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    (Original post by Veggiechic6)
    There was a BBC breaking news article the other day saying somebody in Northampton had been diagnosed with it (oddly the article has totally disappeared)
    You should (a) read BBC articles more carefully (nobody was diagnosed with ebola in Northampton) and (b) search the BBC website more carefully - these links took 10 seconds to find:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30825231

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-30827086
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    (Original post by XcitingStuart)
    There's the chance Ebola-chan is airbourne.

    Joking about the honorific -chan. I saw someone else do that in another forum and thought it would be the best to tell someone else. Multiple sources have mentioned it, such as the BBC, but discreetly. Not literally airborne, as the medium is water droplets in the air. That could have been wrong, but it could have been right.



    The sarcasm was funny, if intentional.
    I've just read more about it, yes it does seem like it's airborne. If it's transmitted so easily, with minimal physical contact with the victim, theres a high chance it is airborne. For example the nurse who caught it, despite the guard from the extremely protective clothing was sadly victimized, from this we can judge it is airborne.

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    (Original post by R Dragon)
    My initial thought on your question? Lmao

    Ebola isn't even that big of a deal, total number of dead by Ebola (since its emergence) ~8k. If you want something to worry 'bout I'd start with AIDs, which claims ~half a millions lives PER year.

    Regardless a lot of work is still ongoing on it, candidate vaccines are tested, patients in Africa are educated about the transmission of the virus (and given antibodies where necessary) etc.
    It even came up on the virology section of my microbiology module.

    It never ceases to amaze me how the media scares the crap out of ignorant people
    My initial thought on your response: LMAO with the most unscientific comparison you've made.

    Ebola is only recently came back to effect, and look at the rapid rate at which deaths are being caused, (bearing in mind its only in some african countries) what about aids, its been existent for centuries all over the globe hence why the large figures of incidence.

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    (Original post by f.loco)
    what about aids, its been existent for centuries all over the globe hence why the large figures of incidence.
    Centuries? Is this the same AIDS that was first diagnosed in 1981 and later discovered to have been caused by viruses that transferred to humans in the early twentieth century? Or do you have another disease in mind?
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Centuries? Is this the same AIDS that was first diagnosed in 1981 and later discovered to have been caused by viruses that transferred to humans in the early twentieth century? Or do you have another disease in mind?
    That was slightly over exaggerated but a good number of decades (1950s), you have to admit that the transmission of aids isn't as easily done than Ebola, this is where my initial questions arose, since it's much more difficult to prevent (than aids, simply not have intercourse with the infected, or avoid contact with their blood), it brings worries. If one person is infected in a new area, and without an action, within two days at least 100 more would be put at risk, or could catch it.
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    (Original post by f.loco)
    My initial thought on your response: LMAO with the most unscientific comparison you've made.

    Ebola is only recently came back to effect, and look at the rapid rate at which deaths are being caused, (bearing in mind its only in some african countries) what about aids, its been existent for centuries all over the globe hence why the large figures of incidence.

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    Ahh the irony.... :lol:

    AIDs was discovered sometime around 1980s, not centuries

    Which is around the same time the first Ebola case was (1976 to be precise)
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    (Original post by f.loco)
    That was slightly over exaggerated but a good number of decades (1950s)
    You have to get your facts right in a discussion like this. Ebola was first diagnosed (but not named) in 1976 - five years before AIDS.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    You have to get your facts right in a discussion like this. Ebola was first diagnosed (but not named) in 1976 - five years before AIDS.
    OK but that doesn't mean Ebola should not be taken seriously

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    This thread is slightly out dated as lots of nations including Britain are responding well to the problem.

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    (Original post by f.loco)
    This thread is slightly out dated as lots of nations including Britain are responding well to the problem.

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    You started the thread just four days ago and asked why the response was so poor and slow. Now you think the response is OK. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    You started the thread just four days ago and asked why the response was so poor and slow. Now you think the response is OK. :rolleyes:
    Yes
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    (Original post by f.loco)
    Yes
    Bang goes your reputation for clear thinking and good analysis.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Bang goes your reputation for clear thinking and good analysis.
    say what you want to
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    (Original post by f.loco)
    say what you want to
    You're a bit dim.
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    (Original post by Potally_Tissed)
    You're a bit dim.
    Thankyou, random person.
 
 
 
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