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Ebola (what of it?)
Posted 8/11/14
Spanish. Flu. Influenza.

All over again. Lord help us.
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Posted 8/11/14 , edited 8/11/14
I remember in middle school science they made us watch a documentary all about ebola. That was damn near a traumatizing experience. I am suprised they managed to get away with showing us that
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DesuMaiden wrote:

What are the chances of ebola reaching Canada? As long as it doesn't reach Canada, I'm fine with it.


There is a case in Canada.
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Jinzhu wrote:

Now for some "conspiracy's"



*conspiracies


It's quoted for a reason.
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Posted 8/11/14 , edited 8/11/14
Ebola outbreaks happen occasionally in Africa, its just that this one coincided with the summit. If it is airborne now, that's troubling indeed since it has such a high mortality rate. More so because it seems to be a simple flu in it's early stages. With medical intervention they've brought the mortality rate down to 70% but only if you make it to aid in time. There isn't any set treatment plan for it yet though so its pretty touch and go.

It's even more dangerous for us because we have huge populations living closely together as opposed to the small tribal villages that usually get infected and decimated by the Ebola outbreaks.
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Posted 8/11/14
Ok guys. Here is what my summer of internship at a government funded health organization (I can't mention the name because the organization would make me take the post down and I'd get in trouble) has taught me so far.
1. There are 4 levels of biohazards. The highest level (4) of biohazard means it a very infectious, fatal disease that currently humanity has no cure for. By this definition, Ebola is a level 4 biohazard (BH4).
2. When working with these biohazard materials in a lab, the lab must be specifically designed for BH4 materials (Biosafety lv. 4, or BS4). Currently, in the US, there are a little over 10 of these labs, some of the most notable include CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the two facilities that officially hold smallpox), and NIH (National Institutes of Health. Currently, only BH 3 are being researched here even though they have BS4 labs. PS, they found smallpox in vials here in an old building here a few weeks ago. It was left over from when NIH researched smallpox. They were sent to CDC. It was pretty funny in retrospect.)
3. When working with BH4 diseases outside of a BS4 lab, there is a higher chance of infection. I'm talking about those brave people helping people in Africa with nothing but those hazmat suits. There are protocols to be followed before, during, and after operating in a BS4 lab to ensure the safety of those working in them. Those labs with those protocols, sadly, don't exist in the middle of Africa. That is why 2 people got infected. It does not mean that Ebola is so ridiculously strong that it will permeate a hazmat suit. Unless the suit is damaged, Ebola cannot pass through the suit.
4. Ebola spreads through direct contact between bodily fluids. It is not like the flu, which can hover in the air after you cough and infect others. Some news channels keep trying to spread panic (cough, cough, FOX, cough cough) by making up crazy scenarios in which people will be infected.
5. Ebola, unlike smallpox, is still in circulation around the world. That means these outbreaks will still happen. One mustn't jump to crazy conclusions just because one hasn't looked at circumstantial evidence.
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Posted 8/12/14

Jinzhu wrote:


Mirai_Maku wrote:


Jinzhu wrote:

Now for some "conspiracy's"



*conspiracies


It's quoted for a reason.


Yes, I'm sure that's why you quoted it.
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Posted 8/12/14

Jinzhu wrote:


DesuMaiden wrote:

What are the chances of ebola reaching Canada? As long as it doesn't reach Canada, I'm fine with it.


There is a case in Canada.


The person in that case ended up testing negative for Ebola.
Source - http://news.yahoo.com/feared-canadian-ebola-case-tests-negative-164556923.html
Posted 8/12/14
Keep that godawful virus away from me.
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Posted 8/12/14

Anticosm wrote:

Keep that godawful virus away from me.


It just wants to be your friend..
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Posted 8/12/14

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If they fail to contain this outbreak, it'll be like the anime where the government declares Marshall law and quarantines the population until the outbreak ends. In the meantime, the streets will be filled with zombies and dead bodies everywhere. Well... maybe not zombies...


Shit, I better call Rick and get a samurai on my side!


u take samurai woman and i take crossbow guy


Agreed. I'll be traveling to Japan to recreate a High School of the Dead scenario, pick up a few chicks (preferably a tsundereish girl, a smart girl, a kendo girl, a nurse, and a loli) and proceed to frolic through the zombie infested streets in skimpy clothing.
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Posted 8/12/14

Very interesting. I heard that manufactured hysteria can actually make money. I forgot what I was watching/reading but I found that curious. Maybe Fox News is trying to create hysteria so someone above can profit? CONSPIRACIES.... OOOOOO.
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Posted 8/12/14
This Ebola disease reminds me of rise of the planet of the apes. That was good movie but it would suck to have that happen to earth
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Posted 8/12/14 , edited 8/12/14

CoffeeGodEddy wrote:


Very interesting. I heard that manufactured hysteria can actually make money. I forgot what I was watching/reading but I found that curious. Maybe Fox News is trying to create hysteria so someone above can profit? CONSPIRACIES.... OOOOOO.


Personally, I think Fox is just being Fox. No offense to anybody who usually agrees with Fox, but I feel like they are usually the ones that just HAAAAVE to sound different. I admit, I didn't sit down to watch the Fox segments on Ebola. I don't have the patience to watch that channel. What I did watch was the Colbert Report making fun of Fox about Ebola. You should give it a try. That and The Daily Show segment of Ebola. I know they are parodies of news reports, but they are surprisingly perceptive at times. I watched them yesterday with some other interns during lunch. We all got a pretty good laugh out of it, because while their reactions were exaggerated, they were all so very true.
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Lol the daily show video was hilarious. XDD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QIWZ7HxuHc

And with my dad being a heavy liberal, I hear him making fun of Fox 24/7. I'd classify myself as independent since both democrats and republicans are corporate run parties with their best interest in mind.
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