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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

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    Enough to scare the crap out of health officials, and shut down airports.
    That's not a number.

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Why don't you go to a major international airport near you, and then keep us posted.
    I'm at O'Hare tomorrow. I also fly planes for a living, so spend more time at airports than most. I'm not worried. Good enough for you?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    That's not a number.



    I'm at O'Hare tomorrow. I also fly planes for a living, so spend more time at airports than most. I'm not worried. Good enough for you?
    Well then, try to book a flight to West Africa and let us know how it goes.

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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    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.

    Huh ?

    Its filled with data from the World Health Organization.

    Did you ignore that for some reason ?

    And I know you DON'T KNOW if people are developing antibodies to this strain of Ebola, so why did you make that assumption ?

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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    That's not a number.



    I'm at O'Hare tomorrow. I also fly planes for a living, so spend more time at airports than most. I'm not worried. Good enough for you?
    Large Carriers or Single Engine ?

    Corporate or mail carriers ?

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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

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    Large Carriers or Single Engine ?

    Corporate or mail carriers ?
    Generally mid-size charter/corporate. Tomorrow I sit in the back on a United flight. I hate sitting in the back.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    That's not a number.



    I'm at O'Hare tomorrow. I also fly planes for a living, so spend more time at airports than most. I'm not worried. Good enough for you?
    Sure.

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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Huh ?

    Its filled with data from the World Health Organization.

    Did you ignore that for some reason ?

    And I know you DON'T KNOW if people are developing antibodies to this strain of Ebola, so why did you make that assumption ?

    It doesn't matter where the blog copied data from it's still a weak source. Try linking from the WHO next time.


    What I SAID is that I don't know if they're developing any resistance. Of course people are developing antibodies, because the virus is always changing. You don't understand biology very well.

    One such change is called “antigenic drift.” These are small changes in the virus that happen continually over time. Antigenic drift produces new virus strains that may not be recognized by the body's immune system. This process works as follows: a person infected with a particular virus strain develops antibody against that virus. As newer virus strains appear, the antibodies against the older strains no longer recognize the “newer” virus, and reinfection can occur. This is one of the main reasons why people can get the flu more than one time. This mutation can cause the virus to die or become even stronger.

    In most years, one or two of the three virus strains in the influenza vaccine are updated to keep up with the changes in the circulating flu viruses.

    How the Flu Virus Can Change: “Drift” and “Shift” | About (Flu) | CDC
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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Ebola is the most lethal virus on the planet and fact that symptoms don't always appear for 21 days is disconcerting for obvious reasons. Simple sweat (a bodily fluid) can transmit the disease.

    If someone can contract it in a scrub area I wouldn't underrate it. If it mutates to respiratory transmission we have a pandemic on our hands.
    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.
    Don't worry everyone - the US is planning on importing Ebola to Atlanta. This Atlanta Hospital (Emory University Hospital) says it's confident it's facilities can withstand the outbreak of Ebola and the CDC apparently agrees. I certainly support the willingness to help here but ffs, why bring the patient to US soil? I don't care how good our containment protocols are, it's just stupid. What breakthrough treatment or miracle drug do we have to save this patient? We don't.... IMO this is just so a hospital can use their spiffy isolation area and can use this as a marketing tool to bring in more revenue's in the future.

    Stupid.

    Atlanta hospital to receive Ebola patient
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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    It doesn't matter where the blog copied data from it's still a weak source. Try linking from the WHO next time.


    What I SAID is that I don't know if they're developing any resistance. Of course people are developing antibodies, because the virus is always changing. You don't understand biology very well.

    One such change is called “antigenic drift.” These are small changes in the virus that happen continually over time. Antigenic drift produces new virus strains that may not be recognized by the body's immune system. This process works as follows: a person infected with a particular virus strain develops antibody against that virus. As newer virus strains appear, the antibodies against the older strains no longer recognize the “newer” virus, and reinfection can occur. This is one of the main reasons why people can get the flu more than one time. This mutation can cause the virus to die or become even stronger.

    In most years, one or two of the three virus strains in the influenza vaccine are updated to keep up with the changes in the circulating flu viruses.

    How the Flu Virus Can Change: “Drift” and “Shift” | About (Flu) | CDC

    Attacking the source and ignoring the content is whats " weak ".

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    Re: Ebola fears hit close to home

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Don't worry everyone - the US is planning on importing Ebola to Atlanta. This Atlanta Hospital (Emory University Hospital) says it's confident it's facilities can withstand the outbreak of Ebola and the CDC apparently agrees. I certainly support the willingness to help here but ffs, why bring the patient to US soil? I don't care how good our containment protocols are, it's just stupid. What breakthrough treatment or miracle drug do we have to save this patient? We don't.... IMO this is just so a hospital can use their spiffy isolation area and can use this as a marketing tool to bring in more revenue's in the future.

    Stupid.

    Atlanta hospital to receive Ebola patient
    Treatment for Ebola really just comes down to re-hydration.

    They can do that in Africa.

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