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originally posted by: kruphix
a reply to: Destinyone
We are discussing ebola, and the ramifications of how, and when, and why it spreads. Not here to answer your repetitive questions.
Ebola: Ebola is a rare but deadly infection that causes bleeding inside and outside the body.
How is it Spread: By bodily fluids
When is it Spread: After patients are symptomatic, after patients die from the disease, and possibly for days after symptoms disappear.
Why is it Spread: Poor infectious disease protocols.
Done...end of thread.
Everything else is simply doom porn.
originally posted by: netwarrior
a reply to: NavyDoc
I understand that you wouldnt want positive pressure of a suit containing an infectious patient. Any small pinhole would blast potentially infectious air out into the external environment. If the michelin man had gotten out of the ambulance i would already be running for the hills (or in my case, the deep swamp...im in that third world country called New Orleans ) instead of just watching to see *when* I need to start building the clean room.
My issue is why risk using the suit at all? The mere act of a patient egressing the ambulance under their own power is a terrible risk. A snag on the metal step, a slip, hell, even a twist in the wrong direction could tear a zipper and congratulations, we now have a containment breach. If it had been me in charge, Brantley would have been in the suit, zipped up nice and snug inside of a gurney-mounted containment tent, escorted by gloved/masked/goggled nurses in sufficient number to maintain control in case of loss of stability (i.e a gurney wheel shearing off) until Brantley was safely secured inside of the isolation room.
COMMUNICABILITY: Communicable as long as blood, secretions, organs, or semen contain the virus. Ebola virus has been isolated from semen 61 days after the onset of illness, and transmission through semen has occurred 7 weeks after clinical recovery (1, 2).
originally posted by: adnanmuf
May be the real doctor left the plane at Bangor