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Old 10-24-2014, 10:44 PM
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Default Re: Craig Spencer, Doctor in New York City, Is Sick With Ebola

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If ebola was airborne it would be tmie to panic. But the facts are it isnt and we are about as likely to get hit by a meteor as ebola to qrow wings. This panic is politically motivated and the only ones falling for it are those that have no education in microbiology.
Or like a doctor reported this evening on NBC nightly news, "more likely to win the lottery and get struck by lightning in the same day".
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Microbiology has different incubation periods. EColi is a few days if I recall correctly, TB might be 16 weeks.
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So I was reading about a relative who worked with Yellow fever patients and the place my uncle was born was called "Quarantine Island, Mississippi" so I looked up the word quarantine for the heck of it and it is from a foreign word meaning "40" which is how many days a person was held when exposed to an infectious disease.
So I asked myself how did we get to 21? I have no good answer for that. Also I would like to know why people who are exposed and have no symptoms are not being quarantined at least the 21 days?
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Every case here a major headline. Thousands of Africans not so much.
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