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Ebola is a friggen joke

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Geeno, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Geeno

    Geeno IncGamers Member

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    Watch out for the zombies!
     
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    jmervyn IncGamers Member

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    Yeah, and they move danged fast for the walking dead...
     
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    thats pretty cool you know

    ebola is owned :D
     
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    hmmm, now all we need is to cure cancer, aids, and stupidity.
     
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    if there was no more stupidity there would be no more intelligence either. There would be no more drinking either... which would suck.
     
  7. Eff

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    i don't think finding a cure for micawks means it's over with humans too. there was a breakout amongst monkeys a few years ago in which a bunch of the apes in a zoo got infected and eventually died, yet the ebola they had wasn't compatible with humans. i assume if it works one way, it would the other
     
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    It generally takes a while from finding it works on animals to getting it out to folk around the world. Lots of testing, waiting and beaurocracy. But 100% success rate seems like it could really work on humans as well.
    Oh eff, theres a spelling mistake in your sig, see, i cunningly cant type properly so that people quoting me also copy the mistake. That, or i just dont cehck my posts.
     
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    Ahh man I wish. Esp the big C. I have to actually sit here and think of who hasn't died around my area becasue of cancer.
     
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    That's great they found a vaccine. Ebola and Marburg are horrific, no one deserves to die like that.
     
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    The last outbreak of Marburg was due to some guys finding a dead chimpanzee in the bush, taking it home and eating it. :eek:

    As far the vaccine goes, we're "safe" until the next mutation pops up. Avian Flu anyone!?
     
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    Bloody vengeance

    The filoviruses (the family of viruses to which Marburg and Ebola belong to) don't mutate frequently and when they do, they don't create a more virulent organism (as they have nearly 90% mortality rates anyway).

    Some subspecies (or serovars) of the Ebola virus don't affect humans at all (most notably Ebola Reston, which Eff already mentioned; only monkeys get the virus and die from it). Finding a vaccine for these viruses is a must; currently, victims of Ebola Zaire and Ebola Sudan (or Ebola Gabon) have nothing to look forward to except a violent and painful, gory death. Marburg victims have at least a chance of surviving (Marburg only has a 30-40% mortality rate) but they will still suffer during recovery.
     
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    Thanks, very informative.
     
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    If you like that you will like The Hot Zone. Excellent book all about Ebola and Marburg.
     
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    Seconded; in fact, most of Robert Preston's stuff is good quality & informative. Another, even more interesting one (to my mind) was Ken Alibek's Biohazard. Who says, "what you don't know won't hurt you"?
     
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    Usually, whne i find roadkill in the bushes, i tend not to eat it, but thats just me.
     
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    That's great new if it does transfer over to work on humans.

    And we may one day find a cure for Cancer and Aids but Stupidity is here to stay I'm afraid...

    KnightFall
     

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