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Rob Rogers

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  1. Bob

    Bob said, 6 days ago

    Uh Ebola isnt really a threat unless youre handling bodily fluids of the infected. This is from the CDC website. The Ebola virus is spread through direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with

    a sick person’s blood or body fluids (urine, saliva, feces, vomit, and semen)
    objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected body fluids
    infected animals

  2. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 6 days ago

    Yeah, don’t eat the fruit bats…

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 days ago

    In the early days of AIDS, I had a friend whose job was getting money to fight AIDS, and he reported the well-referenced scientific study that AIDS would kill more than 1/3 of all Americans if his group didn’t get a few $trillion a year to fight AIDS. (And he was right. They didn’t give him enough money, and at least 1/3 of those who were sexually active in 1980, or who had been sexually active but were no longer capable, have died, undoubtedly of AIDS, no matter what lies they put on the death certificates.)

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 days ago

    @Bob

    Such as international aid workers who might then jump on a plane back to the US before realizing s/he was infected.

  5. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 6 days ago

    Let’s hope that the main animal vector is found, and that a vaccine is finally developed. Also, that Ebola viruses are not used somehow as crude terror weapons. And that people accept vaccination.
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    Somebody on these sites listed all the diseases that have taken many more victims than Ebola, and that is true. Why do we overlook those?
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    Maybe Ebola vaccinations will help gain more respect for vaccinations in general. So many diseases are in resurgence, especially “childhood” diseases. Do people have the right to refuse the shots that would prevent them?
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    If people had not been forcibly given the shots against smallpox, it would still be loose in areas of the world.

  6. jones.knik

    jones.knik said, 6 days ago

    These virus start out killing 99% of the victims but are very difficult to spread, then they become easier to spread but kill less victims and the cycle goes on until the virus is pretty benign. It appears to me, since Ebola is killing a lesser percentage of victims then maybe it’s also becoming easier to spread

  7. Zipi

    Zipi said, 6 days ago

    Yet ANOTHER plague that has come out of Africa. I wish there was a way to send it back.

  8. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 5 days ago

    There are different types of “hemorrhagic fevers” that tend to get lumped together. According to journalist Laurie Garrett, Ebola was 90 percent fatal when first identified through cases where, sadly, it was transmitted through hypodermic needles in small clinics. In the villages as transmitted through body fluids in, for instance, funeral preparations, it was about 60 percent fatal.
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    Antibodies have been found in many populations, human and animal, so the disease has burned through sections of Africa for a long time. I’m not sure that people retain immunity as much as extra resistance to the disease, and this might make a difference in survival rates. Much is unknown about it, and “disease cowboys” are still investigating deep in affected areas.
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    Whereas previously Ebola was restricted to small isolated populations here and there, and travel was not as easy as today, the disease would pounce, kill, and then return to its animal host. Tribal customs and traditions also dealt with such epidemics by shunning those areas.
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    Cholera, influenza, typhoid, and other diseases that spawned big epidemics, respond to intensive treatment with all modern medical methods now available. However, can these treatments, quite expensive in terms of equipment and personnel, and overall logistics to send them, be made available to thousands of people quickly enough? Can panic be avoided, will people altruistically stay in quarantine?
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    People are people, concerned for themselves and their families. Don’t despise Africa or Africans for these epidemics. Modern civilizations with large cities have provided “supermarkets” for all kinds of dangerous bacteria and viruses.

  9. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, 5 days ago

    @Bob

    yeah that’s how the guys wearing all the protective gear got it

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    A really ‘smart" virus doesn’t kill all its hosts, or it will die out sooner. It’s like empires.

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