AIDS/HIV has an extremely long latency period; you can have it, and be capable of passing it on, for years before you even realize you're infected. Ebola, OTOH, starts taking you down as soon as you get it. By the time you became contagious, you'd already look so bad that nobody would be willing to get anywhere near you. It's not a problem.
Now, when it mutates into an airborne form, then we'll all be seriously fucked. Give it time.posted by aaron at 4:16 PM on February 6, 2001
It's not a problem for us, who are covered by first-world medical beliefs and techniques.
ObSidenote: How do they get away with calling themselves "Global TV" when they barely reach outside Ontario? Aren't they like the UPN of Canada?posted by aaron at 4:54 PM on February 6, 2001
Which part of "blood and/or secretions of an infected person" don't you understand? The flu is more virulent than that, and thus spreads much more easily.posted by aaron at 10:19 PM on February 6, 2001
There may be other vectors for this disease, ya know. I'll err on the side of caution, myself.posted by beth at 9:16 AM on February 7, 2001
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