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

    Can't help but wonder if he was just honest the first time he came in, (sent home with antibiotics for 2 days)if that would have given him a better fighting chance.

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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.
    Well, so much for backwards cultures. You suppose that this'll reduce the amount of tribal based conflicts in the area? I mean, the natural resources are at the same level, but fewer people / tribes competing for them.
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    Re: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Watch out.

    There are already cries of " racism " being bandied around by the usual suspects saying this guy wasn't treated immediately because of the color if his skin.

    I didn't think he had much of a chance. For one they ran out of the experimental anti-viral medication that was used on the Dr and the Aid worker that were brought back from Africa.

    He was given an alternative experimental medication.
    But of course. What else would you expect from the race hustlers? Perfectly in character, this.
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    Re: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    This isn't the flu; it doesn't transmit through droplets in the air.
    saliva droplets in the air can carry the disease. Such droplets are heavy, and don't travel far, but your statement is still rendered innacurate

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    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.
    According to what I've read, saliva is included.
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    Re: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    According to what I've read, saliva is included.
    saliva and sweat, correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    See the number of deaths from flu per year, which is far worse than ebola due to actually being airborne. 53,826 people died from influenza and pneumonia in 2010. (cdc)
    Hence the great concern that Ebola mutate and become airborne contagious without reducing it's lethality.

    Since Ebola viral RNA is now mixing with far more human DNA / RNA than ever before, so the potential for Ebola mutation is greater than ever before. of course, the same mutation that enables Ebola to become an airborne pathogen could also reduce or eliminate it's lethality. You never know.

    The million dollar question becomes, 'Are you willing to risk it, knowing the costs that such a mutated airborne pathogenic Ebola virus could cause?'

    Seems that the administration's answer is 'Yes', to the risk to the electorate.

    Given Obama's track record of extremely poor results of other decisions that he's made, this gives me very little comfort.
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    Re: 1st Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

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    They also are trying to tamp down anxiety among residents frightened of contracting Ebola...
    Lol... gotta keep the fear stoked.

    People should be researching why this ebola epidemic started in Africa... specifically, government corruption and the lack of infrastructure that have lead to inadequate resources to handle such an outbreak, despite years of financial aid from the UN. It's the whole reason why the WHO is there now, because the countries themselves have not been spending their money on prevention programs like they said they would.

    Ebola is not going to be become an epidemic in the United States, unless it has become weaponized, which I guess is not out of the realm of possibility in these crazy times.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Hence the great concern that Ebola mutate and become airborne contagious without reducing it's lethality.
    This idea that it's going to magically mutate into an airborne contagion makes for a good Sci-Fi movie, but the chances of it are slim to zero.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    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.
    The CDC lists sweat and saliva as transmissible fluids.

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