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he fact that experts are still unsure about the risks of airplane travel shows how unusual the current outbreak is. In the past, outbreaks have been focused in small rural villages, mostly in central Africa. Rural hunters generally bring the virus to their villages via infected monkeys killed for meat. But such villages are remote and can be easily quarantined, allowing the virus to burn itself out.
The current outbreak seems to have started in rural Guinea, but it was able to spread for some time before being reported to the World Health Organization.
These Guinean villages hadn't see the virus before, Morse said. A lack of familiarity with the disease, coupled with porous borders and burial rituals that exposed family members to the bodily fluids of the dead, led to much greater spread, he said.
"In places where they've seen Ebola outbreaks, both the local people and health authorities have some idea of what precautions to take," Morse said.
Lack of training and experience is compounded by the lack of basic infection-control equipment such as gloves. Using protective gear safely requires training and practice for health care workers, "especially how to take it off without accidentally contaminating equipment and themselves," Morse said. "It's partly a training matter and partly an equipment issue."
originally posted by: Nochzwei
Lol. Nice one.
originally posted by: JG1993
In reference to "antisense drugs"
Check out DRACO. I read about it several years ago when it was 8-10 from human testing. Similar to that military drug as well as what Tekmara is developing. The problem, related to though beyond the fact that a google executive and former DARPA executive owns the company behind it, these drugs eliminate EVERY virus by triggering natural cell functions when RNA is detected.
We can't be wiping out the common cold! Lozenges & cough syrup are worth a whole lot more than a couple hundred thousand lives...
But judging by the 54 pages this ebola psyops is working like a charm.
originally posted by: adnanmuf
The doctor only use the antibodies came from the healed person. The amount of antibodies he received can possibly end the virus.This is called Aquired Immunity. And the body can only make antibodies until it's introduced fully to the pathogen ..The doctor will become rich. But only if we all survived.
Aquired autoimmunity like Ablyx medicines and Humera and Diphtheria antitoxin (extracted from horse injected with diphtheria ) were before the vaccines dilemma. And much better.
But this has to do with medicines I suggested than contain the required antibodies from Dutch company Ablyx. With the website and so why critical of my degree.I am also epidemiologist.
I only spoke of basics of my field and unlikely made mistakes.
I write fast and don't have time to correct mistakes. Because the editing page will disappear on phone
originally posted by: 00nunya00
WHOA! Anyone hear about this little nugget of info?
The specially-equipped plane that brought Dr. Kent Brantly from Africa to Atlanta, where he's currently being treated, made a stop at the Bangor International Airport Saturday morning. The plane touched down at about 7:30 a.m., refueling and then taking off within an hour. It also underwent a customs inspection, standard procedure for international flights.
But it gets better. If you watch the video on that page, there's a little tidbit not included in the print story: the flight crew briefly got off the plane at Bangor.
This just keeps getting more and more unbelievable. You would think that *just this one time* they might waive the customs inspection since it's doubtful they were carrying anything illegal----except, you know, the ebola virus. And to get off the plane for any period of time? What did they do, take a leak in the Delta Crown Room? Grab an Orange Julius in the food court? Exactly WHY would they even need to get off the plane, or risk doing so?
"The FBI, in working with officials at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Health and Human Services (HHS), provided security in conjunction with today's first arrival and transport of an Ebola patient scheduled for treatment at Atlanta. The FBI will provide similar security as an extra layer of protection to the public upon the arrival in the next few days of an additional Ebola patient. The FBI is coordinating with Emory University's Police Department with regard to any additional security concerns or needs," said the statement.
On Saturday, Amber Brantly released a statement that said, “It was a relief to welcome Kent home today. I spoke with him, and he is glad to be back in the U.S. I am thankful to God for his safe transport and for giving him the strength to walk into the hospital. Please continue praying for Kent and Nancy--and please continue praying for the people of Liberia and those who continue to serve them there."
the antibodies attach to the virus and makes it the Marked virus. From then on it's all downhill. The phagocytes will swallow the marked virus if not the killer T cell will come and there are more ways but marking it is the most important. May be they wanted the doctor because they can rea. Replicate the antibodies and make big bucks. They couldn't get the other healed persons because they are nationals of other countries and then their govs want the patent money since the patented item is inside their national. Or maybe they will request a share in the medicine.!
originally posted by: Asherz189
a reply to: paxnatus
Well that was certainly nice of my body, considering I other wise have a down right horrible immune system.
So I suppose, since ebola is able to replicate quickly through cells, and is able to avoid detection until it is well spread, that really it's up to the strength of the immune system and I guess how much fight the body has in it. Because ebola is well a head before the body has a clue. Not only keeping up and taking on the mass amounts of Virons and massive cellular death and damage. That's a lot of work for the body.
Really all we can do is give coagulants to stop the hemorrhaging, ( and anticoagulants in the beginning, nutrition, hydration, and whatever else. Is medical care also able to administer anything to boost immune response?
And this is with first world medical care. I don't know what the treatment is over in west Africa, but it seems to be limited. Maybe the survivors should be rounded up and tested too see if they all have something in common that was naturally present in their bodies. I'm no doctor, so I don't know if it would help anything . But it would be fascinating