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kermie October 21st, 2014 1:02am

An American doc who contracted Ebola overseas has been released without a single nurse getting sick. Meanwhile the four people who shared an apartment for several days with the deceased victim in Dallas have also been cleared. ARE YOU WORRIED YET!?!?

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/22/14 7:38 pm

Holy shit these questions must be channeled by the media. I'm starting to put in the wrong answers just to piss you off. I've been doing this with alot of questions lately. Call me a lazy troll lol

drunk ill be Bach
10/21/14 7:49 am

I've been telling people for weeks not to freak out. Your Uncle Drunky is wiser than he seems :)

EarlyBird Portland
10/20/14 11:31 pm

But, but, but... the sky is falling.

susanr Colorado
10/20/14 9:55 pm

And then there's the story of the woman who came home from Africa to Colorado in 2008 with a case of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, a disease related to Ebola (see my Tara Smith link below for an unnecessarily frightening description of it). She

susanr Colorado
10/20/14 9:56 pm

wasn't even diagnosed until a YEAR after she recovered, & only then because she read about someone else who caught it in the same area where she was, & insisted on testing. When she fell ill, she was hospitalized & treated with supportive care,

susanr Colorado
10/20/14 9:58 pm

employing, I'm sure, standard isolation technique for anyone with what seemed to be a viral disease. She recovered.

Number of other people infected by her: Zero. (See similar descriptions of ZERO Ebola transmission in that same Tara Smith article.)

tcadez Minnesnowta
10/20/14 8:53 pm

I've read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I know the best advice in the universe. "Don't panic."

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FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/20/14 8:08 pm

OMG!! I am so totally FREAKED OUT!!

<faint>

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fredd TrumpLand
10/20/14 7:28 pm

I was perfectly calm until you started SHOUTING AT ME TO BE WORRIED!!!

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kermie gaytopia
10/20/14 10:38 pm

Then my job here is complete.

thebarr
10/20/14 6:44 pm

Why would people clearing quarantine worry me?

susanr Colorado
10/20/14 6:38 pm

Meanwhile, in Maine, a teacher has been put on 21-day leave from her job because...

She went to Dallas.

That's right. Went. To. Dallas.

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susanr Colorado
10/20/14 6:39 pm

Meanwhile, some college applicants have been rejected (I *think* that's the story; something close anyway, & I believe I've heard TWO of these, so I may mix them up) because...

They're from Africa.

A part of Africa that's farther away from any

susanr Colorado
10/20/14 6:40 pm

of the Ebola areas than LA is from... I forget what... Dallas? NYC? Who cares, it's all nuts.

TerryQuinn Stardust
10/20/14 7:03 pm

Yes, the stories that I'm hearing are just crazy!

kermie gaytopia
10/20/14 7:18 pm

I know :( so sad...

susanr Colorado
10/20/14 9:46 pm

Tara Smith has been writing some good stuff on Facebook & linking to her blog. Here's her current piece, a re-look at The Hot Zone & how it has, sometimes wildly inaccurately, affected people's feelings about the current Ebola situation. I recomment

susanr Colorado
10/20/14 9:53 pm

her, along with a few other very good infectious-disease science journalists, for some moments of sanity in the current lunacy:
scienceblogs.com/aetiology/

cpaswr just say the letters
10/20/14 6:22 pm

As I've seen on the Internet. More Americans have been married to Kim Kardashian than have died from Ebola.

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kermie gaytopia
10/20/14 6:13 pm

Yes, Cowboy and sensationalist friends--these last two questions have been directed at you. :)

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Kay41 the Midwest
10/20/14 6:04 pm

But, but.... America needs to rally around a common enemy... Ebola!

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Kay41 the Midwest
10/20/14 6:04 pm

Don't take that away from us! ;)

kermie gaytopia
10/20/14 6:12 pm

Don't we still have Kanye?

Kay41 the Midwest
10/20/14 6:15 pm

lol... Yes we do!