Actually, all joking aside, that would be a devastating tactic if a terrorist infected with ebola deliberately tried to spread it in a Western country.The pirates work for ISIS and are infected with Ebola. Triple whammy.
Digging the thread title. It's a little ambiguous.
Just a tad rough as the hospital parts of the ship are not even water tight let alone air tight from the living compartments in the superstructure of the ship. Ok Ebola is spread through fluid transmition at the moment, but I don't think it'd take much for it to evolve into an airbourne disease.I know that Argus is deploying in support of ground forces but it strikes me that a "floating hospital", 10 miles offshore would make a cracking good isolation unit with little or no risk of extended contamination.
A bit rough on the boys and girls on board but, with the correct gear and drills it is hoped that they would be adequately protected.
I may be a Jack Dusty, but having read the news of late it seems many people who are learned in this area are stating that it's not impossible for it to evolve in such a way.I thought you were a Jack Dusty NM, not a virologist.
And you confuse in words if not meaning the hospital with the PCRF. Two different things.
In which case I'll blame all RFA I've worked with for not speaking Jackspeak and using different terms to us matelots, thus confusing us.Even the sick bay is not the hospital. The hospital is a mini ward by the starboard aft 1 deck access, near the sick bay but not the sick bay. But yes, colloquially everyone refers to the PCRF as the hospital.
If experts are saying Ebola may go airborne ( cue Para jokes) then fair enough but you might have given the experts credit.