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originally posted by: LeviWardrobe
a reply to: namehere
It doesn't take much. Some guy bites his nails, wipes his eye, picks his nose, sneezes, coughs. Hell, even sweat can supposedly carry infection. It's not like you have to suck a person's face to get Ebola off them. This guy touched the wrong thing, and it got in a scrape, cut, sore or his mouth/eyes. Mythbusters does a great episode where they use this liquid that glows under UV light as snot. They give themselves a runny nose, and deal with it as they normally would. Under black light afterwards, their hands and face were glowing side to side with this stuff.
Even if the guy was super clean, washing his hands and avoiding his face, everything on him like his phone and wallet would be compromised if he touched them before washing his hands. And who washes their phone or wallet? Nobody.
Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that it is not hard to spread # in the slightest.
The virus is not contagious until symptoms are present. Early symptoms of Ebola include sudden fever, fatigue, and headache. Symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 21 days after exposure.
originally posted by: fleabit
Such massive overreaction.. typical. Of course it was going to get into the U.S. - most countries will probably see a few cases of it. I swear this place exists simply to jump for joy when something dangerous happens, so they can fret about how we are all going to die.
Now we get to see if their promise about containment is true. I think it is - because it's been contained before, and in countries with lesser medical and tracking systems in place. The repeated comments about infecting others when it's impossible are very irritating. After all the endless threads just here alone, please EDUCATE yourself. No.. this patient wiping a booger on a stairwell banister doesn't mean the U.S. is doomed. He wasn't symptomatic while in the airport. Ergo, he wasn't able to infect others. He didn't show symptoms until several days after returning to the U.S. He was checked for fever before boarding.
It's terribly unfortunate for this individual, but a good opportunity for the U.S. to test procedure and protocol. It was almost guaranteed someone here would test positive. Why the "omg we are all dooomed!!" mentality? Wise up folks.. it's not the endtimes, holy crap.
My cousin in Dallas is way too complacent but i am pushing her for details. when I hear something I will let ya'll know!
originally posted by: LeviWardrobe
a reply to: Char-Lee
I know. It isn't on the plane that I'm worried about. It's the several uninterrupted days among the general public while showing symptoms that concerns me.
I think it's worthy of concern.
Worst part when he was in the Dr office and they had him in the waiting room, he was hospitalized …what was it 3 days later.
The hospital had announced a day earlier that the patient's symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola.
The CDC initially embargoed the announcement of the diagnosis until 4:30 p.m. CDT, but then lifted the embargo after several news organizations broke that restriction.
originally posted by: HUMBLEONE
Strategically positioned amid a huge population & transportation hub in a huge state currently inundated with a torrent of illegal immigrants. Welcome "Captain Tripps". "Baby can you dig your man".--S.K.