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Ebola found in doctor's eye months after virus left blood

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posted on May, 8 2015 @ 12:21 PM
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It's back in the news...Ebola doom porn.


For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood.


Relax though, nothing to fear. It's just a little old hemorrhagic virus that can liquefy your organs and kill you in days...no biggie, right?


The new report concerns Dr. Ian Crozier, a 43-year-old American physician diagnosed with Ebola in September while working with the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone.

He was treated at Emory University Hospital's special Ebola unit in Atlanta and released in October when Ebola was no longer detected in his blood. Two months later, he developed an inflammation and very high blood pressure in one eye, which causes swelling and potentially serious vision problems.

He returned to Emory, where ophthalmologist Dr. Steven Yeh drained some of the fluid and had it tested for Ebola. It contained the virus but tears and tissue around the outside of his eye did not.


Okaaaaay....but what about us? Should we panic?



This suggests that casual contact with an Ebola survivor poses no public health risk, but shows that survivors need to be monitored for the eye problem, Yeh said.

Crozier has not fully recovered his vision but continues to improve, Yeh said


No public health risk...nothing to see here folks. It's only Ebola.

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posted on May, 8 2015 @ 12:24 PM
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Do you believe that this virus can be contagious after the person is said to have been cured? Let's vote, votes in. They eyes have it.

So this means that Ebola could be hiding in some places in the body and not be detected.
edit on 8-5-2015 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

The virus is already known to be found in the semen of men who have been "cured."



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: taccj9903

This guy is a DOCTOR. As a semi-unintentionally-professional patient, sadly, I see many, many doctors. Seldom do they wash their hands before, during, or after my exam. Yes, they certainly and likely do wash hands after I leave. I will give them that.

But the patient here is a DOCTOR, not your average Joe who has limited public exposure. The possibilities of unintended transfer of this lethal virus is enormous.

(sorry, doom porn addict here)



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: taccj9903

Ok, so how often does a doctor's semen have an opportunity to infect others by carryover contact?

How often does a doctor's TEARS or eye goo have that same opportunity?



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I wrote a paper about EBOLA decades ago when I was much, MUCH younger and in my "yeah, I wanna be a virologist like everyone else does" days. (I am not a virologist, by the way.)

What I learned back then made me take note and keep watching for this virus for all these years. Zaire type places.

When I married, my husband thought I was addicted to doom pron, which I have admitted to in the fine print of my response to Taccj9903 below, but when he learned of Ebola in the US, even he was extremely concerned.

This is not something to casually brush aside. This article should be a wake up to all.

Washing your hands should be a law.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: Ultralight


I dought it is still contagious . But to be on the safe side I hope no one poke's him in the eye with a sharp stick?



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 01:06 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Do you believe that this virus can be contagious after the person is said to have been cured? Let's vote, votes in. They eyes have it.

So this means that Ebola could be hiding in some places in the body and not be detected.


On second thought.

I wonder if something could happen to it similar to the chickenpox virus. When people get over that it can turn into shingles.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 01:10 PM
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I wonder if the virus could also be found in his nose/throat area since it's all connected together. They probably need to continue monitoring this. Also, it is pretty creepy to see that it caused his eye to change color as well. Scary



I hope no further mutations occur...



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 01:12 PM
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Just have eggs for breakfast three to four days a week. www.sciencedaily.com...

I wonder if the ovomucin in the eggs can slow this virus enough that our immune system can kill it.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: Ultralight

I don't think this changes the ability to transfer and it certainly doesn't make it more contagious. Wasn't the outbreak in this country handled well? Did it get out of hand or cause any kind of epidemic in this country or anywhere in the world outside of west Africa? So why continue to think it's anything more? Yes it's a devastating disease but it's still damn hard to catch. I'm not going to spend even one moment worrying about this.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: blackmetalmist

It's not a mutation.
edit on 582015 by AutumnWitch657 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: Ultralight

What does semi unintentional professional patient mean?



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: Ultralight

Was this doctor determined to be still contagious?



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: Greathouse

Yes but shingles is not contagious.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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originally posted by: Ultralight
a reply to: taccj9903

Ok, so how often does a doctor's semen have an opportunity to infect others by carryover contact?

How often does a doctor's TEARS or eye goo have that same opportunity?


Is the doctor a gynecologist?



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: AutumnWitch657

U2U me if you want to know.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: jhn7537

LoL. I was engaged to a gyno. They wash their hands after washing their hands!



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 06:20 PM
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a reply to: AutumnWitch657

He was not pronounced not being contagious.



posted on May, 8 2015 @ 06:26 PM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: Greathouse

Yes but shingles is not contagious.


I've never had chickenpox, but I have shingles. sooooo.... 😐




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