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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Apparently, you didn't just see the new CDC: Level 3 Alert announced on CNN, warning people not to travel to West Africa. And they're sending 50 more personal to the area to help contain the outbreak.

    I'm not advocating panic anyway, only awareness. This particular strain has a higher survival rate so far at 60%, meaning that humans are developing some antibody resistance. Nature doesn't always create diseases that we can't become immune too.
    Again you pay no attention to what was typed. I've also not recommended ignoring the problem, only that hyping some kind of panic instead of addressing the issues (which warning people not to travel to Africa doesn't do) is nothing more than an exercise in being a drama queen.
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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Yes, do you remember recent history wherein both of the "legitimate" concerns turned out to be no concern at all really?
    What, like West Nile? Legionnaire's? Ebola has been a concern for quite some time now. What's held it back is it's short burn time and the fact that every outbreak we burn the area and salt the earth afterwards. Thus far it's been localized in certain small regions of one continent, Africa. That's changing. What we are afraid of is that the virus, with a larger spread/range will most certainly mutate. If it goes airborne we're looking at a Hollywood movie type disaster.

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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Again you pay no attention to what was typed. I've also not recommended ignoring the problem, only that hyping some kind of panic instead of addressing the issues (which warning people not to travel to Africa doesn't do) is nothing more than an exercise in being a drama queen.

    I pay more attention than you do or you'd know I didn't warn people not to travel to Africa, the CDC did. And calling me names doesn't strengthen your comments of sarcasm.
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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    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.
    That post was a window into the mind of the average Liberal. And that person has the ability to vote.

    Thats scarier than Ebola.


    Anyway, so it's now OUR fault these people are contracting Ebola ?

    And what " Advanced research " are you alluding too ?

    What ? Do you think we secretly have the cure for Ebola and are keeping it all to ourselves ?

    Ebola is a VIRUS, and that means it CANNOT be cured. The " advanced medical technology " needed to give a Ebola sufferer every opportunity possible is simply intravenous fluids.

    So do we need to send a crack team kf doctors to teach those people how to administer IV fluids or can they take care of that on their own ?

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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I was just reading about Ebola last night after reading the latest death toll. Perhaps I was dreaming as I cannot find the article now but I read that a lab who is currently working on a couple potential vaccines believe they had an incident of air born contamination. They had two sets of test animals who were not in contact with one another (except air) and one apparently caught Ebola from the other. If this is true it could have very dire consequences, it could mean that Ebola has the potential to mutate to an air born pathogen.
    That is the case I was talking about. But is one report so it can't really rule out other vectors.
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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Apparently, you didn't just see the new CDC: Level 3 Alert announced on CNN, warning people not to travel to West Africa. And they're sending 50 more personal to the area to help contain the outbreak.

    I'm not advocating panic anyway, only awareness. This particular strain has a higher survival rate so far at 60%, meaning that humans are developing some antibody resistance. Nature doesn't always create diseases that we can't become immune too.


    No, humans are not developing antibody resistance to the Ebola virus nor is this a less virulent form of the disease. The previous claims of a 90 % mortality rate were based on a faulty subset of data points and if anything this strand of Ebola is far worse than any preceding outbreak.

    Previous mortality rates were from highly isolated small communities with poor access to proper medial care.

    This outbreak is the largest yet and this form of Ebola isn't burning itself out as quickly as the last outbreak did which means it's spreading.
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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    No, humans are not developing antibody resistance to the Ebola virus nor is this a less virulent form of the disease. The previous claims of a 90 % mortality rate were based on a faulty subset of data points and if anything this strand of Ebola is far worse than any preceding outbreak.

    Previous mortality rates were from highly isolated small communities with poor access to proper medial care.

    This outbreak is the largest yet and this form of Ebola isn't burning itself out as quickly as the last outbreak did which means it's spreading.
    You guessing or have backup data?
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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    You guessing or have backup data?
    Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Some basic information (Updated) – Greg Laden's Blog

    Do you have data showing that we've developed antibodies ? Or were you just guessing ?
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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Some basic information (Updated) – Greg Laden's Blog

    Do you have data showing that we've developed antibodies ? Or were you just guessing ?

    A blog? hahaha.

    Though, I actually don't doubt that this strain may be harder to contain.

    Every human that survived Ebola developed antibodies in their blood that's just simple medical science. Whether or not they're developing a resistance to this particular emergence, I don't know.
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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    I saw this yesterday on CNN. It was helpful to know this stuff.

    I also heard him say, "there are 1000s of tiny cuts in everyone's hands where you could contract this illness"

    The guy on that plane was violently throwing up and no doubt sweating. (bodily fluids)
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