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Researchers have discovered that smooth (non-porous) surfaces (e.g. door knobs) transmit bacteria and viruses better than porous materials (e.g. paper money). The reason is that porous, especially fibrous, materials absorb and trap the contagion, making it harder to contract through simple touch.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
A Kansas City apartment building has been sealed off because a person who lives there is sick with something that may be contagious, a source close to KCTV5 News says.
Paramedics were called Saturday evening to the 3600 block of East Meyer Boulevard.
Authorities said they wanted to take every precaution they could and treated the situation seriously. It is unknown at this time what the patient is suffering from or if anyone else is sick.
The patient is being treated at Research Medical Center Brookside Campus for treatment, and all or part of the medical facility was quarantined as well, a source close to the situation said.
originally posted by: ValentineWiggin
Screw his agenda.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday urged calm over the single case of Ebola in the United States, seeking to reassure the American public that there is little chance of an outbreak of the illness in this country. The Pentagon said it had begun the long-awaited aid to disease-ravaged Liberia, with medical testing at two new labs and construction of treatment centers.
The administration has long contended that the best way to contain Ebola is to attack it at its source. The Pentagon's spokesman said Friday that up to 4,000 troops could be deployed to West Africa, a number that has been slowly climbing as military leaders arrive and assess the need.
The unusual high-level briefing at the White House Friday reflected the administration's urgency in seeking to reassure the public that a wide-spread outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. was unlikely.
Fauci was one of five senior administration officials who briefed reporters Friday, including Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell and Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama's top homeland security adviser.
Monaco said the U.S. was not considering a travel ban to prevent people from the hardest-hit West African countries from coming to the U.S. and said efforts were instead focused on identify high-risk individuals before they leave the outbreak zone. Dozens and dozens of people have been stopped from getting on flights in the region, she said.
"The most effective way to go about controlling this is to prevent those individuals from getting on a plane in the first place," she said.
originally posted by: antar
A VERY good one page read that is out of Canada and all that i can add to the discussion right now as this says it all and was updated August 2014.
transmission through semen has occurred 7 weeks after clinical recovery
originally posted by: antar
Since ATS has always proven to be a microcosm of the general public's interests, the fact that this thread is losing it's momentum and dying down for more 'chasing the car tire' type media circus diatribe [to waste time or wear away] whatever the plan is seems to be working ie look!