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originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: Yeahkeepwatchingme
America is not filthy, statistically we have been able to stay pretty clear from the latest diseases affecting the rest of the world, take the influenza in 2009, America was actually unscathed, Ebola has been around for decades, US until this day have not had a death from any ebola in the nation, Filthy we are not
Hmm, I beg to differ, the modern US medical field has been substantially eliminating contagions since the mid 20th century. at a not too distant past upwards of 40% of our population mortality wasn't from age related illnesses but contagious disease.
TB is only one example, I chose it because I am a TB survivor. I was 1 of 5 people that had TB in 1977. I was 3 years old at the time and contracted it from a family friend who had returned from southeast asia after he had left vietnam. he did not know he had contracted it until he was here in the US living in our household. we were both treated by the cdc free of charge to our families and are survivors.
Challenge of mice with a lethal dose of mouse-adapted EBOV (MA-EBOV) at 6.5 and 9 months after vaccination provided complete protection, and 80% (12 of 15 survivors) protection at 12 months after vaccination. Challenge of guinea pigs with a lethal dose of guinea pig-adapted EBOV (GA-EBOV) at 7, 12 and 18 months after vaccination resulted in 83% (5 of 6 survivors) at 7 months after vaccination, and 100% survival at 12 and 18 months after vaccination.
The first two American aid workers infected by Ebola – Dr Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol – have recovered since being flown to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta for treatment.
Dr Phil Smith, medical director of the Omaha unit, said a team of 35 doctors, nurses and other medical staffers will provide Sacra with basic care, including ensuring he is hydrated and keeping his vital signs stable.
The team is discussing experimental treatments, including using blood serum from a patient who has recovered from Ebola, Smith said. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the disease, but about half a dozen are in development.
The National Institutes of Health will begin testing an experimental Ebola vaccine in people as early as September, the NIH announced Thursday.
The federal agency has been working on the Ebola vaccine over the last few years and says it has seen positive results when testing it on primates.
The administration is asking Congress to provide another $30 million to send CDC workers and equipment to the region and $58 million to help develop an effective Ebola vaccine.
originally posted by: Elton
I know it's scary, but I'd rather the government make preparations now and not wait.
They may have to take some drastic action to contain a local outbreak.
anticipated Ebola outbreak sweeping through U.S. cities.
First Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine Start Next Week
The trial will enroll 20 healthy adults who will get a shot in the arm to see first if the vaccine is safe, and second if it generate an immune response that should, in theorym protect against Ebola infection.
It's the first in a series of vaccine trials that will roll out this fall. NIH with British medical foundations will spearately test the vaccine in Britain, Gambia and Mali, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is discussing a trial in Nigeria.
NIAID has been working on an Ebola vaccine for years. The idea was to develop it to defend people in case Ebola or a related virus, Marburg, was ever used in a biological attack. Previous outbreaks of the virus were always too small and too easily controlled to justify developing a vaccine quickly.