No matter what part of the world you live in, I’m sure you’re aware of the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Never mind that we’re being told it’s not easy to get it from another person, and that it’s mostly caregivers of the sick that are infected.
Nope, we’re all in panic mode, and that means going to any length to prevent the spread of Ebola.
Including killing beloved family companion animals.
Yep, a nurse in Spain tested positive for Ebola, and because she spent time at home with her dog before being diagnosed, a Spanish court ruled the dog should be killed and its body incinerated.
Now I gotta tell ya, I haven’t been the least bit worried about Ebola before.
But now I’m avoiding doctors at all cost, lest I be falsely diagnosed and my companions murdered out of human stupidity.
Hell, they don’t even know if dogs can transmit the disease! There has been one- I repeat- ONE study conducted to see if dogs can become infected, and that study followed dogs that had eaten infected animals and/or people (well, leave corpses lying around and hungry dogs will do what they gotta do). The findings of that study conducted in Gabon were that dogs can become infected, but remain asymptomatic and eventually the infection leaves them.
Other mammals can carry the infection, and it’s believed Ebola is transmitted through eating bush meat (which is a good reason to not eat animals!).
So here’s yet another reason to panic about Ebola, people. It could cost the lives of your dogs or cats.
What do you need to do to protect your furry family members?
-Stay at home
-If you must leave your home, don’t touch anyone!
-If your doctor asks if you have pets- LIE!
-and, most importantly, Don’t go into the healthcare field!
Sorry you puddingheads, I’m not gonna help you. If you get Ebola, then as far as I’m concerned, you’re on your own.
But I will help you hide out your dog.