In addition to Texas (Dallas), reports are coming in from Kentucky, Georgia and DC of patients in isolation with signs/symptoms of Ebola.
Folks…. this is important. Read it. No, I’m not scaremongering, I want people to understand the gravity of the situation. The fact is the government is now saying things like “Fear is dangerous” and “don’t panic”. If you have a clue you won’t PANIC anyway, you will PREPARE. That’s all I want to do, convince folks to PREPARE. Don’t go nuts, don’t buy everything in the store, don’t mortgage your house for food and water, BUT PREPARE to stay inside awhile.
The government isn’t GOING TO HELP YOU IF YOU GET SICK. There are four people who we KNOW have been exposed, locked in an apartment complex, they aren’t getting treatment, and the place is JUST NOW being cleaned today. That’s BAD NEWS. They’ve spent several days exposed to the germs inside the apartment. BAD NEWS. Dead people walking.
So read the rest of what I wrote awhile ago for another site:
People CAN BE INFECTED, HAVE NO SYMPTOMS and BE CONTAGIOUS.
Several diseases are like that.
Signs and symptoms of Ebola usually begin suddenly with an influenza-like stage characterized by fatigue, fever, headaches, joint, muscle, and abdominal pain
Vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite are also common.
Less common symptoms include the following: sore throat, chest pain, hiccups, shortness of breath, and trouble swallowing.
The average time between contracting the infection and the start of symptoms (incubation period) is 8 to 10 days, but it can vary between 2 and 21 days.
Skin manifestations may include a maculopapular rash (in about 50% of cases).
Early symptoms of EVD may be similar to those of malaria, dengue fever, or other tropical fevers, before the disease progresses to the bleeding phase.
Now, read this part VERY CLOSELY:
Human-to-human transmission can occur via direct contact with blood or bodily fluids from an infected person (including embalming of an infected dead person) or by contact with objects contaminated by the virus, particularly needles and syringes.
Other body fluids with ebola virus include saliva, mucus, vomit, feces, sweat, tears, breast milk, urine, and semen. Entry points include the nose, mouth, eyes, or open wounds, cuts and abrasions.
The potential for widespread EVD infections is considered low as the disease is only spread by direct contact with the secretions from someone who is showing signs of infection.
The symptoms limit a person’s ability to spread the disease as they are often too sick to travel.
Because dead bodies are still infectious, local traditional burial rituals may spread the disease.
Nearly two thirds of the cases of Ebola in Guinea during the 2014 outbreak are believed to be due to burial practices.
Semen may be infectious in survivors for up to 3 months.
It is not entirely clear how an outbreak is initially started.
The initial infection is believed to occur after ebola virus is transmitted to a human by contact with an infected animal’s body fluids.
The cameraman and the crew all followed standard procedures to prevent infection. It didn’t help him. He’s sick and infected. How did he become infected? Dirty water? Touching something?
Whether they want to admit it or not, the family in quarantine are dead people walking.
Finally, we have this:
Airborne transmission has not been documented during EVD outbreaks. They are, however, infectious as breathable 0.8– to 1.2-μm laboratory-generated droplets. The virus has been shown to travel, without contact, from pigs to primates, although the same study failed to demonstrate similar transmission between non-human primates.
So, they are lying about ebola not being passed in the air. The following article is NOT about ebola, but passing of viruses via coughing and sneezing. Ebola has coughing and sneezing, just like colds. It’s a VIRUS. Viruses can’t be killed with antibiotics and aspirin.
Infectious Droplets From Coughs And Sneezes Travel Much Farther Than Previously Believed; Germs Spread By ‘Gas Clouds’
Researchers have now found that covering your mouth during a sneeze may not do much to prevent droplets from spreading: they are suspended by a gas cloud that allows them to travel farther than previously estimated.
Casually covering a sneeze with your hand may not really stop the germs from spreading.
A new study conducted by researchers at Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that coughs and sneezes actually have “gas clouds,” also dubbed “multiphase turbulent buoyant clouds,” that spread infectious droplets out much farther than previously believed.
Suspended in a gas cloud, droplets from a cough or sneeze billow farther out as opposed to staying in one enclosed area, near the sneezing person’s mouth. It’s similar to smoke emerging from a smokestack, the researchers note.
“When you cough or sneeze, you see the droplets, or feel them if someone sneezes on you,” John Bush, a professor of applied mathematics at MIT and a co-author of the study, said in a press release. “But you don’t see the cloud, the invisible gas phase. The influence of this gas cloud is to extend the range of the individual droplets, particularly the small ones.”
The study found smaller droplets that are produced by sneezes or coughs can actually travel 5 to 200 times further than if they moved as “groups of unconnected particles,” which researchers had previously assumed. These so-called gas clouds are able to keep smaller particles suspended in the air, and more likely to float around rather than get caught behind your hand.
In the study, researchers used high-speed imaging to capture droplets and gas clouds of coughs and sneezes. They paired that with laboratory stimulations and mathematical modeling to better analyze how these droplets move after being projected into the air. They will now continue research in order to better understand how the pathogens being carried by the droplets move — and where exactly they go.
“The cloud entrains ambient air into it and continues to grow and mix,” Lydia Bourouiba, assistant professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a co-author of the study, said in the press release. “But as the cloud grows, it slows down, and so is less able to suspend the droplets within it. You thus cannot model this as isolated droplets moving ballistically.”
The authors conclude that contamination in the air is possible in a much more direct route than previously assumed. Who knew that examining fluid-mechanics was so important in analyzing a sneeze.