GOVERNMENT VOWS: “WE WILL STOP IT”
The “tragic, painful, dreadful, merciless virus” that has claimed more than 3,100 lives in Africa has now been officially diagnosed as having spread to America – specifically, the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.
“The patient is a man who became infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, where he was hospitalized with symptoms that were confirmed to be caused by Ebola,” an official with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) acknowledged.
CDC officials vowed the disease would not spread.
“There is no doubt in my mind … we will stop it here,” CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden told reporters.
Frieden is banking on the fact that doctors caught the disease early enough in the process – before the patient began exhibiting symptoms.
“We are stopping it in its tracks in this country,” he reiterated.
After an incubation period ranging from two days to three weeks, Ebola victims begin experiencing nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Eventually their kidneys and livers begin to shut down, a process accompanied by mass internal hemorrhaging.
There is no treatment and no cure for the virus.
According to the CDC, the patient who brought the disease to America left Liberia on September 10 and arrived in America on September 20. He sought medical help on September 27 and was put in an isolation ward the following day.
“He was visiting family members and staying with family members who live in this country,” Frieden said.
U.S. President Barack Obama has warned that the Ebola virus could kill “hundreds of thousands” of people around the globe and that its containment was a “priority” of his administration. Of course government bureaucrats have been blocking the development and testing of ZMapp, a potential treatment for the virus that uses human antibodies to create an immunity.
Wonder what’s up with that? Oh wait … never mind.
Meanwhile back in West Africa the Ebola outbreak is expanding “exponentially” according to CDC officials on the ground in Sierra Leone. As many as 1.4 million people could contract the disease over the next four months, they say.
Scary, scary stuff …
South Carolinians are already expressing concern over the potential for the virus to spread.
“Air flights run daily from Dallas and Houston to and from both Columbia and Charleston airports,” one of our sources noted, adding that “many Hispanics (also) travel by auto from Texas to South Carolina and North Carolina.”