(Closed) Anyone else concerned about traveling in light of the Ebola outbreak?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 61
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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MadamePants:  I say if you doubt- cancel. There is NOTHING like extra stress even if all eventually goes well. You are going to be thinking and stressing about it and not just you – your whole family too.

Is there any other destination you could go?

Yep all those ‘ebola experts’ are lecturing ok, but themselves sit at home, safe and sound. :o)

I am flying to africa next month to stay there for  4 months and have my wedding there. I simply have no other choice or solution and so just  take life as it comes. I guess if I did have a choice I would have made other plans.

Blah blah blah ebola been around since 70s but never travelled round the world at such speed. AIDS been known from 1920s but look at the rates then and rates now. It is a different globalised world, where everything happens super fast. And yes viri do evolve and mutate and adapt.

Everyone is too eager to throw stones at those who are cautions, but after all it is everyone’s personal CHOICE. It does not make you smart or stupid. It would be best not to get PERSONAL just because someone has different opinion.


The bottomline is it worth it for you to be so strung up for next 2 months watcing what is happening after you have booked? Are there REALLY no other destination options that will give you peace of mind?


good luck girl, I do feel for ya.

PS ( I just might get me one of them face masks, in case someone decides to sneeze at me. 🙂 )

Post # 62
1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

wow, this is what happens when the media fear mongers the public for ratings.


first – Ebola is not airborn. That is a fact. The CDC is contacting people on the plane on the off chance that someone touched or came in contact with the infected nurse, and the are only doing it for her flight HOME from Cleveland, not her flight from Dallas to there. They are just being overly cautious, as they should be, each day that passes without a passenger stepping forward to say they are infected the less likely that it will happen.

second – The two Americans who became infected with ebola were in DIRECT contact with the Ebola patient AND it was just discovered that the hospital treating the Liberian man did not provide the nurses with proper protective gear. The necks of the nurses were left exposed, and they were not instructed on how to properly remove their gear.


third, how many west African people, or people who have been to west Africa do you think are going to go be going to the Caribbean, let alone on your flight? My Fiance and I just traveled to Greece and back which is way closer to Africa than the Caribbean, did we get Ebola? Nope. 


You seriously need to turn off Fox News and start looking into some Ebola facts. Or you could just keep buying into conspiracy and cancel your trip, I’d just appreciate you keeping your unscientific assumptions to yourself instead of perpetuating fear, thanks.

Post # 63
1245 posts
Bumble bee

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Unfathomably:  I posted a link from Fox News earlier today in this thread  that actually says excactly what you’re and I was SHOCKED! He tells people who are afraid that being afraid is actually ridiculous…. It’s all politics and scare tactics.

Post # 64
2836 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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Unfathomably:  OK- so it doesn’t linger in the air like respitory viruses.  And they say you have to have “direct contact”.  Most people, I am assuming- consider firect contact touching the person or the touching the same surface the infected person has touched directly after them.  But it’s been acknowledged that “direct contact” means “within 3 feet”.  Because yes, an infected person sneezing can, in fact get droplets into one of your mucus membranes.

So while there is a lot of media coverage- and “scare tactics”– I still don’t want to be in the vicinity of an infected person. Period.

Post # 65
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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MadamePants:  there are quite a few things I would be aware of/concerned about traveling to Jamaica. From the US State Department’s website: 



-sexual assault

-robbery inside resort hotel rooms



-Ciguatera poisoning

-marine hazards


Ebola did not make the list. 

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