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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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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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Watching news on it feels like being in the first 20 minutes of a disaster movie

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

 

Not good at all.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-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!"

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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.

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

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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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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.

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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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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

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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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Thanks for posting that. A riveting and persuasive read.

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

 

"Ebola gereeeer now."

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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.

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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.

God moves in imaginary ways.

The quack should be struck off.

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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.

 

I shall notify the pharma companies that they are wasting their time and should invest their money in more churches so people can pray harder. 

 

It's always reassuring to hear a doctor coming out with this nonsense, all those years at med school rendered irrelevant by the power of an imaginary being. Hallelujah...

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is it stronger than stella artois

Yes, since it went from 5.2% to 4.8% the threat has heightened.

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I shall notify the pharma companies that they are wasting their time and should invest their money in more churches so people can pray harder. 

 

It's always reassuring to hear a doctor coming out with this nonsense, all those years at med school rendered irrelevant by the power of an imaginary being. Hallelujah...

 

I was once told by a born again Christian friend that my recovery from cancer was due to god's intervention. I told them what I thought of that notion in no uncertain terms and that no way did I attribute my recovery to him/her/it but to the work of the surgeons, nursing staff etc. It made me really angry that so many peoples hard work over the years improving things like cancer treatment could be dismissed so glibly. 

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I was once told by a born again Christian friend that my recovery from cancer was due to god's intervention. I told them what I thought of that notion in no uncertain terms and that no way did I attribute my recovery to him/her/it but to the work of the surgeons, nursing staff etc. It made me really angry that so many peoples hard work over the years improving things like cancer treatment could be dismissed so glibly. 

 

I think I would feel the same, it's downright insulting and quite honestly ridiculous that an adult would be banging on about such nonsense. I would like to hear your friend explain why his god allows thousands of children to suffer and die every day yet decided to help you recover from cancer (no disrespect meant to you, but I would love to see him talk that one through).

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I think I would feel the same, it's downright insulting and quite honestly ridiculous that an adult would be banging on about such nonsense. I would like to hear your friend explain why his god allows thousands of children to suffer and die every day yet decided to help you recover from cancer (no disrespect meant to you, but I would love to see him talk that one through).

The standard answer to that is.....

"Perhaps it's all part of a bigger picture that we are not clever enough to understand, you cannot question God's will"

Is God willing to prevent evil but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.

Is He able but not willing? Then He is malevolent.

Is he both able and willing? Then whence comes evil?

Is he neither able or willing? Then why call him God?

Epicurus- Greek Philosopher BCE 341-270

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