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View Poll Results: How concerned are you about the Ebola virus?
Very concerned 2 18.18%
Somewhat concerned 1 9.09%
a little concerned 5 45.45%
Not concerned at all. 3 27.27%
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How concerned are you about the Ebola virus?

It's spreading like wildfire in West Africa. Won't be long until it gets to the US.
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I am "a little concerned", centred on two concerns:
1) That the region where Ebola is manifesting, despite assistance from skilled outside workers, is perhaps not fully equipped to manage and stop the outbreak.
2) Without fantastic controls on air travel, the disease is one or two plane rides from us.
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2) Without fantastic controls on air travel, the disease is one or two plane rides from us.
That's what concerns me most.
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I asked my brother about this - he says the numbers are vastly over-stated - they're dealing with hundreds of cases (673 deaths) across 3 nations mostly with more than 20 million population. That's not as bad as it sounds - the ebola virus is now only 60% fatal due to people receiving treatment early - it was > 90%.

To answer the question if I'm concerned - I'm not bothered about it reaching here - but very concerned that my little brother is cycling through west Africa now - currently in Senegal and headed south through ebola zones ....
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2) Without fantastic controls on air travel, the disease is one or two plane rides from us.
This is why I'm "a little concerned", as well. I don't think it's coming to my town, but I could see some sections of cities with a large African population getting pretty well torn up by it. Once that happens, it could get anywhere as the aide workers carry it back out of those infected areas.
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A little concerned. I fly a lot, I don't want to be unlucky. If it does vector to the us it will get stooped /controlled quickly.. But someone will be. On the wrong plane at the wrong time.....

I'd done some research on Ebola and otter hemorrhagic viruses years ago. We talk about soldiers, police and firefighters being heros for heading into danger...... The health care workers that go there and help simply defy comprehension. IMO, unarmed, limited resources, villagers ready to kill them thinking they are the devil....unlike flames or gunfire, this is a silent, invisible death...yes, something else.
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