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Old 09-30-2014, 04:38 PM   #1
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Ebola in Texas

CDC confirms first diagnosed case of Ebola virus in U.S. - CBS News

I've been trying to warn you people about this for years:

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Texas is infested with scorpions, rattlesnakes, fire ants, crazy raspberry ants, cockroaches on steroids, killer bees, mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, tarantulas, brown recluse spiders, love bugs, swarming crickets, copperheads, cottonmouths, rabid skunks, wild hogs, alligators, oppressive heat & humidity, bleak desolate scenery, dirty beaches, polluted air, dust storms, drought, wildfires, water shortages, recurring floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, rednecks, huge piles of flaming mulch, spontaneously combusting playgrounds, roads hot as flowing lava, the stench of natural and unnatural gasses, amoebic meningitis lurking in area lakes, recurring Ebola virus outbreaks, flesh eating bacteria, staggering homeowner insurance rates, unbelievably high property taxes, mandatory death sentences for DUI convictions, polygamous religious sects, and, lest we forget, doesn't look kindly towards Yankees (per Orchidflower).
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:41 PM   #2
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CDC confirms first diagnosed case of Ebola virus in U.S. - CBS News

I've been trying to warn you people about this for years:
Is this an epidemic of 1 in Texas?
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:44 PM   #3
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Hmmm...
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recurring Ebola virus outbreaks
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Shouldn't there be at least two then before it can "recur"?
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Hmmm... ?

Shouldn't there be at least two then before it can "recur"?
Just wait a bit.
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In 1990 RESTV was introduced into quarantine facilities in Virginia and Texas by monkeys imported from the Philippines. Four humans developed antibodies but did not get sick.
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Just wait a bit.
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You can watch for that asteroid while you wait....
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:03 PM   #7
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Is this an epidemic of 1 in Texas?
That's how it starts...
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You can watch for that asteroid while you wait....

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CDC confirms first diagnosed case of Ebola virus in U.S. - CBS News

I've been trying to warn you people about this for years:
My handyman is moving to Dallas in Nov. I tried to warning him and will forward this to him perhaps it will help.

Unfortunately, Texas also is home to many lovely southern belles, and one seems to have gotten her hooks into him. Maybe they should be added to the list?

Also he is Canadian are they considered Yankees or just furineers (bad spelling attempt)
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Also he is Canadian are they considered Yankees or just furineers (bad spelling attempt)
That's a good question. Here in WV he'd be a furiner (I think it has only one "e" in it) instead of a "damn transplant".

Those are people who live in WV but don't have relatives continuously here going back at least 7 generations.
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My handyman is moving to Dallas in Nov. I tried to warning him and will forward this to him perhaps it will help.

Unfortunately, Texas also is home to many lovely southern belles, and one seems to have gotten her hooks into him. Maybe they should be added to the list?

Also he is Canadian are they considered Yankees or just furineers (bad spelling attempt)
As long as he is not French-Canadian he should be fine
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You can watch for that asteroid while you wait....
Yeah, esp. since the word, and no doubt the object, is primarily "steroid"
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CDC confirms first diagnosed case of Ebola virus in U.S. - CBS News

I've been trying to warn you people about this for years:
Seems like Ebola is the least of your problems.
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I nominate REWahoo to head up the Texas anti-tourism bureau
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CDC confirms first diagnosed case of Ebola virus in U.S. - CBS News

I've been trying to warn you people about this for years:
Don't forget about yellow fever and some new mysterious disease from the Caribbean (chikungunya virus).
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I nominate REWahoo to head up the Texas anti-tourism bureau
He's already running the Texas Defamation League.
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There is no longer one person with Ebola. The guy's sister has also come down with symptoms. He had contact to many children in his household. Many healthcare workers are also under quarantine, some of who will inevitably come down with it.

No doubt, there will be many more cases.
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There is no longer one person with Ebola. The guy's sister has also come down with symptoms. He had contact to many children in his household. Many healthcare workers are also under quarantine, some of who will inevitably come down with it.

No doubt, there will be many more cases.

Any epidemiologist or thinking physician knew this would happen. The guy had a family and the ER personnel had direct contact. It won't be as bad as West Africa but no doubt there will be more cases. Everyone in that family and who had contact with him in the ER needs to be quarantined. Good grief why is the CDC so under-responding?


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... Everyone in that family and who had contact with him in the ER needs to be quarantined. Good grief why is the CDC so under-responding? ...
If they don't take extreme measures to nip this in the bud, there will be a panic. This is a time to say 'the hell with individual rights', quarantine aggressively, and people coming in from contaminated countries should have to have reasonable proof they were not in contact before boarding a plane coming here, and maybe submit to quarantine anyhow. IMO (not a medical professional).

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There is no longer one person with Ebola. The guy's sister has also come down with symptoms. He had contact to many children in his household. Many healthcare workers are also under quarantine, some of who will inevitably come down with it. No doubt, there will be many more cases.
Where was it reported that his sister now has symptoms? I was out running errands so I missed the Governor's press conference and any other news. Thanks
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