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Alert! World Health Organization Announcement on Ebola

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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: strongfp
The virus is generally spread through bodily fluids, something the majority of the western world knows all to well.

It's bad, but it won't get as bad people think. If it were mainly transmitted through air, then we have an issue.


unfortunately it is airborne and we're not being told the truth.

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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:24 AM
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Are you intentionally trying to not grasp this? a reply to: BobAthome



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: AutumnWitch657

Actually, thats not accurate. Once infected people are able to transmit the virus during the incubation period. Thats how some get it in the first place… unknowingly from others or surfaces that have been exposed (like toilet seats, door knobs, etc).

ETA: Can't find any other than CDC link supporting your statement that Ebola is transmitted during the symptoms phase of progression. My bad. This link didn't say it wash't transmissible during incubation specifically but did say contact with people showing symptoms in several places.

Apologies AutumnWitch, you may be right. Hope I was not responsible for spreading rumors. I would welcome any links you have to support that Ebola is only transmissable after symptoms become evident. Besides catching it from infected surfaces, I mean.

Transmission of Ebola (CDC)



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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:31 AM
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No it's not. Airborne and possibly spread by large droplets is not the same thing. That's the Hugh glaring error some people fail to take notice of. Of course that doesn't support their run for the hills mentality.


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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
It's only communicable when symptoms appear not before. So still people who are contagious would appear sick. It takes 21days for the illness to show after exposure but you're not contagious during those 21 days. You're not contagious until the symptoms actually appear. reply to: BobAthome




I understand this is what you read someplace…..
What, just what if this, with many other viruses are contagious long before they show there ugly head...as it were.
West Nile has had its definition changed how many times now??
Smallpox was far worse than first thought of and how you got it.
We know very little in the big scheme of this thing.
Not making doomporn but, this can get out of hand in the blink of an eye.
Is this by design …..

Just sayin............



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:36 AM
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Not from any material I've read. Please support that viewpoint with medical material about this disease? I think you are incorrect on this aspect but I'm open to being educated. If you can show that it's communicable during the incubation (look up incubation please) period I will certainly do my part to spread that information.
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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:41 AM
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There could be thousands of what if scenarios. That doesn't mean they are likely to occur. Yes I read this on the CDC web site and on the WHO website and on Wikipedia too. Do you expect me to throw out that info and embrace Joe blows theory of communicability?

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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:44 AM
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originally posted by: strongfp
The virus is generally spread through bodily fluids, something the majority of the western world knows all to well.

It's bad, but it won't get as bad people think. If it were mainly transmitted through air, then we have an issue.




Ebola is considered to be contagious between people. Generally the infectious agent may be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc.


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During a good sneeze, up to 40,000 droplets of saliva may be expelled from the throat and some of them fly out of the mouth at speeds of up to over 60,000 kilometers per hour.


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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
Unlike AIDS Ebola victims appear sick. You don't have the virus hidden for years and years. It's not communicable until symptoms appear. People would avoid others who show signs of illness. This won't become another sexually transmitted disease because victims show signs of illness.


F2fYeatsply to: BobAthome



Is a Person Contagious During the Ebola Incubation Period?


Even if a person exhibits no signs or symptoms of Ebola, he or she can still spread the virus during the Ebola incubation period. Once Ebola virus symptoms begin, the person can remain contagious for about three more weeks.


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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: AutumnWitch657

Huge droplets are not all that a sneeze is comprised of…


Cough and sneezing into our sleeves is a good habit to get into.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:52 AM
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From your link

While all Ebola virus species have displayed the ability to be spread through airborne particles (aerosols) under research conditions, this type of spread has not been documented among humans in a real-world setting, such as a hospital or household. (Source: excerpt from Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever: DVRD)a reply to: MrLimpet


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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: LrdRedhawk

Does anyone know what would happen if someone infected with Ebola (deceased or not) was introduced to a major water supply resevoir? Just curious to know if the disease is robust enough to be deadly in a 'larger' liquid environment? Sure seems like a good way to pull off a major terrorist act, if it is.




posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:55 AM
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Perhaps the concern is that the virus has mutated, so it would make sense to bring a living host to one of the best laboratories in the world. It astounds me the number of healthcare workers that have been infected. While it is true that they have a greater likelihood of exposure as a result of being in close contact with the ill, they are also more aware of the seriousness of the disease and how it is spread which you would think would mean they would be taking greater precautions in this regard. If it has mutated and become unexpectedly airborn, this would explain why suddenly the number of healthcare workers becoming infected has increased.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

True however that's the only hypothesized theory for airborne transmission of Ebola. Large droplets and to "catch" it you have to be right there when they fly. Unlike flu where you can sneeze into the air and someone coming along ten minutes later can get your illness.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: BendingTheTruth

We have a whole helluva lot more to worry about with industrial contamination accelerating viruses', microbes' and fungus adaptation and evolution. But speaking of bioterrorism - it sure looks like West Africa's Ebola epidemic got a nudge. Their iron ore deposits, and bauxite, diamonds, gold and uranium are worth mega-billion$ - but those pesky Africans have been getting in the way. With most of them gone, and the rest reeling, maybe 'our' corporations will be free to rape those resources.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 10:59 AM
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Can we stick with reality for now. Later we can entertain these fantasy stories for when we make the movie. t reply to: BendingTheTruth



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 11:00 AM
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What is that number of healthcare workers?a reply to: SunnyRunner360



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: AutumnWitch657

As always happen with any disease outbreak, hysteria an doom porn pandering takes hold. The fact is that IF Ebola had mutated to develop transmissibility beyond its normal bodily fluids vector then there would be significantly more cases. This outbreak has been ongoing for more than 6mos. The underlying epidemiology is consistent with traditional (bodily fluid) transmission. Suggestions to the contrary are entirely bunk and fear-mongering.



posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 11:05 AM
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(WHO chief Margaret Chan) "and it has demonstrated its ability to spread via air travel, contrary to what has been seen in past outbreaks"

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posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 11:07 AM
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If it's all the same with you guys I think I'll just choose to not worry about this and get all hysterical. You fine folks are free to make your own choices. With that I bow out of this discussion.




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