Author Topic: From the symptoms of a common cold to bleeding out the ears and eyes: What happens when you are infected with the Ebola virus?  (Read 644 times)

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Offline wolfcreek

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Re: Family of Texas doctor with Ebola not showing signs of virus
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 08:03:51 AM »
Given this disease is spread by close contact, has an incubation period of up to 21 days and can be spread sexually by men up to 2 months after symptoms disappear, I'm not real happy about these folks being back here in Texas.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2709686/From-symptoms-common-cold-bleeding-ears-eyes-What-happens-infected-Ebola-virus.html

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You have a temperature and no appetite. Your head is aching and you're throat is sore.

It may appear as though a common cold is lurking, but unbeknownst to you the vicious Ebola virus has started to attack your immune system.

The virus destroys the same cells as those targeted by HIV, though the Ebola infection is more aggressive, wiping out the building blocks of the body's immune system.

It has an incubation period - that is the time from infection to when the first symptoms present themselves - of between two and 21 days, increasing the risk of the highly-infectious illness spreading.


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This article says Ebola was discovered in 1976. does anyone here know how that happened?


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This article says Ebola was discovered in 1976. does anyone here know how that happened?
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This article says Ebola was discovered in 1976. does anyone here know how that happened?

Check the wikipedia article:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola

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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 11:03:02 AM »


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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2014, 11:04:35 AM »
I am guessing this will be a paid time off? What about all the hotel workers  and other workers in that area, do they get a warning to take time off? 


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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2014, 11:35:40 AM »
Wha- a-a-a-?  This is scaremongering, pure and simple.  It's also intensely racist and disrespectful to the African leaders who will be there.
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did it satisfy your curiousity?
Not really. wiki says it first started in 1976, still i fail to see how it was started? maybe a animal carcass?


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Not really. wiki says it first started in 1976, still i fail to see how it was started? maybe a animal carcass?

It doesn't say that it started in 1976, it says that it was first identified in 1976.  It's probably a virus that developed in animals and then jumped to humans at that time.  There are a lot of diseases that moved from animals to humans.  There's a partial list of them here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoonosis#Partial_list_of_zoonoses

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It doesn't say that it started in 1976, it says that it was first identified in 1976.  It's probably a virus that developed in animals and then jumped to humans at that time.  There are a lot of diseases that moved from animals to humans.  There's a partial list of them here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoonosis#Partial_list_of_zoonoses
Thanks  for link. That is a long list for it just being a partial list. 


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Thanks  for link. That is a long list for it just being a partial list. 

I agree.  It's interesting how long it is, though.  One wonders how long the list is for diseases going the other way.

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I agree.  It's interesting how long it is, though.  One wonders how long the list is for diseases going the other way.
never thought about that, diseases going the other way. i wouldn't think there are many of them, then again?


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never thought about that, diseases going the other way. i wouldn't think there are many of them, then again?

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never thought about that, diseases going the other way. i wouldn't think there are many of them, then again?

When the guys are finished they generally kill the animal then eat it.  Removes the evidence.
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