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2014-06-20 11:16:11 PM  

netcentric: Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams


337 deaths out of 528 cases. That means this strain kills over 60% of those who contract it.
 
2014-06-20 11:16:19 PM  

AeAe: Just don't touch people or unknown fluids.


Well hell, you might as well just kill me anyway, then.
 
2014-06-20 11:17:16 PM  
How long before Ebola shows up in the top 100 baby names?
 
2014-06-20 11:18:13 PM  
Between Ebola and MERS, things could be looking up!

i1211.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-20 11:18:26 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?


I don't think I ever even pretended to care
 
2014-06-20 11:20:04 PM  
Ebolas be crazy.
 
2014-06-20 11:22:30 PM  

netcentric: Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams


337 out of 528  or 64% mortality
which is very bad.


occasionally a mutation comes that could make it airborne... or have a longer incubation period, while simultaneously having milder symptoms.

give it a few years... one day it'll do it.
 
2014-06-20 11:23:26 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?


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ecl
2014-06-20 11:23:51 PM  

netcentric: Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams


Nothing worse than a bad clam.
 
2014-06-20 11:25:12 PM  

Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?


I care. There's some good hunting there. Also...

http://www.ndemiccreations.com/en/22-plague-inc

To waste a little time while waiting for the end. *cough*Egypt*cough*
 
2014-06-20 11:25:39 PM  

Nancy Grace's Billowing Face Vents: netcentric: Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams

337 out of 528  or 64% mortality
which is very bad.

occasionally a mutation comes that could make it airborne... or have a longer incubation period, while simultaneously having milder symptoms.

give it a few years... one day it'll do it.


Very bad *For Ebola*?
 
2014-06-20 11:30:01 PM  

Felgraf: MemeSlave: It will run its course until something hits the West, because brown.

Can you imagine when this hits Paris or London?

Uh, they have been trying damn hard to cointain it.

IT doesn't help when relatives *storm the hospitals* to force sick family members out of quarantine.


Is there anything stupid that people won't do fervently?
 
ecl
2014-06-20 11:32:59 PM  

eventhelosers: Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?

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Turned down the Kinks because they weren't famous enough?

F*ck you Geldof you hack.
 
2014-06-20 11:33:29 PM  

UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?


the bad kind.
 
2014-06-20 11:33:41 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: fark Madagascar I'm lockin' shiat down!


Came for this.  Leaving satisfied.
 
2014-06-20 11:37:03 PM  

Felgraf: Nancy Grace's Billowing Face Vents: netcentric: Wait...   330 people ???

That hardly seems like a lot.


Probably more people died last month from bad clams

337 out of 528  or 64% mortality
which is very bad.

occasionally a mutation comes that could make it airborne... or have a longer incubation period, while simultaneously having milder symptoms.

give it a few years... one day it'll do it.

Very bad *For Ebola*?


Not sure if serious. :)

Basically 2 out of 3 who get it... end up dead. If people begin to die 2-3 days slower while remaining contagious in an urban setting,,

The team that WHO sends out to these spots probably prevent another 300% more deaths.

...

100 years ago, an  influenza virus killed at least 50 million people on the planet. That was before air travel.

We are due.
 
2014-06-20 11:44:16 PM  
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever seen and the virus is raging ''totally out of control,''

Of course it is. Look what nation it's in.

They've been too busy slaughtering each other in assorted genocides (which now surpass the number killed in the holocaust), coups, rebellions, general stupidity and essentially just because they can, for decades.

Not much time left over to do things like improve health care, living conditions, food supplies, get clean water and maybe start schools.

In-between times they've poached the majority of the endangered animal species into near oblivion killing 300 elephants at once via poison to get the ivory, so the Asian market can have their dick hardening medication and 'Natural' cures.
 
2014-06-20 11:48:38 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.

I'm with you I say time to cull the heard. Every life isn't sacred and every sperm is not blessed.


/2 edgy 4 me
//poorly thought out mid-20's goths
 
2014-06-20 11:52:21 PM  
i61.tinypic.com

Doctor within Borders.
 
2014-06-20 11:57:01 PM  
t2.gstatic.com
 
2014-06-20 11:57:45 PM  
Somewhere, Bono is clapping....

img2u.info
 
2014-06-21 12:00:39 AM  

ZAZ: Doctors without borders: Ebola without borders.


Ebola without borders. Doctors out of control.
 
2014-06-21 12:03:23 AM  
Population is out of control, so go Ebola. It's not like there is no more killing and death in Africa anyway. Killing is a business in Africa and business is always booming. Death has a few cabins around the various countries-for-a-year there along with a couple winter and summer homes. He even has a mansion by Obama's birth village in Kenya. There just isn't a whole lot of value to Africa past the diamonds and what not.

Go make a hashtag to feel better.
 
2014-06-21 12:16:16 AM  

Rik01: The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever seen and the virus is raging ''totally out of control,''

Of course it is. Look what nation it's in.

They've been too busy slaughtering each other in assorted genocides (which now surpass the number killed in the holocaust), coups, rebellions, general stupidity and essentially just because they can, for decades.

Not much time left over to do things like improve health care, living conditions, food supplies, get clean water and maybe start schools.

In-between times they've poached the majority of the endangered animal species into near oblivion killing 300 elephants at once via poison to get the ivory, so the Asian market can have their dick hardening medication and 'Natural' cures.


what nation, Guinea? Methinks you brush a bit too broad.
 
2014-06-21 12:17:02 AM  

cdn.breitbart.comThanks, Fartbola!

 
2014-06-21 12:26:08 AM  

Durendal: M-O-O-N, that spells Ebola.


When your anus hits your eye that Ebola.

\Seriously Ebola sounds horrible and I feel bad for the people exposed.
\\And happy all California has is lyme disease, rattlesnakes and poison oak.
 
2014-06-21 12:27:19 AM  
We should make a hashtag. That would stop it.
 
2014-06-21 12:27:19 AM  
It could be worse than what is being reported.  I believe the death toll is basically just death's that have been confirmed as being Ebola.  There's no telling how many people are dying in unvisited rural areas, or in isolation at home, without ever being diagnosed by doctors.
 
2014-06-21 12:27:59 AM  

Abaddon The Despoiler: Population is out of control, so go Ebola. It's not like there is no more killing and death in Africa anyway. Killing is a business in Africa and business is always booming. Death has a few cabins around the various countries-for-a-year there along with a couple winter and summer homes. He even has a mansion by Obama's birth village in Kenya. There just isn't a whole lot of value to Africa past the diamonds and what not.

Go make a hashtag to feel better.


Africa doesn't have value? Say that to the Lions. Or better yet go try to outrun a hippo. Geez think before you open your pie hole...
 
2014-06-21 12:31:15 AM  

gibbon1: Durendal: M-O-O-N, that spells Ebola.

When your anus hits your eye that Ebola.

\Seriously Ebola sounds horrible and I feel bad for the people exposed.
\\And happy all California has is lyme disease, rattlesnakes and poison oak.


you forgot valley fever and hanta virus. don't leave out heat stroke, although that's mainly preventable.
 
2014-06-21 12:34:56 AM  

Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?


I dunno about you, but I thank the rains down there.
 
2014-06-21 12:37:26 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Ryker's Peninsula: Can we please stop pretending to care about Africa?

I dunno about you, but I thank the rains down there.


I miss them too...
 
2014-06-21 12:43:46 AM  
doomjesse:

Abaddon The DespoilerPopulation is out of control, so go Ebola. It's not like there is no more killing and death in Africa anyway. Killing is a business in Africa and business is always booming. Death has a few cabins around the various countries-for-a-year there along with a couple winter and summer homes. He even has a mansion by Obama's birth village in Kenya. There just isn't a whole lot of value to Africa past the diamonds and what not.

Go make a hashtag to feel better.

Africa doesn't have value? Say that to the Lions. Or better yet go try to outrun a hippo. Geez think before you open your pie hole...


Not to mention gold, platinum, oil, the stuff used in your cellphone battery... along with the usual agricultural products.

Africa is a large continent, but there are plenty of bright spots for investments and investment-related projects. Doesn't seem like the Chinese are particurly shy about investing there.
 
2014-06-21 01:09:07 AM  

foo monkey: UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?

The bad kind. The good kind kills everyone so fast, it burns out.


THIS.
       pathogens are organisms too, and they naturally select as well as anything else. their reproductive success comes not in killing the host quickly, but to spread as far as possible. a pathogen that kills in hours won't go far. pathogens with a longer incubation time will tend to better survive, as they can infect more people before the host dies (or possibly even before the host becomes symptomatic).
       we get any period of sustained contact with humans, and the virus stands a -very- high probability of extending its incubation period and thus becoming -far- more transmissible, and far harder to get rid of.
       this happens with pathogens rapidly, and commonly, on contact with a new host species. people have no idea how fast organisms naturally mutate when they have multiple generations per day, or even per hour.
 
2014-06-21 01:15:04 AM  

LadySusan: gibbon1: Durendal: M-O-O-N, that spells Ebola.

When your anus hits your eye that Ebola.

\Seriously Ebola sounds horrible and I feel bad for the people exposed.
\\And happy all California has is lyme disease, rattlesnakes and poison oak.

you forgot valley fever and hanta virus. don't leave out heat stroke, although that's mainly preventable.


As a survivor of disseminated Valley Fever, I can vouch....you do NOT want it. We have it in West Texas too.

/not to be confused with the African Rift Valley Fever.....Ebola's less trashy cousin.
 
2014-06-21 01:16:28 AM  
Ebola is back; Herman Caine is back. Trifecta in play?
 
2014-06-21 01:20:59 AM  

Ivan the Tolerable: foo monkey: UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?

The bad kind. The good kind kills everyone so fast, it burns out.

THIS.
       pathogens are organisms too, and they naturally select as well as anything else. their reproductive success comes not in killing the host quickly, but to spread as far as possible. a pathogen that kills in hours won't go far. pathogens with a longer incubation time will tend to better survive, as they can infect more people before the host dies (or possibly even before the host becomes symptomatic).
       we get any period of sustained contact with humans, and the virus stands a -very- high probability of extending its incubation period and thus becoming -far- more transmissible, and far harder to get rid of.
       this happens with pathogens rapidly, and commonly, on contact with a new host species. people have no idea how fast organisms naturally mutate when they have multiple generations per day, or even per hour.


Don't forget, there are also pathogens that are carried and spread by those who are immune to infection, or have developed an immunity.
 
2014-06-21 01:26:15 AM  
Let's just give up.
 
2014-06-21 01:41:28 AM  

tylerdurden217: Let's just give up.


I'ma give up on leaving my house.

/starts making shopping list for the inevitable outbreak
//please leave the internet in 'auto' mode...
 
2014-06-21 02:02:22 AM  

tylerdurden217: Let's just give up.


I gave up giving up for Lent. When is Lent again?
 
2014-06-21 02:04:26 AM  

snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.


If you're worried about overpopulation you should start by offing yourself.
 
2014-06-21 02:15:42 AM  

Abaddon The Derpspoiler: Population is out of control, so go Ebola. It's not like there is no more killing and death in Africa anyway. Killing is a business in Africa and business is always booming. Death has a few cabins around the various countries-for-a-year there along with a couple winter and summer homes. He even has a mansion by Obama's birth ANCESTRAL, BUT SEE, I'M AN IDIOT, SO THERE LIBS!! village in Kenya. There just isn't a whole lot of value to Africa past the diamonds and what not.

Go make a hashtag to feel better.


Fixed that for you, D!ck.
 
2014-06-21 02:17:18 AM  
Humanity needs something like this. We are out of control. And yes, If I happen to be the one to take it for the team then so be it.
 
2014-06-21 02:19:21 AM  
 
2014-06-21 02:24:18 AM  

BalugaJoe: We should make a hashtag. That would stop it.


I love you so very much.
 
2014-06-21 02:32:10 AM  

BalugaJoe: We should make a hashtag. That would stop it.


#YesAllEbola
 
2014-06-21 02:34:59 AM  

Prophet of Loss: Humanity needs something like this. We are out of control. And yes, If I happen to be the one to take it for the team then so be it.


In general, countries with high death rates also tend to have fast-growing populations. Epidemics are no exception. The idea that more dying is a viable solution for overpopulation is a fantasy.
 
2014-06-21 02:45:33 AM  

Mija: snortimer: 7 billion people in the world, i say let it run its natural course!

/don't care if you think im a dick.

If you're worried about overpopulation you should start by offing yourself.


img4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-06-21 03:04:06 AM  

CodPor: Prophet of Loss: Humanity needs something like this. We are out of control. And yes, If I happen to be the one to take it for the team then so be it.

In general, countries with high death rates also tend to have fast-growing populations. Epidemics are no exception. The idea that more dying is a viable solution for overpopulation is a fantasy.


You haven't read much about the Black Death have you? Its paved the way for Renaissance and its enlightenment.
 
2014-06-21 03:05:39 AM  

Ivan the Tolerable: foo monkey: UsikFark: Which kind of Ebola?

The bad kind. The good kind kills everyone so fast, it burns out.

THIS.
       pathogens are organisms too, and they naturally select as well as anything else. their reproductive success comes not in killing the host quickly, but to spread as far as possible. a pathogen that kills in hours won't go far. pathogens with a longer incubation time will tend to better survive, as they can infect more people before the host dies (or possibly even before the host becomes symptomatic).
       we get any period of sustained contact with humans, and the virus stands a -very- high probability of extending its incubation period and thus becoming -far- more transmissible, and far harder to get rid of.
       this happens with pathogens rapidly, and commonly, on contact with a new host species. people have no idea how fast organisms naturally mutate when they have multiple generations per day, or even per hour.



The one upside is that Ebola is such a simple virus that any significant mutations stand a decent chance of making it a good measure less deadly.
Even as bad as it is, this outbreak has a lower mortality rate than some of the other relatively large outbreaks, which often hovered around 80-90%.
 
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