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    Politicians play thier stupid games & it could kill us - ebola

    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health...cle4231621.ece

    http://www.defenseone.com/technology...irports/90413/

    Ebola ... a virus, viruses have been around for a long time...wiping out entire cities in the past.

    So what did they do before modern medicine? After all dangerous diseases have not always spread worldwide?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_of_Athens has a good rundown of their issue that may have been ebola

    Based upon striking descriptive similarities with recent outbreaks in Africa, as well as the fact that the Athenian plague itself apparently came from Africa (as Thucydides recorded), Ebola or a related Viral Hemorrhagic Fever has been considered.[7]


    Testing for ebola will not work, as most folks agree just due to the diseases way of working on the body..you can have it and it won't show in your blood.

    Like ancient times, the best way of dealing with these things is to isolate the region that has it. Toss those folks of that geographical region "under the bus" basically.

    Even ancient folks knew to avoid contaminated areas and not to allow people from those areas to leave the area.

    But our politicians don't like that solution...its mean !

    Because of the reaction of politicians you are telling folks "hey, attack us with a biological weapon...we don't mind!"

    How many halloween ebola costumes will we see this year? and how many won't we see....

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    But our politicians don't like that solution...its mean !
    I don't know that it is our politicians in general, but it certainly is the current Administration. And they don't like it because of political correctness. If the Ebola epidemic had started in a caucasian European-descended area it would be blockaded and nothing in or out except for WHO approved medical staff.

    I'm not overly concerned about ebola, but am paying attention. Even so, I think that we our not having a restriction into this nation from the afflicted area, just in case if nothing else, seems absurd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Testing for ebola will not work, as most folks agree just due to the diseases way of working on the body..you can have it and it won't show in your blood.....
    say what?

    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c...s/con-20031241

    If doctors suspect you have Ebola or Marburg viruses, they use blood tests to quickly identify the virus, including:
    •Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
    •Reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
    If you have it, it shows up in your blood.
    Last edited by wrightme; 10-10-2014 at 03:29 PM.
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    I have been watching for ELISA kits for Ebola/Marburg Filoviridae. They are definitely not yet on the market.

    https://www.elisatestkits.com/index....SA-kits&cat=16

    http://www.beaconkits.com/welcome/ca...gical-reagents

    These may be the antigen components of an ELISA test but they cost as much as a complete common reagent kit, US$300 for 10 g (ten micro-grams)!$$!

    http://www.sinobiological.com/Ebola%...v-g_zebov.html

    Back during the summer's outbreak of Microcystis/Microcystin, those kits cost about $300 for eight tests. Hundreds were sold. For EVD, they'll be a good investment. The companies making the 96-well microplate readers are already doing well.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention monitors the United States for conditions such as Ebola infection, and its labs can test for the Ebola virus. Mayo Clinic does not test for the Ebola and Marburg viruses
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    Well, I used to have the URL of the CDC ELISA pick sheet but it's moved apparently. I do not recall an Ebola line.
    Last edited by Nightmare; 10-10-2014 at 03:56 PM.
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