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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    That's no different than any other disease and yes, each new infection presents that opportunity to any microbe. That's why increases in numbers are of concern.
    I don't think most people are aware of that. This is why we post things...to inform and enlighten.
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    Re: What happens if the ebola outbreak from West Africa spreads in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    And?

    I find it hard to seriously discuss science with someone who denies evolution....
    This is one of the reason I put you on ignore before.

    I don't deny evolution only that God created it as with all things.
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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
    I watched this: http://www.c-span.org/video/?321656-...ola-conference

    What happens if the Ebola virus spreads in the West? Like through Greece, Denmark, Poland, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. This outbreak is already the worst on record. President Obama, the U.N. General Secretary, the U.N. Security Council, the C.D.C., and the World Health Organization have all sounded the alarm about the Ebola virus.

    The virus is outpacing the global response, the mortality rate is over 70%, and is spread through bodily fluids.

    So what happens if Ebola spreads into the West?

    1) Less than 100 dead, minimal government intervention
    2) More than 100 dead, moderate government intervention
    3) More than 1,000 dead, large government intervention
    4) More than 1,000,000 dead, extreme government intervention


    It depends on how many nurses know where Liberia and other West African countries are located. That nurse in Texas probably thought Liberia was in Ohio!

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

    Way to play, Juanita. That's right; nurses are ignorant, especially ones in Texas.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    There's too much alarmist nonsense. Rates of transmission and mortality are so bad in these West African countries primarily for two reasons. First because, frankly, they have very poor hygiene. These are places where something as simple as soap is a luxury for most people. Second because they have practically no medical infrastructure either in terms of facilities or professionals (doctors and nurses) and very little medical expertise to identify and handle highly infectious/contagious disease among the real doctors and nurses they do have. The mortality and transmission rates we are seeing are not indicative of the virus itself but of the environment in which it is propagating.

    We in the West should have no more fear of Ebola than of the common flu and in fact probably less so. We have the infrastructure, expertise, and hygienic practices to prevent such an epidemic from occurring as well as provide for a far lower mortality rate (so far the score is 0 fatalities for 3 patients). We see about 36,000 deaths in the United States per year for the flu. The CDC estimates that, at most, 20% of the U.S. population becomes infected with the flu virus every year (about 63.6 million people). That comes out to a mortality rate of .05%. If 63 million cases of influenza every year with a mortality rate of 0.05% doesn't scare people into thinking of grounding flights and quarantining people then I don't see why 3 cases of Ebola with a mortality rate of 0% should.


    I agree, as long as we don't get stupid! The nurse at the Texas Hospital was stupid; it was stupid to leave the infected linens at the apartment; the janitor was stupid for hosing the vomit off the sidewalk with no protective garb. What else stupid has or has not been done?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Way to play, Juanita. That's right; nurses are ignorant, especially ones in Texas.


    Apparently so! How would you explain what happened?

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

    Poll: What happens if the Ebola virus spreads in the West?
    Where is the choice for "We Are All Gonna DIE!!!!" That being said . . . I've already hung the plastic & duct tape . . . created a decontamination station, and substituted vegetables for my hydroponic pot . . . DAMMMITTT!!! Oh yeah . . . and lots of guns. No bullets, but I could always throw guns.

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

    What needs to happen today is all international travel from Africa either needs to be halted or at a minimum routed through a single airport, preferably a military air base equipped to properly test everyone coming here from infected areas.
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    Re: What happens if the ebola outbreak from West Africa spreads in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    What needs to happen today is all international travel from Africa either needs to be halted or at a minimum routed through a single airport, preferably a military air base equipped to properly test everyone coming here from infected areas.
    Uh, no. This is an eminently containable disease, and it doesnt need drastic measures to be dealt with.

    I realize its scary being uneducated and uninformed on these issues of infectious disease, and then having the media whip people up in a froth and hearing right wing radio hosts blame Obama for the impending doom laden epidemic washing up on our shores, but in the real world, its a not-too contagious infectious disease that is easily contained by basic health measures.
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    Re: What happens if the ebola outbreak from West Africa spreads in the West?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    What needs to happen today is all international travel from Africa either needs to be halted or at a minimum routed through a single airport, preferably a military air base equipped to properly test everyone coming here from infected areas.
    I'm pretty sure Congress isn't around to deal with this. Aren't they on vacation? Can't be that serious then. I mean, them guys got it figured out. No work, big bucks, future connections and millionaire status . . . plus all the newest CDC medical bulletins.

    I tell you what . . . you see Congress running back to D.C. in the next couple 4-6-days . . . then you may have something to worry about. They still have them underground bases like Site "R" and such. When Congress returns and starts being filmed in basements . . . then you really have something to worry about. The second they are wearing chem-suits and gas masks . . . well . . . by then, duct tape and plastic isn't gonna work, and Stephen King's "The Stand" is gonna take on a whole new meaning.

    Do Ebola people eat brains?

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