reply to post by MonkeyWrench30
They were the first responders to an area that was within 150 ft of one of the nuclear plants. Some of the infected members on board are
experiencing heavy vomiting, some are bleeding from the ears, others have lost weight from ranges of 10lbs to 25lbs in the last few days.
My credentials are advanced NBC warfare school. 32 street Naval Station San Diego, 1972
Civil Defense Radiological Monitoring Instructors courses 1979
Firefighter/EMT WMD training 1998-2008
Nausea and vomiting are usually the main symptoms. The amount of time between exposure to radiation and the onset of the initial symptoms may be an
indicator of how much radiation was absorbed, as symptoms appear sooner with higher doses of exposure. The symptoms of radiation sickness become
more serious (and the chance of survival decreases) as the dosage of radiation increases. A few symptom-free days may pass between the appearance of
the initial symptoms and the onset of symptoms of more severe illness associated with higher doses of radiation. Nausea and vomiting generally occur
within 24–48 hours after exposure to mild (1–2 Sv) doses of radiation. Radiation damage to the intestinal tract lining will cause nausea, bloody
vomiting and diarrhea. This occurs when the victim's exposure is 200 rems (1 Sv = 100 rems) or more. The radiation will begin to destroy the cells in
the body that divide rapidly, including blood, GI tract, reproductive and hair cells, and harm the DNA and RNA of surviving cells. A direct
quantitative relationship exists between the degree of the neutropenia that develops after exposure to radiation and the increased risk of developing
systemic infection (sepsis). Headache, fatigue, and weakness are also seen with mild exposure. Moderate (2–3.5 Sv of radiation) exposure is
associated with nausea and vomiting beginning within 12–24 hours after exposure. In addition to the symptoms of mild exposure, fever, hair loss,
infections, bloody vomit and stools, and poor wound healing are seen with moderate exposure. Nausea and vomiting occur in less than 1 hour after
exposure to severe (3.5–5.5 Sv) doses of radiation, followed by diarrhea and high fever in addition to the symptoms of lower levels of exposure.
Very severe (5.5–8 Sv of radiation) exposure is followed by the onset of nausea and vomiting in less than 30 minutes followed by
the appearance of dizziness, disorientation, and low blood pressure in addition to the symptoms of lower levels of exposure. Severe exposure is fatal
about 50% of the time. Severe sepsis is the cause of death in most cases.
The concept of cutaneous radiation syndrome (CRS) was introduced in recent years to describe the complex pathological syndrome that results from acute
radiation exposure to the skin.
Acute radiation syndrome (ARS) usually will be accompanied by some skin damage. It is also possible to receive a damaging dose to the skin without
symptoms of ARS, especially with acute exposures to beta radiation or X-rays. Sometimes this occurs when radioactive materials contaminate skin or
Air travel exposes people on aircraft to increased radiation from space as compared to sea level, including cosmic rays and from solar flare
events. Software programs such as Epcard, CARI, SIEVERT, PCAIRE are attempts to simulate exposure by aircrews and passengers.
People with Acute radiation exposure are never flown back to the US they are put in a hospital(in this case a hospital ward on the ship) on IVs with
The air flight could be just enough extra exposure to kill them.
Also bleeding for the ears is not something caused by radiation poisoning.
Bleeding from the ears is from the blast affects of a nuclear bomb.
The commanding officer of the USS George Washington would be court martialed for allowing his sailors anywhere near a reactor in trouble without full
MOPP Level Alpha gear and radiation detecting equipment.
That is a National Command Authority level decision or commanding officers safety of the ship decision.
Last using the term "infected members" shows that this would not be a nuclear problem
The correct term for a member that had radiation exposure would be "affected members of the crew"
Your "infected" by a bio agent.