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Second Ebola patient headed to U.S.; N.Y. tests possible victim

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White House spokesman Josh Earnest said there were no plans to stop flights to the United States from countries grappling with Ebola. Screening is being done to watch for travelers exhibiting symptoms

I hope the screening is thorough. Still, it's only a matter of time before someone with Ebola gets through. Better find that cure.

Certainly aid workers dealing with this terrible disease deserve more support.

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I agree with Farmboy in that it's only a matter of time for this deadly disease to spread to other countries.

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White House spokesman Josh Earnest said: "There were no plans to stop flights to the United States from countries grappling with Ebola ... " Sounds like a good plan.

If the GAIA hypothesis is real we could see Ebola balance the ledger in the first world with the cybernetic feedback system.

GAIA - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia_hypothesis#Details

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Ticking time bomb. Someone will get through and then watch the panic spread like wildfire.

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Scary stuff. Seems like the movie "Planet of the Apes" is happening in real life with the possible spread of the virus.

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From what I've read, there is no reason to panic. The virus is not aerosol transmitted, rather by fluids, and is not infectious until symptoms occur. That is not to say that the virus could mutate; if either of these factors thus change, things could get a lot worse. At the moment, though, isolation should completely halt the spread.

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I am very proud that American medical professionals are good risk takers and it is paying off.

Welcome home, Nancy Writebol. You deserve to be treated at home. You are a brave woman. We love you.

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So whatever happened to the "Super Bug" from a few years ago? This is starting to smell like another fear campaign. Terrorism isn't working so well these days as many are worried more about their jobs and future. I mean, for the average American family, do they really have any fear over international terrorism anymore. What terrorist would bomb their kids elementary school...of wait, strike that. But tell a family that their loved one could die from Ebola, watch out!

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FizzBitAug. 05, 2014 - 01:47PM JST

So whatever happened to the "Super Bug" from a few years ago? This is starting to smell like another fear campaign

No unfortunately, this is real. Too bad it is not treated as a big news in Japan. Japanese government has no risk control management for something like this.

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Ebola can look like flu at first, causing fever along with head and muscle aches. The virus causes a highly lethal illness which kills between 50 and 90 percent of its victims. In latter stages it can progress into diarrhea, vomiting, rash and bleeding, ultimately leading to organ failure. The virus has an incubation period of a few days to three weeks. Unlike most pathogens, which cannot survive long on a corpse, however, Ebola does remain infectious after a person dies—for how long remains unknown. WHO notes that men who have survived the disease can still transmit the virus through their semen for up to seven weeks after recovery, providing a glimpse into the longevity of this potent pathogen……. and it’s only a plane ride away. Nothing to worry about, pop a couple of vitamin C tabs and some green tea, you will be OK.

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The numbers keep going up. Japan not immune. we do get some visitor traffic from West Africa......

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Droll QuarryAug. 05, 2014 - 02:39PM JST

pop a couple of vitamin C tabs and some green tea, you will be OK.

You probably meant well, but you are not really helping readers. I need to correct your post to:

Ebola virus is transmitted ONLY by contact with infected bodily fluids.

It is very important to send a correct message, so that people do not get confused and panic.

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720 total deaths in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, of which 60 are medical workers (~8%). (Numbers from the UK's "Daily Mirror" newspaper article "Ebola virus: British aid worker's diary reveals horror as SIX nurses die from killer bug")

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I read a book about a previous outbreak that summed up this virus's motives. In order to survive it needs to spread body fluids from an infected person to another host. It starts with sneezing and runny eyes, then progresses to nosebleeds, then to explosive vomiting and diarrhea. In the final stages internal and external hemorrhaging result in blood being released from all available orifices. The host is practically dissolved from within as the virus attempts to spread.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hot_Zone

This infected doctor knew that this is how Ebola operates and yet despite all the precautions he still became a host. That's probably the thing that scares me the most.

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Personally I prefer the "possible victim" headline and story to be refrained until certain victim. Nine times out of ten it is the lesser of two evils.

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As careful as this doctor, and the other ~60+ infected medical staff were or have been shows how dangerous it really is. It's rather concerning that the outbreak has continued to spread even among medical workers.

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British Airways has cancelled flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia. It follows warnings at the weekend from the World Health Organization that the outbreak, which has killed nearly 900 people since February, was spreading faster than it could be controlled. Health officials are believed to be particularly concerned about Liberia, where staff are understood to have fled hospitals in some areas because of fears that they themselves could become infected.

.... I keep hearing the placating line bantered about that the EV is not an airborne virus as if this makes it less deadly. This virus has a long shelf life outside the host. Just because it is not floating around in the general air stream does not mean it cannot be transmitted by contact with expelled body fluids of an infected person. The doctors who are on the ground dealing with this virus are becoming infected in spite of the space age protective gear they wear, that should be a large red warning sign to everyone about the aggressiveness of this virus.

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I think an airborne virus has been implicated already in transmission between pigs and monkeys, so there is obviously the potential for other mutations. Very thankful that we are sitting on some promising drugs.

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Obama Brings Ebola Into America After Signing Executive Order to Detain Sick Americans. Despite the fact that doctors in Africa cannot keep Ebola from spreading, United States officials brought an affected patient into the country only days after tyrant/puppet obbumer signed an executive order mandating the detention of Americans who show signs of “respiratory illness.”

It sounds like the perfect script for a horror movie: A virus with no vaccine and no cure kills hundreds of people with a 90% kill rate; despite containment efforts, it keeps spreading This really highlights the reckless nature of the global elite and government officials for importing a virus into the country which has no specific treatment and a mortality rate of up to 90%.

If it escapes the hospital in Atlanta, it should be forever known as Obola. (ebola + obama)

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