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DoD may send personnel to Africa to help fight Ebola epidemic
« on: August 03, 2014, 08:38:53 AM »
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Re: DoD may send personnel to Africa to help fight Ebola epidemic
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 12:45:04 AM »
Why? Let the UN's WHO handle it. That's why we give them money.
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Re: DoD may send personnel to Africa to help fight Ebola epidemic
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 11:54:30 AM »
Why?


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Re: DoD may send personnel to Africa to help fight Ebola epidemic
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 12:06:09 PM »
Why?

I mentioned it on the other thread about this.

How often do you get to see a pandemic in action? Now, I am not talking bio-warfare here - though the data will be helpful for that (God forbid, but the world is what it is) - but about preventing a biological weapon from having a serious impact on friendly countries.

Seeing the best ways of cutting the chains of infection first hand will be invaluable. The FDA stalled human testing on an Ebola vaccine, that may be lifted in times of humanitarian crisis, and the DoD has the power to do that. There is a lot we don't know about the various hemorrhagic fevers, and a well equipped team may be able to supply some answers.

One of the huge problems in the military, as far as the medical staff is concerned, is disease transmission. You have a lot of people, close together, in fairly unsanitary conditions. It's an ideal breeding ground for disease.
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Re: DoD may send personnel to Africa to help fight Ebola epidemic
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 01:51:33 PM »
I mentioned it on the other thread about this.

How often do you get to see a pandemic in action? Now, I am not talking bio-warfare here - though the data will be helpful for that (God forbid, but the world is what it is) - but about preventing a biological weapon from having a serious impact on friendly countries.

Seeing the best ways of cutting the chains of infection first hand will be invaluable. The FDA stalled human testing on an Ebola vaccine, that may be lifted in times of humanitarian crisis, and the DoD has the power to do that. There is a lot we don't know about the various hemorrhagic fevers, and a well equipped team may be able to supply some answers.

One of the huge problems in the military, as far as the medical staff is concerned, is disease transmission. You have a lot of people, close together, in fairly unsanitary conditions. It's an ideal breeding ground for disease.
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Re: DoD may send personnel to Africa to help fight Ebola epidemic
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2014, 12:41:04 AM »
I do not think that DoD is there to help. I would probably bet these are Bio Weapons scientists of Dugway Proving Grounds to see whether it can be weaponized or experimental drugs work. Its the perfect laboratory to see whether any Army experimental drugs can work in a combat situation.
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