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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    One American dies in another country, having contracted it in another country and it's looking like a bad movie???? I'm sure that many in those countries have been exposed by him and others, otherwise he wouldn't have been exposed. One more person isn't newsworthy. Wow, there's that drama qu... again.
    I disagree, I think it is newsworthy.

    No, there is no need to panic.

    But the region where this is growing is very poor and they are having a difficult time shutting down this outbreak.

    If just one or two infected people immigrate illegally (and without government knowledge) to a western country and start spreading it in a major western city...it could potentially get very ugly.

    Apparently the fatality rate from this is roughly 70%.

    Nobody on this thread seems to be panicking...but it's naive to not be at least a little concerned and vigilant, IMO.

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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    I disagree, I think it is newsworthy.

    No, there is no need to panic.

    But the region where this is growing is very poor and they are having a difficult time shutting down this outbreak.

    If just one or two infected people immigrate illegally (and without government knowledge) to a western country and start spreading it in a major western city...it could potentially get very ugly.

    Apparently the fatality rate from this is roughly 70%.

    Nobody on this thread seems to be panicking...but it's naive to not be at least a little concerned and vigilant, IMO.
    I agree it's newsworthy, I agree we need to be helping these impoverished countries resolve this and many other health issues instead of hoarding all the benefits of advanced medical research and development in the first world countries.

    My comments are strictly relating to the drama queen nature of OP, nearly demanding that we all panic right now.
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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Ebola in it's current form of transmission is deadly but not overly virulent. The fear from the 1970's has always been if it mutated into airborne transmission, like a common flu bug. With it's long incubation cycle and high mortality rate, it could effectively wipe out a huge portion of the the global population. It would be a TEOTWAWKI event.
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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    One American dies in another country, having contracted it in another country and it's looking like a bad movie???? I'm sure that many in those countries have been exposed by him and others, otherwise he wouldn't have been exposed. One more person isn't newsworthy. Wow, there's that drama qu... again.
    I can think of a couple movies where that is exactly how they started. Contagion comes immediately to mind.

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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    I can think of a couple movies where that is exactly how they started. Contagion comes immediately to mind.
    You've answered your own post. Please deal with reality, not movie drama. We've had at least two legitimate scares over the past decade and none of them went the route of a movie.
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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    I love that all our focus has been on Ukriane but this has the potential of beocming an international disaster especially in the third world.
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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    One American dies in another country, having contracted it in another country and it's looking like a bad movie???? I'm sure that many in those countries have been exposed by him and others, otherwise he wouldn't have been exposed. One more person isn't newsworthy. Wow, there's that drama qu... again.
    Because who cares if there are 30,000 infected people? They're in another country!
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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    You've answered your own post. Please deal with reality, not movie drama. We've had at least two legitimate scares over the past decade and none of them went the route of a movie.

    The problem with the disease spreading too much and reemerging is that every time a new host contracts the disease it's genetically modified from person to person. The more often that happens, the higher likelihood of it going airborne, where even small particles inhaled can transmit the disease into the bloodstream.

    The more they can quarantine and contain the spread, the less likely it can reach more genetically diverse populations, environmental conditions and other animal species. Other species are known to become infected and spread the disease including primates, antelope and porcupine, which means pigs could become a natural host. Fruit bats are a known 'reservoir' for the Ebola virus.

    The reality is it could easily become worse than any movie.

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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    You've answered your own post. Please deal with reality, not movie drama. We've had at least two legitimate scares over the past decade and none of them went the route of a movie.
    Do you even read what YOU write?

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    One American dies in another country, having contracted it in another country and it's looking like a bad movie????

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