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    Experts: Ebola May be Airborne, Could Kill Millions

    'A top German virologist has caused shockwaves by asserting that it’s too late to halt the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia and that five million people will die, noting that efforts should now be focused on stopping the transmission of the virus to other countries.

    Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg told Germany’s Deutsche Welle that hope is all but lost for the inhabitants of Sierra Leone and Liberia and that the virus will only “burn itself out” when it has infected the entire population and killed five million people.

    As we reported last month, former FDA official Scott Gottlieb, M.D. warned that if the virus was to hit the United States, the CDC would enact emergency procedures which could lead to healthy Americans who show no symptoms of the diseased being forcibly detained for an indefinite period of time.

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    Re: Experts: Ebola May be Airborne, Could Kill Millions

    I think I would need to see a more credible source before I buy this one. I can't imagine ebola being airborne and the CDC and WHO not knowing it considering the amount of research being done right now on it.

    Article is here about the potential of such a thing happening (quite small): Ebola airborne: A nightmare that could happen - CNN.com
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    Re: Experts: Ebola May be Airborne, Could Kill Millions

    If it goes airborne and I was a terrorist, I'd use it as a weapon - suicide infection of multiple international airports.

    Fortunately, the source is questionable so meh.

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    Re: Experts: Ebola May be Airborne, Could Kill Millions

    There was a Movie made in the 90s that was based off of the Ebola virus going airborne.

    The virus mutated and developed an exterior protein layer which allowed it to survive outside the body long enough to spread.

    It was terrible except for the very beginning when the Government dropped a fuel air bomb on a small African village in order to contain it .
    With that said if the Ebola virus HAD gone airborne there would have been millions killed by now.

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    Re: Experts: Ebola May be Airborne, Could Kill Millions

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    There was a Movie made in the 90s that was based off of the Ebola virus going airborne.

    The virus mutated and developed an exterior protein layer which allowed it to survive outside the body long enough to spread.

    It was terrible except for the very beginning when the Government dropped a fuel air bomb on a small African village in order to contain it .
    With that said if the Ebola virus HAD gone airborne there would have been millions killed by now.
    Outbreak?
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    Re: Experts: Ebola May be Airborne, Could Kill Millions

    Quote Originally Posted by kramercat View Post
    'A top German virologist has caused shockwaves by asserting that it’s too late to halt the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia and that five million people will die, noting that efforts should now be focused on stopping the transmission of the virus to other countries.

    Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg told Germany’s Deutsche Welle that hope is all but lost for the inhabitants of Sierra Leone and Liberia and that the virus will only “burn itself out” when it has infected the entire population and killed five million people.

    As we reported last month, former FDA official Scott Gottlieb, M.D. warned that if the virus was to hit the United States, the CDC would enact emergency procedures which could lead to healthy Americans who show no symptoms of the diseased being forcibly detained for an indefinite period of time.

    Experts: Ebola May be Airborne, Could Kill Millions
    Source sux

    The conservatives are the ones coming up with crazy hypotheses of ebola going airborne and killing the world and then illegal immigrants are mixed in that equation and then Obama is a piece of **** for creating Ebola.

    And this source is called "Conservative read"

    Source sux
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    Re: Experts: Ebola May be Airborne, Could Kill Millions

    What is scarier Ebola or ISIS...I'm planing my Halloween costume. Maybe I'll be Alex Jones. That is one scary mother father.


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    Re: Experts: Ebola May be Airborne, Could Kill Millions

    Nope.
    "When an infection does occur in humans, the virus can be spread in several ways to others. The virus is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with

    a sick person's blood or body fluids (urine, saliva, feces, vomit, and semen)
    objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected body fluids
    infected animals"
    Transmission | Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever | CDC

    Can you get Ebola through the air? Here's what the science says. - Vox
    "In order to catch Ebola, you have to come in contact with bodily fluids — such as sweat, saliva, vomit, or diarrhea — of someone who already has Ebola and is exhibiting symptoms. (A person who is infected but not yet showing symptoms generally isn't infectious."


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    Re: Experts: Ebola May be Airborne, Could Kill Millions

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Outbreak?

    YES !

    That was it. It was right on rhe tip of my tongue but I couldn't think of it.

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