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Old 08-19-2014, 07:51 AM
 
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The good news:

"The situation in Lagos, Nigeria, where the first case was detected in July, "looks reassuring," [a WHO spokesman] said.

"At present, the city's 12 confirmed cases are all part of a single chain of transmission. Those infected by the initial case include medical staff involved in his treatment, a patient in the same hospital, and a protocol officer in very close contact with the patient," it said.

No one on the same flight as the man who carried the infection into the country on July 20 was infected, despite him vomiting frequently on the flight and on arrival, it said. The man died July 25 and the 21-day incubation period has now passed, the WHO said.

Intensive efforts to track those at risk have not turned up any new cases outside the 12 identified."
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:24 AM
 
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Next update - the two Americans have recovered and both been released from the hospital.

Per CNN.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:05 AM
 
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The good news:

"The situation in Lagos, Nigeria, where the first case was detected in July, "looks reassuring," [a WHO spokesman] said.

"At present, the city's 12 confirmed cases are all part of a single chain of transmission. Those infected by the initial case include medical staff involved in his treatment, a patient in the same hospital, and a protocol officer in very close contact with the patient," it said.

No one on the same flight as the man who carried the infection into the country on July 20 was infected, despite him vomiting frequently on the flight and on arrival, it said. The man died July 25 and the 21-day incubation period has now passed, the WHO said.

Intensive efforts to track those at risk have not turned up any new cases outside the 12 identified."
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It's encouraging that no one on the plane got sick, but it's still pretty concerning that a single person essentially infected 12 people - and most of those were medical workers following safety procedures. It's also scary that a patient in the same hospital got it - that means it must've been transmitted indirectly somehow. If they can't prevent it from spreading to other patients in hospital conditions, that doesn't give much confidence in terms of them stopping the spread. Hospitals and doctor offices would be the thing that scares me most if it gets here - you come into a hospital with some minor issue and end up catching a deadly disease? Gah.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:50 AM
 
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Since Eboli has such a high speedy death rate, it essentially burns itself out if it's contained. They should close all the borders and airports and let it do it's thing. As inhumane as it sounds, less people will die.
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:38 PM
 
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Where have I insisted that? It is not even the next pandemic in Africa. But it is killing people and if it got here it would kill people.
Ehm - you insisted that "IF Ebola were to arrive in the US, it would kill at least as many people, perhaps more, than it is currently killing in Africa."

Now it's "some people would die."

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Do I need to drag in AIDS?
No, because the comparison is unfounded.


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It will take only hours to identify the first Ebola case but in those hours there will be spin off mortalities. That is all I am saying.
Ehm - you actually conjured up a death count in the thousands. That's not going to happen. That's what I am saying.
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:30 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Next issue on the list will be what happens when those people who looted that one hospital are finished incubating - they stole bloody sheets and other infectious items.
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:32 AM
 
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Thumbs up Great News

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Next update - the two Americans have recovered and both been released from the hospital.

Per CNN.
I was happy to learn this yesterday! They may become very studied subjects!

My best to them and their families.

MSR
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:57 AM
 
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Sounds suspect. I wouldn't be surprised if the same people that treat or cure these diseases are the ones that put it out themselves. The medical industry is always trying to experiment and make money by any means necessary.

There are cures for every disease. Don't let propaganda fool you otherwise.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Sounds suspect. I wouldn't be surprised if the same people that treat or cure these diseases are the ones that put it out themselves. The medical industry is always trying to experiment and make money by any means necessary.

There are cures for every disease. Don't let propaganda fool you otherwise.
Since many of the people who are dying are health care workers, your conspiracy theory falls flat. There is no cure, so right now the "medical industry" is not making any money; it's spending it on research. If a vaccine or antiviral medication does become available, the potential market for it will be small and in the poorest of poor populations. There will not be the opportunity to make vast amounts of money.

If there are "cures for every disease", where are the cures for the common cold? Type I diabetes? Alzheimer's disease?
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:56 AM
 
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......There are cures for every disease. Don't let propaganda fool you otherwise.
Viral diseases are especially hard to treat, there's nothing like the antibiotics for them that can cure most bacterial problems. There's usually only supportive care, or vaccination to prevent it. Some of them like rabies can be helped by the same sort of serum as they are trying for the new Ebola treatment so there's a bit of hope.
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