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General Category => Health/Education => Topic started by: mystery-ak on August 03, 2014, 06:48:49 PM

Title: Ebola terror at Gatwick as passenger collapses and dies getting off Sierra Leone flight
Post by: mystery-ak on August 03, 2014, 06:48:49 PM
Title: Re: Ebola terror at Gatwick as passenger collapses and dies getting off Sierra Leone flight
Post by: mystery-ak on August 03, 2014, 06:49:14 PM
And this is how it will spread...
Title: Re: Ebola terror at Gatwick as passenger collapses and dies getting off Sierra Leone flight
Post by: DCPatriot on August 03, 2014, 07:18:59 PM
What is the name of the deceased? 

Could he/she have been a suicide biological weapon?

THAT'S where you start.
Title: Re: Ebola terror at Gatwick as passenger collapses and dies getting off Sierra Leone flight
Post by: olde north church on August 03, 2014, 08:24:44 PM
I remember a book called "Hot Zone" about Ebola and the Army doctors who responded to these threats.  There was a facility in Virginia maybe 30 years ago about, Reston maybe. 
Stuff that could really keep you up at night if you things like that got to you.
Title: Re: Ebola terror at Gatwick as passenger collapses and dies getting off Sierra Leone flight
Post by: Chieftain on August 03, 2014, 08:36:28 PM
I'm amazed anyone is allowing flights in from Sierra Leone for exactly this reason.  There is a 3 week incubation period for ebola, long enough to get a hot spot going in any number of immigrant communities all over the place.

Gonna be a long hot summer....

Title: Re: Ebola terror at Gatwick as passenger collapses and dies getting off Sierra Leone flight
Post by: EC on August 03, 2014, 09:55:21 PM
Just a reminder - this is from the Mirror. Piers Morgans old paper. They specialize in sensationalist fear  mongering and the fine journalistic art of "making shit up" so should rarely be treated as an accurate source of news.

Passengers, especially elderly ones, die all the time in flight or after a flight. It is a sad aspect of the wife's job - she's lost a few. Saved a few too.
Title: Re: Ebola terror at Gatwick as passenger collapses and dies getting off Sierra Leone flight
Post by: Atomic Cow on August 03, 2014, 11:09:38 PM
The person tested negative for Ebola.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-28634903

Sounds like it was an elderly person who simply dropped dead, probably a heart attack, and wasn't displaying any symptoms of Ebola.