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The Centers for Disease Control is advising funeral homes in the United States on how to handle the remains of Ebola victims, although officials are keen to stress that the development is not a cause for alarm.
originally posted by: Boeing777
He probably must have infected his children and when they went school, they infected their class and when the school children went home, they too infected their family and it goes on.
When an infection does occur in humans, the virus can be spread in several ways to others. Ebola is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with
blood or body fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, feces, vomit, and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola
objects (like needles and syringes) that have been contaminated with the virus
Ebola is not spread through the air or by water, or in general, food. However, in Africa, Ebola may be spread as a result of handling bushmeat (wild animals hunted for food) and contact with infected bats.
originally posted by: Gully
a reply to: texasgirl
Guy on Fox just said it's highly likely 1 or 2 people the guy came into contact with will come down with Ebola. But they don't expect a large outbreak.
What what about the people those 1 or 2 come in contact with?
originally posted by: kupoliveson
This is crazy. When is everyone's end game? Like when do I stop showing up for work and lock myself/family down? What are u looking for/see before u bug out?
In my professional opinion, this is air born. I base this on the number of health care workers who have been affected! If it is "simply" bodily fluids then why r they getting sick?
originally posted by: WeAreAWAKE
originally posted by: StoutBroux
The patient displayed non-specific symptoms and checked into the hospital on the 24th. The hospital released him and he was checked back in on the 28th. (The patient didn’t get sick until 4 days after he got off the airplane. He left Liberia on the 19th and arrived on the 20th.) The thing is, the doc says a person could display symptoms anywhere from 2-18 days after exposure so there is a possibility he COULD have gotten it after arriving in the US but it is likely he got it while in Liberia. It sounds like the hospital got more worried after finding out the patient had been to Liberia but they would have know this on the first visit it seems to me. CDC is just giving an update on Fox news. They won’t release his nationality but he evidently was with family after arriving in the US.
You likely won't hear much about WHO this person is. If you do...I would watch out for lies. Who this person is, is important toward knowing how and why. Which is why we will never know. I've been curious about Obama's change of attitude since his last vacation. To me, it seemed that he was given bad news that he couldn't control and was in a state of depression. Spending time with family, a less-than-energetic appearance, etc. Just my thoughts at the moment.
originally posted by: AphoticJoe
a reply to: thesmokingman
Just noticed this on CNN and Yahoo, but of course the most rational and interesting discussion can be found right here on ATS. Good thread and heads-up, S+F. That said, if this particular strain was to go airborne, I might be tempted to head for the hills or some local blue mountain shale cave systems. Nevertheless, I am surprised news of this first domestically diagnosed case was made public. With some luck, and taking into consideration all I have read thus far, this will hopefully be the only US case.
originally posted by: Boeing777
a reply to: antar
And how many of those children came into direct physical contact with their class mates and during break time playing sports, sweating and again coming into physical contact with others and they come home infecting more friends and family.
How is this going to be traced and stopped before it's too late?
originally posted by: CirqueDeTruth
So he got on plane and all those people are breathing his droplets in recycled air. Brilliant.
Explain to me why anyone is leaving affected areas of Africa? Why isn't it quarantined, and if Africa can't do that WE can refuse entry to people from affected areas.
This was meant to spread. If they really wanted to control this outbreak, no one would be flying in and out of affected area. Period.