As Ebola cases in the Congo pass 600, more complications are prolonging the outbreak. Aid workers have been hampered by conflict in the region, and recent political drama has caused another wave of drama and conflict, as well as an attack on a hospital. With Ebola now in major cities/urban areas, there’s an increasing chance that it will spread to nearby countries (and possibly further).
A few international travelers have already had to be tested for Ebola, but so far it hasn’t hopped on a plane yet. Unfortunately, as the outbreak continues to grow, the risk of it spreading internationally goes up.
Ebola symptoms go well beyond the standard flu-like symptoms that most viruses have, and include red eyes and vomiting blood. Ebola has a high mortality rate (partially because it sends the immune system into overdrive). Ebola is also highly contagious. During the outbreak a few years ago, 1 sick person yielded 2 or more new sick people—often including the treating physicians, even with precautions.
Ebola shouldn’t stress your day to day life, but the outbreak is something to watch, especially if you have any international travel planned or live in a major city.
If you’re traveling, beware the variety of diseases outside the US and be sure to have immune support like colloidal silver. Any travel can stress your immune system and lead to respiratory disease, add in the new pathogens you’re exposed to in new areas and you may really end up with a streak of bad luck.
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