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Um...what do you all mean it's now time to do this and that?
You should've always been conscious of hygiene and such. You all are just feeding and getting giddy over the hype
1gid·dy adjective \ˈgi-dē\
: playful and silly
: feeling or showing great happiness and joy
: causing dizziness
originally posted by: sheepslayer247
Who's to say we can't restrict flights coming to the US from Africa, and still allow aid/supplies to be transported there?
Me thinks they are more worried about the loss of revenue than they are controlling the disease.
originally posted by: Realtruth
I do agree that Africa as a nation needs to be quarantined until Ebola has run it's course.
originally posted by: VforVendettea
a reply to: BobAthome
Yes, and the internal organ damage/bleeding.
You are right about the hair and tooth loss. Still my big red flag is if the TPTB are pushing one story the truth is something else.
Challenges, Progress, and Opportunities: Proceedings of the Filovirus Medical Countermeasures Workshop
….The DoD seeks a trivalent filovirus vaccine that is effective against aerosol exposure and protective against filovirus disease for at least one year.
originally posted by: loam
a reply to: soficrow
Sofi, I think that particular bias misses the unique nexus that exists between Liberia and the US. There is a huge Liberian expat population here- more than 100,000. In fact, at least two Liberian heads of state were born here.
There's a lot of travel back and forth in this group that has little to do with the oil or mineral trade.
WHO: Not an airborne virus
Ebola virus disease is not an airborne infection. Airborne spread among humans implies inhalation of an infectious dose of virus from a suspended cloud of small dried droplets.
This mode of transmission has not been observed during extensive studies of the Ebola virus over several decades.
Common sense and observation tell us that spread of the virus via coughing or sneezing is rare, if it happens at all. Epidemiological data emerging from the outbreak are not consistent with the pattern of spread seen with airborne viruses, like those that cause measles and chickenpox, or the airborne bacterium that causes tuberculosis.
Theoretically, wet and bigger droplets from a heavily infected individual, who has respiratory symptoms caused by other conditions or who vomits violently, could transmit the virus – over a short distance – to another nearby person.
This could happen when virus-laden heavy droplets are directly propelled, by coughing or sneezing (which does not mean airborne transmission) onto the mucus membranes or skin with cuts or abrasions of another person.
….No evidence that viral diseases change their mode of transmission
Moreover, scientists are unaware of any virus that has dramatically changed its mode of transmission. For example, the H5N1 avian influenza virus, which has caused sporadic human cases since 1997, is now endemic in chickens and ducks in large parts of Asia.
That virus has probably circulated through many billions of birds for at least two decades. Its mode of transmission remains basically unchanged.
Speculation that Ebola virus disease might mutate into a form that could easily spread among humans through the air is just that: speculation, unsubstantiated by any evidence.
This kind of speculation is unfounded but understandable as health officials race to catch up with this fast-moving and rapidly evolving outbreak.
To stop this outbreak, more needs to be done to implement – on a much larger scale – well-known protective and preventive measures. Abundant evidence has documented their effectiveness.