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originally posted by: AnonymousCitizen
The "officials" and the "media" are playing fast and loose with the vocabulary here, as usual.
"transmissible" vs. "contagious"
"airborne" vs "aerosol contact"
"symptomatic" vs. "transmissible"
Some of this is ignorance, some of it is pure dishonesty.
The 2007 updated CDC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) infection control guidance defines droplet transmission as a form of contact transmission in which respiratory droplets carrying infectious pathogens transmit infection when they travel directly from the respiratory tract of the infectious individual to susceptible mucosal surfaces (nasal mucosa, conjunctivae, and less frequently, the mouth) of a recipient, "generally over short distances, necessitating facial protection." For diseases classified as being transmitted by the droplet route, surgical masks are recommended to protect the mouth and nose. The guidance also states that although 5 µm has traditionally been defined as the particle size break point distinguishing between larger particles (droplet transmission) and smaller particles (airborne transmission), observations of particle dynamics have demonstrated that a range of droplet sizes, including those with diameters of 30 μm or greater, can remain suspended in the air. Influenza virus is an example of a pathogen transmitted by the droplet route.
The HICPAC guidance defines airborne transmission as dissemination of either airborne droplet nuclei or small particles in the respirable size range containing infectious agents that remain infective over time and distance. It states that microorganisms carried in this manner may be dispersed over long distances by air currents and may be inhaled by susceptible individuals who have not had face-to-face contact with (or been in the same room with) the infectious individual.
originally posted by: tavi45
Texas is just about the only state with a good economy now. Quarantining Texas is the last straw for our diseased nation. The economic ripples would cause the greatest economic collapse in human history, and that's if every American in the country stayed perfectly calm which we know they won't.
This is the pandemic event modern society has been fearing for years. Shame it's not zombies. People are ready for zombies. Americans fear nothing more than a problem guns can't fix.
“If they’re not lying, they are grossly incompetent,” said Mobley, a microbiologist and emergency trauma physician from Springfield, Mo.
“For them to say last week that the likelihood of importing an Ebola case was extremely small was a real bad call,” he said. “Once this disease consumes every third world country, as surely it will, because they lack the same basic infrastructure as Sierra Leone and Liberia, at that point, we will be importing clusters of Ebola on a daily basis,” Mobley predicted. “That will overwhelm any advanced country’s ability to contain the clusters in isolation and quarantine. That spells bad news.”
“Yesterday, I came through international customs at the Atlanta airport,” the doctor told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The only question they asked arriving passengers is if they had tobacco or alcohol.”
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: chasingstardust
I'm replying this morning to apologize to you, you were trying to inform us of something after all. Just got it a little mixed up…
Have you seen this?
Last page this thread…
originally posted by: Luvablejade
What I don't understand is if Ebola is only contracted by contact with bodily fluids, then what fluids did the children possibly come into contact with??!!??! Not only the children but the 80 or so people that are under observation?
I'm sorry, but this sounds to me as if there is another way for transmission.
It just doesn't make sense. Aids is transferred by bodily fluids and the amount of caution does not seem as elevated as it is with the Ebola
originally posted by: ShakeNBake
Apparently, unless you have symptoms, you cannot infect anyone else. I live in Dallas, and people are going about their days as usual. As for me as well, however, I am making a stop by the whole foods store to get me some Wellness Formula, Oregano Oil, and any other natural bacteria kills to limit my chance of getting anything incase of an outbreak.