarm in people but to motivate them to pray–KSH.


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5 comments on “Tomorrows Guardian front page–"World warned: increase Ebola action or face scourge like HIV"

  1. dwstroudmd+ says:

    GRID/AIDS/HIV took/takes a decade or more to kill without treatment. Ebola takes days to weeks. The scourge of EBOLA is more comparable to the Black Death. The latter was bacterial (Yersinia pestis). EBOLA is viral. The Black Death required fleas as intermediaries from the host rats, until the pneumonic form erupted. EBOLA requires direct contact with bodily fluids containing the virus (though it does have a host as a reservoir for this zoonosis).

  2. dwstroudmd+ says:

    Here’s a look at proper preparation:

    21 steps to prep for caring; 30 minutes to 1 hour work time; 20 to 25 minutes to UN-dress and decontaminate properly to minimize exposure.

  3. Karen B. says:

    We’re continuing to post regular Ebola prayers at Lent & Beyond. Here’s the link to find them all:

  4. Br. Michael says:

    But “direct contact” can also include droplets contained in the air from sneezing and coughing. I direct you to page 117 of the Army manual at: BlueBook 7th Edition – Sep 2011.pdf

  5. Katherine says:

    For the West, HIV is not the right comparison, because here, with doctors, nurses, dentists and hygienists using gloves and masks, HIV is spread by engaging in risky behavior. The Dallas nurses, and the medical missionaries in the hot zone countries, prove that a routine of gloves, gowns, and masks are not sufficient protection from Ebola. The virus may have been spread by African, specifically Muslim, burial practices, but it is now in the general population there and transmissible apparently more generally than by close contact with the dead and dying. Even in Africa there is no talk of getting HIV by sitting near a person who is ill or by riding in a taxi where a sick person has been, but Ebola may be spreading in these ways.