by fpman

This was waiting to happen. The Ebola epidemic which has not actually ended even though Western media these days is hardly paying attention to it (approaching 10,000 dead and 25,000 total infected) is within one step of reaching members of the political leadership in one of the countries hardest struck by the outbreak, in Sierra Leone. One of Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana’s bodyguards recently died of the disease and the VP is now in quarantine for 21 days, along with his staff.

The R0 value for the current epidemic is still around 2. That means: infection is passed on, on average, to around two persons in one’s environment.