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(NPR)   While there is no cure for ebola, doctors insist they can beat back the disease and prevent some people from bleeding out of every single orifice and dying a dessicated husk of meat and bone   (npr.org) divider line 19
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2014-07-22 01:44:35 PM  
It's nice they don't die, but how long are they contagious?
 
2014-07-22 01:46:23 PM  
"Rebels" will just shoot down the plane carrying scientists about to find the cure. So if your trunk monkey comes down with it, just walk away.
 
2014-07-22 01:50:11 PM  
 
2014-07-22 01:52:18 PM  
These nurses hope the doctors are right.

Liberian nurses contract Ebola after death of Ugandan doctor

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/657836-liberian-nurses-contract-ebol a- after-death-of-ugandan-doctor.html

The health workers, all nurses, were working at Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, Bong County when they contracted the virus.

This comes three weeks after a Ugandan senior surgeon succumbed to the Ebola in Liberia where he had been working for three years as a specialist.
 
2014-07-22 01:56:01 PM  
While mortality does decrease with treatment, it is a tough disease to beat requiring an ICU. 

Vaccines are showing promise as well, but the most important thing is quarantine and prevention of spreading the outbreak. Within 3 weeks the victims will either overcome the virus... or die.

But we can't eradicate the disease. Too many biological reservoirs. Like someone said upthread, breaking the funeral habits is important but so ingrained in the culture that it will be difficult.
 
2014-07-22 01:58:22 PM  

neversubmit: These nurses hope the doctors are right.

Liberian nurses contract Ebola after death of Ugandan doctor

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/657836-liberian-nurses-contract-ebol a- after-death-of-ugandan-doctor.html

The health workers, all nurses, were working at Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, Bong County when they contracted the virus.

This comes three weeks after a Ugandan senior surgeon succumbed to the Ebola in Liberia where he had been working for three years as a specialist.


Dammit all. How the hell did that happen? Gloves/mask/eye protection at all times. Hell maybe even a full isolation suit.
 
2014-07-22 02:02:55 PM  
Imagine the mass panic if it showed up in one of the megacities of the east, Mumbai or Beijing or Jakarta. Could solve several problems.
 
2014-07-22 02:03:39 PM  
"everybody wants to fall on the dead. And maybe roll over it"

www.faysflounderings.com
 
2014-07-22 02:05:45 PM  
So you're saying there isn't a chance?

When this thing gets loose--and it will eventually--we are seriously farked.

Makes you wonder if this type of disease wasn't responsible for the waves of human migration. Why move if you got a good thing going on.
 
2014-07-22 02:14:32 PM  
Rubber stoppers.
knoji.com
 
2014-07-22 02:16:36 PM  
Can't they harvest serum from the HIV- survivors and give it to the sick people? If the mortality rate is 90% you don't have much to lose.
 
2014-07-22 02:20:10 PM  
Need to spend some additional DNA points on Transmissions - maybe take Extreme Bioaerosol.  That should do it.
 
2014-07-22 03:18:00 PM  
"Desiccated." The word is spelled d-e-s-i-c-c-a-t-e-d.
 
2014-07-22 03:21:03 PM  

TaskForce26: Need to spend some additional DNA points on Transmissions - maybe take Extreme Bioaerosol.  That should do it.


Have you tried the new planet of the apes scenario in plague inc.? they introduce fomites, which make infecting rich countries a lot easier, that and there is an airborn/blood combo (extreme hemo-aresol i think) that when combined with bleeding symptoms puts the infectivity through the roof.
 
2014-07-22 03:41:46 PM  
Well .. okay then
 
2014-07-22 03:57:26 PM  

Pull the Plug on Grannie: Can't they harvest serum from the HIV- survivors and give it to the sick people? If the mortality rate is 90% you don't have much to lose.


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2014-07-22 07:04:44 PM  
Why the Fark would you want to roll around on a dead body?

/unless that's your "thing"
//nttawwt
 
2014-07-22 08:22:46 PM  

pumpkineater: Why the Fark would you want to roll around on a dead body?

/unless that's your "thing"
//nttawwt


Have you seen "Weekend at Bernies?" It's hilarious.
 
2014-07-22 11:04:53 PM  

thehobbes: neversubmit: These nurses hope the doctors are right.

Liberian nurses contract Ebola after death of Ugandan doctor

http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/657836-liberian-nurses-contract-ebol a- after-death-of-ugandan-doctor.html

The health workers, all nurses, were working at Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, Bong County when they contracted the virus.

This comes three weeks after a Ugandan senior surgeon succumbed to the Ebola in Liberia where he had been working for three years as a specialist.

Dammit all. How the hell did that happen? Gloves/mask/eye protection at all times. Hell maybe even a full isolation suit.


Ever seen a "medical facility" in a third world country?  Often it's just an open air hut with what medical equipment they can get.  The doctors know sterilization procedures and such but supplies cost money.  And if your choice is certain death for a patient or possible death because of conditions you can't fix in the immediate future, what have you got to lose?
 
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