a reply to: StopThaZionistWorldOrder
There was another thread that had this and as I worked up a reply to someone the thread got deleted before I could submit *facepalm* ..
I was replying to someone who mentioned that you can only get Ebola by direct contact of bodily fluids and that we live in a society that can live
with AIDS, so we can live with Ebola.. I had to address it because some people are a little under informed about it and the key phrase "can only catch
it by the direct contact of bodily fluid" is a little misleading.. I think that makes people think that they have to have blood splatter in their eyes
1. Ebola CAN be transmitted by coughing and sneezing.. Ebola is found in mucus and saliva so when an infected person coughs or sneezes, anyone in
proximity is at risk if it is inhaled or one of those droplets hits their eyes.. Keep in mind sneezes travel very fast and can cover a surprising
2. Ebola can survive several days on surfaces if the conditions are good.. in other words, if it's out of direct sunlight and it's room temperature.
If the environment isn't ideal it can still survive several hours. What does this mean? well if an Ebola infected person coughs or sneezes and those
droplets land on a table or something, that table can be contaminated for days.. if someone comes in contact with that contamination ( does not have
to be fluid at this point! ) ... and then they rub their eyes, they are at serious risk.
MYTH: Ebola is only contagious when the person is symptomatic..
This is misleading.. The person can still be contagious even before the onset of symptoms.. However the reason this is usually said is because it's
FAR more likely to be transmitted when symptoms set in because that's when the viral count in the body is peaking and the virus is being shed from the
body in higher amounts.. That and symptoms often include ways that increase the likelihood of body fluids coming in contact with another person..
It's more likely when symptomatic BECAUSE of the symptoms which include:
Nausea and severe vomiting
Chest pain and COUGH
Bleeding from the eyes, ears, nose and rectum
There's multiple sites that discuss how Ebola can be contagious before being symptomatic but I figured i'd just pick one..
Recent studies however, indicate that even in the earlier stages of the Ebola infection, the virus can be present on the surface of the skin
of the person who is infected with the virus (either through secretions of sweat through the skin, or in the later stages of the disease - through the
virus escaping through the skin cells).
No this is not my site... so it states the virus can be found on the skin of an infected person.. so if you have say, a cut on your hand or something
along those lines.. shaking the hand of an infected, non-symptomatic person is highly unlikely, but definitely possible.. especially if they have
sweaty hands like some people do... Keep in mind that this also means an infected individuals clothing is probably contaminated before they are
symptomatic.. it also means surfaces they've touched could potentially be contaminated ( due to sweat ) .. so people need to understand the truth.
NOT FEAR MONGERING .. I'm not even slightly panicked about Ebola myself, however, I think it's very important that people understand how Ebola is
transmitted and not just thinking it means they have to touch their blood or bodily fluids directly to be at risk..
And lastly... the person made the AIDS comment... you can't get AIDS from Kissing or being sneezed on .. but you CAN get Ebola from both.. That and
our treatment of HIV has become so advanced at this point that most people who contract HIV will never get AIDS from it..
edit on 10/24/2014 by miniatus because: Corrected formatting and added a little more information.
edit on 10/24/2014 by
miniatus because: Oops... originally said shaking the head, not the hand.. that would be silly