Ebola in primate center in South Texas!
username at mail.utexas.edu
Thu Apr 18 10:50:35 EST 1996
Biomed reports on studies that have confirmed the Ebola contagion
being airborne. If this is suspected at the least why can CDC not
report on these government findings in relation to precautions in
Texas. I do not believe that this situation needs to be downplayed by
the authorities. If strain is not 100% Reston then that means that it
is a mutation of which we do not have a history of.
I would also be interested in learning about the unfortunate
caretakers that have been in contact with the animals. Although they
are not under quarantine, what is the defintion of "being kept under a
watchful eye...We are keepin a close watch on them". Does this mean
that the workers can continue on with their business as usual or are
they restricted in any manner. We have all heard that Ebola has an
incubation period of up to 20 something days does this not mean
anything in terms of keeping the workers in quarantine?
Although not paranoid. These are some issues that are not being
covered. For those of us keeping track of these posted discussions, we
are at least more aware of the significance of the situation. It needs
to be treated as if though it were a "Hot Zone". And until it is over
then agencies and other professionals should be allowed to be carefree
in their speculations. Why have we not heard more about the 1990
incident...did CDC come to Texas for their first vist back then. I do
not recall the media exposure.
What are your thoughts.....
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