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Old 08-04-2014, 05:27 AM   #16
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About Ebola perhaps.
About a new U2 album, not so much.
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Well one thing I do not understand is why they are bringing the infected doctors to the US. The virus isn't treatable right? So why help it across the ocean with the risk of accidentally spreading it somewhere?
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:44 AM   #17
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Well one thing I do not understand is why they are bringing the infected doctors to the US. The virus isn't treatable right? So why help it across the ocean with the risk of accidentally spreading it somewhere?
Not gonna lie, it is freaking me the fuck out a little. I've clearly seen too many movies.

I guess the idea is two-fold: 1) they don't want to leave citizens behind, and 2) they're taking them to the CDC in Atlanta to try and find a treatment.
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There is a treatment (of sorts), there just isn't a cure. The treatment is keep the patient's blood pressure and hydration up and hope for the best.
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Isn't Ebola usually paired with bleedings from pretty much everywhere? Wouldn't keeping the blood pressure up make that worse, or is it to prevent the bleeding from occuring?
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Extreme external hemorrhage only happens to approximately 20% of those with Ebola, so while it's something to take into account, the low blood pressure is something that's to be expected and dangerous in its own right. The bleeding happens towards the end of the disease anyway, so you want to prevent them from being that far gone in the first place.
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:45 AM   #21
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Ah fair enough, shows how little I really know about ebola.
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Well one thing I do not understand is why they are bringing the infected doctors to the US. The virus isn't treatable right? So why help it across the ocean with the risk of accidentally spreading it somewhere?
It's now looking like they are bringing them back to study the experimental treatment that was administered in Africa.

I'm curious as to how fast they will be able to approve this serum for general use.

Ebola drug likely saved American patients - CNN.com
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Extreme external hemorrhage only happens to approximately 20% of those with Ebola, so while it's something to take into account, the low blood pressure is something that's to be expected and dangerous in its own right. The bleeding happens towards the end of the disease anyway, so you want to prevent them from being that far gone in the first place.
The bleeding comes for liver failure as the liver is what produces clotting factors. That's why it's towards the end and why they are brining US patients back. They probably don't have an abundance of these clotting factors since they are rare and very expensive. They also will use PRBC (packed red blood cells) and vitamin k to also try and curb the bleeding.

These items are also expensive and in short supply. But, if liver failure occurs and the bleeding can be controlled transplant is the only other chance for survival and livers are also not very cheap.


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Well one thing I do not understand is why they are bringing the infected doctors to the US. The virus isn't treatable right? So why help it across the ocean with the risk of accidentally spreading it somewhere?

They're bringing them to the US because they can get the best medical treatment here. In West Africa the hospitals are overcrowded and the staff is overworked. They have a much better chance of survival if they're treated over here.


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It's now looking like they are bringing them back to study the experimental treatment that was administered in Africa.

I'm curious as to how fast they will be able to approve this serum for general use.

Ebola drug likely saved American patients - CNN.com
This is the experimental shit I was talking about


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I can't believe I'm saying this Gareth, but... tell me more about this 'experimental shit'.
Actually there is a drug they are testing. See the CNN post about it.


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They're bringing them to the US because they can get the best medical treatment here. In West Africa the hospitals are overcrowded and the staff is overworked. They have a much better chance of survival if they're treated over here.


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And because of what I said in my post above...


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It's now looking like they are bringing them back to study the experimental treatment that was administered in Africa.

I'm curious as to how fast they will be able to approve this serum for general use.

Ebola drug likely saved American patients - CNN.com
That's pretty cool, though drug approval may take years... then again, I'd say there will be plenty of people willing to be a test case for this drug since the other option is dying from ebola.
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It's spreading even more now...


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