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Infection control measures are no longer needed in Edmonton after a diagnosis was confirmed in a patient who was isolated with a contagious illness over the weekend. AHS (Alberta Health Services) confirmed the diagnosis, but will not say what illness the person had, nor would the health authority specify that fears of Ebola prompted the isolation procedures.
originally posted by: k3d59
a reply to: ValentineWiggin
We simply cannot kill every other life form because it/they may harbor antibodies and be asymptomatic. We'd be much better employed trying to determine how their systems manage to kill off the virus and they sure won't give us that info if they're dead. And according to what's being put out there, if an entity is asymptomatic it's not contagious.
There's an increasing body of research available on the topic on Google Scholar. It's worth looking at because another other possibility is that plants may be involved in the vectoring process. Now that's something to be scared about.
Nearly 200 million farmers in China, India, Vietnam, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America harvest grains and vegetables from fields that use untreated human waste. Ten percent of the world's population relies on such foods, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).Nearly 200 million farmers in China, India, Vietnam, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America harvest grains and vegetables from fields that use untreated human waste. Ten percent of the world's population relies on such foods, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
originally posted by: ValentineWiggin
a reply to: BlueAjah
I'm not sure how I feel about that dog situation. If there is such an easy test, then why did Spain go ahead and kill the dog? Did they test and find that the dog had it? Have they tested this dog?
Just add all that to a list of questions we will probably never get an answer to.
I'm cynical today :/
What is more worrisome is that the others had not cut themselves, yet the virus entered their bloodstreams. It got there somehow. Most likely it entered their blood thought contact with the lungs. It infected them through the air. When it became apparent to the Army researchers that three of the four men who became infected had not cut themselves, just about everyone at USAMRIID concluded that Ebola can spread through the air.
Dr. Philip Russell-the general who made the decision to send in the Army to stop the virus-recently said to me that although he had been "scared to death" about Ebola at the time, it wasn't until afterward, when he understood
that the virus was spreading in the air among the monkeys, that the true potential for
disaster sank in for him. "I was more frightened in retrospect," he said. "When I saw the
respiratory evidence coming from those monkeys, I said to myself, My God, with certain
kinds of small changes, this virus could become one that travels in rapid respiratory
transmission through humans. I'm talking about the Black Death. Imagine a virus with
the infectiousness of influenza and the mortality rate of black plague in the Middle
Ages-that's what we're talking about."
originally posted by: fwkitziger
This just in from Doctor at Dallas Health Presbyterian ....Duncan's dialysis doctor and another nurse are running fever and are suspected for Ebola, tests are underway. Doctor tells me the CDC protocol is likely to blame. The protocol for removing infected gear for his 40 year career was to take off your garment first with gloves still on because the gloves are over the sleeve ends. When you pulled off the sleeves, the latex gloves would roll up a bit. Then you used two fingers under the glove roll and whipped off the contaminated glove. But after SARS, the WHO and CDC came up with the opposite....taker off you gloves first then remove the nasty garment without gloves....he calls this insanity and did not know the new protocol until today when he watched the CDC video at the hospital. It is likely that the dialysis team was all using the new CDC protocol. The incompetence of the Feds strikes again.