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(The Wrap)   Sanjay Gupta on deadly Ebola outbreak in Guinea: "There's a possibility of someone getting on a plane who has been exposed but not developed any symptoms"   (thewrap.com) divider line 8
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2014-04-16 09:50:13 PM
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TommyJReed: Just like it is technically possible a black hole swallowed up MH370.  possible? yes.  Probable?  no.

Ebola infections come from handling infected blood or fluids.  Many of the Infections are primary care providers such as nurses, or Family Members involved in washing and preparing the bodies for funerals.  There are also the economic factors to consider, I would wager that not many of the infected or dead could afford an airline ticket.


dahmers love zombie: My doctorate isn't in medicine, but really, anyone making that moronic of a statement is amazingly silly.  Yes, if you begin showing symptoms during the flifht, and vomit blood all over every single pax, then they quarantine the plane.  Problem solved.


Cantankerous Gnome: Had to read the "The Hot Zone" in my freshman year of high school, and now I want to read it again. I wonder where my copy is? The first chapter about the guy showing all the symptoms on the plane is disgustingly awesome.


Let's reflect on this a little further. A dude goes into a Kenyan cave one day around New Years1980, and starts getting sick a week later. He begins to look like the walking dead, but the local hospital doesn't know what's wrong with him. So they decide he needs to go to Nairobi, and they put him in a taxi to the airport. During a flight aboard a Kenya Airways turboprop, his body starts to get serious about liquifying and he starts to vomit blood. He does make it to Nairobi, and manages to catch another taxi to the hospital. Even though he now looks like like one of those Nazis at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark, he still has to wait in the emergency room for a doctor. He pitches over onto the floor and begins to bleed prolifically out of every orifice, at which point the nurses and doctors decide that maybe he does need help. He finally dies later that night while in a coma in intensive care. He had the Marburg virus, just one of several hemorrhagic fever cousins of Ebola.

Unfortunately, reality does seem to thrive on exhibiting inconceivable behavior.
2014-04-16 08:29:25 AM
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docmattic: lohphat: Ebola is not an airborne virus, it requires direct contact.

But let's not mention that and cause a blind panic anyway.

Not entirely correct. Although direct contact is the principal method of transmission, Ebola and many of the hemorrhagic fever viruses can be spread by aerosolization as well:
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/abroad/pdf/vhf-interim-guidance.pdf

/on the upside, the same document says that transmission has never been found to happen from people before they develop symptoms (i.e. fever).
//yikes


The book "The Hot Zone" chronicled an incident where one of Ebola's cousins got loose in an Arlington VA research facility -- and just for giggles, there is solid evidence of pure airborne transmission (through filtered air) in that incident (which only involved Apes).

But the reason you don't have to fear Ebola is because it's too "hot" -- its symptoms show and kill so quickly that it can't really "outbreak" -- Marburg too.  What would really be scary would be a slower, less-fatal version of Ebola or Marburg.
2014-04-16 08:24:15 AM
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2014-04-16 06:59:43 AM
1 votes:
I'm black and would never step foot in Africa or South America.
/I'll leave that up to "I'm going back to the motherland" hyper-pro blacks and the "I want to tour the world" white people.
//Enjoy
Skr
2014-04-16 06:53:36 AM
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Trapped in a sardine can going trans continental with a carrier hmm. So much coughing, sneezing, vomiting going on that at what point do those vectors become droplet transmission instead of airbourn.

'Course I just had a mental image of someone with a hemorrhagic fever being fine on the ground, but after the plane changes cabin pressure, *POP* goes weasel. Similar to that Total Recall scene. Blood and goo everywhere.
2014-04-16 06:45:12 AM
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AverageAmericanGuy: Then again, Jocelyn Elders was also Surgeon General, so it's not like the bar is set especially high.


What did she say that was wrong? If anything, she just seems ahead of her time.
2014-04-16 01:11:28 AM
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dahmers love zombie: My doctorate isn't in medicine, but really, anyone making that moronic of a statement is amazingly silly.


except he didn't say that. subby took a few liberties with the quote.


here's the quote:

"The problem now is that it is in Conakry [capital of Guinea], which is a city of 2 million and has an international airport and the possibility of someone getting on a plane who has been exposed but not developed any symptoms, that's a real concern. It's not likely to happen, but it has been keeping people up at night".

here's the part that subby changed to coax a greenlight:

"The problem now is that it is in Conakry [capital of Guinea], which is a city of 2 million and has an international airport and the possibility of someone getting on a plane who has been exposed but not developed any symptoms, that's a real concern. It's not likely to happen, but it has been keeping people up at night".

that does not mean the same as "there is a possibility". and of course, Dr. Gupta attempts to calm irrational fears by adding, "it's not likely to happen...".

he's talking about how some people will be thinking that, not that HE is thinking that.
2014-04-15 11:39:39 PM
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Just like it is technically possible a black hole swallowed up MH370.  possible? yes.  Probable?  no.

Ebola infections come from handling infected blood or fluids.  Many of the Infections are primary care providers such as nurses, or Family Members involved in washing and preparing the bodies for funerals.  There are also the economic factors to consider, I would wager that not many of the infected or dead could afford an airline ticket.
 
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