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#1 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:18 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...africa-28485041

 

Since February, more than 660 people have died of Ebola in West Africa - the world's deadliest outbreak to date.

 

 

Breaking into the big cities could be a disaster of epic proportions.


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 01:49 AM

I remember reading an article that ebola's biggest problem is that it's so deadly and so quick to show symptoms that it doesn't have a silent infectious period.  An infected passenger on a plane would be very quickly quarantined and never allowed to infect a wider area.


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#3 Bob8

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 02:49 PM

Absolutely, killing the host is extremely stupid for the pathogen.  Diseases typically get less serious with time in the human population as the strains that do not kill their hosts quickly tend to spread more.  It is therefore worrying that the disease is likely to be less fatal and therefore spread more.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:32 PM

Watching news on it feels like being in the first 20 minutes of a disaster movie
Rugby League is a sport that desperately needs to expand its geographical supporter base and its player base. This imperative means that all other requirements are secondary until this is done.

All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.

Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.

#5 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:48 PM

Doctors getting infected.  People escaping into cities.  Infected guy puking his guts up on an international flight.

 

Not good at all.


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#6 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 08:11 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...canada-28596416

 

 

A US doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia has arrived in the US for treatment at a specialised unit in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Dr Kent Brantly arrived in a specially equipped private plane at a military base before being whisked away to Emory University Hospital.

 

Fellow infected US aid worker Nancy Writebol is expected to follow shortly

 

How did Donald Trump react? 

 

"The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great-but must suffer the consequences!"


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:07 PM

Two of the Sierra Leone atheletes in Glasgow were tested for it because they felt unwell but both tested negative.  I don't know whether the disappearing Sierra Leone athelete was found or whether he is still missing?

 

 

I remember reading an article that ebola's biggest problem is that it's so deadly and so quick to show symptoms that it doesn't have a silent infectious period.  An infected passenger on a plane would be very quickly quarantined and never allowed to infect a wider area.

It has an incubation period of up to 3 weeks doesn't it?  I'm sure that's what I read on the BBC website.  That's actually very scary if so.



#8 lionheart

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:39 PM

them sierra leone athletes took one look at glasgow and ran and ran and are still running

#9 gingerjon

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:59 PM

Two of the Sierra Leone atheletes in Glasgow were tested for it because they felt unwell but both tested negative.  I don't know whether the disappearing Sierra Leone athelete was found or whether he is still missing?

 

It has an incubation period of up to 3 weeks doesn't it?  I'm sure that's what I read on the BBC website.  That's actually very scary if so.

 

WHO: "The incubation period, that is, the time interval from infection with the virus to onset of symptoms, is 2 to 21 days"


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#10 Saintslass

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:50 PM

WHO: "The incubation period, that is, the time interval from infection with the virus to onset of symptoms, is 2 to 21 days"

That's what I thought.

 

Rather scary, especially given the amount of worldwide travel going on.  Many people could be infected before anyone knew anyone was.



#11 JohnM

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:58 PM

After the first case-patient in an outbreak setting is infected, the virus can be transmitted in several ways. People can be  exposed to Ebola virus from direct contact with the blood and/or secretions of an infected person. Thus, the virus is often  spread through families and friends because they come in close contact with such secretions when caring for infected  persons. People can also be exposed to Ebola virus through contact with objects, such as needles, that have been contaminated with infected secretions. 
 


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:12 PM

Doctors getting infected. People escaping into cities. Infected guy puking his guts up on an international flight.

Not good at all.

is it stronger than stella artois

#13 Saintslass

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 08:41 PM

I'm rather relieved to read this:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28663833 

 

I sincerely hope all carriers do the same.



#14 Bob8

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 10:26 AM

A friend I know, with a doctorate in virology has written about the issue.  
http://markhussey.com/Ebola.html

Whether you agree or disagree with what to do about it is politics, but he is a good source for the biology.


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#15 JohnM

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 10:51 AM

Thanks for posting that. A riveting and persuasive read.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 11:43 AM

by net year there'll be people calling their kids it.

 

"Ebola gereeeer now."


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#17 ckn

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:32 PM

Sometimes I really, really wonder about the power of stupidity that grows when you get more than a few people together in a crowd.


Arguing with the forum trolls is like playing chess with a pigeon.  No matter how good you are, the bird will **** on the board and strut around like it won anyway


#18 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 05:23 PM

The 2 Americans treated by experimental drugs have survived.  Whether it was the new drug, western healthcare or they were part of the 40-60% who survive regardless is had to say.

 

Although the Doctor who was cured is pretty certain what saved him...God and prayers apparently.

 

The 1350 who have died obviously didn't pray hard enough.


With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!




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