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(NPR)   We're three weeks into Guinea's ebola outbreak, and the situation has been downgraded from "hopeless" to "dire." Which is small comfort for those who have already bled out of every single orifice before suffering an agonizing death   (npr.org) divider line 40
    More: Followup, Guinea, ebola outbreak, Ebola virus, comfort, ebola, outbreaks, Doctors Without Borders, World Health Organization  
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2014-04-09 08:26:16 AM  
On the plus side, maybe we can get a few more "ripped from the headlines" Ebola-based movies now. It's been long enough...I think we can all agree that there's been far too long of a void where Outbreak 2 should be.
 
2014-04-09 08:40:28 AM  

Pocket Ninja: On the plus side, maybe we can get a few more "ripped from the headlines" Ebola-based movies now. It's been long enough...I think we can all agree that there's been far too long of a void where Outbreak 2 should be.


Contagion was out only a few years ago. And a real anthology version of World War Z would work.
 
2014-04-09 09:48:19 AM  
Nice to see subby shamelessly throwing out the G-word. Italian-American, please
 
2014-04-09 09:49:23 AM  
hey guys, what's going on in this thread?
 
2014-04-09 09:55:33 AM  
The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless

// How is this a downgrade?  The only thing that's hopeless is subby's ability to read.
 
2014-04-09 09:57:25 AM  
The word moist is used as an example of a word that most people have an eversion to.

I propose a new word in its place: sloughed.

//The lining of the intestines sloughed off.
 
2014-04-09 09:58:21 AM  
<i> bleach-diluted water. </i>

I have a feeling it was the other way around...

notmtwain: The Ebola Outbreak 3 Weeks In: Dire But Not Hopeless

// How is this a downgrade?  The only thing that's hopeless is subby's ability to read.


<thatsthejoke.jpg>
 
2014-04-09 10:00:12 AM  

HaywoodJablonski: Nice to see subby shamelessly throwing out the G-word. Italian-American, please


These are not guys that built the farking delis, Walter.
 
2014-04-09 10:04:00 AM  
Ebola has such a fast kill rate and short incubation period that the spread of the disease is very limited. This is why we haven't had any real pandemics of Ebola. It is a horrible disease though and I would not wish it on anyone.
 
2014-04-09 10:10:11 AM  

Pocket Ninja: On the plus side, maybe we can get a few more "ripped from the headlines" Ebola-based movies now. It's been long enough...I think we can all agree that there's been far too long of a void where Outbreak 2 should be.


Another plus, I hear that if you get it once you're immune for life!
 
2014-04-09 10:11:51 AM  
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Time to dig it out of the closet.  Great game for cheap.
 
2014-04-09 10:20:50 AM  
It's almost like they are being used as some kind of test case.  If only there were a phrase for that.
 
2014-04-09 10:23:58 AM  
So I guess I should hold off on accepting that all expenses paid vacation to Guinea that the nice Nigerian man is offering me to help him get $350,000 into a US Bank.
 
2014-04-09 10:27:30 AM  
Life finds away... to kill you.
 
2014-04-09 10:27:55 AM  
Sam Daniels approves, tells the General: "We're in deep FARKing shiat,"
 
2014-04-09 10:37:34 AM  
Just have the dispatcher fly the quarantine specialist over there and have the medic go over there pronto to clean up the blocks. Having the operations expert build a research station in the area ASAP is a good idea too.

Sorry. I've been playing a lot of Pandemic lately.
 
2014-04-09 10:43:05 AM  
That is one approach to over population.  And it avoids the pollution issues that come from condoms.

/Darwin and Malthus are biatches, and then you die bleeding from every orifice.
 
2014-04-09 10:58:08 AM  
And CNN has ignored the story almost entirely in favor of endless speculation about a flight that disappeared a month ago.
 
2014-04-09 11:05:51 AM  

Grimlock2099: Ebola has such a fast kill rate and short incubation period that the spread of the disease is very limited. This is why we haven't had any real pandemics of Ebola. It is a horrible disease though and I would not wish it on anyone.


Unless there is a carrier who is not coming down with the disease - a sort of Ebola Mary who could be spreading it far and wide.
 
2014-04-09 11:08:31 AM  
Keep farking that monkey.
 
2014-04-09 11:18:55 AM  

Graffito: Grimlock2099: Ebola has such a fast kill rate and short incubation period that the spread of the disease is very limited. This is why we haven't had any real pandemics of Ebola. It is a horrible disease though and I would not wish it on anyone.

Unless there is a carrier who is not coming down with the disease - a sort of Ebola Mary who could be spreading it far and wide.


We can only hope.
 
2014-04-09 11:35:29 AM  
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2014-04-09 11:38:30 AM  

Grimlock2099: Ebola has such a fast kill rate and short incubation period that the spread of the disease is very limited. This is why we haven't had any real pandemics of Ebola. It is a horrible disease though and I would not wish it on anyone.


Yes, as a virus Ebola is not very successful. Unlike HIV. I mean, what better way to spread yourself around but through farking, and not make your host symptomatic for up to 10 years after initial infection? Little genius bastard.
 
2014-04-09 11:40:54 AM  

mcmnky: Graffito: Grimlock2099: Ebola has such a fast kill rate and short incubation period that the spread of the disease is very limited. This is why we haven't had any real pandemics of Ebola. It is a horrible disease though and I would not wish it on anyone.

Unless there is a carrier who is not coming down with the disease - a sort of Ebola Mary who could be spreading it far and wide.

We can only hope.


According to the Lancet (a medical journal in London) an asymptematic carriers of Ebola have been documented and were infectios for about a two week period. Now keep in mind that this virus is transmitted through fluids, is not air born and can not become air born as it is a filovirus and not able to survive outside of a host.
A two week infectious period is a very small window for this type of virus to spread to pandemic levels as opposed to the case of HIV which has years if not decades of a lifespan.
 
2014-04-09 11:56:24 AM  

Grimlock2099: is not air born and can not become air born as it is a filovirus and not able to survive outside of a host.


I thought Ebola Reston was airborn
 
2014-04-09 11:56:45 AM  

Janusdog: Grimlock2099: Ebola has such a fast kill rate and short incubation period that the spread of the disease is very limited. This is why we haven't had any real pandemics of Ebola. It is a horrible disease though and I would not wish it on anyone.

Yes, as a virus Ebola is not very successful. Unlike HIV. I mean, what better way to spread yourself around but through farking, and not make your host symptomatic for up to 10 years after initial infection? Little genius bastard.


It's the reason why I am able to sleep at night. I did a term paper in High School on Ebola in the late 80's and there were no books on it in the libraries at the time so I wrote a letter to the WHO and they sent me a 5 inch thick collection of photocopies held together with a bolt in one corner of all the info they had (including case pictures, CDC reports, medical papers, etc...). It is a seriously farked up disease, but yes, not very successful.

I still have the WHO book at home in a box.
 
2014-04-09 12:01:23 PM  

Grimlock2099: mcmnky: Graffito: Grimlock2099: Ebola has such a fast kill rate and short incubation period that the spread of the disease is very limited. This is why we haven't had any real pandemics of Ebola. It is a horrible disease though and I would not wish it on anyone.

Unless there is a carrier who is not coming down with the disease - a sort of Ebola Mary who could be spreading it far and wide.

We can only hope.

According to the Lancet (a medical journal in London) an asymptematic carriers of Ebola have been documented and were infectios for about a two week period. Now keep in mind that this virus is transmitted through fluids, is not air born and can not become air born as it is a filovirus and not able to survive outside of a host.
A two week infectious period is a very small window for this type of virus to spread to pandemic levels as opposed to the case of HIV which has years if not decades of a lifespan.


With HIV the problem (if you can call it that) is while the infected can be asymptomatic for a long period, it also takes a long time to be fatal, giving opportunity for treatment.

What we need What we'd never want, is something asymptotic and contagious for a long period, and then highly fatal during a short symptomatic period.
 
2014-04-09 12:11:17 PM  

danzak: Grimlock2099: is not air born and can not become air born as it is a filovirus and not able to survive outside of a host.

I thought Ebola Reston was airborn


IIRC they presume that it had to have been at least somewhat airborne to explain all of the infections.  But there was, I believe, some room for doubt.

All of the Ebolas, while not being airborne in the strictest sense, can be transmitted through droplets in the event that fluids get aerosolized (think spraying puke, shiat, or blood) But you have to be pretty close to the victim for this to happen successfully.
 
2014-04-09 12:15:18 PM  

mcmnky: Grimlock2099: mcmnky: Graffito: Grimlock2099: Ebola has such a fast kill rate and short incubation period that the spread of the disease is very limited. This is why we haven't had any real pandemics of Ebola. It is a horrible disease though and I would not wish it on anyone.

Unless there is a carrier who is not coming down with the disease - a sort of Ebola Mary who could be spreading it far and wide.

We can only hope.

According to the Lancet (a medical journal in London) an asymptematic carriers of Ebola have been documented and were infectios for about a two week period. Now keep in mind that this virus is transmitted through fluids, is not air born and can not become air born as it is a filovirus and not able to survive outside of a host.
A two week infectious period is a very small window for this type of virus to spread to pandemic levels as opposed to the case of HIV which has years if not decades of a lifespan.

With HIV the problem (if you can call it that) is while the infected can be asymptomatic for a long period, it also takes a long time to be fatal, giving opportunity for treatment.

What we need What we'd never want, is something asymptotic and contagious for a long period, and then highly fatal during a short symptomatic period.


Ebola cicada hybrid. It infects for 18 years, but lies dormant and does nothing. Then it all wakes within a week or so, and makes an unholy racket of death.
 
2014-04-09 12:43:47 PM  
I can get behind a good pandemic as long as Gwyneth Paltrow is killed off in the first 10 minutes.
 
2014-04-09 01:32:05 PM  

danzak: Grimlock2099: is not air born and can not become air born as it is a filovirus and not able to survive outside of a host.

I thought Ebola Reston was airborn


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RIP Airborne Reston
 
2014-04-09 02:00:39 PM  

Private_Citizen: Ebola cicada hybrid. It infects for 18 years, but lies dormant and does nothing. Then it all wakes within a week or so, and makes an unholy racket of death.


Psh.  Amateur.  Cicada cycles are prime numbers.

/yes, really
//one of those things you can use to freak out people who are *just* drunk enough
 
2014-04-09 02:03:51 PM  
I don't believe a word of this. I think we should send Congress there on a fact finding mission.
 
2014-04-09 02:50:08 PM  

Janusdog: Grimlock2099: Ebola has such a fast kill rate and short incubation period that the spread of the disease is very limited. This is why we haven't had any real pandemics of Ebola. It is a horrible disease though and I would not wish it on anyone.

Yes, as a virus Ebola is not very successful. Unlike HIV. I mean, what better way to spread yourself around but through farking, and not make your host symptomatic for up to 10 years after initial infection? Little genius bastard.


Syphilis used to be really really horrible - then it "evolved" to not be as virulent.  Ebola is a virus, but even viruses have plenty of history of evolving to be less virulent, to make the disease spread more.  Pretty much all the big names (HIV, for instance) started off considerably worse.  But all it would take is a single variant to come along that incubates for 2 weeks, and it would get past all ebola quarantining...and it would be what spreads.
 
2014-04-09 03:03:25 PM  

mcmnky: Grimlock2099: mcmnky: Graffito: Grimlock2099: Ebola has such a fast kill rate and short incubation period that the spread of the disease is very limited. This is why we haven't had any real pandemics of Ebola. It is a horrible disease though and I would not wish it on anyone.

Unless there is a carrier who is not coming down with the disease - a sort of Ebola Mary who could be spreading it far and wide.

We can only hope.

According to the Lancet (a medical journal in London) an asymptematic carriers of Ebola have been documented and were infectios for about a two week period. Now keep in mind that this virus is transmitted through fluids, is not air born and can not become air born as it is a filovirus and not able to survive outside of a host.
A two week infectious period is a very small window for this type of virus to spread to pandemic levels as opposed to the case of HIV which has years if not decades of a lifespan.

With HIV the problem (if you can call it that) is while the infected can be asymptomatic for a long period, it also takes a long time to be fatal, giving opportunity for treatment.

What we need What we'd never want, is something asymptotic and contagious for a long period, and then highly fatal during a short symptomatic period.


Asymptotic? Is that where the disease grows without bound?


/I'm sure there's a better joke there somewhere.
 
2014-04-09 03:05:14 PM  
SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING
 
2014-04-09 03:51:18 PM  
Move to New Guinea?
 
2014-04-09 05:09:55 PM  
IamAwake:  But all it would take is a single variant to come along that incubates for 2 weeks, and it would get past all ebola quarantining...and it would be what spreads.

Ebola already has an incubation period of up to 21 days, so....?

/not to mention that the virus can persist in semen for up to seven weeks.
 
2014-04-09 07:13:40 PM  
You go ahead and keep that shiat on your own continent, and we're good.  We'll even waste countless dollars helping to contain it and treat the victims.  The first case that leaves your continent?  You are on your own, buddy.
 
2014-04-09 07:35:04 PM  

AcademGreen: The word moist is used as an example of a word that most people have an eversion to.

I propose a new word in its place: sloughed.

//The lining of the intestines sloughed off.


That makes me moist.
 
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