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Ebola: A Reminder

EbolaBy A. Page

Ebola is the latest virus taking the world by charge and with numerous sources reported diagnosed persons in the United States, its sure to be coming up in conversation. What makes Ebola so difficult to deal with is its symptoms, which are extremely similar to the flu. Headache, fever, muscle aches, sore throat, and weakness are all part of the horrifying package. Worse yet, is the fact that a person can be infected and contagious for a good degree of time before they begin to show signs and thus, infect many more on their daily commute. There is no vaccine or cure, and though they are trying to come up with one, you can’t always rely on pharmaceutical companies to get their acts together.

With a 55%  death rate, you’re more likely to die from Ebola than to survive it. Luckily, Ebola is not spread through the air and requires a person come in contact with infected bodily fluids (from both humans and animals). The easiest way to protect you and your family, is to improve your hygiene patterns.  As simple as that seems, we often forget to practice them.

Washing your hands is the first and foremost protective measure you can take.  Not just when your hands are dirty, but every chance you get, wash those hands!  Another thought is everyday objects you share contact with.  A lunchbox, the coffee maker, the microwave.  Whether in the workplace or at home, these things should be wiped with warm, soapy water regularly.  Never go near someone that is infected, and if someone in your home begins to show sudden symptoms, isolate them until you have the proper protective gear.  A face mask, latex or nitrile gloves, and aprons are a few local favorites that can keep the entire family from getting sick.

Though Ebola is devastating and reminds us of horror movies or thrillers, keeping yourself protected is relatively easy.  When outbreaks happen, its a good time to examine your health practices and improve them.  Vitamins, nutrients, healthcare and hygiene are your best defense if Ebola starts to take The United States by hold.


Americans Are Asking Would President Obama Send His Children To Liberia

Obama Send His Children To Liberia

President Obama has shocked many Americans by announcing as a part of his administration’s Ebola Virus-response strategy, that the U.S. government is deploying as many as three thousand troops to the African nation of Liberia.

Read: Obama Sending 3,000 Troops Into Ebola Danger Zone 


Americans Are Asking Would President Obama Send His Children To Liberia

The official statement from White House stated that a Joint Force Command headquarter in Monrovia is to provide command to control support to U.S. military activities. This is a statement with all the troubles that are currently taking place; the American people did not want to hear.

Liberia is among the hardest hit nations from the recent outbreak of Ebola cases. U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has already issued warnings to its personnel to avoid nonessential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

Sources reveal that combat soldiers and marines are ready to provide any assistance asked of them. It is believed that most of the assistance will be logistics and medial support through the building of hospitals. Official reports confirmed that military engineers on site would help to build makeshift hospitals in Liberia, which will treat infected health care workers.

However, concerns have been raised over the Ebola prevention. Obama told the members of the press that not acting swiftly enough could result in increased risk of the virus in the rest of the world including the United States. But the move could overshadow an equally pressing campaign against ISis, experts say.

According to the reports from the World Health Organization, the current Ebola Virus outbreak has infected at least 4,900 Africans and cause at least, 400 deaths.

Ebola prevention, without a shadow of doubt is one of the most perilous contemporary global crises. However, with President Obama reducing the armed forces numbers and with the armed forces being overstretched as it is, and with parents and families worried about their loved ones, is this really the right move?

Many parents have asked, with the risk to their sons and daughters and the possibility of them catching the deadly virus, would President Obama who is asking these brave men and women to help with this serious problem, would he send his children to a place that carries such a huge risk?