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(NYPost)   At least six people have been tested for Ebola just in New York City. And CNN's Sanjay Gupta says they are not being kept in isolation: "This isn't the kind of thing that they worry about spreading to other patients in the hospital"   (nypost.com) divider line 209
    More: Followup, New York City, CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Ebola, West Africa  
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2014-08-05 03:04:39 PM  
6 people were tested for Ebola because they are hypochondriacs and the news media is panicking everyone for ratings
 
2014-08-05 03:09:31 PM  
Unless the tests involve giving them Ebola I think we're fine.
 
2014-08-05 03:10:03 PM  
Ebola is rather difficult to contract without contacting the bodily fluids of an Ebola patient.
 
2014-08-05 03:12:34 PM  

SnakeLee: 6 people were tested for Ebola because they are hypochondriacs and the news media is panicking everyone for ratings


Bingo.
 
2014-08-05 03:12:43 PM  
List of things I worry about:

1) running out of gin
2) running out of bacon
3) ebola
3) yeah, there really is no 3
 
2014-08-05 03:25:02 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Ebola is rather difficult to contract without contacting the bodily fluids of an Ebola patient.


gaspull.geeksaresexytech.netdna-cdn.com
 
2014-08-05 03:48:48 PM  
Ebola isn't your worry. It's spread by contact with blood and spit, not by air. Plus, it has such a high death rate that it clears out its host before it can really spread.

I have no doubt that there are 6 morons who should be banned from Web MD who insisted on having an Ebola case.
 
2014-08-05 03:54:53 PM  

what_now: Ebola isn't your worry. It's spread by contact with blood and spit, not by air. Plus, it has such a high death rate that it clears out its host before it can really spread.

I have no doubt that there are 6 morons who should be banned from Web MD who insisted on having an Ebola case.


We were discussing that in another thread recently - the fact that this particular outbreak seems to be seeing a 65% or so death rate is more worrying than the usual "OMG Dead, dead, SO dead" Ebola outbreaks.  There's more time for it to spread, and I'm not at all sure how long a non-symptomatic person remains a vector for transmission after recovery.

Not that I'm worried, but... well, it's not good.
 
2014-08-05 04:00:23 PM  
Meanwhile, people in Williamsburg are coming down with cases of Bird Flu. Retro.
 
2014-08-05 04:06:13 PM  
Is it still cool to have SARS?
 
2014-08-05 05:36:34 PM  

what_now: Ebola isn't your worry. It's spread by contact with blood and spit, not by air. Plus, it has such a high death rate that it clears out its host before it can really spread.

I have no doubt that there are 6 morons who should be banned from Web MD who insisted on having an Ebola case.


The number of morons who now claim it's airborne is astounding.
 
2014-08-05 05:52:41 PM  

Rev.K: Is it still cool to have SARS?


I had the Black Death before it was cool.
 
2014-08-05 05:53:58 PM  
6 people with allergies and access to webmd freak out because of oversaturation of panicked news stories?  You don't say.
 
2014-08-05 05:54:07 PM  
I just drank a glass of spit from an Ebola victim. Should I worry?
 
2014-08-05 05:54:57 PM  
Just say that Ebola is spread by gay sex.  Anyone they think might even remotely have it will be in BL5 containment in 5 minutes.
 
2014-08-05 05:54:58 PM  

James!: Meanwhile, people in Williamsburg are coming down with cases of Bird Flu. Retro.


I only have authentic 1918 Swine Flu.
 
2014-08-05 05:55:09 PM  
Testing for something that's completely unnecessary?

Nobody makes money that way, do they?
 
2014-08-05 05:55:31 PM  
I bet the asked to be tested for Morgellons too!
 
ecl
2014-08-05 05:56:03 PM  
Dear Prudence,
    Babby has Ebola, how does quarantine work?
 
2014-08-05 05:56:11 PM  

fusillade762: Rev.K: Is it still cool to have SARS?

I had the Black Death before it was cool.


I have smallpox, ironically.
 
2014-08-05 05:56:52 PM  

RexTalionis: what_now: Ebola isn't your worry. It's spread by contact with blood and spit, not by air. Plus, it has such a high death rate that it clears out its host before it can really spread.

I have no doubt that there are 6 morons who should be banned from Web MD who insisted on having an Ebola case.

The number of morons who now claim it's airborne is astounding.


dude, it is was on a plane
twice.
 
2014-08-05 05:57:02 PM  

RexTalionis: what_now: Ebola isn't your worry. It's spread by contact with blood and spit, not by air. Plus, it has such a high death rate that it clears out its host before it can really spread.

I have no doubt that there are 6 morons who should be banned from Web MD who insisted on having an Ebola case.

The number of morons who now claim it's airborne is astounding.


It is airborne.

/Well, was airborne.
//Briefly, between Africa and New York.
///In a plane
 
2014-08-05 05:57:21 PM  
That does it. I'm getting a crossbow for me and a kitana for the missus.
 
2014-08-05 05:57:29 PM  
THANKS EBOLA
 
2014-08-05 05:57:38 PM  
Ok bomb the bridges and flood the tunnels nobody gets out!
 
2014-08-05 05:57:39 PM  
If I type the word Ebola, am I now a carrier?
 
2014-08-05 05:58:22 PM  
What the fark is going on in Africa if Ebola is so difficult to contract??
 
2014-08-05 05:58:22 PM  

El Dudereno: fusillade762: Rev.K: Is it still cool to have SARS?

I had the Black Death before it was cool.

I have smallpox, ironically.


I have girls cooties.
 
2014-08-05 05:58:24 PM  

Rev.K: Is it still cool to have SARS?


Polio was pretty popular, and the anti-vacc people are hoping for a comeback.
 
2014-08-05 05:58:58 PM  
 
2014-08-05 05:59:34 PM  
NY Post.  The print edition of Fox News NYC.

Mt. Sinai has already confirmed the patient who was displaying some of the symptoms does not have ebola.  They still don't know what the person has, but ebola has been ruled out.
 
2014-08-05 05:59:38 PM  
Precious. Bodily. Fluids.
 
2014-08-05 06:00:05 PM  
Damnit Fark, can we please not contribute to the media hype?

/used to think better of y'all
//well, most of y'all
///at least the thread comments are sane so far
 
2014-08-05 06:00:16 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: what_now: Ebola isn't your worry. It's spread by contact with blood and spit, not by air. Plus, it has such a high death rate that it clears out its host before it can really spread.

I have no doubt that there are 6 morons who should be banned from Web MD who insisted on having an Ebola case.

We were discussing that in another thread recently - the fact that this particular outbreak seems to be seeing a 65% or so death rate is more worrying than the usual "OMG Dead, dead, SO dead" Ebola outbreaks.  There's more time for it to spread, and I'm not at all sure how long a non-symptomatic person remains a vector for transmission after recovery.

Not that I'm worried, but... well, it's not good.


The main reason for concern with this outbreak is that it has a much longer incubation period than previous outbreaks.  Previous outbreaks burned themselves out pretty fast, which meant less chance for a mutation as there were less hosts.  This outbreak has hit city centers and is burning through them... and the more people infected the more chance for a mutation that can make it airborn.

It's not a giant panic causing outbreak like the media is hyping, but it is concerning to watch.  Although I have family that lives over in Africa, and while they are all educated and know about ebola, all it takes is some random person to have a seizure and fling blood or saliva to suddenly be very, very afraid.  And yes, in the late stages ebola can cause seizures, and by then you're pretty much already bleeding from every outlet the blood can escape as well.  That's frightening.
 
2014-08-05 06:00:52 PM  

SnakeLee: 6 people were tested for Ebola because they are hypochondriacs and the news media is panicking everyone for ratings


It is a sweeps month after all...
 
2014-08-05 06:01:56 PM  
As though we need another immigrant from Africa destroying the country........

/ I keed, I keed
 
2014-08-05 06:02:18 PM  
THANKS EBOLA


I laughed out loud
 
2014-08-05 06:02:22 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Ebola is rather difficult to contract without contacting the bodily fluids of an Ebola patient.


Contact with bodily fluids from another human being? Well, thank goodness everyone on the internet is safe.
 
2014-08-05 06:02:31 PM  
As long as they don't bring any of the eye bleeders to Georgia, I don't really care.

Oh, sh*t
 
2014-08-05 06:02:46 PM  

wildcardjack: James!: Meanwhile, people in Williamsburg are coming down with cases of Bird Flu. Retro.

I only have authentic 1918 Swine Flu.



You missed your chance to say "You've probably never heard of it."
 
2014-08-05 06:03:01 PM  
I actually don't have a problem with people who just came back from West Africa getting tested for Ebola.  I rather them get tested and know than be sick and ignore it infecting people in the process.  Of course people who haven't been to West Africa recently and haven't come into contact with anyone who has are probably being paranoid, but I feel good about people who traveled there recently getting tested.  Do we need a news story about any of them getting tested though?  Not unless they are positive.
 
2014-08-05 06:03:38 PM  
Hey, look at the calendar. It's August. Just the time of year for scare reporting to make up for the fact nothing's going on. Congress is in recess, weather's not going to do much for another month, no one organizes parades or protests in August. This year they have three things they can talk about, kidmigrants, ebola, and Ukraine. And they could talk about Syria and ISIS, but not when Putin is in the other story.
 
2014-08-05 06:04:31 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: What the fark is going on in Africa if Ebola is so difficult to contract??


... have you not been awake during any of the news cycles?

Roadkill and burial practices. Bats are a pool for the disease and get eaten over there like opossums get eaten some places over here. Plus, in Africa it hasn't become trendy to pay complete strangers $10,000 to handle the icky parts of your loved one's death. So relatives washing and winding the body get exposed.
 
2014-08-05 06:04:37 PM  
My friends brother knows a guy who got it from a toilet seat!
 
2014-08-05 06:04:55 PM  
The media needs nuked from orbit and started all over again. Bring Cronkite from the grave to teach them how to REPORT THE F*CKING NEWS!

Seriously. There is not a media outlet in the U.S. that doesn't jump on the "OMFG LETS HYPE THE SHIAT OUT OF THIS" left anymore.
 
2014-08-05 06:05:21 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: El Dudereno: fusillade762: Rev.K: Is it still cool to have SARS?

I had the Black Death before it was cool.

I have smallpox, ironically.

I have girls cooties.


Why don't you have a seat right over there?

Oh wait-- cooTies. Never mind.
 
2014-08-05 06:05:43 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: what_now: Ebola isn't your worry. It's spread by contact with blood and spit, not by air. Plus, it has such a high death rate that it clears out its host before it can really spread.

I have no doubt that there are 6 morons who should be banned from Web MD who insisted on having an Ebola case.

We were discussing that in another thread recently - the fact that this particular outbreak seems to be seeing a 65% or so death rate is more worrying than the usual "OMG Dead, dead, SO dead" Ebola outbreaks.  There's more time for it to spread, and I'm not at all sure how long a non-symptomatic person remains a vector for transmission after recovery.

Not that I'm worried, but... well, it's not good.


The deathrate is actually 90%, untreated, this is the Zaire variant.

The 55%, not 65%, is achieved because people seek treatment in clinics.

---

So no, the people in the other thread were uninformed. What's new.
 
2014-08-05 06:07:04 PM  
My doctor used to test me for a lot of things that I didn't have.
 
2014-08-05 06:07:29 PM  

Joe Peanut: NY Post.  The print edition of Fox News NYC.

Mt. Sinai has already confirmed the patient who was displaying some of the symptoms does not have ebola.  They still don't know what the person has, but ebola has been ruled out.


The NY Post's style predates FoxNews by decades. But you could say it is the forerunner of and model for FoxNews.
 
2014-08-05 06:08:03 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: That does it. I'm getting a crossbow for me and a kitana for the missus.


I don't blame you. Kitana is super hot.

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