The Ebola Thread

GOBLIN X

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#81
well. speaking from experience. hospitals cant control the spread of a simple staph infection, how the hades can they control ebola?

and by the time cases start popping up, its too late to stop the spread of it. once opened pandora's box can not be closed.
 

Bronzino

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#82
I ordered masks and gloves today to be on the safe side. I usually need them anyway come allergy season. Would rather have some on hand than be racing to find them sold out everywhere.
 

Vader

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#83
If its not airborne....it can be somewhat controlled. The one exception is the hospital. The amount of sickness+ lack of sanitary conditions in the lobby make it a breeding ground. someone comes in and throws up in the lobby will probably see: The throw up disinfected and cleaned. The doorknob the person used to open the door before throwing up....untreated.
 

Optimist

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#85
well. speaking from experience. hospitals cant control the spread of a simple staph infection, how the hades can they control ebola?

and by the time cases start popping up, its too late to stop the spread of it. once opened pandora's box can not be closed.
I'm with Goblin on this one. Once the disease gets into the system, and finds a reservoir to breed back to (seems to be the big fruit bats in the African varieties, but the evidence ain't all in yet) the fecal material is past shoulder deep. And viruses are the fastest mutating things you have ever seen, insofar as changing up their innards.
 

Vader

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#86
Ebola has over 600 confirmed cases.
349 have died directly from disease, 397 total deaths when complications are tallied.
https://abcnews.go.com/beta-story-c...break-reaches-600-confirmed/story?id=60383138

Only contagious once you have the fever. My fear isn't it coming into the US on a flight. We will know about it and trace it and all those in contact. Its when you discover it in a border town along the rio grande that it would become terrifying. Some honduran making the trek who gets sick and now wants to make it to the US for medical treatment. Who spreads it to others in his group. who pop up in Lubbock, Amarillo, KC, Austin, tulsa...you get the idea. You will not be able to trace the origins until its too late.

Then a migrant coughs all day while picking out lettuce. Or sweats all over the cab ride to the hospital in NYC.