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Ebola Patient in Atlanta Hospital

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posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: Witness2008
a reply to: new_here

I don't suppose you could give me more info on the 20 year old ebola treatment? I'm only getting a blank page when I click the link.

Sure... it involves blood donation from a survivor and apparently was successful with outbreaks in the past. Here are a couple quotes from the link:



The idea—novel, though not unprecedented—is that the blood (plasma, in medical parlance) of a survivor, full of antibodies proven to be strong enough to fight off the disease (i.e., immune), when transfused into an infected body, might help that body become immune itself. Though it sounds a bit like something Hollywood might have cooked up, there’s some science behind it—and an historical precedent that offers hope.




Then, in the last days, a nurse at Kikwit General Hospital, who had volunteered to care for a pair of Ebola-infected Italian nuns, developed symptoms of Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

“The rest of the team became concerned,” says Colebunders, and some of the medical professionals there who had suffered through and survived an earlier infection (“convalescent patients” in the literature) wanted to donate some of their blood to the nurse. “The Americans and Scientists from the States didnt believe it could work,” says Colebunders, but the Congolese doctors did it anyway. The same blood transfusion procedure was repeated for seven others who were ill, the final group of Ebola-stricken patients in the hospital.

The results were staggering: seven of the eight survived.

This article was talking about the outbreak of 1995.




posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 10:16 AM
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originally posted by: new_here

originally posted by: DrHammondStoat

originally posted by: Diabolical
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Glad we have a bunch morons running the country. lol He may not show symptoms now, but it only takes a month. And whoever he inacts within that month, and they interact within the time of patient zero. There is your outbreak that could have been prevented.

Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.


Why does this constantly get repeated? The disease is not transferrable in the incubation period, so there aren't people going round spreading this thing for 21 days totally unaware.

When symptoms start to show then the person is contagious but is pretty likely to seek medical help pretty quickly.


Please see my earlier post here: Link

THIS is the scenario that concerns us.


People have travelled on planes on more than one occasion and not infected anyone else, why jump to the conclusion that we are going to have a major outbreak? Why not base your opinions on what has shown to be true instead of 'what ifs' not actually coming from a medical perspective. To me it is just an emotive response to a topic that seems to have been fuelled by scary headlines in the MSM. I'm not saying everyone, or you in particular is going off those headlines but many are.

Until something changes and we have comfirmed cases spreading worldwide, there is no need to panic as many people seem intent on doing. Even then people shouldn't panic, they should be prepared as the WHO advice has ben for years to stock up on food for possible pandemics, there's not much else we could do really.

Personally I think it's more likely that some type of flu will be the next pandemic, it's much more common and already airbourne.



posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: new_here

I appreciate it.

Most imfomative



posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 10:38 AM
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More than 100 aid workers have ebola in Africa and more than half of them have died..Not sure how it is spreading this fast.

www.reuters.com...
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posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 10:40 AM
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This, being Twitter and not an official source, should be taken with a grain of salt:



Jay Gray ‏@jaygraymatters 6m
Dr. Kent Brantly has landed in Atlanta. #Ebola


As Lucidity pointed out, the flight takes 11 hours. But we do not know the exact time they left from Africa. If it was in the wee hours of the morning (like... 12:30am EST) then this is feasible.



posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 10:42 AM
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On HLN they ran a little Q&A with Sanjay Gupta...they will do another this afternoon at four thirty on CNN. TBH...he sounds dubious. A viewer asked if the doctors treating the patients would be going home at the end of the day. He said the Emory director said yes, unless they feel there has been contamination. Gupta seemed...unconvinced.



posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: DrHammondStoat




"Until something changes and we have comfirmed cases spreading worldwide, there is no need to panic..."

While I respect your opinion on this, for my part, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and cases spreading worldwide is not, in my opinion, the time to think seriously about Ebola and the consequences of it spreading.

Also, I loathe MSM... never rely on them for my news!



posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 10:52 AM
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originally posted by: Jobeycool
More than 100 aid workers have ebola in Africa and more than half of them have died..Not sure how it is spreading this fast.



It's not just spreading fast, it started in several epicenters. Doesn't happen like that naturally. There's a lot more to this story. For example, turns out a military-industrial team has been operating in the area for a while, with labs in Kenema, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Besides the Army boys from Fort Dettrick and various US universities, the following companies were involved in the research on Lassa Fever and Ebola:

* BioFactura Inc., "The BioDefense, BioManufacturing, BioPharmaceutical Development Company."
* Corgenix Medical Corp.
* Autoimmune Technologies


What are US biowar researchers doing in the Ebola zone?



posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 10:57 AM
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Dr. Brantly has landed at Dobbins and ATL is prepared.

instagram.com...

You have to laugh a little.

Good luck to the patient, docs, nurses, hospital staff and citizens of ATL.

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posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 11:04 AM
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Taken by Grady trauma ambulance. For FFS, try to avoid the insane drivers on 285! :/

ETA: very little escort, traffic stacked up behind the parade of cars, now cars passing the procession like any other day.

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posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 11:11 AM
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Oops...

posted quote b/f I read carefully.
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posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 11:13 AM
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What i'd like to know is WHY are planes still coming and going from infected areas?



posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 11:15 AM
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originally posted by: kosmicjack
Taken by Grady trauma ambulance. For FFS, try to avoid the insane drivers on 285! :/

ETA: very little escort, traffic stacked up behind the parade of cars, now cars passing the procession like any other day.


You'd think they'd rope off a lane to avoid a collision. Oh, and nice timing... lunch hour in Atlanta.



posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 11:16 AM
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Kind of surreal. Ambulance with ebola patient parked at a red light in the middle of ATL. You'd think the escort would stop traffic and wave them through. WTF!?



posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 11:20 AM
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CNN anchor just said they opened roadway to clear obstacles...um, no they didn't. And it was clear from their own video footage. Crazy.



posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 11:24 AM
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Arriving at Emory now, tons of satellite trucks and media, otherwise pretty deserted.



posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 11:27 AM
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Driver got out in a suit. Cops around vehicle are mot.



posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: kosmicjack
Kind of surreal. Ambulance with ebola patient parked at a red light in the middle of ATL. You'd think the escort would stop traffic and wave them through. WTF!?


Hmmm. If I was a betting person, I'd bet diversion. Cobb County Cops or GSP?

Gupta does seem unconvinced.
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posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 11:28 AM
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a reply to: kosmicjack

Link, please!
Or are you watching it on TV?



posted on Aug, 2 2014 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: new_here

www.cnn.com...

if you have service.

Ugh. I just don't like this.
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