Beware of propaganda, Ebola is hard to transmitSubmitted by Ed Thinking on Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:00
Transmission happens by touching bodily fluids of a person who is sick with or has died from Ebola, or from exposure to contaminated objects, such as needles.
The origin of this disease is because in Africa, people touch the bodies of the dead. That is the reason why is a big problem there. Unless you follow that ritual, or unless you work in intensive care you should not fear. Many sensationalist channels are trying to portray the wrong message beware of propaganda.
Here is a quote about the ritual, sounds far fetched but it is true, I have been to Africa before: "They do rituals before they bury the body that involves washing the bodies and even, sometimes, sleeping with them, the dead person." (source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/ebola-outbreak-more-than-docto...)
'Contagion' Screenwriter: Ebola Isn't the Pandemic. Fear Is: http://time.com/3079518/ebola-outbreak-pandemic-fear/
WP: Why is hard to get Ebola in the U.S.: www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/08/01/why...
Here is good information from the World Health Organization: http://www.who.int/csr/disease/ebola/faq-ebola/en/
Here is a nice small infographic that summaries the way that transmition happens:
From the Public health organism (Red Cross) in Africa (it is in French but self explanatory):
The facts (From Time magazine): http://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/ebola2.png
Dr. Katz from Yale University: Rabid Opposition to Ebola: Epidemiology meets Hyperbole https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140804140845-2...