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originally posted by: PurpleDog UK
...my concern with this EVD is still it's ability to transmit via sweat……..
Blood, vomit, semen, mucus (?) can all be avoided BUT a sweaty guy/girl in a busy place opening doors with sweaty hands surely poses a BIG risk to others around them..?
The disease has a high mortality rate: often between 50 percent and 90 percent. If an infected person survives, recovery may be quick and complete, or prolonged with long term problems, such as inflammation of the testicles, joint pains, muscle pains, skin peeling, or hair loss. Eye symptoms, such as light sensitivity, excess tearing, iritis, iridocyclitis, choroiditis and blindness have also been described. EBOV and SUDV may be able to persist in the semen of some survivors, which could give rise to infections and disease via sexual intercourse.
The film focuses on an outbreak of a fictional Ebola-like virus called Motaba in Zaire and later in a small town in the United States. Its primary settings are government disease control centers USAMRIID and the CDC, and the fictional town of Cedar Creek, California. Outbreak's plot speculates how far military and civilian agencies might go to contain the spread of a deadly contagion
originally posted by: Hilux1996
Sounds a little too familiar. Remember the movie in 1995 called Outbreak starring Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo?
The film focuses on an outbreak of a fictional Ebola-like virus called Motaba in Zaire
Hold on! Does that say 'FICTIONAL' Ebola Virus?
Is the release of this real virus based on the movie Outbreak?
originally posted by: SonOfTheLawOfOne
Here's 3 other things you should know about Ebola:
1) It's a virus, and 2) just like any virus, it can mutate and 3) such a mutation is completely unpredictable.
What are US biowar researchers doing in the Ebola zone?
edit on 2/8/14 by soficrow because: (no reason given)