I mean once they are in the country means they have exposed a plane full of people already; doesn't it?
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That is what I think and I have heard no one ask that question; seems very strange.
It's supposed to be unlikely to contract it unless you are around someone with severe symptoms. I'm not really worried about it unless the information drastically changes.
Information disseminated through the current government in Washington D.C. is decidedly untrustworthy.
True; shanmarie but the point is if they are hot when they get here they have been on a plane with who knows how many being outright contagious.
I get the point, but a minor fever should still be unlikely to spread it. The person would have to throw up or sneeze or something. I honestly don't want to think too much about it because it was too close to me to begin with.
It is my understanding if they are contagious it can be picked up on things they have touched or in bathrooms which in a plane is going to affect many. Why wouldn't a sneeze contain body fluid? Where all would that get transferred to? Close to you?
I live in the DFW area. A sneeze is bodily fluid, but I think there are more mosquitoes can transfer than we are told about. We could all go crazy with paranoia if we wanted. A vaccine or some kind of treatment is what is needed. And common sense.
That was the second nurse that fell ill after taking care of Duncan in Dallas. Common sense should have told her not to travel until she was in the clear, but she went to go plan her wedding in OH anyway.
Thanks shanmarie I KNEW one of them was planning her wedding and was possibly putting people at risk.
True and she was with her fiancee as I understand it; surely they kissed; unless she was being wary but then why be around all the people she loved? It will be a real miracle if many don't fall ill in the next few days. From her contacts and others.
I heard on the news that she claims the CDC gave her the all clear to travel. Maybe she thought she followed all precautions well enough that risk of exposure was minimal and that she needn't really worry?
True but I have heard it said since then that they know they were wrong to tell her that.
I think that if it were me, and especially after the first nurse got sick, I would have waited until all clear just in case I had it. Why take chances?
Exactly. It could be epidemic in just one day if they keep taking chances I think. When as you say hundreds are exposed to hundreds more & I am sure is how it is out of control in Africa but they don't want us to panic. Someone should be.