COVER-UP? Now-Missing CDC Poster Reveals Scary Truth about How Ebola Is Spread
So far in the United States, only one person has been killed by the Ebola virus, and that patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was infected prior to his arrival in the country. We’ve been very lucky, but as the disease spreads to additional countries, concern among Americans is rising. The disease has an overall mortality rate of 70%, and thousands of Africans, along with a handful of outside healthcare workers, have contracted Ebola.
Medical experts know the virus can be spread through contact with body fluids such as blood, feces and vomit. The rate of infection is apparently much higher among people who have been in contact with a patient in the most advanced stage of the disease. In public, the Obama administration and the Centers for Disease Control are assuring the American public the disease is difficult to contract.
However, a chart recently displayed on the CDC website – and since removed – indicates the infection may in fact be far more communicable than previously claimed.
The New York Post interviewed expert Dr. Meryl Nass, who believes Ebola can be spread through droplets of liquid, the kind emitted with a sneeze. In support of that statement, Dr. Nass referenced the chart, which read in part: “Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose or mouth of another person.”
Professor of Epidemiology, Dr. Rossi Hassad of Mercy College, explained that droplets can remain active for up to a day. “A shorter duration for dry surfaces like a table or doorknob, and longer durations in a moist, damp environment,” he said.
Was the post removed from the CDC site because the information is deemed inaccurate? Or was it removed to keep a lid on American fears? In light of recent coverups and misinformation among government agencies like the Veterans Administration, NSA, and the Secret Service, many people are doubting the veracity of CDC. Shouldn’t Americans have access to the straight facts about Ebola?