- We are at Day 22 / 21 for the standard Ebola incubation period. None of the original contact list in Dallas have become positive. This is very strong evidence that, contrary to hyperbole being sold by “Ebola experts”, the virus is not transmitted efficiently nor is aersolized. We note the virus that arrived in Dallas is the most highly mutated Ebola Zaire strain ever documented. And yet, no pandemic. And yet, not even an outbreak among the original contacts.
- The two infected nurses represents accidental protocol breach under conditions associated with maximal risk- the handling of high volume, highly infectious fluids. While there have been concerns that some of the additional healthcare workers (~76 in total) may have been infected, we have not seen this yet. This represents a new incubation period to monitor, where we are at Day 10 / 21. We are about to depart the “sweet spot” of Ebola incubation, which is 7-10 days.
Deep breaths, everyone. Wave 1 is done, and Wave 2 is almost over.
And of course more Ebola cases may still arrive in the US, but hopefully the lessons learned in the first couple US cases will transform and improve the responses to those new events.
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