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originally posted by: judydawg
a reply to: ValentineWiggin
And the tobacco capital, something in the tobacco is where they say has something in it to cure Ebola.
Monoclonal antibodies were first created in mice by injecting them with antigens from Ebola, harvesting their spleens, and fusing mature B-cells producing monoclonal antibodies with cancer cell lines to create hybridomas. In a process called "magnifection," tobacco plants are infected with the viruses, using Agrobacterium cultures. Subsequently, antibodies are extracted and purified from the plants.
What is known is that the antibodies are produced in a Australian strain of the tobacco plant (Nicotiana benthamiana) by Kentucky Bioprocessing in Owensboro, Kentucky, a 23-acre, contract R&D and protein production company that was acquired in January by Reynolds America, Inc, the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco... ZMapp isn’t produced in the waving fields of tobacco one would find in Kentucky, Virginia, or North Carolina. Instead, the version of tobacco used by KBP is one that is easily manipulated with recombinant DNA techniques and amenable to automated greenhouse operations. This same tobacco species is one also used by Medicago USA for development of a pandemic influenza virus.
originally posted by: xavi1000
originally posted by: j.r.c.b.
WHAT??!!!!! What??!!! My brother in law is in India at this very moment working!!!! Better tell him to get the hell on a plane & get out!!
Lol, 1 bilion people in India.Your brother have half a bilion better chances to die from failing coconuts than ebola.I'm having a good laugh from some posters here
originally posted by: k3d59
a reply to: judydawg
Sorry if this went through already. it looked as though the connection failed the first time. Post from ProMEDMail.org
Marbrug Virus Disease: Uganda
Medicine is among the most hierarchical of workplace cultures. This is great for issuing orders and making sure they’re obeyed, but can mean certain team members are valued and listened to more than others. Nurses function as patient advocates, for example, but physicians often dismiss their concerns.
Even among physicians, hierarchies abound. Infectious-disease specialists, experts in diagnosing and treating diseases like Ebola, (full disclosure: I am one) are the least-well-paid doctors in the United States — even though some may have more years of training than, say, a generalist. Those of us who go into the field have reasons other than compensation for doing so.
Though a news report quoted a hospital official as saying Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital was “well prepared” to care for a patient with Ebola, it was unlikely that an expert in diagnosing and treating diseases like Ebola was asked to examine the patient in Dallas before he was sent home. That oversight, if true, would expose a serious — and dangerous — shortcoming of a system that assigns different values to different doctors.
originally posted by: Kentuckymama
I live in owensboro Kentucky and the only info I here about this is on here. There is nothing in our local paper or on the news about it that I have seen. I know exactly where the place is though, it's not even 2 miles from my home.a reply to: adomol
Just asked my husband if he had heard anything about it. He said he hadn't but that there is crazy security around the entire complex now that has never been there before. He said he can see army type vehicle's around the entire complex. He said he noticed it about 2 weeks ago and thought it was odd.