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Topic - Ebola is back - Outbreak
Posted: May 21 2017 at 12:59pm By Dutch Josh
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-21/ebola-spreading-infections-800-last-week-officials-race-track-down-400-possible-cont

As we learned in 2014, all it takes is one infected individual to make it through an airport checkpoint.

With international travel via airports, trains and cars available throughout the region, a single infected individual on an airplane could infect scores of others, who in turn could infect scores more.

The following Ebola model from Yaneer Bar-Yam, who has successfully simulated and predicted such events as the rise of the Arab Spring, shows how an Ebola contagion may look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7GXAxnfiq8">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7GXAxnfiq8

The above model is based on Ebola’s current infection rates and doesn’t take into account its possible evolution as it spreads from human-to-human.

According to scientists, the 2014 strain began hyper-evolving, to the point that had it not been contained and continued to spread through human contact, it could have gone airborne, making it as easy to catch as a common cold.

In response to this unprecedented threat, US government officials began preparing for mass casualties, reportedly going so far as to develop plans for Community Care Centers where infected individuals, or those suspected of infections, would be detained indefinitely.

DJ; Climatechange, lack of government, refugeecrises, will make the problem much worse. Belgium has a large Congo minority with lots of travel....