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Old 06.07.2014, 13:05
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Waterproof skin?

Your skin is a living breath organ.
Stuff can pass through it, water in and out, etc.
I was trying to simplify it.

What was being implied was that the ebola virus can be transmitted just by being next to someone with it, or touching them.

That's not the case.
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Old 06.07.2014, 13:27
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

In some areas, blood letting medical practices, and mourners traditional ways of direct physical contact with a body are making Ebola harder to contain.

Changing behavior and educating people must become a priority and will be the decisive factor in containing Ebola.
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Old 06.07.2014, 19:54
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I was trying to simplify it.

What was being implied was that the ebola virus can be transmitted just by being next to someone with it, or touching them.

That's not the case.
It is if you touch them and then pick your nose or rub your eyes. Doctors are wearing Level 4 space suits with seperate oxygen ...
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

I was just reading this (Why Ebola is so dangerous, linked from 25 more deaths) and wondering, if people are being told not to shake hands, whether sweat was another secretion to avoid. Apparently it is:
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People can be exposed to Ebola virus from direct physical contact with body fluids like blood, saliva, stool, urine, sweat etc. of an infected person and soiled linen used by a patient.
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

Chief Ebola doctor overseeing cases in Sierra Leone contracts the virus

Second American infected with Ebola

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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

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Nature taking her revenge?
wrong continent...
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Old 27.07.2014, 13:39
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

Peter Piot deserves international awards,

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-28262541
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Old 27.07.2014, 13:57
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No official has proclaimed that so far. That's what's worrying me. The Bird flu was a mountain made out of a molehill, while the exact opposite may be true for the current Ebola outbreak.
I don't agree. As others have pointed out Ebola burns itself out too quickly, while flu can be hidden for up to 2 weeks, Ebola patients show visible signs within 2-3 days. Containment is therefore much easier.

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I was just reading this (Why Ebola is so dangerous, linked from 25 more deaths) and wondering, if people are being told not to shake hands, whether sweat was another secretion to avoid. Apparently it is:
Ebola spreads through any bodily secretion. It is called "contact transmission" and means infected liquids needs to be in contact with uninfected persons.

This has all been stated here already. Ebola, however, is not a alone and there are several other nasty viral hemorrhagic types around including Marburg and yellow fever amongst others. Africa has been dealing with these for years.

The difference is not tree cutting per se, rather it is due to infected animals being moved because of the tree cutting therefore exposing the disease to new areas, as well as greater movement of populations and easier international travel.
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

Top Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies from virus

Ebola virus a threat to UK, Foreign Secretary warns
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

http://embassies.gov.il/abuja/NewsAn...rus-Decoy.aspx


An Israeli research team is working with survivors to develop antibodies against the lethal Virus.
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

There is no doubt that it is a lethal virus, but if there was risk that it would become pandemic they would have stopped all air traffic to and from the effected countries, which is not the case (yet), just some warnings…

I red an interview today that the reason why there is no vaccine is because the medicine companies saw no profit…really sad
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Old 01.08.2014, 06:12
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus_disease
The average time between contracting the infection and the onset of symptoms is 13 days, but can be as long as 25 days.[5]

It takes an average 13 days for symptoms to show. Early patients in this outbreak were being treated for malaria, now of course the medical staff are more aware.

There is the danger that during this incubation period, the victim could be infecting others. It is good to be aware that the disease does not kill very quickly after contact, it kills quickly after the symptoms appear!

You would all be well advised to avoid kissing and hand shaking, and to regularly wash your hands thoroughly with soap.

I am not panicking, and I always wash my hands when I arrive home.
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I red an interview today that the reason why there is no vaccine is because the medicine companies saw no profit…really sad
http://www.theonion.com/articles/exp...ple-awa,36580/

P.S. this is not intended to make light of what is a horrible, horrible problem and an awful way to die. sadly, there is always truth in humor.
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

Way back in 1997, The Simpsons aired an episode about the Ebola Virus.

Episode 3 Season 9 at around the 8.29 minute.

http://www.animetoon.tv/the-simpsons-season-9-episode-3
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

Well, it's also present in Spain now. A Catholic priest was brought back home to receive treatment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tjRNwTwPPs

P.S. Have no idea what gives them so much confidence that the virus won't spread.

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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

I can't watch YouTube, but did the Priest arrive in isolation? The two US aid workers were fully isolated and put in an isolation ward in the USA.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/search/news/?q=Ebola
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

Yes. Apparently the whole procedure will cost the Spanish gov about one million euro.
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Old 08.08.2014, 13:42
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

From Reuters UK today: "WHO declares Ebola epidemic an international health emergency".
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

This is interesting....

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This is interesting....

Very interesting video, makes one think.

Superimpose EU/CH for USA .... and the +++ 2000 arrivals in Italy of "refugees". This makes me ponder why is the Organisation of African Unity not involved with these refugees? Why the European Union?

Why is the OAU silent on the Ebola epidemic? It is all happening in their continent. Why does EU risk importing this epidemic into Europe?

In the old colonial days the Europeans were hated and told to get out of Africa (still to this day) and so the Europeans left ...... Now the Africans seek refuge in Europe?

The pompous wealthy African leaders just ignore their countrymen?
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