Rayssizm and "Fear of 'The Other'" has caused an outbreak of Ebola-Panic in the UK, just because some woman at London Gatwick stepped off a flight from Liberia, "sweat buckets", threw up, and then shuffled of this mortal coil. Come on, it happens all the time. I know how she felt. In fact, since last night I've had a massive headache, increasing fever, nausea...

The following information, from the Public Health England website (updated just three days ago), should alleviate all concerns about an Ebola outbreak in Britain, Europe, America, Australia...:

Ebola risk remains low in England: surveillance and support continues

Public Health England

Updated 31 July 2014 [three days ago]

PHE is monitoring the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD, Ebola) outbreak in West Africa. The risk to the UK remains very low.

No cases of imported Ebola have ever been reported in the UK. Ebola is a form of viral haemorrhagic fever and currently more than 1000 cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, of which there have been more than 650 deaths. This is the first documented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and it is the largest ever known outbreak of this disease.


Dr Paul Cosford, director for health protection at Public Health England said:

"As we have seen with Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, we have robust mechanisms in place for detecting and responding to any usual infections within the UK.

"It is important to stress that no cases of imported Ebola have ever been reported in the UK, and the risk of any traveller to West Africa contracting Ebola is very low without direct contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person."

February 2014 - Outbreak of a haemorrhagic illness in south-east Guinea

March 2014 - Outbreak of Ebola confirmed in south-east GuineaLater that month, tests confirm Ebola has spread into Liberia

May 2014 - Sierra Leone confirms Ebola has spread to the Kailahun district, east of the country

June 2014 - MSF declares the Ebola outbreak is out of control

July 2014 – First case of Ebola confirmed in Nigeria

PHE has published a risk assessment of the current Ebola outbreak for the UK resident population and UK citizens in West Africa. PHE has also published advice for humanitarian workers working in the affected areas and also a general information factsheet.

Also see Ebola: government response


Well, that's put my mind at ease. The government has a Factsheet available on one its websites.

And I can't imagine any circumstance in which UK residents might experience "direct contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person [or beast?]."

Such rayssiss fears cause these lovely world travellers to suffer, just because they are Negroes:

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