Important Notice from the CDC

Please spread the word:

The Centers for Disease Control (Atlanta, GA) has identified a potential vector for Ebola virus transmission.

Paper documents that have been exposed to the Ebola virus may be contaminated. If those documents are scanned and transmitted, the converted virus may be attached, risking infection of the recipient. Major antivirus companies have announced that software updates to block this threat are in development. Please contact your antivirus product supplier for patch information.

As an interim defensive measure, DO NOT OPEN ANY EMAIL WITH AN ATTACHMENT. Delete any document unopened/unread until you have patched your antivirus product.

Additionally, DO NOT SCAN/TRANSMIT/EMAIL ANY DOCUMENT until you have patched your antivirus product.

Documents FROM/TO Third World locations known to be Ebola outbreak zones should be considered especially dangerous.

It is highly recommended that you turn off your printers and document scanners, and physically disconnect (unplug) them from your computer until you have patched your antivirus product.

The CDC has identified this as a LOW RISK threat.

Update: You can now download a free smartphone app (Android available, iOS in-progress) to detect Ebola-carrying people around you. Download the NOBola App HERE.

(Inspired by this.)


4 thoughts on “Important Notice from the CDC

  1. John October 6, 2014 / 2:38 pm



  2. mamaliberty2014 October 6, 2014 / 3:39 pm

    Is this from the Onion? What’s frightening is the absolute certainty that some people would take this seriously. sigh


    • bearbussjaeger October 6, 2014 / 3:53 pm

      No, it isn’t. :^)

      Check the “inspired by” link at the bottom of the post.


      • mamaliberty2014 October 6, 2014 / 4:02 pm

        Ok, I did read that earlier. I’ll have to ponder this, I guess. Remember that I am extremely literal and often don’t “get” the joke until days later – if ever. Not really humor impaired, of course, just miss a lot of the subtle stuff. 🙂


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