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I also get questions now on what I think will happen. So weird to be in this postion!
originally posted by: 200Plus
a reply to: Lovelyful
Huge difference between an airborne PARTICLE and an airborne DISEASE.
What airborne means in the medical community and what it means in the lay community is very different as well.
Ebola is transmissible 3-4 feet through particles "in the air" during the infection period.
EDT - until it mutates that is - then all bets are off and it will be able to travel through the air and truly be an airborne virus. Gods willing that mutation will also see it become less deadly. There are always trade offs in nature. We just have to wait and see
originally posted by: Meee32
a reply to: Daalder
Is it though? Is it really smart? I think it seems pretty short sighted, so lets say all these "smart" nurses leave, awesome, so now there are no nurses or definitely not enough... So then it spreads, people roaming around spreading the disease everywhere... How long till it comes to the "smart" nurses door?
What is the next move exactly?
Wouldn't it be smarter to actually deal with the problem? ie get the training and equipment? There are things the nurses can do!
Go to the local media and tell them
Go to town hall meeting and tell them
Tell everbody you can
Make banners telling the community that you NEED their support
Tell me, who in the community will NOT want you prepared for this? Seems pretty obvious you can get a LOT of support very quickly for something like this.
Just leaving when it hits seems a really really silly move to me.
originally posted by: Meee32
a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn
I get that, and I am telling them they should group up and threaten to strike, so I am all for them getting their fair cut and to have the appropriate training and equipment... I am saying they NEED to fight to get that... Just quitting is NOT going to help the nurses stay ebola free, in fact quite the oposite no?
And you really think nurses are so dumb they don't that working with sick people could potentially make them sick too? Come now... Of course they know this! Working in a hospital is a risk and always has been!
Also I will note that on occassions they DO make drastic mistakes that cost people their lives and so yes I'm sure some people will be angry about that. I'm sure you would too, no? A family member goes in for treatment and they do uneeded surgery or remove the wrong limb or something (I know nurses don't do this XD But you get my point).
Could be the wrong medicine given to the wrong patient or whatever.
But I agree it is a tough job for sure, but they also knew that too when they CHOSE that career, everyone knows it is tough.
How is Ebola virus spread?
Researchers do not know exactly how Ebola is spread. However, they have strong reason to believe that the first patient becomes infected through contact with an infected animal.
The Ebola virus is then spread from human to human by:
direct contact with the blood and/or secretions of an infected person.
contact with objects, such as needles, that have been contaminated with infected secretions. (this means that you'd have to direct mucus membrane or blood contact with the 'secretions' that contaminte the objects.)
scientsts believe that Ebola virus can live in semen for 6 months after a person is cured.
When an infection does occur in humans, the virus can be spread in several ways to others. Ebola is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes in, for example, the eyes, nose, or mouth) with
blood or body fluids (including but not limited to urine, saliva, sweat, feces, vomit, breast milk, and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola
objects (like needles and syringes) that have been contaminated with the virus
Ebola is not spread through the air or by water, or in general, by food. However, in Africa, Ebola may be spread as a result of handling bushmeat (wild animals hunted for food) and contact with infected bats. There is no evidence that mosquitos or other insects can transmit Ebola virus. Only mammals (for example, humans, bats, monkeys, and apes) have shown the ability to become infected with and spread Ebola virus.
Once someone recovers from Ebola, they can no longer spread the virus. However, Ebola virus has been found in semen for up to 3 months. People who recover from Ebola are advised to abstain from sex or use condoms for 3 months.