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Title: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on August 05, 2014, 01:39:36 PM
I've heard of this virus in the newscast.
I also understood that it is deadly to humans.
What do you think?
There are  about 800 victims.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: tuto99 on August 05, 2014, 02:41:40 PM
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What do you think?
I think it is dangerous.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Darvince on August 05, 2014, 02:44:04 PM
Ebola is spreading to Germany and Nauru I think.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Cosmos on August 05, 2014, 03:40:07 PM
Pandemic 2, anyone?
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Pinkythefoxxywasp on August 05, 2014, 10:46:48 PM
Pandemic 2, anyone?

God dammit madagascar is hard to get to in that game. (madagascar has closed its ports NOOO)
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: wubbzy301 on August 05, 2014, 11:17:12 PM
I've heard of this virus in the newscast.
I also understood that it is deadly to humans.
What do you think?
There are  about 800 victims.

I don't like to see this picture.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Lord DC on August 05, 2014, 11:21:01 PM
Everyone evacuate! The Incarnator will deal with this threat...
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Darvince on August 06, 2014, 01:37:52 AM
Re to be the square, the shape of my favorite is the circle fountain fountain of bulge of some ebola
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Xriqxa on August 06, 2014, 01:45:50 AM
Guys, I'm sure if one of us contracted Ebola none of us would be making these jokes and references. Real people are out there suffering from this.

Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on August 06, 2014, 01:47:25 AM
Guys, I'm sure if one of us contracted Ebola none of us would be making these jokes and references. Real people are out there suffering from this.


What do you mean?
However, this virus is real and there are no antidotes.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Xriqxa on August 06, 2014, 01:49:42 AM
Exactly. There is nobody to cure these suffering people and we're all here laughing at Madagascar references.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on August 06, 2014, 01:51:05 AM
They are just jokes ...
Then there's not only in Madagascar but also in Africa, in fact in the swamps.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Jim Jam Science Mans on August 06, 2014, 02:09:42 AM
Nothing to worry about for the Western world.

However, it being in Lagos is basically the worst-case scenario for an ebola outbreak. One of the world's largest cities with over 20 million inhabitants, many of whom live in a series of megaslums without access to good sanitation. For a blood and fluidborne virus, that's basically ideal breeding conditions. Lagos is also a major shipping, transport and economic hub for Africa so even if it's contained in the city, it's going to cause long-term ripples in the recovering African economies that could cause even more trouble and deaths than the virus did.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: SpyCreepers on August 06, 2014, 05:04:49 AM
Ebola is spreading to Germany and Nauru I think.
What? *Buys ticket to austria*
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Mrclimix on August 06, 2014, 05:20:32 AM
Well,
The case fatality rate is over 90% making it one of the most deadliest virus but not only that before you died you will suffer with the effects of this virus such as bleeding of mucus membranes decreased of liver functions which makes you have diarrhea also that spreads the virus even more making it a perfect sample of virus ready to be spread by a mad scientist all over the world.

But that is impossible so let's just wish that this virus would have a vaccine
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Unnamed25 on August 06, 2014, 08:28:02 AM
I read an article about a new generation of vaccines that destroy the protective layer of bacterias (and viruses? Lets hope.) that is still under testing.

And since it doesn't enter it, the scientists are sure that they won't grow immune to it.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Jim Jam Science Mans on August 06, 2014, 08:28:37 AM
Ebola is spreading to Germany and Nauru I think.
What? *Buys ticket to austria*

It won't be a big problem if it does. Germany has experience with haemorrhagic fevers due to the Marburg virus outbreak of the 1960s, excellent sanitation and health infrastructure, and access to high-level biosafety equipment.

It is highly unlikely to get to Nauru - that's a bit of a bizarre idea. Unfortunately, my country treats the asylum seekers we send to Nauru like dogs, but this has the benefit of making everything a lengthy process. Ebola is pretty fast-acting - if you got it, you'll know quickly and you'll really wish you didn't. There is otherwise very little traffic between Africa and Nauru, and even there, most of our African asylum seekers come from East Africa, not West Africa.

Well,
The case fatality rate is over 90% making it one of the most deadliest virus but not only that before you died you will suffer with the effects of this virus such as bleeding of mucus membranes decreased of liver functions which makes you have diarrhea also that spreads the virus even more making it a perfect sample of virus ready to be spread by a mad scientist all over the world.

But that is impossible so let's just wish that this virus would have a vaccine

It depends on the strain. The current outbreak only has a 64% mortality rate, which is actually low for the strain it is - ebola zaire. Also, ebola is useless in its current state to 'mad scientists' as it is too fast-acting and isn't airborne, nor does it have an infectious incubation period. While we can't cure it, we can control the spread actually quite easily.

It's only particularly bad when it hits areas without medical infrastructure and where they don't trust the medical establishment. With proper procedures, it's really not all that frightening. Unpleasant, absolutely, and I wouldn't want to catch it - but no cause for alarm outside of West Africa at present.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Josh on August 06, 2014, 09:24:28 AM
I read an article about a new generation of vaccines that destroy the protective layer of bacterias (and viruses? Lets hope.) that is still under testing.

And since it doesn't enter it, the scientists are sure that they won't grow immune to it.

This reminded me of an article I read recently that happens to deal with the current Ebola virus. It's very interesting, has anyone else read this?

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/experimental-ebola-treatment-produced-genetically-modified-plants
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on August 06, 2014, 11:16:44 AM
Good news:
It seems that the test for the antidote to work.
In September should start the official distribution.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: PrimeMinisterTom on August 12, 2014, 02:38:52 AM
Good news:
It seems that the test for the antidote to work.
In September should start the official distribution.

I'm sp relieved  :D
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Jim Jam Science Mans on August 12, 2014, 10:12:09 PM
Don't get too excited. We actually don't know if the cure works at all yet, there are basically no doses, and it's not been properly tested on humans - like, at all. It's been tested on three people, one of whom died anyway, the other two being the Americans who are receiving top-notch care.

The cure is, at this stage, nothing but a potential. They're basically doing a field trial on some lucky (or unlucky) Liberians to see if it works and to make sure it doesn't kill you in two weeks. Long term safety is unknown and chances are it might not see mass deployment.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: 300Achilles on August 23, 2014, 03:17:21 PM
It seems the cure for ebola may actually be tobacco which the experimental serum is made out of apparently,
I havent heard any further news on this feel free to correct me.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on August 25, 2014, 06:21:09 AM
It seems the cure for ebola may actually be tobacco which the experimental serum is made out of apparently,
I havent heard any further news on this feel free to correct me.
http://www.repubblica.it/salute/2014/08/21/news/scheda_mzapp-94227595/
seems to be true...
The antidote is called Zmapp
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: DDR2402 on August 25, 2014, 12:06:58 PM
Guys, I'm sure if one of us contracted Ebola none of us would be making these jokes and references. Real people are out there suffering from this.


What do you mean?
However, this virus is real and there are no antidotes.

There are antidotes, but experimental and not aviable world-wide.
Some people were healed by these experimental antidotes.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on September 01, 2014, 04:17:00 AM
has detected a suspected case in sweden...
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: SpyCreepers on September 01, 2014, 04:21:27 AM
has detected a suspected case in sweden...
let us see the fall of europe by this tiny FUCKING Virus
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Bla on September 01, 2014, 02:23:40 PM
"It's simply not profitable to cure ebola [make it go extinct]. When it's cured, there's no need for more medicine! The same is true for malaria and tubercolosis."

I think that's a good quote, from this blog (it's in Danish though). A company that looks to earn money from selling medicine could make a fortune if ebola persisted as a problem among thousands of people for decades, compared to curing a few thousand and getting rid of the problem once and for all.
http://arbejderen.dk/blog-indl%C3%A6g/magnus-m%C3%B8ller-ziegler/b%C3%B8nner-helbreder-ikke-ebola

With that said, I don't think it's likely that it'll become a major disease in Europe as most people live in more hygienic conditions (no/sparse access to water -> no handwashing) and have better access to healthcare, and it doesn't appear to be able to spread by air.
If a disease kills a lot of those it infects it also makes it harder to spread. Ebola has a delay of course but still, diseases generally don't have an interest in killing those they infect.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: atomic7732 on September 01, 2014, 02:47:20 PM
Hmm... what if medical supplies magically deteriorated and hygiene becomes harder to come by in Europe...

I smell money.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: 300Achilles on September 01, 2014, 09:07:25 PM
"It's simply not profitable to cure ebola [make it go extinct]. When it's cured, there's no need for more medicine! The same is true for malaria and tubercolosis."

I think that's a good quote, from this blog (it's in Danish though). A company that looks to earn money from selling medicine could make a fortune if ebola persisted as a problem among thousands of people for decades, compared to curing a few thousand and getting rid of the problem once and for all.
http://arbejderen.dk/blog-indl%C3%A6g/magnus-m%C3%B8ller-ziegler/b%C3%B8nner-helbreder-ikke-ebola

With that said, I don't think it's likely that it'll become a major disease in Europe as most people live in more hygienic conditions (no/sparse access to water -> no handwashing) and have better access to healthcare, and it doesn't appear to be able to spread by air.
If a disease kills a lot of those it infects it also makes it harder to spread. Ebola has a delay of course but still, diseases generally don't have an interest in killing those they infect.

actually there is a strain of ebola that is spread through air although it affects monkeys
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: SpyCreepers on September 03, 2014, 12:42:37 AM
"It's simply not profitable to cure ebola [make it go extinct]. When it's cured, there's no need for more medicine! The same is true for malaria and tubercolosis."

I think that's a good quote, from this blog (it's in Danish though). A company that looks to earn money from selling medicine could make a fortune if ebola persisted as a problem among thousands of people for decades, compared to curing a few thousand and getting rid of the problem once and for all.
http://arbejderen.dk/blog-indl%C3%A6g/magnus-m%C3%B8ller-ziegler/b%C3%B8nner-helbreder-ikke-ebola

With that said, I don't think it's likely that it'll become a major disease in Europe as most people live in more hygienic conditions (no/sparse access to water -> no handwashing) and have better access to healthcare, and it doesn't appear to be able to spread by air.
If a disease kills a lot of those it infects it also makes it harder to spread. Ebola has a delay of course but still, diseases generally don't have an interest in killing those they infect.
OK OK. I GIVE UP. from now on i'm gonna wash my hands. (i rarely washed them only twice a day)
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on September 03, 2014, 02:04:10 AM
maybe Italy will save the world with other nations..
http://www.tgcom24.mediaset.it/mondo/2014/notizia/il-vaccino-per-sconfiggere-il-virus-ebola-si-prepara-in-italia_2065841.shtml
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on September 09, 2014, 11:03:41 AM
It's coming in italy O_O
poor me..
i going in greenland!
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Lord DC on September 09, 2014, 06:28:30 PM
/).- this is making nonsense now.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Xriqxa on September 09, 2014, 09:52:15 PM
It's coming in italy O_O
poor me..
i going in greenland!

Poor you? What the heck dude...

Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on September 10, 2014, 07:27:51 AM
Calm down. was a suspected case, however, was malaria. I said that if in case there was an infection in Italy I would have gone in Greenland. Ok?
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Xriqxa on September 10, 2014, 09:41:59 AM
Not what I meant, but whatever.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Lord DC on September 11, 2014, 09:41:09 AM
/).(\ even more nonsense.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Darvince on September 11, 2014, 12:53:58 PM
A new infection has begun in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on September 20, 2014, 06:15:48 AM
And now Sierra Leone
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: SpyCreepers on September 21, 2014, 11:37:00 PM
Calm down. was a suspected case, however, was malaria. I said that if in case there was an infection in Italy I would have gone in Greenland. Ok?
Welcome To Greenland ,Denmark.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on September 23, 2014, 11:42:33 AM
Calm down. was a suspected case, however, was malaria. I said that if in case there was an infection in Italy I would have gone in Greenland. Ok?
Welcome To Greenland ,Denmark.
it's coming in italy  :'(
Bye bye italy 
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on October 07, 2014, 07:40:14 AM
Really boys now Ebola coming In Madrid in Spain and In Dallas in USA.
The good news it's not letal like in Africa because it's lethal 50%.
But it's very dangerous.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Xriqxa on October 07, 2014, 08:04:05 AM

The good news it's not letal like in Africa because it's lethal 50%.


Uh, what?
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: SpyCreepers on October 09, 2014, 05:24:12 AM
what WitheHole18 wanted to tell
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Xriqxa on October 09, 2014, 06:30:12 AM
wut
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Post by: SpyCreepers on October 09, 2014, 07:02:13 AM
Deutschland Stronk
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on October 09, 2014, 07:30:43 AM
serious,this virus in coming in  our home.
There isn't joke
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Xriqxa on October 09, 2014, 07:32:44 AM
You were making jokes before, but now that it's coming to Italy you're getting all defensive?

That's pretty cynical...
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: SpyCreepers on October 09, 2014, 07:36:36 AM
serious,this virus in coming in  our home.
There isn't joke
all ebola patients in The  EU shall be evacuated IMMEDIATELY! although it's rare in the EU
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on October 09, 2014, 07:41:45 AM
You were making jokes before, but now that it's coming to Italy you're getting all defensive?

That's pretty cynical...
when i make jokes?
i am not cynial.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: SpyCreepers on October 10, 2014, 03:06:49 AM
i think 1 people have been cured by the experimental drug called Zmapp and Brincidofovir.
he is Dr. Kent Brantly
http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/Ebola-Patient-Dr-Kent-Brantly-to-Leave-Hospital-Thursday-272102161.html
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: WitheHole18 on October 14, 2014, 04:03:01 AM
Ebola officially arrived in Germany. Killing a people.
http://www.lastampa.it/2014/10/14/esteri/ebola-timore-per-settanta-persone-a-dallas-hanno-avuto-contatti-col-paziente-morto-obamahollande-fare-di-pi-e-in-fretta-jDTmyGAOfddMJClsNLsovN/pagina.html
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: blotz on October 14, 2014, 05:22:09 PM
late news but the nurse caring for the ebola patient in the us was infected :\
and theres people denying it is in the U.S....
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: SpyCreepers on October 14, 2014, 10:47:39 PM
Don't worry ITS NOT AN OUTBREAK IN GERMANY! they are isolated in the Hospital. it's not in berlin,i'm not going to die. or get infected... if it does spread i'll go to Austria. Easy?

And PS. (they are africans not germans)

PPS.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Caldazar on October 15, 2014, 05:39:43 AM
On a serious note: However dangerous the virus might or might not be, the combination of arrogance and incompetence at display right now sure as hell is.
If you have people in hazmats getting infected time and time again, you are in serious trouble. Yet still, experts and officials present best case scenarios as 100% fact, then believe their own bullshit and end up being fully occupied with how awesome they are, still thinking they are in control.
I'm not afraid of Ebola, but academic elitism and ideology increasingly freaks me out.

Meanwhile the ground workers, the nurses, priests and african doctors pay the price.
You know, the ones who actually know what's going on and what they are doing.
But not enough. After that they get blamed for it by the same smug know-it-alls who in fact couldn't predict the time of day two hours from now.

That's what irks me the most right now.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Xriqxa on October 15, 2014, 06:32:24 AM
Why is death feared?
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: blotz on November 11, 2014, 04:50:12 AM
https://onetoday.google.com/fightebola
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Vince77 on November 11, 2014, 03:26:03 PM
Why is death feared?
Because we don't know what is after life.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: atomic7732 on November 11, 2014, 05:03:18 PM
the US is ebola free

(for now) Someone will probably get it again. But this is proof that the West really doesn't need to worry about much, unless you're a doctor in west africa.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: blotz on November 11, 2014, 05:34:10 PM
i never heard that the us is free
i only hear about bad things and not good developments :(
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Gordon Freeman on November 12, 2014, 07:07:14 AM
Why is death feared?
Because we don't know what is after life.


So? Being afraid of something that you don't know is the definition of "unsuccessful species".
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: blotz on November 13, 2014, 07:02:13 PM
it's natural that you're afraid of something you don't know
where did you get the definition of an unsuccessful species? i think an unsuccessful species would be one that didn't exist
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Darvince on November 13, 2014, 08:38:53 PM
It's evolutionarily beneficial to be afraid of something you don't know, because if that something decides to kill you, then you being afraid of it means you'll survive and be able to produce more children.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Gordon Freeman on November 14, 2014, 02:24:01 AM
But humans have evolved otherwise. If we were afraid of everything we didn't know about, we'd still be below the Bronze Age.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: blotz on November 14, 2014, 04:28:09 PM
just because you're afraid doesnt mean you can't do it
ie. if youre afraid of water you can still go in it
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Darvince on November 14, 2014, 05:23:53 PM
No they haven't. There's a difference between things that are part of the "scary" unknown (things we know we can't control, things in the dark) and that which we can make known. For inventing fire, if someone on the savanna got really bored and rubbed together two logs for a while, a fire would start and he would've jumped back in surprise and told his tribe about it. The scientific one among them would've tested it while being cautious, and then that tribe would begin to use fire.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: DiamondMiner10 on November 14, 2014, 08:55:38 PM
Just so no one's alarmed, Ebola is really Really REALLY hard to catch. You have to be in direct contact with fluid from someone infected. And even at that point you have a fairly low chance of getting it, simply by washing your hands. It has to touch a mucous membrane in your body like your nose, eyes, mouth, ext.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Gordon Freeman on November 14, 2014, 11:48:16 PM
I don't care.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Darvince on January 20, 2016, 09:22:48 AM
The ebola epidemic almost over, with only 100 people being monitored for catching ebola in Sierra Leone. There are currently no people with ebolavirus.
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: atomic7732 on January 20, 2016, 12:03:45 PM
until next time, ebola
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: DiamondMiner10 on February 17, 2016, 10:06:36 PM
The outbreak was declared over awhile ago now
Title: Re: A virus Ebola.
Post by: Darvince on February 17, 2016, 11:22:30 PM
bye ebola
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Post by: tesco on July 17, 2016, 11:17:48 AM
ha it looks like a penis