RollingStone: 5 Things You Need to Know About Ebola

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    Somewhere in the American imagination, a few steps short of a full-on zombie apocalypse, lies the threat of an Ebola pandemic. And for the past several decades, that was basically where it stayed. But now, with the first widespread outbreak in Western Africa — the worst since the virus' 1976 discovery — and the first patient to be diagnosed in the United States, what do we need to know?

    When Ebola first surfaced in West Africa last summer, it was soon introduced to urban areas, and the infrastructure to control the budding epidemic simply wasn't available. "They had small clinics that were quickly overrun by Ebola patients," says Daniel Epstein, a spokesman for the World Health Organization. "And a lot of health workers got infected because they didn't necessarily know that these patients had it." The early symptoms of the virus — quick onset of fever, aches, pains, sometimes a sore throat — look an awful lot like malaria, a much more common (and less contagious) disease. Health care workers thought they knew what they were dealing with; by the time they realized it was Ebola, it was too late. "In one hospital," notes Epstein, "there were 28 nurses treating Ebola patients. Twenty-five of them died."

    Americans should remember that the chances of their contracting Ebola are generally slim to none. The virus cannot be transmitted via air, and the risk of it becoming airborne is minimal. And patients are only contagious once they're showing symptoms – so don't worry about the perfectly healthy-looking people on the train next to you (though if they're sweating and sneezing it might be time to change cars.) That being said, here are the five things you should know about the Ebola virus and the international response to this unprecedented situation:




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    Thanks Dawg, but I honestly do not trust Rollingstone for anything other than movie reviews and music suggestions
     
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    There are serious viruses being brought into the U.S. right now, and it's being covered up due to political correctness!


    Polio-like illness claims fifth life in U.S.
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    At least five children infected with the respiratory illness known enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) have died in the U.S. in the past month.

    (Above image: a non-polio enterovirus as seen using an immunoelectron microscopic technique. Courtesy: CDC)

    [​IMG]The lastest confirmed victim was a four-year-old New Jersey boy, Eli Waller. He died at home on September 25. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed the cause of death Friday night. But health officials say they have no idea how he contracted the virus. A health official says Eli was “asymptomatic and fine” when he went to bed but died overnight. He had no known preexisting immune weakness.

    CDC Overview of EV-D68

    A 10-year girl Rhode Island girl infected with EV-D68, Emily Otrando, died less than 24 hours after being rushed to the hospital with breathing problems. Three other patients with EV-D68 also died in September.

    The CDC reports that in the past month and a half, at least 538 people in 43 states and the District of Columbia have become ill with EV-D68. Most of them are children and some developed limb paralysis. Polio, which can cause paralysis and death, is a type of enterovirus. EV-D68 is one of more than a hundred “non-polio” enteroviruses.

    The actual number of EV-D68 infections is likely significantly higher than reported since some state health officials are not testing every suspected case.

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    Link to Illegal Immigrant Children?

    Enteroviruses commonly circulate in the U.S. during summer and fall. EV-D68 was first identified in California in 1962. Over the past thirty years, only small numbers were reported in the U.S.

    The CDC hasn’t suggested reasons for the current uptick or its origin. Without that answer, some question whether the disease is being spread by the presence of tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children from Central America admitted to the U.S. in the past year.

    The origin could be entirely unrelated.

    However, a study published in Virology Journal, found EV-D68 among some of the 3,375 young, ill people tested in eight Latin American countries, including the Central American nations of El Salvador and Nicaragua, in 2013. (See Fig. 3)

    Though the U.S. government is keeping secret the locations of the illegal immigrant children, there are significant numbers of them in both cities in which the current outbreak was first identified, Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois, according to local advocates and press reports.

    CDC list of states with confirmed EV-D68 cases

    The EV-D68 outbreak was first recognized after Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri notified CDC on August 19 of an increase in severe respiratory illnesses. Four days later, on August 23, the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital notified CDC of a similar increase.


    What is an enterovirus?

    An enterovirus is a positive-sense (“plus-strand”) RNA (ribonucleic acid) virus. Other diseases caused by RNA viruses include Ebola, SARS, polio and measles.

    According to CDC, there are no available vaccines, antiviral medications or specific treatments for EV-D68. Most cases are mild.

    Hand, foot and mouth disease: another enterovirus

    In March of 2012, CDC reported emergence of a new strain of another non-polio enterovirus in the U.S. responsible for what’s known as hand, foot and mouth disease. The patients’ age range and the severity of the illness were considered unusual in the U.S. and resulted in a more severe and extensive rash. It had been previously seen in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Finland. Hand, foot and mouth disease is typically not considered a serious illness and usually resolves itself.

    Recently, schools reported an uptick in the enterovirus hand, foot and mouth disease in Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Virginia, Wisconsin with cases also reported in Oregon.

    Additional reports in southwest Virginia

    Accidental Release of Live Polio Virus into Water in Belgium

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    A lab technician studies an enterovirus.

    In other enterovirus news: The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) recently reported the “accidental release” by pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline of more than 11 gallons of concentrated live polio virus solution into the environment in Belgium.

    Authorities say the release, due to “human error,” happened in Rixensart city and the liquid “was conducted directly to a water-treatment plant (Rosieres) and released after treatment in river Lasne affluent of river Dyle which is affluent of the Escaut/Scheldt river.”

    Belgium’s High Council of Public Health stated the risk of infection for those exposed to the contaminated water is “extremely low due to the high level of dilution and the high vaccination coverage (95%) in Belgium.”

    A statement from ECDC said, “ECDC’s assessment is that the accidental release in the environment of large amounts of live polio virus represents a risk to public health if susceptible populations, such as areas with low polio vaccine coverage, are exposed to contaminated waters or mud. Particularly since the Lasne and Dyle rivers are joining the Escaut/Scheldt river which flows in the southwestern part of the Netherlands where various orthodox protestant communities present a lower polio vaccination coverage, before reaching the North Sea.”



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    The Onion's "What You Need To Know About Ebola"

    Following the death of the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, concerns about the deadly hemorrhagic virus are running high throughout the country. Here is everything you need to know about Ebola:

    What is Ebola?

    Ebola is an infectious, often fatal virus. For more complete information, consult your own darkest paranoid nightmares.

    How do you contract Ebola?

    Ebola is contracted through contact with a health care system that vastly overestimates its preparedness for a global pandemic.

    What are the symptoms of Ebola?

    Severe flu-like symptoms that a CNN cameraman is filming.

    How long does it take for symptoms to first appear?

    Anywhere from two to 10 days after passing through U.S. customs.

    How is Ebola treated?

    The virus is eventually killed when the body begins naturally decomposing inside a coffin several feet underground.

    Do I have Ebola?

    Not yet.

    How dangerous is Ebola?

    Easily Africa’s fourth or fifth most pressing issue.

    I come into frequent physical contact with Ebola-infected blood, urine, saliva, stool, and vomit. Am I at risk of contracting Ebola?

    Yes.

    Is there a risk of Ebola spreading further?

    If Dallas authorities fail to properly contain the disease, it may spread as far as Plano and Fort Worth.

    How are Ebola outbreaks contained?

    Great question!

    What are airports doing to screen passengers?

    Questionnaire based on fundamental assumption that those in desperate need of medical attention would not lie to get out of western Africa and into the U.S.

    How many people could die if Ebola begins spreading in the United States?

    Projections are currently imprecise but range anywhere from 318.8 million to 319.0 million Americans.

    When will all this Ebola hysteria end?

    For you? At exactly 11:18 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28.
     
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    Last season was terrific. Looks like it will only get better.
     
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    They start with number 1 being a huge propaganda lie. "closing borders is counter-productive, we need to get aid in and out".

    As if the USA doesn't have the ability to charter aid flights in and out of the country. We spend billions on foreign aid every year but can't charter one flight each way every week? Bull fucking shit, they're lying to you. Totally discredits the rest.

    As if routine flights by business people, tourists, journalists, and those fleeing the disease is the same thing as a planeload of aid arriving.

    This is some sort of "let's make sure they want to help Africa by making them fear the same things Africans do" line of "reasoning" by our dear leader.
     
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    Who even trusts their movie / music suggestions? :jj:
     
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    Left-wing rag that loves to freak people out about the apocalyptic consequences of global warming tells you to chill about Ebola, because Obama.
     
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    I enter every room with a plan on how I'd act should that be the moment the zombie apocalypse starts. It will either come in really handy one day, or put me in a mental institution. Can't wait.
     
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    1. Don't joke that you have Ebola on a plane.

     
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    Can I sue Rolling Stone if I follow their directions, but still wind up getting Ebola??
     
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    You trust them for movie reviews and music suggestions ?

    Would you like to invest some money in a ponzi scheme I have just started.
     
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