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    Re: Breach of protocol led to Ebola outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca1 View Post
    How many times have we had an ebola outbreak of THIS MAGNITUDE?
    I'd say it's more of THIS MAGNITUDE.

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    Re: Breach of protocol led to Ebola outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca1 View Post
    How many times have we had an ebola outbreak of THIS MAGNITUDE?

    Why is World Health Organization so concerned?

    Did WHO compare that virus you menationed with ebola?

    Okay....I'm curious. What virus is that?

    I expect Deuce is talking about the Flu virus.

    It kills multiple times more people then the ebola virus does, but we are not shutting down the world because of it. It is multiple times more contagious, admittedly its mortality rate is orders of magnitude lower then Ebola
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    Re: Breach of protocol led to Ebola outbreak

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    One nurse?
    Don't you follow the news?

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    Re: Breach of protocol led to Ebola outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I expect Deuce is talking about the Flu virus.

    It kills multiple times more people then the ebola virus does, but we are not shutting down the world because of it. It is multiple times more contagious, admittedly its mortality rate is orders of magnitude lower then Ebola
    And thats the problem, its like saying the Spanish flu epidemic was just the flu. Well-it was the flu virus, but it had a much higher mortality and even healthy adults without immunocompromise were susceptible.

    40K die here each year from community acquired pneumonia (as much as traffic accidents) but its amongst a specific group and has been largely marginalized.

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    Re: Breach of protocol led to Ebola outbreak

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    Only in the case that they actually contracted the disease.
    Sharing a confined space with a symptomatic patient over several days with no protection, an airborne disease would be highly transmissible, yet didn't. Even though ebola is droplet borne, it's mildly surprising they escaped it. (so far)
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    Re: Breach of protocol led to Ebola outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca1 View Post
    Don't you follow the news?
    Who are the "we" you referred to?
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    Re: Breach of protocol led to Ebola outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Sharing a confined space with a symptomatic patient over several days with no protection, an airborne disease would be highly transmissible, yet didn't. Even though ebola is droplet borne, it's mildly surprising they escaped it. (so far)
    Charming anecdote but that is not evidence that its not transmissible outside of direct contact.

    This is basic scientific method. These are the assumptions the general population makes.

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    Re: Breach of protocol led to Ebola outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I expect Deuce is talking about the Flu virus.

    It kills multiple times more people then the ebola virus does, but we are not shutting down the world because of it. It is multiple times more contagious, admittedly its mortality rate is orders of magnitude lower then Ebola

    Obviously, WHO does not equate ebola with the flu virus, otherwise they wouldn't be making this claim:


    The World Health Organization called the Ebola outbreak “the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times”

    Ebola the most severe health emergency in modern world: WHO - The Globe and Mail




    Furthermore, we've got flu vaccines for some strains, whereas we've yet to have an effective one for ebola.
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    Re: Breach of protocol led to Ebola outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Thousands in Africa.
    Which has a poor health care system, underfunded governments that can not control the outbreak, or identify who has it to quarantine them. With that only a few thousand people have died, in countries with millions of people. If it was very contagious, tens if not hundreds of thousands would have caught it by now

    The US has one of the best medical systems in the world, a well funded government that can identify and quarantine infected people. Only one person in the US has caught Ebola, a nurse who by all accounts came in direct contact with the bodily fluids of the infected patient, most the contact being in her eyes, nose, mouth or cut on the skin., The other people the infected patient came into contact has not to our knowledge caught Ebola. It is not an outbreak at this time, as only one other person caught it
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    Re: Breach of protocol led to Ebola outbreak

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Charming anecdote but that is not evidence that its not transmissible outside of direct contact.

    This is basic scientific method. These are the assumptions the general population makes.
    Droplet transmission is not direct contact.
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