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(Al Jazeera)   Liberia closes airports. Disease arrives in Nigeria. Sierra Leone closes airports. Liberia bans public gatherings. Guinea begins handing out face masks. You have 18 DNA points   (america.aljazeera.com) divider line 128
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2014-07-30 12:08:31 PM  
Greenland is the new Madagascar...

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2014-07-30 12:44:59 PM  
Time to add rats as a vector.
 
2014-07-30 12:47:19 PM  
I'll be the first:
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2014-07-30 12:48:28 PM  
Kane needs Malta.
 
2014-07-30 12:48:40 PM  

Gonz: Time to add rats as a vector.


Might as well go for extreme zoonosis.
 
2014-07-30 12:50:09 PM  
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I see what you did there, submitter.
 
2014-07-30 12:50:41 PM  
They laughed at me when I bought that anti-zombie ammo.  Well, who's laughing now?

rt.com
 
2014-07-30 12:50:57 PM  

bobothemagnificent: I'll be the first:
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Came for the original, but this will do.

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2014-07-30 12:51:29 PM  

Alunan: Greenland is the new Madagascar...

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The android version of that game is far too easy. Does it get harder if you pay to unlock the "full" version? I spent countless hours playing the original online and loved it so much.

/anyone got a pool going on how long before there's a case in the western hemisphere?
 
2014-07-30 12:51:43 PM  
i137.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-30 12:52:36 PM  
Southern hemisphere seems to be moving along nicely.  Buy two levels of Cold Resistance and let it ride.
 
2014-07-30 12:53:45 PM  

Fissile: They laughed at me when I bought that anti-zombie ammo.  Well, who's laughing now?

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The NRA?
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2014-07-30 12:57:09 PM  

Klivian: Alunan: Greenland is the new Madagascar...

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]

The android version of that game is far too easy. Does it get harder if you pay to unlock the "full" version? I spent countless hours playing the original online and loved it so much.

/anyone got a pool going on how long before there's a case in the western hemisphere?


I don't find normal hard, but they keep updating it with interesting things and Brutal can be just that.

The Simian Virus was updated last week as a tie in into Rise of Planet of the Apes. You get to control monkey colonies of super-intelligent apes and have to let them grow and take over nations as you kill off the humans.

The Necora Virus is good. So is the Paralax Worm.

I enjoy it.
 
2014-07-30 12:57:35 PM  

bionicjoe: Fissile: They laughed at me when I bought that anti-zombie ammo.  Well, who's laughing now?

[rt.com image 640x427]

The NRA?

img.fark.net

Get your posts off me, you damn dirty Obamaunist!
 
2014-07-30 12:57:46 PM  

Fissile: They laughed at me when I bought that anti-zombie ammo.  Well, who's laughing now?

[rt.com image 640x427]


I have the Zombie 12-gauge shot. I think it has little discs mixed in with the shot. Didn't know there were other types of Zombie rounds out there.
 
2014-07-30 12:59:49 PM  
I was always a fan of the flashy disease effects once you had saturated most of the planet (especially the islands).

Things like open sores, vomiting, and necrosis always made for a fun plague.
 
2014-07-30 12:59:50 PM  
Yay, we get to shoot more black people!
 
2014-07-30 01:00:07 PM  
I just finished reading World War Z. I'm a little freaked out now.
 
2014-07-30 01:01:57 PM  

Klivian: Alunan: Greenland is the new Madagascar...

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]

The android version of that game is far too easy. Does it get harder if you pay to unlock the "full" version? I spent countless hours playing the original online and loved it so much.

/anyone got a pool going on how long before there's a case in the western hemisphere?



Could be... death by ellipsis!

CMC: Patient tested, risk for communicable disease low

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/part-cmc-er-roped-officials-sa y- patient-being-test/ngq2K/

CMC officials said earlier Wednesday that a patient was being tested, but a spokesman would not specify what for.
 
2014-07-30 01:03:48 PM  
It bothers me how you can buy a 'mutation' which instantly enhances the disease in every country around the world. The mutated strain should have to spread out from its point of origin just as the initial infection did.
 
2014-07-30 01:04:10 PM  
Someone oughtta make a Stand against this Outbreak.

/e-bola, bumpedy-BUMP!!
 
2014-07-30 01:04:42 PM  
Can we get the airborne trait with 18 dna points?
 
2014-07-30 01:05:43 PM  
neversubmit:

CMC officials said earlier Wednesday that a patient was being tested, but a spokesman would not specify what for.

Was his name Campion?

/such a Trips
 
2014-07-30 01:07:20 PM  
Per the article, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are "major" countries.  Who knew?
 
2014-07-30 01:08:34 PM  
Some perspective on how this is really not good.

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2014-07-30 01:09:32 PM  

Fissile: They laughed at me when I bought that anti-zombie ammo.  Well, who's laughing now?

[rt.com image 640x427]


tansyrr.com

Just a reminder to everyone that in this book series, The Rising began right around now, with everything hitting the fan on August 1st, 2014. It's a pretty fun series, with an interesting take on a zombie virus that is caused by a genetically modified cancer killing virus having babies with a virus designed to cure the common cold by outcompeting it. The last book does take a weird turn in the last book with a slightly icky romance, but other than that it is a good read for those that like a more scientific approach on zombies.

There's also a prequel novella that details how the zombie virus spreads in the summer of 2014:

d.gr-assets.com

Unfortunately, it is published by Hatchette, so they are asking $2.99 for a 84 page e-book, which is a but of a rip off (and people wonder why Amazon is playing hardball with them right now to get their e-book prices down to something more reasonable).
 
2014-07-30 01:10:04 PM  

neversubmit: Klivian: Alunan: Greenland is the new Madagascar...

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]

The android version of that game is far too easy. Does it get harder if you pay to unlock the "full" version? I spent countless hours playing the original online and loved it so much.

/anyone got a pool going on how long before there's a case in the western hemisphere?


Could be... death by ellipsis!

CMC: Patient tested, risk for communicable disease low

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/part-cmc-er-roped-officials-sa y- patient-being-test/ngq2K/

CMC officials said earlier Wednesday that a patient was being tested, but a spokesman would not specify what for.


Cutie Mark Crusaders?
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2014-07-30 01:10:28 PM  
This really sucks.  Hope they can get it shut down.
 
2014-07-30 01:12:18 PM  

Ivo Shandor: It bothers me how you can buy a 'mutation' which instantly enhances the disease in every country around the world. The mutated strain should have to spread out from its point of origin just as the initial infection did.


Yeah, that always bothers me about the game as well, especially since the best way to win is to make it spread fast with no symptoms at all, and then suddenly crank up the symptoms and lethality after it gets to Madagascar. Not exactly realistic disease behavior.
 
2014-07-30 01:12:30 PM  
The scary thing I heard yesterday on NPR was that the American doctor who contracted Ebola has no idea how he caught it, and was pretty sure he followed all protocols.

Has it been able to find another method of infection besides bodily fluid contact?  Because that's a nightmare scenario.
 
2014-07-30 01:13:15 PM  
Huh. I usually stack humidity/waterborne genes and start in Russia to get to Greenland early -- Greenland's just a biatch because it's so sparsely populated it's hard to spread. It will eventually, but it can take forever, so the trick is to get a foothold early so it has time to do so. (I often have the same problem with Canada, but I have no damn idea why.)

Klivian: The android version of that game is far too easy. Does it get harder if you pay to unlock the "full" version? I spent countless hours playing the original online and loved it so much.

/anyone got a pool going on how long before there's a case in the western hemisphere?


Well, it's been like, eight games. Pandemic and Pandemic 2 online were first. The current "hotness" is Plague Inc., which is on mobile and has a sort of "eternal beta" available on Steam right now. I've heard mixed reviews of the PC version. I've unlocked all of the Android version through gameplay (or had before my factory reset ate it, ugh) and the higher levels are definitely still a challenge. Prion especially is a biatch and a half.
 
2014-07-30 01:14:09 PM  

zimbomba63: Per the article, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are "major" countries.  Who knew?


They're ruled by majors, rather than the usual generals.
 
2014-07-30 01:17:48 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I was always a fan of the flashy disease effects once you had saturated most of the planet (especially the islands).

Things like open sores, vomiting, and necrosis always made for a fun plague.


Especially when you mix nausia with coughing and get projectile vomiting.
Or sneezing with diarrhoea to make oopses.
Or insanity with diarrhoea to make public defication.
 
2014-07-30 01:19:25 PM  
Of course the one guy in Africa with Ebola taking multiple flights is an American. Ass.
 
2014-07-30 01:19:33 PM  

Clever Neologism: The scary thing I heard yesterday on NPR was that the American doctor who contracted Ebola has no idea how he caught it, and was pretty sure he followed all protocols.

Has it been able to find another method of infection besides bodily fluid contact?  Because that's a nightmare scenario.


I'm more inclined to think (or hope, really) that one of those protocols failed somehow. Micropuncture in a piece of plastic or something like that.
 
2014-07-30 01:20:11 PM  
Bring it on. I live on the water and have access to boats. I'll grab a fishing rod and some rain jars and see you all later.


/I should probably learn how to sail though
//And fish
///And how to drink my own urine...
 
2014-07-30 01:21:19 PM  
All this news about plague is depressing. We need a lighthearted and fun plague story.
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Something with a happy ending.
 
2014-07-30 01:21:52 PM  

INeedAName: Bring it on. I live on the water and have access to boats. I'll grab a fishing rod and some rain jars and see you all later.


/I should probably learn how to sail though
//And fish
///And how to drink my own urine...


Careful, this didn't work out so well in Dawn of the Dead (remake).
 
2014-07-30 01:22:52 PM  

Alunan: Greenland is the new Madagascar...

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]


I love that game.
 
2014-07-30 01:23:02 PM  
Time to break out the daisy cutters?
 
2014-07-30 01:23:46 PM  

Clever Neologism: The scary thing I heard yesterday on NPR was that the American doctor who contracted Ebola has no idea how he caught it, and was pretty sure he followed all protocols.

Has it been able to find another method of infection besides bodily fluid contact? Because that's a nightmare scenario.


They think norovirus might be airborne because of how fast it spreads but they haven't been able to prove it.

Sleep tight, everyone.
 
2014-07-30 01:24:54 PM  

RainbeauxSue: Clever Neologism: The scary thing I heard yesterday on NPR was that the American doctor who contracted Ebola has no idea how he caught it, and was pretty sure he followed all protocols.

Has it been able to find another method of infection besides bodily fluid contact?  Because that's a nightmare scenario.

I'm more inclined to think (or hope, really) that one of those protocols failed somehow. Micropuncture in a piece of plastic or something like that.


IIRC wasn't there a strain of Ebola that mutated into an airborne type but we thought was just limited to monkeys? Came out of the Reston VA CDC I think.
 
2014-07-30 01:27:31 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Fissile: They laughed at me when I bought that anti-zombie ammo.  Well, who's laughing now?

[rt.com image 640x427]

I have the Zombie 12-gauge shot. I think it has little discs mixed in with the shot. Didn't know there were other types of Zombie rounds out there.


Most of it is just packaging changes. The handgun is just modified CD. The rifle line is modified VMax IIRC.
 
2014-07-30 01:35:27 PM  
Until Madagascar closes its ports, this is an isolated event.
 
2014-07-30 01:36:41 PM  

nocturnal001: IIRC wasn't there a strain of Ebola that mutated into an airborne type but we thought was just limited to monkeys? Came out of the Reston VA CDC I think.


Came out of a privately owned monkey lab owned by Hazelton labs.  RESTV, or Ebola Reston.  They're not 100% sure, though.

Ebola Zaire, which is thought to be this strain, or one closely linked to it, was also proven that while it might not be airborne, it CAN be transmistable through finer droplets, which can easily be kicked up into the air through a cough or sneeze.  I believe the sound you're currently hearing is that of a large number of farkers' sphincters clenching at once.
 
2014-07-30 01:39:03 PM  
At least Burkina Fascist is safe. For now
 
2014-07-30 01:39:52 PM  

Clever Neologism: The scary thing I heard yesterday on NPR was that the American doctor who contracted Ebola has no idea how he caught it, and was pretty sure he followed all protocols.

Has it been able to find another method of infection besides bodily fluid contact?  Because that's a nightmare scenario.


I am not a doctor, but I think if it was airborne, more people would've been infected.
 
2014-07-30 01:41:35 PM  

shower_in_my_socks: Fissile: They laughed at me when I bought that anti-zombie ammo.  Well, who's laughing now?

[rt.com image 640x427]

I have the Zombie 12-gauge shot. I think it has little discs mixed in with the shot. Didn't know there were other types of Zombie rounds out there.


The thing about those loads is, if it isn't effective for hunting it most likely won't be effective against the undead either.  So basically just pack hunting loads.  Heavy shot and a tight choke is all you need. Aim for the face.

Basically it's just expensive bullshiat just like those quick change chokes they sell at the sporting goods store.
 
2014-07-30 01:42:57 PM  
You know...

You have to wonder why the Israelis are fighting so hard to stay a part of that farkakte continent.
 
2014-07-30 01:45:13 PM  

machoprogrammer: Clever Neologism: The scary thing I heard yesterday on NPR was that the American doctor who contracted Ebola has no idea how he caught it, and was pretty sure he followed all protocols.

Has it been able to find another method of infection besides bodily fluid contact?  Because that's a nightmare scenario.

I am not a doctor, but I think if it was airborne, more people would've been infected.


I often wonder whether some of these highly efficient killing diseases aren't really no highly efficient, they're just underdiagnosed.
 
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