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 624 times)

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Offline wolfcreek

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http://news.msn.com/us/family-of-texas-doctor-with-ebola-not-showing-signs-of-virus

WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The family of a Texas doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa had traveled back to the United States before he showed symptoms and was not at risk for getting or spreading the disease, U.S. health officials said on Monday.

Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, is one of two American relief workers to test positive for the highly contagious virus that has killed 672 people across the region in the largest-ever Ebola outbreak, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

He was treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, in his role as medical director for a case management center run by North Carolina-based Samaritan’s Purse, a relief organization headed by evangelist Franklin Graham.

The organization said a missionary from Charlotte, North Carolina, was also in isolation receiving treatment after testing positive for Ebola.

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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?
Looking through a microscope, into a petrie dish?

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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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http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/07/ebola-white-house-raises-specter-of-govt-closure-during-d-c-africa-summit/

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The Obama administration is urging federal employees to stay home during the summit of African leaders being held in Washington, D.C. next week and to monitor local news for announcement of a possible “closing of the federal government” —ostensibly over traffic issues.

At the same time the administration said the federal government is taking no “additional precautions” to deal with the potential spread of the Ebola virus by those attending the summit.

In a twelve paragraph article on the summit of African leaders hosted by President Obama, the New York Times devotes five paragraphs to the issue of Ebola affecting the summit—an issue the Gateway Pundit has raised in several articles this week.

The Ebola death last week of Patrick Sawyer, a naturalized American citizen who was working for the government of his native Liberia raised worldwide fear as he was able to travel by passenger plane from Liberia to Nigeria with a layover in Togo on his way to an international conference without his condition being noted until he became seriously ill on approach to Lagos.

Leaders and government officials from Liberia as well as the other nations affected by Ebola—Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria are expected to attend the D.C. summit.

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    “In an email to top officials at federal offices, the nation’s personnel chief urged agencies to let their workers stay at home during the event, which takes place next Tuesday and Wednesday. Traffic is also expected to be snarled on Monday and Thursday as the leaders arrive and leave.

    ““Agencies should consider encouraging employees who can be spared from their duties to request to adjust their work schedules,” Katherine Archuleta, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, wrote Friday in a memo.”

    …”Ms. Archuleta wrote that for now the federal government would remain open Monday through Thursday next week, but she advised federal employees to monitor local news outlets for announcements about potential street closings, disruptions to public transportation or a closing of the federal government.”

    …””We believe air travel continues to be safe, and the C.D.C. has stated there is no significant risk in the United States from the current Ebola outbreak,” Edward Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council, said in an email.”

    …”A spokesman for the C.D.C. said procedures were already in place to stem the spread of Ebola, and flight crews and airline personnel will generally not allow a sick passenger to board a plane.

    “The spokesman, Jason McDonald, said, “There are no plans or indications that we’re going to take any additional precautions with the leaders who are coming.””

The White House downplaying of the Ebola threat contradicted State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki who said Monday about the summit, “…we’re taking every precaution…”

State gatherings in our nation’s capital are highly orchestrated affairs and quite common. This event was announced by the White House in January. It is odd for the federal government to suddenly urge its employees to stay home during a normal work week and to be aware for a possible government shut down on short notice.

 


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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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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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