The director of the CDC said that you cannot get ebola from riding a bus, but said if you have ebola you should not ride on a bus because you may infect others. Does this make sense?
It's caught through bodily fluid contact so sneezing on a bus could theoretically get someone sick... If not then they wouldn't reccomend that people stay away from the bus if sick
It makes sense. It means they don't know!
I think I'll just stay off busses for awhile :-)
You can get the bird flu from a person on a bus. :p
Yes. These are not contradictory statements. You cannot catch ebola by just sitting next to someone who has it, and you should not be on a bus or other restricted space full of people if you have it, because you might expose them (i.e. puke on them).
You CAN catch ebola, on a bus or anywhere else, if an infected person pukes on you. I've ridden busses, but other than kids and drunks that puke on everything, I've rarely been puked on.
It's all about risk assessment.
Most activity including riding on a bus is safe for the general public. But it's foolish for someone who is actually sick to try to beat the odds.
The Director of the CDC is a dumbarse that doesn't know what he is talking about.
No. And are we really allowing Ebola sick patients to police themselves?
After the guy who brought it here?
The point isn't the bus. The point is you aren't going to get Ebola unless bodily flu it's from an infected person touches your bodily fluids.
Do you realize the two healthcare workers that caught it here were wearing full protective gear?
What's your argument? Somehow infected fluids got to the medical professionals.
My point would be many people, including the CDC, said ebola was not going to be transmitted here because of all the precautions they take and if two trained healthcare workers in full protective gear can catch it then it can be caught on a bus.
The director has spoken fondly if his days as a "community organizer." Coincidence? I think not.
The act of riding a bus will not spread Ebola, however, you can catch Ebola from someone on a bus, or anywhere for that matter, if you contact their bodily fluids. The bus is superfluous.
It's no different than an elevator, or a train, or an airplane, or a street corner for that matter. Where you are doesn't matter, you get it from touching infected bodily fluids.
And our leader parrots it!
Clearly this is because buses are magic.
Three cheers for science!
I believe it is just to limit exposure to others.
But if you can't catch ebola on a bus why would you need to limit exposure on a bus?
I took it as less the bus scenario and more the scenario that if you are infected you should stay out of the public.
You are highly unlikely to catch ebola anywhere within the USA, especially on a bus. However, if you have been exposed and think you are infected, you should not be on buses or anywhere in public where you might be infecting others.
Exactly what I was trying to say. :)
So you can catch ebola on a bus?
Only if you touch bodily fluids from the infected person. This could happen on a bus, a street corner, or even a mountain meadow.
It could happen anywhere, anytime, anyplace. But the likelihood of it happening to you who live in the US and don't travel to Africa is very very small.
Conflicting reports. Apparently healthcare workers wearing hazmat gear can get ebola.
What idiots voted it makes sense?!?
Speak up please. I want to hear from you!!
Because government experts said so. Lol.
Just because 3 people in the USA have ebola does not mean that you should stop riding buses for fear of being infected. But, if you were exposed, you should not be in public riding buses or doing ANYTHING to infect others. Hope that makes sense.
If that's what was meant, it makes sense.
I was like wtf?!? Thanks tiger
lol what else do you expect from a Democrat?!
Like all things this administration touches they have no clue what they are doing. This is what happens when the inmates are running the asylum.
Who are the anti-science Dems on this?
But it is scientific fact that you cannot but can contract ebola on a bus. Lol
Then we should put all the Ebola patients on buses!
We have to distill whatever protective property buses have and use it to create a vaccine for Ebola!
These are the experts in charge of keeping us safe? Lol.
3 cases in a country of 350 M isn't good enough for you?