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originally posted by: quirkygirl
a reply to: MentorsRiddle
Thanks for the response. I've been keeping my eye on the news from a multitude of sites. Funny how everyone reports something different. Who knows what to believe! I hadn't thought of the environmental changes and other variables that could affect the virus, very interesting.
originally posted by: PurpleDog UK
Just wash your fecking hands and keep things clean...
With regard to Africa then resources should be supplied BUT. The western world doesn't give a damn SO that's why there is a big issue there.......
The virus has mutated more than 300 times from previous strains of Ebola, Gire said. Researchers have also pinpointed about 50 places in the genetic code where the virus has changed since this outbreak started. So far, they don't know what any of those mutations mean, but they hope to find out.
Gire said it is mutating in the faster side of the normal range for viruses of its type.
originally posted by: signalfire
If this is so hard to catch, why does working with it require Level IV Biocontainment precautions?
And after working for 30+ years in large hospitals, I can tell you without any shadow of a doubt that three days in on any true epidemic this lethal, there would no longer be anything approximating 'western medicine'.
Your basic supplies would run out (we're already experiencing a dearth of IV sterile saline, the only purported real 'treatment' for Ebola patients) including sterile gowns, gloves, and most certainly, adequate infection control isolation rooms.