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US doctor with Ebola in Atlanta for treatment

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  • A Chem Engineer Pocatello, ID
    Aug. 3, 2014 11:38 p.m.

    @ Stormwalker:

    ...until the virus mutates, as they frequently do. Our last major experience with a mutated virus was the influenza epidemic of 1918, which killed 50 million worldwide (CDC statistics on their website), and had a mortality rate of 2.5%.

    All it will take is mutation to an airborne vector, and you will see a repeat of 1918, but with a much higher mortality rate, at 60%.

    Is this what a nation and a world "ripening in iniquity" has to look forward to?

  • Stormwalker Cleveland , OH
    Aug. 3, 2014 2:05 p.m.

    Ebola is transferred via body fluid.

    Not casual contact. Not airborn. Not aerosolized. Direct exposure to body fluids.

    If you are at the CDC and in his room without protection and you are directly exposed to his blood or other fluids you have a problem.

    Otherwise, not so much.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Chihuahua, 00
    Aug. 2, 2014 11:45 p.m.

    This is like giving an infant a detonator to a nuclear bomb. The fact that this guy was a doctor treating people is even more alarming. What precautions did he take? It makes no sense at all to being him here. Medicine can always be fliwn there. He shouldve understood the risks involved in treating people with Ebola now he wants to expose the rest of us to a possible outbreak.