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n brief, a suspected case is illness in any person, alive or dead, who has (or had) sudden onset of high fever and had contact with a person with a suspected, probable, or confirmed Ebola case or with a dead or sick animal; any person with sudden onset of high fever and at least three of the following symptoms: headache, vomiting, anorexia or loss of appetite, diarrhea, lethargy, stomach pain, aching muscles or joints, difficulty swallowing, breathing difficulties, or hiccupping; or any person who had unexplained bleeding or who died suddenly from an unexplained cause.
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originally posted by: cdesigns
Ebola can live for hoursss after a person sneezes or sweats on any surface, even after it dries.......... Places where you can find it= Airplane seats, toilets, counters, door handles, bars, taxis, phones, etc.
Ebola is a VIRUS it changes and adapts EVERYTIME, we will not be able to find a vaccine in time, it just hit the USA and its spreading like butter on hot bread....... The CDC has no clue on what to do.
Prepare yourself for a Big pandemic and anarchy once the medical supplies start to drain in hospitals taking care of people infected.
Black coffins anyone?
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
This will be a multi-part OP, so please bear with me and hold off on responding until I have all parts posted.
[snipped] I have compiled this thread summarizing excerpts from Ebola research by recognized authorities on the subject across the world and in most cases, my sources are also noted as benchmark institutions specifically in dealing with Ebola.
Anyone familiar with my posts will recognize a lot of this information. For anyone new to the topic, this thread may provide answers and suggest further avenues for discussion and research.
First off, let's start with the CDC/White House infographic:
You can't catch Ebola through food in the U.S.
We found EBOV to be shed in a wide variety of bodily fluids during the acute phase of illness, including saliva, breast milk, stool, and tears. In most cases, the infected bodily fluid was not visibly contaminated by blood. Of particular concern is the frequent presence of EBOV in saliva early during the course of disease, where it could be transmitted to others through intimate contact and from sharing food, especially given the custom, in many parts of Africa, of eating with the hands from a common plate.
originally posted by: raymundoko
a reply to: grandmakdw
The people who caught it did not follow hazmat protocol. You are VERY confused. Have you even researched this a tiny bit? Why don't you Google images of the doctors names who got sick. You can see the type of gear they were wearing, the type of facilities they had, and the type of decontamination they did.
The doctor and nurse who got sick and first came to the USA were openly exposed to Ebola.
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
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 to date.
originally posted by: grandmakdw
OP, your post should be required reading for everyone before they post anything about Ebola.
I've been trying to get the same message across on lots of threads and still people buy the "government" line.
The government is clearly outright lying to the public, I realize to stem panic. However, lying so transparently only reinforces the distrust that has grown to epic proportions in the US.
This could be the Democratic Waterloo, all the extreme lying about Ebola aside, they are trying desperately to blame it on the Republicans. However, it is the current administration that refuses to close the borders to people from infected countries. That is exactly how we got our first "homegrown" case of Ebola. A knowingly infected person traveling to the US in hopes of "the world's best medical care". Passed through the "screening" process and needlessly infected a US nurse. All avoidable if borders were closed to people from hot zones.