posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 08:51 PM
a reply to: Jaellma
A couple people listed 50% and 80% mortality rate in this thread. From what I've read I thought it was more around 60% mortality, meaning that 40% of
people that come down with it live.
The survivors are still infectious with certain bodily fluids for up to around 90 days later. The virus is still active in things like semen, so they
can still transmit the disease.
While they manage to live, and still have infectious viral matter in them, they also have antibodies which helped them live past the lethal stage of
the virus, which can be separated from the blood and used to help fight the virus in other people.
The person speaking in this video is kind of a dummy, because she says "because you were cured what does this mean for other people..." when every
day there are survivors. Survivors are nothing new because this strain doesn't kill 100% of the people who contract it. The Dr., says herself the
mortality rate is between 50-90%.
A study done on other strains and I believe Zaire strain as well, is that survivors generally have an ability in their red blood cells to repair
cellular damage. Ebola causes massive damage to cells by literally blowing them apart from the inside out. So the body needs to repair itself if it
has any hope to survive.