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The plague returned in the 1360s, the 1370s, and thereafter, and European population declined irregularly as a result, reaching a low point in England sometime between 1440-1480.2210 People learned to minimize infection risk via quarantine, a practice which stemmed from Biblical passages prescribing the ostracism of lepers. Plague sufferers were treated as though they were temporary lepers, with a standard 40-day quarantine for people and incoming ships at all major ports.
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
Ugh...sixth person to throw up on a DART vejhicle/station today. Just SOP.
originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: Cygnis
I think it means this:
95% of Ebola incubation period is 1 - 21 days
3% of Ebola incubation period is 21 - 42 days
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
DALLAS — A woman who was being monitored for possible exposure to the Ebola virus was reported ill at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit White Rock Station Saturday afternoon.
DART spokesman Morgan Lyons said the person fell ill with a low-grade fever at the station in Northeast Dallas after deciding that her quarantine period was over.
Abundance of caution or is 31 the new 21?
Too much noise, need more signal.
originally posted by: itswhatev
a reply to: texasgirl
Either this is a gross over reaction by the media, wanting to capitalize on the Ebola craze and make things seem a lot worse... which in some way i wouldnt completely doubt
The story really is being scrubbed. That is an awful lot of errors for a reporter to make, repeatedly... without being corrected. THe official story now isnt even remotely similar to the original one put out. Though it would not be un heard of for the media to get it wrong the first time....
BUt thats like reporting that a space ship has landed at the White House front lawn... only to correct themselves and say it was a helicopter, landing at an airport, in Maryland.
originally posted by: ikonoklast
Maybe it's just the spotlight of attention, but there sure are a lot of people vomiting all over the place on commercial and public transportation these days.
But don't worry, the authorities can tell with a quick glance and a question or two that it's not Ebola - even though they can't tell the difference between vomit and spit for many hours.
And when someone says they lived in the same apartment(s) as Duncan and were under ordered quarantine, what they really meant to say was that they definitely don't live there and they are definitely "not on ANYONE'S Ebola watch list."
And don't worry anyway, because DART has "established protocols for cleaning hazardous materials" that should be just fine for Biolevel 4 pathogens. (Hey! Anybody still have the phone number for the power washing guy?)
Sorry for the rant... the sheer idiocy of how this is being handled is wearing on me.
originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
How can 95% be 1-21days and then 98% be 1-42 days. I'm no math wiz but that doesn't make sense to even mathematically challenged me.
How I'm reading it is that WHO allows 42 days or twice the incubation period before it will declare a region Ebola free. reply to: Cygnis