HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » CDC: Ebola patient may ha... » Reply #50

Response to Android3.14 (Reply #45)

Thu Oct 16, 2014, 12:39 PM

50. I am sticking to the issue.

The Ebola virus is mutating at a rapid speed. See the Science article I cited.
Five of the co-authors died from Ebola before it was published.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6202/1369.full

Nobody knows what the hell is going on with this thing. There have already been
admissions that droplets from sneezing or coughing could transmit the virus--through
the air. It is known that sputum and nasal emissions can carry the virus.

If you want to quibble over whether that qualifies as "airborne", go right ahead.
Personally, I would not want to test the theory.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ebola-questions-20141007-story.html#page=1

On a personal note, my husband is an MD who did an elective in Samoa studying tropical
medicine while he was in med school. Yes, that was years ago, and no, he didn't become
a tropical medicine specialist. But he has maintained an interest, and he reads every issue of Science
cover to cover. He also, as is required, maintains his license with appropriate hours of continuing
medical education.

That said, he is VERY worried about this outbreak. I agree with him, nobody knows what the hell
is going on with this disease--and it is not one you want to get. I am not ready to agree that it's
beyond the realm of possibility for it to become transmitted through the air.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 74 replies Author Time Post
Divernan Oct 2014 OP
Downwinder Oct 2014 #1
Justice Oct 2014 #2
Baitball Blogger Oct 2014 #22
Darb Oct 2014 #34
Baitball Blogger Oct 2014 #36
Darb Oct 2014 #55
Baitball Blogger Oct 2014 #58
kestrel91316 Oct 2014 #59
Baitball Blogger Oct 2014 #61
Diclotican Oct 2014 #3
Android3.14 Oct 2014 #4
mnhtnbb Oct 2014 #5
Divernan Oct 2014 #11
Bluenorthwest Oct 2014 #39
Android3.14 Oct 2014 #45
LineLineLineLineReply I am sticking to the issue.
mnhtnbb Oct 2014 #50
NickB79 Oct 2014 #66
kestrel91316 Oct 2014 #60
mnhtnbb Oct 2014 #67
Divernan Oct 2014 #73
Divernan Oct 2014 #10
LovingA2andMI Oct 2014 #23
morningfog Oct 2014 #6
Divernan Oct 2014 #9
blackspade Oct 2014 #16
MNBrewer Oct 2014 #18
Bluenorthwest Oct 2014 #43
AverageJoe90 Oct 2014 #62
MNBrewer Oct 2014 #74
Divernan Oct 2014 #19
LovingA2andMI Oct 2014 #24
Towlie Oct 2014 #27
AverageJoe90 Oct 2014 #65
peacebird Oct 2014 #7
Paper Roses Oct 2014 #8
HockeyMom Oct 2014 #31
blackspade Oct 2014 #12
Divernan Oct 2014 #14
mnhtnbb Oct 2014 #20
spike91nz Oct 2014 #13
Divernan Oct 2014 #15
TBF Oct 2014 #17
LovingA2andMI Oct 2014 #25
PasadenaTrudy Oct 2014 #35
Vinca Oct 2014 #21
Renew Deal Oct 2014 #29
marions ghost Oct 2014 #30
NV Whino Oct 2014 #37
marions ghost Oct 2014 #40
NV Whino Oct 2014 #47
marions ghost Oct 2014 #49
YarnAddict Oct 2014 #26
gvstn Oct 2014 #33
Renew Deal Oct 2014 #28
Myrina Oct 2014 #53
SpankMe Oct 2014 #32
Divernan Oct 2014 #38
LeftInTX Oct 2014 #48
SoapBox Oct 2014 #42
SoapBox Oct 2014 #41
AverageJoe90 Oct 2014 #64
catbyte Oct 2014 #44
AverageJoe90 Oct 2014 #63
Android3.14 Oct 2014 #46
Divernan Oct 2014 #71
CullenBohannon Oct 2014 #51
FarPoint Oct 2014 #52
Divernan Oct 2014 #54
Darb Oct 2014 #56
Man from Pickens Oct 2014 #72
kestrel91316 Oct 2014 #57
mnhtnbb Oct 2014 #68
Divernan Oct 2014 #69
Divernan Oct 2014 #70
Please login to view edit histories.