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Precautionary thread meant for Alaskans, concerning Ebola.

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posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 10:55 PM
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I work as an appliance/electronics salesman/installer.

As soon as I clocked in this morning I received a phone call from a lady calling on behalf of her friend who recently inquired about a new fridge (or something to that effect, it was a full day)

The reason she was calling for her friend is because her friend is currently in Kenya. I know Kenya is not the epicenter of the outbreak, but my mind goes Africa? Oh $h!t, Ebola!

So now it's confirmed that at some point someone will travel from Kenya to Kenai Alaska.......should we be concerned? I already am


Posted this moments ago, making a new thread here for my fellow Alaskans as well as all those who want to know.

I'm the type of person who relates this $h!t to another swine flu scenario blown out of proportion to cause fear. I'm the last guy you will see receiving any kind of vaccine, let alone a willy nilly trial run Ebola vaccine. I'm not into the fear. I would be remiss however, if I didn't share.
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posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 11:02 PM
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a reply to: GoShredAK

Find a new job!
I'm sure there is a fishing vessel that needs an appliance!
No... don't fret..just be cautious.. or if the client is still away and the friend has a key.
Get in... and get out!

It's the actual fluids this person gives off...
Droplets of sputum can do it..
Wear gloves..
Make sure the client is not at coughing distance...
It's not airborne yet...



posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 11:48 PM
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It's already in Alaska....there was a post a few days back where OP lives in a small town in Alaska and a very ill man from Africa was throwing up, etc... Unfortunately Alaska doesn't have a way to test for Ebola, so they sent the man home...post was : " it's ok, it can't be Ebols, CDC algorithm say so"
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posted on Oct, 23 2014 @ 11:58 PM
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a reply to: Meldionne1

Goodness gracious I see now

I know of the OP, she was one of the few I was hoping to alert with this thread.

We are thoroughly effed.

Jk, if it happens it happens, it's this generation of humanity's destiny.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 12:07 AM
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a reply to: GoShredAK

I feel for her ( and you) it's a scary thing when it lands on your door step....I haven't heard an update on her situation, but I hope Alaskans are safe.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 12:21 AM
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a reply to: GoShredAK

Hmm. I am in no way an expert on disease and prevention...so this may sound incredibly stupid and naive to anyone who is but, I was thinking, would the extreme cold during Alaskan winters do anything to the virus? Or does environmental temperature have absolutely no affect on the spread and/or incubation period of diseases?



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 12:22 AM
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a reply to: Meldionne1

Well thanks for the lead, and kind wishes. I told myself I would quarantine my family as soon as the slightest hint of Ebola was uttered here, but that was unrealistic because I'm going to work tomorrow.

It's just time to be extra cautious around sick people I guess. Keep building the immune system, if I get it I plan on surviving.

Contrary to my previous statements, I am now giving into the fear just a little bit.

Oh what hellish reality is this..........



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 12:26 AM
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originally posted by: U4ea82
a reply to: GoShredAK

Hmm. I am in no way an expert on disease and prevention...so this may sound incredibly stupid and naive to anyone who is but, I was thinking, would the extreme cold during Alaskan winters do anything to the virus? Or does environmental temperature have absolutely no affect on the spread and/or incubation period of diseases?


I for one do not know. Sure hope so though!

However, I doubt it, folks still get the flu I'm pretty sure. Plus our winters have been atypical lately. Warmer than usual with the occasional frigid spell, along with inconsistent snowfall.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 12:44 AM
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This ebolanoia is getting right out of hand...go watch a scary movie for your doom porn people.....
Africa is a huge continent and ebola is still just a local outbreak...maybe freak out later though....



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 12:51 AM
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originally posted by: stirling
This ebolanoia is getting right out of hand...go watch a scary movie for your doom porn people.....
Africa is a huge continent and ebola is still just a local outbreak...maybe freak out later though....


Nah, I think I'll freak out now, hopefully to avoid a much worse freak out later.

Your quote is like a metaphor representing the apathy that seems to have landed us in this mess.

Cool new word though, that was funny.
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posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 01:08 AM
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Apparently AK is ramping up our preparedness,


www.ktuu.com...


Oh good
I feel all warm and fuzzy now.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 07:32 AM
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I have been researching genes a bit that can help to fight off Ebola so it doesn't kill you by going cykotine. My wife has the mutation that can help. I have a heterozelious one, meaning I can still have a cykotine storm. That still isn't a good enough reason for me to get a vaccination, I seem to react negatively against most vaccinations.

This just means that I may need some sort of cykotine blocker if I get it. Most people will need this or the storm will kill them. This particular storm rarely happens when I get the flu because my immune system works well to suppress the flu quickly. It may not be as good with Ebola.

So why fear Ebola, they have this blocker in most hospitals here in America. The side effects aren't too bad if it is properly administered. The thing is, the hospitals should be aware that Ebola can be in their area, transmitted there by people who have been in contact with others who they casually met that were in contact with someone who died by an undiagnosed disease because nobody checked if it was Ebola. This disease can spread easily if people deny it exists without properly evaluating the evidence. We are in big trouble here in the US, Ignorance is widely spread. Even though we try to deny ignorance here on ATS, this is not the case with eighty percent of the population of this country. We are a minority in society.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: GoShredAK
Apparently AK is ramping up our preparedness,


www.ktuu.com...


Oh good
I feel all warm and fuzzy now.



I wouldn't mate. You live in Alaska, you understand how frail our infrastructure is, and what a logistic nightmare it is for anything in the state. You also know that Alaska has very finite medical facilities that could even remotely if your lucky deal 3 or 4 patients with this type of outbreak. Also Ted Steven's International Airport is the nations 2nd largest freight hub in the nation, and the largest when air freight hub on the west coast and all ports from Asia, Russia, etc. UAA also has a very large foreign student population, with the vast majority from various African, Russian, and South American nations.

I was not saying all of this to fear monger or the like, however it needs to be understood the reality of this state, I know being here it seems like we are a universe removed from everything, however we are not. So stay alert, and be prepared for anything... Lol remember the EQ last month. Remember to practice good hand hygiene, take all precautions you seem fit for yourself, and your family, just know the facts and the risks, and be prepared.

Grim
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posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: Meldionne1

I have been lurking. There is no way to get more info, I came up against a wall.
Everyone is centered on Facebook, and I'm not on there. Our journalists on the peninsula aren't helping either.
So ultimately, all I have still is what CES had to say about the situation.

Hopefully it's not just another case of hurry up and be quiet. We will see.

Thanks GoShred for the heads up. I've been watching closely and I promise I will post more, if I get more info beyond Craigslist hearsay.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 02:27 PM
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a reply to: GoShredAK

Haha, that's what I said, as soon as it hit Anchorage, but without confirmation you can't just completely shut in. My husband was laughing at me the other day when I told him which gas pump I sterilized. Haha, I feel like a crazy person, but know that I would be crazier for ignoring the reality of the issue.
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posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 02:28 PM
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originally posted by: U4ea82
a reply to: GoShredAK

Hmm. I am in no way an expert on disease and prevention...so this may sound incredibly stupid and naive to anyone who is but, I was thinking, would the extreme cold during Alaskan winters do anything to the virus? Or does environmental temperature have absolutely no affect on the spread and/or incubation period of diseases?


Doctors are saying the cold helps the virus to thrive outside of the body and may make it go airborne.

Scientist claim the cold this year will HELP Ebola



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: Grimmley

Not to mention all of the oil workers who are flying all over the world. We also have an arm of Samaritans purse at the local airport. They are wonderful folks with great hearts, but it still makes me a little nervous.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 02:42 PM
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Well, this should at least give the local radio stations ssomething to talk about when the election is over and they have to figure out a replacement for the blabbering over who the real(er) Alaskan is between Begich and Sullivan...

In a perfect scenario, this will become a major panic and cause 2/3rds or more of our residents to move back outside, freeing up some much needed breathing space.



posted on Oct, 24 2014 @ 07:35 PM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

Wow. I had no idea. Thank you for answering that question.



posted on Oct, 25 2014 @ 03:30 PM
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originally posted by: U4ea82
a reply to: Anyafaj

Wow. I had no idea. Thank you for answering that question.


Trust me, until all this crap hit the fan, I honestly had no clue either. Scary thought, really.




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