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    Re: Are You Personally Scared About the Ebola Virus?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Not even a little. I'm more scared of mice.
    They can carry hantavirus after all.
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    Re: Are You Personally Scared About the Ebola Virus?

    Are You Personally Scared About the Ebola Virus?
    i'd say that i'm concerned. thankfully, it's not airborne, or i'd be really concerned. this one is passed through body fluids, so that makes it a little more unlikely that it will spread like wildfire in a sanitized environment like the US. however, we should still keep an eye on it, and i think that we should seriously restrict air travel out of that region.

    let's hope that they are making a vaccine. i wouldn't mind working in that field. you get to do a lot of good and save lives.

    i once worked with a strain of e. coli 0126 with a theoretical infectious dose of one organism under BL2 conditions. i've never worked with a BL4 organism like Ebola, though.

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    Re: Are You Personally Scared About the Ebola Virus?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Ok.. So this Ebola virus seems to have everyone all in a upheaval. The media is covering non-stop, people are scared ****less, some are blaming that damn guy named Obama! Are you personally scared about the Ebola virus being in the US?
    Sure. I live in Southern California, home to the nations largest population of illegal aliens. If Ebola can enter the US as easily as it did, it would be even easier for outbreaks to occur in countries who are feeding the illegal migration through our porous border just south of here.

    With little trust in government in those countries, and little medical care to speak of, infected illegal aliens could quite easily cross the border and head to cities containing large populations of illegal aliens already. Once there, the spread could be dramatic.

    It's foolish not to be concerned with the poor national response to this health threat.

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    Re: Are You Personally Scared About the Ebola Virus?

    A man made virus designed as a biological weapon would be far and away more scary than a few cases of Ebola.

    Should the Mideast crazies, for example, develop a virus that has a long incubation period, a high fatality rate, and is easy to pass on through the air, then release it to kill the infidel, it could do far and away more damage than any natural disease has done since the black plague of the middle ages.

    and I don't even think much about that possibility. Why would I worry about Ebola?
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    Re: Are You Personally Scared About the Ebola Virus?

    I'm the least germaphobe person ever... I think I deserve to die if my body can't survive it xD because then... IM WEAK!!!!

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    Re: Are You Personally Scared About the Ebola Virus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i'd say that i'm concerned. thankfully, it's not airborne, or i'd be really concerned. this one is passed through body fluids, so that makes it a little more unlikely that it will spread like wildfire in a sanitized environment like the US. however, we should still keep an eye on it, and i think that we should seriously restrict air travel out of that region.

    let's hope that they are making a vaccine. i wouldn't mind working in that field. you get to do a lot of good and save lives.

    i once worked with a strain of e. coli 0126 with a theoretical infectious dose of one organism under BL2 conditions. i've never worked with a BL4 organism like Ebola, though.
    Well, since you're going to be all serious-like, then I'll amend my earlier post to say that all infectious diseases should be treated with concern. There's just no reason I've seen that we should be completely losing our collective **** over it.

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    Re: Are You Personally Scared About the Ebola Virus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Well, since you're going to be all serious-like, then I'll amend my earlier post to say that all infectious diseases should be treated with concern. There's just no reason I've seen that we should be completely losing our collective **** over it.
    no, certainly not. however, this is the time i'd like to see it contained, not later when / if it spreads.

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    Re: Are You Personally Scared About the Ebola Virus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    People should be blaming that other black guy, Thomas Eric Duncan for bringing ebola to the US, not obama.
    Might want to see this:

    PRESIDENT EBOLA: In 2010 Obama Administration Scrapped CDC Quarantine Regulations Aimed At Ebola

    Sounds like PC won.
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    Re: Are You Personally Scared About the Ebola Virus?

    I worry, some what. Mostly out of precaution for my family and friends.

    [I do work for a hospital and a couple of emergency clinics so, I deem the worry/precaution necessary]
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    Re: Are You Personally Scared About the Ebola Virus?

    Scared? No. With all the other diseases out there, ebola is pretty low on my list, and even then I refuse to live in fear of pretty much anything.

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