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“It’s a scary virus … Definitely,” said Dr. Hector Ocaranza, the health authority for the El Paso City/County Health Department. “Terribly deadly. It’s one of those viral hemorragic fevers. They haven’t found where it’s coming from, if it’s coming from an animal to the human or what. But we know there is human tissue transmission.”
That means it cannot be contracted like the flu, through the air. It can only be spread by direct contact with bodily fluids like saliva or secretions.
The CDC released a map showing the 20 quarantine stations designated across the country, including El Paso, mostly where international travelers arrive. The closest ones are in San Diego and Dallas.
El Paso’s CDC offices are located in West El Paso off Sunland Park Drive.
Dr. Miguel Escobedo runs the offices, but would speak with ABC-7 on camera.
However, he told ABC-7 if someone needed to be quarantined for ebola here in El Paso, they would immediately be sent to the hospital.
Symptoms include fever, rash, vomiting and diarrhea.
While there are no reports of ebola so far in the U.S., some doctors fear it could happen. But Dr. Ocaranza said it’s highly unlikely.
“I don’t think we should be concerned, even if we’re on the list of quarantine stations,” he said. “I don’t think we should be concerned with these kinds of viruses. It is still contained within Africa, unfortunately it has been one of the largest outbreaks of this virus and it has a high mortality.”
El Paso International Airport officials confirmed that it is a designated CDC quarantine site, but only in the event the CDC activates it.” End of quote
The CDC is lying saying it’s not like a flu virus and that it’s not direct human to human contact.
Patrick Swayer, an American citizen, contracted it from attending his sister’s funeral in Liberia. He was the first American to contract Ebola. He traveled via airplane, exchanging planes once, and boarded an international flight before being detained and consequently dieing in Lagos, Nigeria.
(Reports are from Patrick Sawyer’s flight potentially 30,000 people were exposed who are now traveling about the globe.)
Now two other Americans are infected, one, Dr. Kent Brantly, is here in the US at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The THIRD American, Nancy Writebol, will be traveling from Liberia to the US beginning tonight and will land in Atlanta, Georgia tomorrow.
60% who contract Ebola die. There is no cure. There is a trial vaccine that has been tried on primates which Nancy Writebol did get injected with. Her initial reaction to the drug resulted in a deterioration of her health. Claims now are that she is in “critical but stable condition.”
I don’t believe they know how it’s contracted, or how to contain it.
20 Ebola containment sites have been designated prior to Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol’s arrival.