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CMC: Patient tested, risk for communicable disease low
« on: July 30, 2014, 12:30:51 PM »


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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 12:41:11 PM »


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Re: CMC: Patient tested, risk for communicable disease low
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 12:42:14 PM »

And so what begins?
Ebola in this country or some other disease brought over from the open borders.  :smokin:


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Re: CMC: Patient tested, risk for communicable disease low
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 12:43:33 PM »
Ebola in this country or some other disease brought over from the open borders.  :smokin:

The disease mentioned in the article you linked to was brought back here by two American citizens.  Should we seal the borders to Americans who have visited those African countries?

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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 12:48:56 PM »
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One nightmare scenario would have been for him to go ahead with the birthday party for his daughters even though he was feeling a little flu-ish and maybe dish out cake and ice cream to his little girls before anybody imagined he might be carrying the deadly virus from distant West Africa.

Dishing out cake and ice-cream won't transmit ebola.  Transmission from person to person requires contact with the blood or secretions of an infected person, or with objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected secretions.

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Because the natural reservoir of ebolaviruses has not yet been proven, the manner in which the virus first appears in a human at the start of an outbreak is unknown. However, researchers have hypothesized that the first patient becomes infected through contact with an infected animal.

When an infection does occur in humans, there are several ways in which the virus can be transmitted to others. These include:

    direct contact with the blood or secretions of an infected person
    exposure to objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected secretions

The viruses that cause Ebola HF are often spread through families and friends because they come in close contact with infectious secretions when caring for ill persons.

During outbreaks of Ebola HF, the disease can spread quickly within health care settings (such as a clinic or hospital). Exposure to ebolaviruses can occur in health care settings where hospital staff are not wearing appropriate protective equipment, such as masks, gowns, and gloves.

Proper cleaning and disposal of instruments, such as needles and syringes, is also important. If instruments are not disposable, they must be sterilized before being used again. Without adequate sterilization of the instruments, virus transmission can continue and amplify an outbreak.


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Re: CMC: Patient tested, risk for communicable disease low
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2014, 12:50:56 PM »
The disease mentioned in the article you linked to was brought back here by two American citizens.  Should we seal the borders to Americans who have visited those African countries?
good question.


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Re: CMC: Patient tested, risk for communicable disease low
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2014, 12:52:23 PM »
Considering that Ebola isn't transmitted person-to-person from casual contact, I don't see the need to seal the borders.


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