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Just Around The Corner

Maybe the most deadly disease is just around our corner
Carried to our doorstep by an unsuspected foreigner
Ebola is lethal with a fatality rate that is extremely high
If infected you have a 70% probability that you will die
Incubation period can span from one to forty two days
If stricken, severe flu like symptoms will leave you in a daze
Most symptoms will appear 8 to 10 days after exposure
Bleeding from extremities will have you praying for closure

There is no cure, a strong immune system is your best defense
Why there is still air travel from Africa truly makes no sense
Predicted cases to be about 1.4 million by January next year
An epidemic like we never seen is upon us, that is very clear

If this dreadful virus makes it to your corner. beware!
If stricken with this affliction be diligent not to share
If this disease become airborne, many millions will succumb
Our world will be left in disarray and left feeling utterly numb


*WHO changed the incubation period from 21 up to 42 days, be safe everyone.


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  1. Date: 10/24/2014 1:10:00 PM

    Hi Cecilia.
  1. Date: 10/16/2014 9:49:00 PM

    oh my gosh, I had no idea how scary this was. I sure hope they do something to curtail this. SPOOKY. GREAT poem on it.
  1. Date: 10/16/2014 7:54:00 AM

    Scarey indeed! I can't imagine how the poor people in Africa are feeling.
  1. Date: 10/15/2014 7:54:00 PM

    its a scary revelation if it takes hold excellent piece of writing the moons they bleed in the heavens a passover is upon us back to back diseases will fall upon the land all i do is say a prayer god help those poor people in their suffering and the grief of their families
  1. Date: 10/15/2014 11:41:00 AM

    - Ebola a really scary disease! - However, I read online yesterday that there is a cure .... but that is only tested on mice ... but it works !!! - If I were sick with Ebola, I'd be the first man who'd tried the medicine - The risk of death is very high anyway - a serious topic, Cecilia - Well done! - Good luck in the contest! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 10/15/2014 11:30:00 AM

    Oh dear...this is a scourge for sure, Cecelia. I'm very fearful as I has made it our way as well. Very serious topic. Hope it stays clear of you and your loved ones. Hugs
  1. Date: 10/15/2014 11:12:00 AM

    My sentiments exactly. It's hard to be optimistic about this. Jim