Science! Ebola Can Survive on Surfaces for Almost Two Months

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 at 7:44 am

Here’s some science Democrats won’t want to talk about as they run around trashing people who are concerned over Ebola.

The number of confirmed Ebola cases passed the 10,000 mark over the weekend, despite efforts to curb its spread.

And while the disease typically dies on surfaces within hours, research has discovered it can survive for more than seven weeks under certain conditions.

During tests, the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) found that the Zaire strain will live on samples stored on glass at low temperatures for as long as 50 days.

The tests were initially carried out by researchers from DSTL before the current outbreak, in 2010, but the strain investigated is one of five that is still infecting people globally.

The findings are also quoted in advice from the Public Agency of Health in Canada.

Ebola was discovered in 1976 and is a member of the Filoviridae family.

The more we know about Ebola the more we don’t know about Ebola. But Dr. Obama’s got things under control.


3 Responses to “Science! Ebola Can Survive on Surfaces for Almost Two Months”

  1. Roark on 28/28/14 at 9:12 am

    The CDC, a few decades ago, firmly believed that NO virus could live for any amount of time on any surface. They wrongly believed that a virus required a living host. Now it’s proven that viruses can live even on textiles, like a shirt sleeve or doctors tie.

  2. Spamf Roming on 28/28/14 at 10:11 am

    The reason Ebola is destined to become a major epidemic in the United States is that the government is not taking the opportunity it has now, and ONLY has now to stop it at the gate.

    When an African comes over on a plane the day after getting bled on by a dying Ebola patient, he knows he is at risk, and he tells the hospital that he probably has ebola.

    When a doctor or nurses who treated ebola come down with a fever, they know it might be ebola and they get isolation and treatment.

    When a family vacations in the pit of the hot zone in Africa and comes back, and their baby gets a fever, they know there is a risk it is ebola, and they get escorted into isolation until it’s ruled out.

    But what happens when a tiny globule of ebola filled mucous gets touched on the subway an hour or two after Doctor Ebola touches the pole? Then 3 weeks later, they get a fever.

    It’s normal to get a fever. It’s normal to throw up sometimes. But this level of the epidemic strata doesn’t know that they have been exposed to ebola, and as such, they won’t call the CDC or get isolated. They will probably drag themselves to work or school or to the cafeteria or to the public telephone or whatever, and 3 weeks later the people who pick it up from there won’t know they’re exposing themselves to ebola.

    At this point, the genie is out of the bottle, and you can’t possibly track all the movements of all the people who have touched all of the people who have touched all of the people who have touched that subway pole. Then you have a citywide lockdown.

    You will shut down New York City for a month. And that’s assuming it doesn’t start popping up in all the cities that are a quick train, bus, car or plane ride from NYC’s multiple transit hubs.

    That is why the government should be banning travel to the hot zones, and carefully monitoring the people who are potential carriers.

    The CDC was not founded for the express purpose of REASSURING us! They are supposed to protect us, and we should never have to ever worry that they are being negligent in their duties for the sake of political correctness and an inconvenient election that threatens their iron grip on our liberties.

  3. mike191 on 28/28/14 at 7:27 pm

    Post 2: Great post. However, the CDC has become infiltrated by progressive banal liberals whose first dictum is :My superiority dictates that you must be reassured.