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2012-11-17 03:48:26 AM  
Reston Ebola

Ebola Reston, the strain responsible for an Ebola outbreak in a monkey research center in Reston, Virginia has been known to go airborne in the past. It's also incapable of causing disease in humans.
 
2012-11-17 07:28:17 AM  
Pfft. I had Ebola back when you had to fark monkeys at small indie huts in Zaire. I doubt you'd heard of it then.
 
2012-11-17 07:47:57 AM  
So scientists did this in a laboratory? Isn't that how Resident Evil got started?
 
2012-11-17 08:44:37 AM  

BronyMedic: Reston Ebola

Ebola Reston, the strain responsible for an Ebola outbreak in a monkey research center in Reston, Virginia has been known to go airborne in the past. It's also incapable of causing disease in humans.


Hmm. I didn't think Ebola would be the next plague starter.
 
2012-11-17 09:15:57 AM  
 
2012-11-17 09:34:23 AM  
Shouldn't we be closing our ports?
 
2012-11-17 09:44:26 AM  

BronyMedic: ms_lara_croft: So scientists did this in a laboratory? Isn't that how Resident Evil got started?

The Reston outbreak in Virginia was what inspired the book "Hot Zone" by Richard Preston. It was discovered in Monkeys in 1989 in a lab, however it is not lab generated.


I know that. I wasn't talking about ebola Reston. "Hot Zone" is a fantastic and scary book. Have you read "The Demon In The Freezer"? It's also by Preston and it's about smallpox, amongst other diseases. I was talking about this new news that the virus going airborne was done in a lab.
 
2012-11-17 10:06:17 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Shouldn't we be closing our ports?


and shutting down everything
 
2012-11-17 10:07:00 AM  
Hey my eyeballs are bleeding,

...so I got like, what? 48hrs to get laid?

Gonna be hard to pick up a chick when I got bleeding eyeballs. I better get started.
 
2012-11-17 10:07:55 AM  
In the benefits column, it will free up more parking spaces.
 
2012-11-17 10:08:35 AM  
snarkysmachine.files.wordpress.com

Shiat's airborne
 
2012-11-17 10:09:16 AM  
Better not tell the President of Madagascar.
 
2012-11-17 10:18:07 AM  

MurphyMurphy: Hey my eyeballs are bleeding,

...so I got like, what? 48hrs to get laid?

Gonna be hard to pick up a chick when I got bleeding eyeballs. I better get started.


Catholic chicks. Tell them you're a saint.
 
2012-11-17 10:20:00 AM  

ms_lara_croft: So scientists did this in a laboratory?


Just like HIV.
 
2012-11-17 10:25:46 AM  
My wife is planning a business trip to Uganda and she asked me what I thought the proper pronunciation of Ebola was. My response - "When your eyeballs are bleeding does pronunciation really farking matter!"
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-17 10:30:34 AM  
Gonna be hard to pick up a chick when I got bleeding eyeballs. I better get started.

Catholic chicks. Tell them you're a saint.


Goth chicks. Tell them it's mascara.
 
2012-11-17 10:32:57 AM  
This is actually kinda fascinating for a number of reasons. Viruses that are blood- or fluid-borne are typically susceptible to drying, while those that are airborne aren't. In order for virus to change transmission modes, there generally needs to be a change in the protein coat that protects it from drying. It doesn't necessarily have to be a major change, but it does still have to happen.

What makes this doubly interesting is that Ebola is a very small virus; it only has about 15,000 bases in its entire genome (bases; not base pairs. This is a mis-sense RNA virus we're talking about) and encodes for a whopping seven proteins. There are a number of tricks that it uses to pull this off, including a ton of overlapping reading frames.

So here we have a small but pretty complicated virus undergoing a mutation that enables a new route of transmission. My question is, does this affect the virulence or lethality in any way?
 
2012-11-17 10:33:06 AM  

ms_lara_croft: So scientists did this in a laboratory? Isn't that how Resident Evil got started?


Reston, Raccoon? I don't think this is accidental
 
2012-11-17 10:33:20 AM  

BronyMedic: ms_lara_croft: So scientists did this in a laboratory? Isn't that how Resident Evil got started?

The Reston outbreak in Virginia was what inspired the book "Hot Zone" by Richard Preston. It was discovered in Monkeys in 1989 in a lab, however it is not lab generated.


I live in Reston, about a mile and a half from the where the monkey house was. It was torn down sometime about 1996. Ebola Reston is harmless to humans, with the only symptom is it turns you beige (or another color off the approved palette).

/Also, shut. Down. Everything.
 
2012-11-17 10:33:31 AM  
The Ebola virus can spread through the air from pigs to macaques

With my dating habits, plenty of diseases have spread from pigs to macaque.
 
2012-11-17 10:33:52 AM  
Will someone PLEASE tell Tom Clancy to stop writing books terrorist primers?
 
2012-11-17 10:37:41 AM  
World War Z?
 
2012-11-17 10:43:08 AM  

GODDAMN YOU!

i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-17 10:43:37 AM  

Joelogon: BronyMedic: ms_lara_croft: So scientists did this in a laboratory? Isn't that how Resident Evil got started?

The Reston outbreak in Virginia was what inspired the book "Hot Zone" by Richard Preston. It was discovered in Monkeys in 1989 in a lab, however it is not lab generated.

I live in Reston, about a mile and a half from the where the monkey house was. It was torn down sometime about 1996. Ebola Reston is harmless to humans, with the only symptom is it turns you beige (or another color off the approved palette).


Too bad Ebola doesn't make you immune if you survive it. Ebola Reston might have been a pre-designed natural vaccine.
 
2012-11-17 10:48:04 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: The Ebola virus can spread through the air from pigs to macaques

With my dating habits, plenty of diseases have spread from pigs to macaque.


That was awesome
 
2012-11-17 10:49:26 AM  
"The evidence that the virus got from a pig to a monkey through a respiratory route is good," says Glenn Marsh

Stupid English language.
 
2012-11-17 11:18:19 AM  

ZAZ: Gonna be hard to pick up a chick when I got bleeding eyeballs. I better get started.

Catholic chicks. Tell them you're a saint.

Goth chicks. Tell them it's mascara.


Twilight chicks. Tell them you saw the movie.
 
2012-11-17 11:29:03 AM  

david_gaithersburg: My wife is planning a business trip to Uganda and she asked me what I thought the proper pronunciation of Ebola was. My response - "When your eyeballs are bleeding does pronunciation really farking matter!"


Eh, eyeball bleeding doesn't bother me personally so much as the "shiatting your intestines" part.
 
2012-11-17 11:30:13 AM  
Goddamn it SimLife, how the hell can everything learn to fly!!!
 
2012-11-17 11:30:38 AM  

Landis: This is actually kinda fascinating for a number of reasons. Viruses that are blood- or fluid-borne are typically susceptible to drying, while those that are airborne aren't. In order for virus to change transmission modes, there generally needs to be a change in the protein coat that protects it from drying. It doesn't necessarily have to be a major change, but it does still have to happen.

What makes this doubly interesting is that Ebola is a very small virus; it only has about 15,000 bases in its entire genome (bases; not base pairs. This is a mis-sense RNA virus we're talking about) and encodes for a whopping seven proteins. There are a number of tricks that it uses to pull this off, including a ton of overlapping reading frames.

So here we have a small but pretty complicated virus undergoing a mutation that enables a new route of transmission. My question is, does this affect the virulence or lethality in any way?


that was lucid, intelligent and informative. Why are you here?
 
2012-11-17 11:38:03 AM  

Landis: This is actually kinda fascinating for a number of reasons. Viruses that are blood- or fluid-borne are typically susceptible to drying, while those that are airborne aren't. In order for virus to change transmission modes, there generally needs to be a change in the protein coat that protects it from drying. It doesn't necessarily have to be a major change, but it does still have to happen.

What makes this doubly interesting is that Ebola is a very small virus; it only has about 15,000 bases in its entire genome (bases; not base pairs. This is a mis-sense RNA virus we're talking about) and encodes for a whopping seven proteins. There are a number of tricks that it uses to pull this off, including a ton of overlapping reading frames.

So here we have a small but pretty complicated virus undergoing a mutation that enables a new route of transmission. My question is, does this affect the virulence or lethality in any way?


Actually that is fascinating!

Thanks
 
2012-11-17 11:49:56 AM  
Well played Mayans, well played.
 
2012-11-17 12:01:22 PM  
Looks like we need to attack Iran.
 
2012-11-17 12:20:33 PM  
Pretty worthless article in general given the lack of evidence that would produce anything credible.
 
2012-11-17 12:26:01 PM  

CasperImproved: Pretty worthless article in general given the lack of evidence that would produce anything credible.


You'll be pretty sure, when your organs turn to liquid.
 
2012-11-17 12:40:04 PM  
Meh.

Get back to me in 28 days.
 
2012-11-17 12:46:28 PM  
static.guim.co.uk

They grow up so soon!
 
2012-11-17 12:47:39 PM  

turtleking: that was lucid, intelligent and informative. Why are you here?


This is the Geek Tab, sometimes that happens here.
 
2012-11-17 12:49:02 PM  

Landis: and encodes for a whopping seven proteins


Really? Those must be crazy nasty proteins to rip the host up like that. Or does Ebola kill through the cellular equivalent of a zergling rush?
 
2012-11-17 12:52:14 PM  

NewportBarGuy: CasperImproved: Pretty worthless article in general given the lack of evidence that would produce anything credible.

You'll be pretty sure, when your organs turn to liquid.


Say it like chicken little next time... you know, that tiny cartoon like voice.
 
2012-11-17 01:00:59 PM  

ms_lara_croft: BronyMedic: ms_lara_croft: So scientists did this in a laboratory? Isn't that how Resident Evil got started?

The Reston outbreak in Virginia was what inspired the book "Hot Zone" by Richard Preston. It was discovered in Monkeys in 1989 in a lab, however it is not lab generated.

I know that. I wasn't talking about ebola Reston. "Hot Zone" is a fantastic and scary book. Have you read "The Demon In The Freezer"? It's also by Preston and it's about smallpox, amongst other diseases. I was talking about this new news that the virus going airborne was done in a lab.


Preston was also the one who warned River City, Iowa about the danger of the presence of a Pool table in their community.

/with a capital P
 
2012-11-17 01:10:44 PM  
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Did you know that if you play Pink Floyd over the Wizard of Oz you get an unstoppable, airborne, hemmoragic fever? My roommate in college tried it with some acid and he melted.
 
2012-11-17 01:18:35 PM  
That's bad.
 
2012-11-17 01:37:55 PM  
Wait! I'm not done panicking over SARS, Bird Flu, and Swine Flu yet!

www.threadbombing.com
 
2012-11-17 01:41:49 PM  
To be fair, we should tax the fark out of it, and then let some bakers union have their way with it.
 
2012-11-17 01:57:10 PM  

ms_lara_croft: So scientists did this in a laboratory? Isn't that how Resident Evil got started?


no, "28 Days Latter."

/I bet it's being taught how to fly
 
2012-11-17 02:09:24 PM  
"I bet it was pretty hard to pick up girls if you had the Black Death."
Jack Handey
 
2012-11-17 02:22:04 PM  
"The evidence that the virus got from a pig to a monkey through a respiratory route is good," says Glenn Marsh, a molecular virologist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization's Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong, Australia.

...that's not how I'd define 'good.'
 
2012-11-17 02:24:30 PM  

herrDrFarkenstein: Did you know that if you play Pink Floyd over the Wizard of Oz you get an unstoppable, airborne, hemmoragic fever? My roommate in college tried it with some acid and he melted.


Ah-ha, charade you are!
 
2012-11-17 02:27:39 PM  

citadel: Will someone PLEASE tell Tom Clancy to stop writing books terrorist primers?


What pissed me off about the novel Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy (which no doubt was the subject of Farker Citadel's topic) was that when the main characters are chasing the different terrorists in the book, not one of the terrorists were described as right-wing. They were all left-wing. I could not believe how politically biased this was. It turned me off reading any more Tom Clancy books for good.
 
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