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EBOLA: Nigeria Nurse Flees From Being Quarantined

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posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: GogoVicMorrow
a reply to: MysterX

Well.. shaking hands is enough if you touch your eyes or an open wound or mouth, etc afterward. It's not going to seep through your skin.


Well..yeah, but that is a VERY common thing for people to do. We are always telling our kids not to touch their faces after touching items 1000's of strangers will have touched..shopping trolleys, press to cross the road buttons, public phones, items on the shelves in supermarkets, anything.

I see people doing this as a matter of habit, it's no wonder common viruses like Influenza and bacteriological infections spread so easily through towns and cities, schools and hospitals..people don't take anywhere near the precautions they ought to get into a habit of doing routinely.

I know regular washing with anti-viral alcohol gels and not touching the face, (eyes, ears, nose, mouth) will not prevent infection if you walk through a cloud of viral infected droplets from someone who's just had a sneeze fit in front of you, but If we all thought about or could see the sheer amount of contaminants living on everyday objects, most people would be surprised and probably horrified.

And frankly, some contamination is inevitable and actually can help to make our immune systems more robust...but we're talking about a virus that will not do that, and will more likely kill who it infects.

If the nurse was infected, or an A-symptomatic carrier and simply wiped the sweat from her brow, then touched something (anything) that another person will touch after, that is all that would be required to infect potentially 1000's of people...yeah, i meant 1000's.

People always touch their faces...when they are thinking, planning a meal, wondering about this product or that product, the hand goes straight to the face, usually the mouth or lips.

Spreading a virus, including Ebola or indeed ANY other virus, is frighteningly simple.

edit on 14-8-2014 by MysterX because: added text




posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 11:34 AM
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It has also been documented that the infected are not merely in denial...they actually become disoriented, forget why they are being detained, lose grip on reality...so many of them will try to escape or leave their confinement, not for selfish reasons, but simply because they lose touch with their own reality.

This makes this a very dangerous disease beyond the infectivity and the high mortality rate, as even the most educated and selfless of us may act differently after we lose touch with reality.



posted on Aug, 14 2014 @ 12:35 PM
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I don't think we have too much to worry about. TPTB care enough about the economy to find a way to boost tobacco production in the wake of the ecig advancments. They are counting on folks being around to keep this whole thing going. There was a time when i would take azo's to pass a urine test.



posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 10:43 PM
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And again.. even if you ARE carrying Ebola, if you are not symptomatic, you can't infect anyone else.

It's only contagious when you are showing symptoms. This is why it dies out so effectively. You get sick with this thing, you are bedridden. And unlikely to come into contact with others. Unless.. you are living in a third world country where multiple people in a small space, and funeral practices include a lot of touching the deceased.

People keep acting as if someone who just got infected can go around infecting everyone with the sweat of their palm. It's just not true. Not unless you start suffering from the symptoms. And at that point, you are probably not going anywhere. The symptoms for Ebola are quite nasty.




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