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apldeap123
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Correct me if I am wrong, but in the news, US doctors from West Africa who are helping curb the spread of Ebola there have contracted the disease themselves. They are being brought here to continue treatment. If they are brought here in the US, is there a possibility for an Ebola outbreak in the US?

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apldeap123
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News Flash!

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As long as the children don't come into contact with his blood, sweat, and/or spittle, they will be fine.

Anywhoo, so the guy who is infected with Ebola in the US is in deep doo-doo. He wouldn't have even been in the US if he didn't lie on his health questionaire. So now it looks like he's being prosecuted.

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"outbreak"

I don't plan on playing in anyone's urine, feces, or other fun bodily fluids so it seems I'll come out of this just fine. Don't know about anyone else though.

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I don't think this is a big problem, 'cause who would wanna go near these people anyway? Plus, I'm not going to Africa any time soon, so yeah.

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I don't plan on playing in anyone's urine, feces, or other fun bodily fluids so it seems I'll come out of this just fine.Don't know about anyone else though.


Yeah, but say if an infected spits on you. Then what? Who knows how many people that guy spit on before he got to the hospital. And I don't mean intentional. Say that you're talking to someone, and you accidentally spit on someone. Like that.
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Yeah, but say if an infected spits on you. Then what? Who knows how many people that guy spit on before he got to the hospital. And I don't mean intentional. Say that you're talking to someone, and you accidentally spit on someone. Like that.


I agree....but you say that like they are zombies.These things are curable, and I won't be going around an "infected" anytime soon.
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I think that I have gotten a bit carried away. Sorry about that.
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Yeah, but say if an infected spits on you. Then what?


I sue him for all he/she is worth and then some BD
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Shoutout to swine flu, which the media had convinced us was going to exterminate humanity and nothing came of it. Every so often the media finds about a scary disease, then makes it a hundred times more terrifying when there isn't enough evidence or potential for it to do anything substantial. Alike bird flu, swine flu, mad cow disease and a few others from years past, this will be dealt with and it will go away.

It's ironic because the previous paragraph looks like something out of a horror movie, right before lots of people die. Unfortunately it's just learning from history. The media has learned from history too: if it can scare, it can air.

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The media has learned from history too: if it can scare, it can air.


Most of the media, I'm sure, overhypes things just so they can get more viewers in.
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Most of the media, I'm sure, overhypes things just so they can get more viewers in.

Or some vaccine pushed by greedy drug companies who paid big money to a network to scare people into paying for an unnecessary shot.
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I do agree that the media likes to make dramatic headlines. That doesn't mean that we can take it lightly though. It shouldn't be a problem for those countries who take the necessary precautions, but Ebola is a very virulent disease, more so than all those recent flus. The situation in West Africa is and stays dramatic.

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I do agree that the media likes to make dramatic headlines. That doesn't mean that we can take it lightly though. It shouldn't be a problem for those countries who take the necessary precautions, but Ebola is a very virulent disease, more so than all those recent flus.


I'm aware of this, I was speaking in general. Every year the media pushes for flu vaccines. I must have had the flu once in the last 17 years and I never wasted my money on a flu shot.

One of the scary thing about the Ebola virus is the bloody diarrhea.
You basically poop blood every hours, losing all your electrolytes and you get weaker and weaker.

I have Ulcerative Colitis and I had this bloody diarrhea thing where I sat on the toilet every hours...
I lost 31 pounds in 3 weeks.
When I went to the hospital the doctor said if I have waited two more days I would have ended up in intensive care.

Knowing how bad it is, add up all the other symptoms on top of it, its no wonder this virus is so deadly.
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Every year the media pushes for flu vaccines. I must have had the flu once in the last 17 years and I never wasted my money on a flu shot.


I think what you might have is the cold. Flu (influenza) is a different illness.

Or, you could have had the flu, but you recovered well from it, since you're not in the high risk group. But influenza kills off hundreds of thousands of people each year, so I don't think the media is hyping up flu vaccines one bit.
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Knowing how bad it is, add up all the other symptoms on top of it, its no wonder this virus is so deadly.


That is true, but the only good thing about Ebola is that it is not airborne.
Or is it?

Anyway, I believe all of us here has a better chance of catching
Enterovirus D-68 than Ebola.
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