Ebola Virus has brought to the surface the fact that security has many manifestations in human society. The pandemics of recent history have caused more death than all the wars of the last 10 centuries put together.

The 1918 flu pandemic (January 1918 – December 1920) was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic, the first of the two pandemics involving H1N1 influenza virus. It infected 500 million people across the world, including remote Pacific islands and the Arctic, and killed 50 to 100 million of them—three to five percent of the world’s population —making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history.( Wikipedia)

The Bird flu and now Ebola virus have renewed concerns regarding spread of fatal infectious disease by modern transport.

In the case of bird flu, sensors where deployed at air ports and transport hubs that could identify raised body temperatures of individuals who would be then put through further screening.

The Ebola might be confronted by the same methods also, alongside of flight suspensions, border closures, isolations of effected areas and setting up of access control measure within the national territories, but given the incubation period of up to 21 days some of these measures may already be academic.

There has already been hundreds of death among the general population and many front line medical staff.

There has been suspected cases already in London and now in New York among other cities worldwide.

In the affected areas basic security measures have been implemented. Curiously the security forces and medical science have become bed fellows again but this time not on the human battle fields but uniting to confront an unseen deadly foe which has no regards for borders.

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