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    Re: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    If I read correctly, a single large outbreak of Ebola some years ago was in Uganda was caused after the Funeral of two tribal chiefs because of the way they all touch the bodies.
    It's not just tribal chiefs. There was a story I put up a few days back from the AP, detailing an account where police had to use tear gas to break up a mob of people trying to raid the morgue for the dead bodies of their relatives.

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    Re: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    What still is ****ing amazing to me, is that the US is taking the temperature of people from these Ebola outbreak countries traveling to the US and we think taking their temperature provides some protection when, in the case of this guy, he would have passed straight through as he only started feeling sick days after traveling here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Yep, 21 day incubation period.

    But hey, we'll fly them in by the plane load.
    The thing with Ebola is that, it's not contagious when you don't have symptoms. So you can fly, kiss, have sex with a person who has it, and as long as their not symptomatic, you're fine. Best thing about Ebola is that when you are sick, you are VERY SICK. That means, you aren't leaving your house to get on an airplane and fly across the globe.

    Also, you could kiss someone with Ebola and still not catch it. Remember, it's bodily secretions... not merely bodily fluids.

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    Re: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    It's not just tribal chiefs. There was a story I put up a few days back from the AP, detailing an account where police had to use tear gas to break up a mob of people trying to raid the morgue for the dead bodies of their relatives.
    Which is another reason not to worry.

    Nobody in the western world is going to do stuff like that.

    Another issue is that the hospitals in Sierra Leone and Liberia are so overwhelmed that they are sending people away and they are infecting others.

    With the fact that we will not do that and the CDC's tracing ability, there's simply no chance that this thing can do here, what it did there.

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    Re: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    News from The Associated Press



    Not a good sign. So far though at least no others are showing signs of sickness.
    Going by 2011 statistics, seven people died of gun wounds in Texas on the day Duncan died from ebola.

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    Re: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

    How did Duncan get a visa and around eight grand to come here so quickly? By all accounts, he was poor.

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    Re: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    What still is ****ing amazing to me, is that the US is taking the temperature of people from these Ebola outbreak countries traveling to the US and we think taking their temperature provides some protection when, in the case of this guy, he would have passed straight through as he only started feeling sick days after traveling here.
    Some health experts and doctors are starting to admit on the cable News networks that this particular outbreak may be spreading easier and with less symptoms than previous strains. I think the CDC is in massive spin control, didn't take the initial outbreak seriously, and now are letting flights here from affected countries as a big mistake.

    News shows last night were reporting how much more deadly, the overall typical flu is because of the amount of people that contract and die from it each year. But most of them are all older and already in poor health, it doesn't have a 50-90% kill ratio and this Ebola pandemic hasn't run its course yet.
    Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

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    Re: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

    On this day in 2012, 91 people died in traffic accidents.

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    Re: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    On this day in 2012, 91 people died in traffic accidents.
    And that is related to Ebola how, exactly?

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    Re: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

    Statistically, 64 Americans died of the flu on the day Duncan died from ebola.

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    Re: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

    1634 people died of heart disease the day Duncan died from ebola.

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