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    Re: What happens if the ebola outbreak from West Africa spreads in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    My fear is probably what you and others are suspecting, how fast can this whole thing change into a real bad scenario?
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    Its here, of course the government will never admit it. And they would wait till about a million dead before doing anything.
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    Re: What happens if the ebola outbreak from West Africa spreads in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    I swear, the level of abject ignorance on how this disease is transmitted (and easily controlled in Western countries) is amazing.

    I'm waiting for someone to suggest the way to prevent it is to throw Jews down the well.
    Interaction with infected bodily fluid is enough. Someone sneezes nasty **** into their hands, and then proceeds to touch things that other people touch, whether purposely or inadvertently.

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    Re: What happens if the ebola outbreak from West Africa spreads in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Russia is more likely to nuke Europe than for Ebola to get out of control. That probably didn't make you feel any better?

    Seriously, now that the gov't is aware of it's potential for being an epidemic, they'll put the brakes on it.
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    Re: What happens if the ebola outbreak from West Africa spreads in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Russia is more likely to nuke Europe than for Ebola to get out of control. That probably didn't make you feel any better?

    Seriously, now that the gov't is aware of it's potential for being an epidemic, they'll put the brakes on it.
    Hope so. I don't scare easily. This stuff? Scares me. Like overly.
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    Re: What happens if the ebola outbreak from West Africa spreads in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Hope so. I don't scare easily. This stuff? Scares me. Like overly.
    I'm of the opinion that you'll never guess the thing that gets you eventually. Like the war story about 'how you never hear the bullet'.


    I remember an episode of "Kung Fu", where he and this man were in a jail cell waiting to be executed the next day. Caine was sitting on the floor meditating calmly, while the other guy was freaking out asking Caine, wasn't he worried? Caine quietly asked would worrying change the outcome, and the other guy said, I suppose not. Caine said, then I choose not to worry, since it will not help. I know, easier said than done.

    All we can do is take prudent precautions and try not to be overly anxious about things out of our control. I've had Epstein Barr and a bad case of walking Pneumonia, and though they're not pleasant, there are far worse ways to expire.
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    Re: What happens if the ebola outbreak from West Africa spreads in the West?

    yeah. Like Ebola.
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    Re: What happens if the ebola outbreak from West Africa spreads in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Interaction with infected bodily fluid is enough. Someone sneezes nasty **** into their hands, and then proceeds to touch things that other people touch, whether purposely or inadvertently.
    Not quite. That sneeze has to get into an open wound. And, of course, Ebola is infectious while symptomatic, so they'd be pretty wickedly sick.

    Blood, feces and vomit. Avoid these, and you're pretty good. Unless you watch TV news all day.
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    Re: What happens if the ebola outbreak from West Africa spreads in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    yeah true, but you can't get AIDS from touching a doorknob, or taking care of an infected person. This seems to be much more easily transmissible, and equally, if not more, deadly.
    It's blood to blood transfer. If you touch the active virus and then touch an open sore or mucus membrane on your body, it's possible to transmit it.

    AIDS is transmissible the same way, but it does not survive long outside the incubation of the human body. I dont know how long the Ebola virus exists on 'doorknobs' but I dont think it's long. I dont know tho.

    I wouldnt panic.
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    Re: What happens if the ebola outbreak from West Africa spreads in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    Interaction with infected bodily fluid is enough. Someone sneezes nasty **** into their hands, and then proceeds to touch things that other people touch, whether purposely or inadvertently.
    Is that true? Is it transmissible thru respiratory expellations?

    it might be in advanced cases once the lungs are compromised and fill with blood. Before that...and that would be before symptoms or at least early...I dont think so.
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    Re: What happens if the ebola outbreak from West Africa spreads in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Russia is more likely to nuke Europe than for Ebola to get out of control. That probably didn't make you feel any better?

    Seriously, now that the gov't is aware of it's potential for being an epidemic, they'll put the brakes on it.
    You cant be for real.

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