Some are waiting to see election outcomes for the Senate and Congress. Nearly everyone is anxiously waiting to see what Apple is going to introduce. In spite of explosive world affairs, life seems ominously normal. Yet, an unidentified virus is making kids sick in the Midwest just weeks after an international scare stemming from Ebola virus. How possible is it that Ebola may one day strike the United States?
Researchers rushing progress and testing of a possible Ebola vaccine realize that Ebola may not just be indigenous to several countries in Africa. Apart from international travel and using quarantines to contain possible patients, the key threat is that Ebola is a virus. Viruses attack millions of people in the United States biologically, psychologically, and technologically. It is understandable that countries like the USA are taking vigilant approaches towards safeguard against th3e inception and spread of Ebola.
Biological viruses are relatively common. They are often the cause of common colds and the dreaded flu. To this day, effective medicine against a common cold has been thwarted despite aggressive efforts. Autumn and winter highlight an oft mistaken severe cold called influenza or the flu. Everyone is urged to receive a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccines change from year to year as viruses mutate to form new subtleties in catching the disease, even if you’ve been immunized earlier.
Some researchers claim that viruses may be a culprit behind psychological diseases such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s. Although contrasting research results indicate no relationship, the studies on either side are relatively small. Some professionals feel that a enough of a possibility exists to warrant further study. For now, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s have no finite cures. Treatments are more symptomatic than curative.
We all know that our computers and mobile devices are subject to viruses as well. One of the great ways that hackers invade the internet and outside networks is by planting viruses. This is why Computer Security and related anti-virus software are so significant. These, like flu vaccines, need routine updating to keep fresh and current.
Computer viruses are technologically created. Biological viruses have naturally occurring in the world’s ecosystem for millions of years and may have been one of the first forms of life. Humans only discovered the existence of viruses around 160 years ago.
These tiny microbes do not need mates to reproduce but virus reproduction is more complex than other microbes, such as bacteria. Just like human environmental concerns are essential in carving our future, environment can impact these microscopic viruses. But how can Ebola viruses land in the USA all those thousands of miles from Africa?
Viruses can be found in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the things we touch. Intimacy, as innocent as a kiss, may spread herpes as a virus. The major killer HIV/AIDS is a result of a virus. Some claim it may have arisen in Africa, where there was a major epidemic two decades ago.
While tourists, immigration seem like obvious sources of Ebola carriers, there are other ways viruses may travel. Can they fly? Not rally. Many viruses are carried by wind and suspended in our atmosphere. While Ebola may be caught by touching blood or vomit from qa patient, it may be possible that some mutants make it into the air.
Each second, the world spins on its axis. Viruses are less weighed by gravity. They can sweep over water and land masses through the air or water. Mutations can attach themselves to imports and exports, even money. With globalization, local incidents of infection may easily spread throughout the globe. Like many computer viruses, biological viruses may lay dormant for years. When conditions are right, it may rise.
Inasmuch as we know about viruses, more research is justified as considerations on impacting life on our planet. Might Ebola one day strike the United States? It may not be impossible. Vigilant quests to produce inexpensive and efficient vaccines and medications soon are matters of life or death. In those worst case, far-fetched science-fiction scenarios, Ebola may one day strike the United States or some neighboring country. In those cases, which party wins the Congress or what new mobile device Apple is offering is less impacting than being treated for Ebola. When it comes to virus invasion, sicknesses like Ebola are a global concern!