originally posted by: ItCameFromOuterSpace
Ebola won't and can't spread unless you're just bathing yourself in the vomit or blood of the infected. Apparently they do that in Africa, but
it's not going anywhere in the states.
Ok one more time. You are wrong:
or those of you who think that fear mongering or undue worry is going on:
a repeat of one of my former posts:
What does it take to be exposed to Ebola
which is very highly contagious if any body fluid gets on you from someone at the airport who has taken ibuprofen to control their symptoms and fool
the airport screeners?
The CDC says it is not airborne, because technically it is not, airborne in disease terms means the virus is small enough to travel more than a few
feet in a sneeze or cough. The Ebola virus is large and falls within 3-4 feet of a sneeze and so is not technically airborne.
However, the cough and sneeze radius:
would include anyone on the airplane to either side of the ill person also, the people behind and in front of the ill person. exposed
Sitting in the airport lounge waiting for a flight, anyone within a 3-4 foot radius if the sick person sneezes or coughs. exposed
Using the urinal at the airport , the guy who is ill standing next to you sneezes or coughs or splashes urine on your bare skin. exposed
Passing by you on a airplane on the way to the restroom, a sneeze or cough, exposed
Standing next to you waiting for luggage, sneeze or cough, exposed
Standing next to you in line getting on the plane or off, or in the security line, sneeze or cough, exposed
In an elevator with you anywhere in the airport and sneezes or coughs, exposed.
Standing within 3 feet of you anywhere and sneezes or coughs, exposed.
Also, if the person who is ill gets any bodily fluid on their hands:
whatever they touch will carry the germ
long enough (estimates between 8-15 hours)
if someone who is ill and didn't just wash their hands after sneezing, coughing, using the restroom, touching their eyes or mouth, sweating and you
touch it within 8 hours after they do:
for instance touches a restroom slide , exposed
touches the top of an airplane seat, exposed
touches a door handle in the airport, exposed
all within 8-15 hours after the ill person touches it, exposed
The CDC guy on Chris Matthews show
would not say that you could not catch it from
fever sweat that touches and arm rest or seat cushion, exposed
Think I am being a fear monger? Take a look at this.
Instructions for laboratory workers and health care workers:
SOURCES/SPECIMENS: Blood, serum, urine, respiratory and throat secretions, semen, and organs or their homogenates from human or animal hosts Footnote
1 Footnote 2 Footnote 53.
COMMUNICABILITY: Communicable as long as blood, body fluids or organs, contain the virus. Ebolavirus has been isolated from semen 61 to 82 days after
the onset of illness, and transmission through semen has occurred 7 weeks after clinical recovery Footnote 1 Footnote 2 Footnote 59 Footnote 60.
Ebolavirus dried onto glass, polymeric silicone rubber, or painted aluminum alloy is able to survive in the dark for several hours under ambient
conditions (between 20 and 250C and 30–40% relative humidity) (amount of virus reduced to 37% after 15.4 hours), but is less stable than some other
viral hemorrhagic fevers (Lassa) Footnote 53. When dried in tissue culture media onto glass and stored at 4 °C, Zaire ebolavirus survived for over 50
days Footnote 61.
PHYSICAL INACTIVATION: Ebola are moderately thermolabile and can be inactivated by heating for 30 minutes to 60 minutes at 60°C (140 degrees F),
boiling for 5 minutes, or gamma irradiation (1.2 x106 rads to 1.27 x106 rads) combined with 1% glutaraldehyde Footnote 10 Footnote 48 Footnote 50.
Canadian Health Department and CDC statements:
The Canadian Health Department states that airborne transmission of Ebola is strongly suspected and the CDC admits that Ebola can be transmitted in
situations where there is no physical contact between people, i.e.: via direct airborne inhalation into the lungs or into the eyes, or via contact
with airborne fomites which adhere to nearby surfaces. That helps explain why 81 doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers have died in West Africa
Observation: It appears the US CDC is purposely lying to the American public about Ebola.
If it is so hard to catch, then how did Docs in haz mat suits catch it in Africa? They certainly weren't touching patients.
This is far nastier stuff than the American public is being told,
we need to close our borders to people from infected countries until the pandemic is over,
and to protect ourselves,
shut down everywhere infected people have been in the US for 21 days,
harsh, yes, hurt the economy, probably,
but that is better than millions upon millions of deaths.