Yesterday I attended the Shelby County Commission Committee Meetings. One of the highlights was a discussion with the head of the Shelby County Health Dept and representatives from the local hospitals on the subject of Ebola. You never know what you will find out when you begin to take self-governance serious and go to these meetings. I felt like I was in an infomercial for the flu shot. Think I'm jesting? Here is the report from Mike Mathews of ABC 24. Note to Mike Mathews and ABC 24, the flu isn't 100% preventable even with the flu shot. See this study. It estimates that the flu vaccine is only about 59% effective. Full disclosure: My daughter who has a compromised immune system due to her transplant did get a flu shot. I do not want my child in an emergency room or hospital this season. While the flu vaccine is not 100% effective, I do want to give my daughter the best chance at not getting the flu.
Now back to Ebola and Shelby County. Ms. Madlock reiterated that it is not airborne nor spread by casual contact; although the virus was in all bodily fluids of a person including sweat and that the virus can live on surfaces for 2 hours. I wish I could have asked her for clarification on that info. According to the CDC ~hat/tipMidSouth Sentinel~ the Ebola virus can travel through air, but they made that admission in a very sneaky and hard to find manner. The following statement is under Low Risk Exposures:
Read the whole thing...very interesting stuff...