Ebola, not Putin or terrorism, is the real threat: Walkom…” it is only a matter of time until the virus reaches North America.”

Thursday, September 18, 2014
By Paul Martin

Stephen Harper’s government is happy to spend money on wars. But when it comes to Ebola, the funds dry up.

By: Thomas Walkom
TheStar.com
Wed Sep 17 2014

The gravest threat facing Canada and the world today is not terrorism.

Nor is it Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The gravest threat is a deadly virus known as Ebola. It is leapfrogging across West Africa at an accelerating rate.

It has killed almost 2,500 and is expected to kill thousands more.

Left unchecked, it is only a matter of time until the virus reaches North America. Given the incubation period of the disease, a traveller suffering from Ebola could pass through Canadian airport border controls without being aware he was infected and without showing any symptoms.

The World Health Organization says that up to 90 per cent of those who contract the disease will die.

The Americans have belatedly come to understand the seriousness of this epidemic. They have beefed up aid to West African nations such as Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Even cash-strapped Cuba is sending 165 medical workers to West Africa to help stop the epidemic before it crosses the Atlantic.

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