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To: tcrlaf

Is Ebola that transmittable? I thought Ebola could only be spread through the blood. Or perhaps, yes, mucus, but realistically, I sincerely hope it isn’t that easily spread.


42 posted on 03/24/2014 9:46:00 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

“Ebola viruses are highly infectious as well as contagious.

As an outbreak of ebola progresses, bodily fluids from diarrhea, vomiting, and bleeding represent a hazard. Due to lack of proper equipment and hygienic practices, large-scale epidemics occur mostly in poor, isolated areas without modern hospitals or well-educated medical staff. Many areas where the infectious reservoir exists have just these characteristics. In such environments, all that can be done is to immediately cease all needle-sharing or use without adequate sterilization procedures, isolate patients, and observe strict barrier nursing procedures with the use of a medical-rated disposable face mask, gloves, goggles, and a gown at all times, strictly enforced for all medical personnel and visitors.[60] The aim of all of these techniques is to avoid any person’s contact with the blood or secretions of any patient, including those who are deceased.[61]”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus_disease#Prevention


43 posted on 03/24/2014 9:50:00 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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