|Turned up to eleven: Fair and Balanced|
Monday, December 10, 2001
Ebola and some other viral hemorrhagic fevers. I don't mean to scare anyone (if anyone reads this). The consensus in the bioterror surveillance community is that Ebola is not a very good choice, and hemorrhagic fever viruses in general would not work well as bioweapons, because they tend not to spread well in the asymptomatic phase, and once the disease is full-blown, the patient is generally unable to spread disease (morbid, but reassuring, perhaps).