October 16, 2014
Ebola Cases In Europe Are 'Not Absolutely Risk Free,' Admits European Union As One Patient Dies

The Ebola cases in Europe are creating some consternation among the European public since 10 patients have been brought into European countries. Although the European Union says the 10 Ebola cases in Europe are "not absolutely risk free," other officials believe Europeans should not fear an Ebola virus outbreak like in Africa.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, media reports may claim the Ebola virus "going airborne," but technically that exact scenario is extremely unlikely based upon evolutionary theory. Still, the idea that an airborne Ebola virus might be released upon the world has some Christians worried the plague may be from the Bible's end times description in Revelation.

The World Health Organization claims there are only a handful of confirmed Ebola cases in Europe. Recently, a Sudanese United Nations worker died from the Ebola virus while being treated in Germany. Two missionaries died in Spain but not before transferring the deadly virus to a Spanish nurse named Teresa Romer Ramos. There's multiple other Ebola cases in Europe being treated in Germany, Holland, and Spain, and one fortunate man was cured of his illness.

In response to the recent death in Berlin, the European Union released a statement.

"This case demonstrates that bringing Ebola patients to the EU for treatment is not absolutely risk free. However, the risk of Ebola viruses spreading from an EVD patient who arrives in the EU as result of a planned medical evacuation is considered low by the European Center for Diseases Prevention and Control."
Linda McAvan, chair of the development committee in the European Parliament, believes the Ebola cases in Europe cannot be compared to the African cases because Europeans "have the benefit of resources far superior to those in West Africa." The Ebola virus outbreak in Africa is said to include 8,399 cases, including 4,033 deaths, but McAvan believes the worst hit areas can be attributed to poverty and the lack of effective quarantine measures.

Still, health officials are concerned that one of the Ebola cases in Europe arose due to exposure to patients who had been repatriated back to Europe after becoming sick in Africa.

"This is an incredibly important moment, not just for Spain but for Europe and the United States," said Dr. Julián Ezquerra, general secretary of Amyts, a large union of physicians in Madrid. "This is the first case of Ebola that has been generated outside Africa. We need to know what went wrong."