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Germ Warfare is it Destroying Us?
Are We Safe
With the recent scare of the Ebola Virus hitting the United States, people are scared and in panic of the unknown. This isn't the first time that people have been scared.
In the early 80's the outbreak of HIV and AIDS stormed the US and not with a few cases either. It is still now almost 30 years later and more prevalent then any other virus. Why? Because no one hears about it anymore. One in 7 adults are HIV infected. No one gets tested anymore to know their own status. People live longer with HIV because of medications. But instead of fearing the Ebola virus there are many others you should fear especially if you are single.
Right behind the AIDS epedimic came the Hepatitis B virus. People were offered immunization against it but they refused.
Let me go as far as to say parents are refusing to vaccinate their children in fear of autism. There has been no scientific proof that vaccinations cause autism. We all were vaccinated and we are all here with good immune systems to fight off these things. If they make a vaccine for these dreaded virus then get it.
The Reason for Biological Destruction
What is Ebola?
Ebola Virus Disease
Ebola is a disease of humans and other primates caused by an ebolavirus. Symptoms start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain, and headaches. Typically, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys. Around this time, affected people may begin to bleed both within the body and externally.
Fruit bats are believed to be a carrier and may spread the virus without being affected. Once human infection occurs, the disease may spread between people, as well. Male survivors may be able to transmit the disease via semen for nearly two months. To make the diagnosis, typically other diseases with similar symptoms such as malaria, cholera and other viral hemorrhagic fevers are first excluded. To confirm the diagnosis, blood samples are tested for viral antibodies, viral RNA, or the virus itself.
When diseases hit the United States from other countries, everyone is in a panic and live in fear that they will catch it.
Be proactive and vaccinate your children and above all, educate yourself and your children about all diseases.
Right now in this day of modern technology. One in four adults are carrying an STD. One in seven are HIV positive. These things should be eraticated not spread like wild fire. The main population of HIV are older teens and young adults between the ages of 15 and 25. Sex education is no longer allowed to be taught in school. Our young people will die at an early age due to lack of education.
Parents you have to do your part. Measles were eradicated and now are showing up because parents are refusing to vaccinate their children.
HIV is more of a worry then Ebola
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a subgroup of retrovirus) that causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. Without treatment, average survival time after infection with HIV is estimated to be 9 to 11 years, depending on the HIV subtype. Infection with HIV occurs by the transfer of blood, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculate, or breast milk. Within these bodily fluids, HIV is present as both free virus particles and virus within infected immune cells.(Wikipedia)
We don't hear about it on the news, in schools or even in general conversation. Our young people are contracting HIV at an alarming rate. This same virus that had everyone up in arms in the late 80's is now not feared. It has been determined that single women have as many as six partners per the CDC. When things are not talked about no one cares anymore but they should care about HIV more then the Ebola virus. You are as likely to get the Ebola virus as someone hitting you with a bat.
Education is the key people. Talk to your children and educate them not just about HIV and STD's but all virus.
The Common Cold
The common cold is a viral infection of your upper respiratory tract your nose and throat. A common cold is usually harmless, although it may not feel that way at the time. If it's not a runny nose, sore throat and cough, it's the watery eyes, sneezing and congestion or maybe all of the above. In fact, because any one of more than 100 viruses can cause a common cold, signs and symptoms tend to vary greatly. (Mayo Clinic)
Do you know that more people die each year from complications of a cold then any other virus. Washing your hands prevents this, but more then 15% of Americans leave the bathroom without washing their hands. Then they touch surfaces that everyone else will touch. Yes it is disgusting.
How many things are touched by human hands each day? Money, atm machines, bathroom doors, railings on a bus, elevator buttons, computers, telephones, sponges on your sink that have 200,000 more germs then your toilet, gasoline pumps, shopping carts, cell phones, payment systems in self check out lanes and the list can continue. The single most important thing you can do is to wash your hands. Become ocd about washing your hands after touching things.
It should make you feel sick to even think about these things. I will let you in on another secret. 1 in 6 people have ecoli on their cell phones because they use them in the bathroom. Yuck yuck yuck. Come on people that even makes me sick to think about it. Don't text and drive and don't text and poop. It's just hat simple.
Biological Warfare Since 1950
Fear Does Nothing to Help
Any time a new virus that is really bad, is introduced in the United States, a raft of fear over comes us and we want to stay in our own bubble to be protected. Fear spreads lies. People make up things to seem smart but most of the time are spreading falsehoods around and as you can see on Face Book things that are untrue are spread like wild fire.
Instead of getting information from social media, you should be getting your information from the CDC. Even the news is not always correct.
Everyone runs in fear as if the world is being taken over by aliens. Stop running and start protecting and being proactive about these diseases.
Wash Your Hands
Become OCD About Washing Your Hands
Seriously people washing your hands after touching things is the single most important thing you can do to prevent catching or spreading germs. How many times have you touched something that was crawling with germs and your eye itched and the following week you came down with some twisted, body wrecking havoc on you illness?
Don't be fearful. Educate yourself and your family and stop spreading lies on social media about these things. Education is the key to a happy long life.