ISIS threatened the United States, and the allies to spread the Ebola virus, within those states, if continues to wage war on the organization inside Syria and Iraq.
ISIS explained that among the viruses that its members can “synthesize and produce” are “Ebola and Corona”. ISIS also said,
Ebola could easily be transmitted through bodily fluids, including sweat, tears, saliva, blood, urine, semen, etc., including objects that have come in contact with bodily fluids (such as bed sheets, clothing, and needles) and corpses.
It is said that “this disease will go airborne, and there are many other mechanisms through which mutation might make it much more transmissible.”
The statement from ISIS said that
The statement from ISIS also said:
However, Jack Chow, service professor of global health at Carnegie Mellon University, says that by the time a would be martyr came to America, the symptoms of ebola would be conspicuously displayed on his person, and he would be too sick to get passed customs.
But, this does not mean ISIS cannot use animals, especially bats, to carry ebola into America. Bats in particular are effective carriers of ebola and could be easily utilized to transport ebola.
Muslims could also contract ebola during the annual Hajj which is suppose to be starting soon, in which millions of Muslims will gather together in Mecca. Saudi Arabian authorities have stepped up safety and security measures, and there is a long list of troubles they hope to avoid: crime, fire, stampedes, and the spread of infectious disease.
This year’s Hajj is shadowed by both the terrorist threat posed by Islamic State (IS) jihadists and the possible ebola contagion. Over 98,000 have been prevented from entering by Saudi authorities for security reasons or due to a lack of authorization. Massive preventative measures have been taken by Saudi Arabia
New estimates by the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning that the number of Ebola cases could soar dramatically in the weeks and months ahead. The CDC says that unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up significantly and quickly, the disease could infect up to 1.4 million people by mid-January in two nations, Sierra Leone and Liberia, alone.
Some epidemiologists are saying that there will be between 77,000 and 277,000 cases of ebola by the end of 2014. – ShoeBat