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Old 08-06-2014, 07:32 AM
 
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Just read about this last night, it really has nothing to do with the current situation other than it is a strain of the Ebola virus. The concerning thing is from what I've read , they don't know how the this particular strain (RESTON) is transmitted.. and that was from 1989. I want to believe we are all in the clear for this and that the CDC is being completely transparent about everthing but one never knows.

Reston virus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: nyc
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Finally ! Great news about tobacco .

Has anybody else heard this ?

CNN and NBC News reported Monday that ZMapp had been given to Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who have been described as showing significant improvement.

Read more here: Drug given to American Ebola patients is produced in Kentucky using tobacco plants | Health | Kentucky.com
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:43 AM
 
Location: nyc
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btw , living in NYC , I'm REALLY concerned about it spreading in the metro area . Too many ppl and way to many chances for travelers / medical pros etc. to make mistakes .

I can easily imagine some travelers/ foreigners or med professionals or their families and/ or food workers slipping on correct protocols on food handling or sanitary patient care and Ebola getting loose
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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Here's the deal.

At this time, there is no evidence that Ebola transmits EXCEPT by direct contact. When being cleaned, patients blood, urine and feces can become aerosolized so precautions are taken for the face of the caregiver to avoid breathing those aerosolized virus particles. In addition, after leaving the patient care area the virus on the outside of the personal protective equipment can also be airborne. Bear in mind that the RN who contracted Ebola was in the position of spraying down equipment and persons in the patient care area. W.H.O. recommendations are clear and straightforward. They are unambiguous. As an RN WHO gets my vote every time there is an outbreak of something in the world. They are smarter, more savvy an fully resourced. Trusting CNN is like a game of make up amongst children.

Eventually one of these virus will become a serious threat to human life. It does not appear that time has come. In the decades of Ebola research and treatment it has not become easily transmittable...in the way H1N5 was. That pathogen had the potential of being "the one" but the virus itself was timid and did not cause massive deaths although millions were infected.

Bear in mind that a virus goal is to survive. It's protein only has one purpose. That is the way life is built (non religious view) and the competition is as we can see fierce. The noble doctors and nurses and the village people who are exposed in helping to combat this simply ghastly virus are noble and very courageous people.

We may not agree with methods, thoughts and decisions but let's have reverence for their courage and potential sacrifice.

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WHO | World Health Organization
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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The Ohio woman tested negative for Ebola. However, she is still in the hospital - still in isolation. Wonder what she has?

http://www.wkrn.com/story/26201803/4...possible-ebola
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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The Ohio woman tested negative for Ebola. However, she is still in the hospital - still in isolation. Wonder what she has?

Ebola Test Results Negative For 46-Year-Old Woman - WKRN News 2


Between her and her doctor.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:33 AM
 
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Read the actual source when referring to actual research articles. Fomites and the fact that pigs produce much larger aerosol droplets than other species are the likely routes of infection in this VERY SMALL study. There is nothing to suggest that Ebola has become airborne yet.

Transmission of Ebola virus from pigs to non-human primates
I think this study DOES suggest there is a possibility of transmission by air. Don't forget, we still don't have any answers on how these two ebola patients contracted the disease. Only theory but nothing proven yet.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:36 AM
 
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The Ohio woman tested negative for Ebola. However, she is still in the hospital - still in isolation. Wonder what she has?

Ebola Test Results Negative For 46-Year-Old Woman - WKRN News 2
I wonder exactly how accurate this test is for ebola?
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Spain is also repatriating one of their citizens who has Ebola. So it isn't only the US...

From The Guardian

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A deadly disease is set to hit the shores of the US, UK and much of the rest of the northern hemisphere in the coming months. It will swamp our hospitals, lay millions low and by this time next year between 250,000 and 500,000 worldwide will be dead, thousands of them in the US and Britain.

Despite the best efforts of the medical profession, there’s no reliable cure, and no available vaccine offers effective protection for longer than a few months at a time.

If you’ve been paying attention to recent, terrifying headlines, you may assume the illness is the Ebola virus. Instead, the above description refers to seasonal flu – not swine or bird flu, but regular garden variety influenza.

Our fears about illness often bear little relation to our chances of falling victim to it, a phenomenon not helped by media coverage, which tends towards the novel and lurid rather than the particularly dangerous.

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Even in the midst of the current outbreak – the worst ever – the spread of the disease has not been rapid in west Africa: around 400 new cases were reported in June, and a further 500 or so in July. This is a linear spread, meaning each person at present is infecting on average around (actually just over) one additional person.

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The 800-plus deaths from Ebola in Africa so far this year are indisputably tragic, but it is important to keep a sense of proportion – other infectious diseases are far, far deadlier.
And here's a good article from the Boston Globe about realistic chances of getting Ebola in the US.

We all agree that Ebola is a horrific way to die. It's a pretty sure thing that it is going to come here (meaning be actually spread in the a non-African country) eventually. It will kill fewer people in the US than the flu, than
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I wonder exactly how accurate this test is for ebola?


Its only been around for four decades or so.......................
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