18 people already exposed. Well, that's it for all of us...well, for all of you, i'm safe here in the state of Maryland. We'll have things shut down, no in or out, type of thing. All other states suck. XD
Yeah, it's not like we have islands right next to us or boats readily available in Florida, or anything.
... I feel slightly uncomfortable about GOLAD when I read things like this. xD I started hearing about break-outs just after I submitted it for Spring Thing and I keep hearing about them. >_>' Maybe writing a post apocalyptic story isn't such a great idea.
Right. So i'm going to blame the whole thing on you. HEY EVERYBODY, EBOLA IS KIEL'S FAULT!!!.
Yeah, I'm not feeling so safe, I'm like right by Texas D: (Almost, I'm in Pensacola) What are the symptoms of Ebola? I've been feeling sick as of late but probs just my imagination.
Bleeding from the inside is one of the symptoms.
Oh, very pleasant :O
Your name and picture suits this post >.>
Haha. Thank you.
... xD Feel free to read my story game if you'd like to feel even less comfortable. Also, I'm in Texas at the moment.
Hate to break it to you but you're doomed.
Oh, I very well might be, but not for the reason you think, Hugs. If shit really did go down and this became a damn epidemic, weeeell ... people would expect me to be one of the people doing something about it. :\ Not because I wrote a story eerily "predicting" Ebola would make its way back to America, but because I'm in the medical field.
If you think you have something, the best thing to do is get it checked. Probably unlikely you have Ebola though.
The WHO site mentions some of the symptoms a little down the page: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/
And its no big surprise that the original patient was from Liberia. Seriously, that place just sucks, don't go there and don't let anyone from there come here.
Anyway, I'd argue that now is the perfect time to write a post apocalyptic story. Thrive on the real life potential for mass human extinction and draw upon that raw energy to focus it into writing a story which may be the last piece of literature that anyone may ever read!
Or you could just release Suzy at a time when we're borderlining mass hysteria.
With the way you worded that statement, it makes it sound like I designed a virus that I lovingly called "Suzy". Lol.
Suzy vs. Ebola-chan : Who gives you a more fucked-up death?
One flight to Hawaii...I hope.
I'm right next to Texas.
This is bad. Bad bad bad bad.
Let the survival games begin!
I hope it doesn't spread to Minnesota!
Yeah, heard about it a couple of days ago.
Probably the only time I'll say that I'm happy to live near New England haha.
Hope it is contained soon.
Good thing I live on a big Island not connected to any mainland.....oh wait.
Good thing I live in Korea.
Goog thing I live in Sudan... Oh... Well... I don't know what to do now.
As far as I know, Ebola isn't airborne yet, so avoid other people's bodily fluids and you should be alright. >_>
You can do that in America?
With a great deal of effort, it's possible. Hard to believe, but it CAN be done.
Alternatively, you could buy a bunch of canned food and lock yourself into your room to live the NEET lifestyle. Standard zombie outbreak procedure and all.
I don't know how it works where you live, Fireplay, but yes, in America they can avoid other people's bodily fluids.
The underground gladiator arenas disagree.
Speaking of Ebola, I heard this one guy in Africa had it and escaped, and was hunted down by the CDC. The can pulled up right next to 'em, they all got out in their yellow suits and threw his ass back in there. It was like task force level shit.
Dang, he got what he deserved for trying to spread the apocalypse that really sucks...But ultimately, I just hope the disease doesn't become airborne, or be brought back to my land from Texas through sheer and stupid coincidence.
There are already too many Warrior Cats fans in this world. We need another plague.
Scroll up ^
He means that he hopes Warrior Cats Fans catch ebola, should a mass outbreak start.
Is it sad that when I replied to that I completely forgot the thread was about ebola?
Time to head to Madagascar.
(Whoever catches my reference will recieve several bonus frijoles.)
Anyone ''really'' thinks that the ''Patient Zero of America'' was realeased by accident?. Nope, he's being used as a Bio-weapon to rid the world of the menace known as Texas!......created by me.
-_-' Hey, I happen to love this state. :P Also, we're perfectly capable of kicking Ebola's virus-y ass.
The Ebola in your system is tricking you into believing that, my friend.
:P Don't make fun of me, man, or I swear to God I will cough my infected blood all over yo' face. xD
If any state could take on Ebola and win, it'd be Texas.
...or maybe Montana, since the population density is so low it'd never spread.
I can see it spreading to most southern states. I can also see the southerners getting jealous because us Northerners are un-infected, so they try to attack and spread it to us, bring forth a second civil war!!!......or maybe that's the sixth cup of coffee talking.
That sounds perfectly reasonable. A zombie apocalypse. A zombie apocalypse bio-terrorism civil war.
Then again, I've had three double espressos, so our collective sanity probably isn't.
xD ... A zombie apocalypse would never last down here. You wanna know what we call a horde of zombies down here in the southern heat? >_> Jerky.
They'd either fry or, depending on the area, burst. (Thank you, natural rot of the human body, you make it possible for zombies to explode without requiring a shotgun. That said, that would be the other reason Texas is a safe place in a zombie apocalypse. We love our guns down here. And we use them.)
Very true. In the 100 degrees Fahrenheit Texas heat, a decaying body would last three days tops.
I remember back when I lived in Texas, one of my neighbor's cars made a loud bang in the middle of the night, and when everyone came out on their front lawns to check it out, over half of them were holding a firearm of some sort xD
So yeah, a zombie - a slower moving, dumb version of a human being - would just be an easy target, haha.
The way we're armed up here, we'd probably end up meleeing zombies to death. Especially since I don't live too far away from the LARP center of the state... I can imagine it now, grinding through zombies with combines and lynching tanks with torches and pitchforks...
I do have a gun, but it's one of those old .22 rifles, piece of shit has trouble taking down a big groundhog properly, I'd probably be better off using a damn bow and arrow. (My dad shot that thing 3 times, and it still kept running! How is he going to protect himself from the capybaras when I'm at school!?)
Yay, south gets the disease.
No offense, but I live in Canada.
I'm Leon Kennedy-Ranked, you can't infect me Kiel.
... I'd offer a witty retort, but I actually have no idea what the hell you're talking about.
You don't know the best Resident Evil protagonist's last name!? And you call yourself a nerd! >.>
I don't know about 'best'. Ashley was really, really annoying for all of that game. Unless you're talking about 2?
I said the best protagonist, not the worst escort mission.
That haircut and swagger was the only reason RE4 was still playable.
I was never into Resident Evil, lol. While Star Wars may be associated with nerd fundamentals, R.E. is not. :P
I left my Star Wars nerd-dom at the tenth year of my life where it belonged!
There's not really such thing as nerd fundamentals, there's just what brand of nerdiness has been stereotyped and what hasn't.
=P Then your previous complaint holds no water.
My complaint holds that your complaint in the Rap Battles thread holds no water.
:P "If you're going to criticize it, why not do it in rhyme?"
What does that have to do with it? I'm not going to break out into shitty poetry in this, of all threads.
Kiel is a taken man. I'm pretty sure his significant other would be awfully perturbed if he happened to randomly exchange bodily fluids with some random sickly-looking dude.
Or duddette. Though I'm not sure which is fiancé would be more horrified by.
Must be kinda scary to be in the medicine field, while in Texas, while Ebola is 'happening'. Hope you stay safe Kiel (and don't shake people's hands if they have a cut.)
I like Tan's example of exchanging bodily fluids. Helped me drag my runaway imagination out of the gutter, haha.
... xD ... Quiller, do I wanna know what you were imagining?
No, no you do not. xD
... <_<' I kind of do, though. >_> Damn my curiosity.
Totally just a handshake. A sweaty, bodily fluid involving handshake. Of sorts. >_>
... >_>' ... <_<' ... Right. Well. *cough* Moving on.
Quiller, if your imagination was going into the smelly, passionate, Fruedian corners of possibility, you were thinking exactly what I was implying.
xD I have no intention of swapping bodily fluids with someone other than my spouse. That said, I am around bodily fluids pretty damn frequently and there is nothing I can do about that, I just take the same precautions I always have. =|
Scary? No, not really, to be perfectly honest. Maybe I'm a little too optimistic, but ... *shrug* I'm careful. >_>' Granted, there was that one time when an ... unstable individual stabbed me with their insulin needle. Other than that, though, I've been fairly safe. xD
Cover yourself in your own bodily fluids, it will trick the Ebola virus into thinking you're already a carrier.
But what if it rains!?!?
It's Texas. It won't rain xD
"what if it rains"? Really? That's your point of contention with his plan? xD
It was a reference :P XD
Ah. I thought you were just trying to be funny by being random. Of course it was. >_>' So obvious.
...In other words, sweat a lot?
That won't be enough! He's going have to use every variation of his bodily fluids available!
But won't open wounds make you susceptible to any infection that isn't tricked?
Smearing your own excretions onto open wounds is also somewhat self-defeating if you're trying not to get infections.
Makes for a hilarious mental picture though.
... You people are nasty. xD (Hilarious, yes, but still nasty.)
Nasty is the natural state of the human body. It actually takes a lot of effort to stay groomed. If you just hang around and don't do anything, you'll be basting in your own bodily fluids in no time.
...I regret thinking that as soon as I've thought that. I should probably stop writing my storygame until I have a chance to disinfect my brain. It's going in weird directions now.
Believe me, I am aware of how utterly gross the human body is, inside and out. I've seen STDs, various nasty infections, birth, death, oozing stomas, oozing tracheotomies, exc. xD I've eaten a full lunch after participating in some rather gruesome surgeries. You are correct and it's just a simple fact of life... xD but I try to compartmentalize that shit. If I didn't, I'm not sure I could hold normal conversations with anyone.
De-toxing your brain is an excellent idea. I'd advise either a long walk, a period of meditation, or listening to some of your favorite music.
Cue the classical violin then.
... I have the sudden urge to watch 'Sherlock' now.
I love that show
If you would like to play as Ebola or any other disease in a quest to wipe out the human race, I highly recommend the game Plague Inc.
I'm still playing the old flash game version of it because I'm poor.
Well...We're all screwed about this whole ebola thing... >_<
There's a bit of a problem here for us. A kid just went home sick with Ebola. I'm not sure what the symptoms are, but i have a bit of a sore throat am and feeling a bit queasy at the moment.
I hate to make such a dark joke, but now Bigfoot really does have everything that Phoenix doesn't.
Holy shit. Are you serious?
Symptoms of Ebola virus disease: "The incubation period, that is, the time interval from infection with the virus to onset of symptoms is 2 to 21 days. Humans are not infectious until they develop symptoms. First symptoms are the sudden onset of fever fatigue, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, symptoms of impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding (e.g. oozing from the gums, blood in the stools). Laboratory findings include low white blood cell and platelet counts and elevated liver enzymes."
Sore throat and nausea are common symptoms of hundreds of things, but if you're concerned that you may have something serious and you really do have an infected classmate, it's in your best interest (<_< and the interest of others) to speak to your physician. However, if you continue to develop more symptoms (especially internal and external bleeding), I'd suggest skipping the middle man and just getting yourself to the ER.
Ebola. Where's it at right now? Which states?
Last I heard it was just in Texas, there was a report about it possibly being in Hawaii, but they've since said the patient doesn't fit the criteria.
I expect this will answer a few questions and reassure some of you: http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/01/health/ebola-us-no-reason-to-panic/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
You know... that's what they always say. Especially in games. And then the disease goes and kills everyone.
I'm still a lot more worried about getting AIDS, than Ebola.
While it's more likely to be contracted currently, AIDS at least has suitable treatments...
An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.
Yeah? Well they also said that about ISIS, and now they're 30,000 people strong and 'inspiring' Muslims nationwide to kill their coworkers. Just goes to show you what to expect when people say, 'It's not a big deal'.
Diseases are also more easily controlled than a large group of religious extremists.
I'm sure that's what they said while it was still in Africa.
AND LOOK WHERE THAT'S GOTTEN US
Yes, but medical facilities and public awareness operate at much higher levels in America than they do in Africa.
DON'T WORRY! WE ALSO HAVE AIDS AND CANCER UNDER CONTROL! EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT!
That's racist, Playa. Africa is just so much more spiritual and pure than America, especially without the White Man. Those whities are the ones who made the virus in the first place!
OH RIGHT. NOW THE GOVERNMENT IS HERE TO HELP, SO EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE JUST FINE.
Please, just look at South Africa if you want to see the benefits of the White Man.
YES OBVIOUSLY! THE GOVERNMENT NEVER MESSES UP!
THE WHITE MAN MADE A PYRAMID-SHAPED STOOL DESIGNED TO TEAR APART ANUSES! THEY ARE EVIL! EVIL!
I agree wholeheartedly. Nelson Mandela was black(er) Jesus incarnate amiright.
NEVEREVER. IT WOULD BE HERETICAL TO THINK OTHERWISE!
"We have to allay their fears! Keep the calm! Keep the panic from spreading! Quarantine them! Quarantine them all!"
Or you know, just shoot them so we don't risk a quarantine break. lol
To be quite honest I don't see why Americans make such a big deal about one patient with Ebola being in the country. Yes, it's a horrible disease, and yes, it is creating massive problems in West-Africa, but you can't really compare West-African sanitary conditions and healthcare with those in the US (I hope, at least). Ebola is only able to spread so quickly in Africa, because the healthcare, especially in the rural areas, is severely substandard and unhygienic, so people come into contact with bodily fluids quicker and more often. Now, unless you are all planning on organizing a massive bodily-fluid-swap-fest in Texas and plan on shutting down the hospitals, I don't see what the fuzz is all about.
(Note: Of course it's still a horrible disease, and West-Africa should really receive help to combat it.)
Because the effects of Ebola are, to say the least, abso-fucking-lutely brutal. It's not so much that people lack faith in their country's sanitary conditions, it's much more like they think "Holy crap, that super brutal disease is killing tons of people in really horrible ways". It's like flying on an airplane, if you're afraid the fear is pretty irrational (it's actually the safest method of transportation we have), but the fear is still there because you're not thinking about the chances of that bad thing happening, you're thinking of the bad thing and how terrible it would be if it did happen.
Plus it's I don't think people get how contagious it is. If someone sneezes and someone else touches where they sneezed, they would catch it. Plus, it's got the same symptoms as flu in the beginning so people may not know its Ebola until it's too late. Sneezing, coughing, kissing, eye rubbing, sharing food, and a ton of other things could transfer it before they think to get checked. Also US hospitals would not be able to handle it if more people get infected. We don't have enough room in 1 hospital if say 200 or more people get it in just Dallas.
No. If someone sneezed, and within a few hours someone touches it, THEN touches an open wound, their genitalia/anus or they're eyes/ears, they would be infected.
I always touch places that people sneeze on, rub my open wounds and then massage my anus, genitals, eyes and ears (in that order). I mean, come on, what else would you do?
Spread it via anal penetration.
People seem to forget that half the reason the disease is so bad in Africa is that the people there don't understand basic medical practices, and even intentionally do things the doctors tell them not to.
So long as ebola doesn't get airborne we're all fine.
Two weeks later...
Fox News Report: Always telling the truth. even when we don't.
"Ebola confirmed to be airborne. Happy apocalypse everybody."
MSNBC report: Why Ebola could (and should!) become the newest fashion trend.
CNN: This isn't Obama's fault....
*Meanwhile people are dying all over the US.
I am not totally sure it IS Obama's fault. Sounds like the Liberian government's fault.
The obvious response.
Would I be safe if I pick my nose? Because sometimes it really itches... :(
Is your nose a mucus membrane?
I don't know, this country sort of goes through media hysteria about a disease every couple years, so this isn't that unusual. Other than the immediate area where the disease is currently, there are probably significantly less people worried about it than the news is making out.
Though Ebola does have a more intimidating name than stuff like West Nile, Swine Flu and Bird Flu.
Your profile description now has current relevance to our situation D:
CNN had an ebola report the other day where an ex-surgeon general said that: ebola is going to be tough to get rid of completely, but it's not actually all that dangerous to the US. Then he started talking about enterovirus D86, which is confirmed in 45 states, and has killed several children, and paralyzed others.
TL DR; Don't worry about ebola. Do worry about enterovirus.
I recently found out that hospitals in Africa have been attacked because people think Ebola is a HOAX. Any comments?
Lets attack the government because its a hoax! (That's actually believable!)
So we should rebel against something that doesn't exist?
Let's just make them happy... CIVIL WAR 2 Coming this fall.
The news seems on Ebola... it lacks something.
call me a conspiracy theorist but I believe Ebola and many others are controlled by some less-known group who intend to keep the world's population within normal limits as to not overcrowd the planet. I sincerely do not wish for it to be this way, but, from certain points of view, it's for the greater good. Of course, if it gets out of hand it all gets blown to shit but I'm not the one to blame so no fucks given.
THE GOYIM KNOW!
If that was true then wouldn't we have noticed that the diseases were artificially made by now?
Don't you get it, the ones who noticed were in the conspiracy to!
xD So whenever somebody notices their offered the chance to live and join the conspiracy or be killed in an 'accident' after their name is ruined?
Yup.. but now you know too much!
Every time a "pandemic" occurs bullshit conspiracies like this pop up
10 or 20 out of 198 countries in the world isn't what I'd call a pandemic, but I'd have to agree with you. It's like when an infamous biker gang comes to a town, everyone thinks they're either going to get murdered in the street, or that the bikers are here on important drug-related business, even though they're probably just passing through.
ISIS. It makes a lot of sense.
Ford, stop slaughtering the mood.
How do you tell a Sunni from a Shiite? The Sunnis are the ones with the Shiite blown out of them.
Okay thats a good one.
Guys, syriasly, stop
Great news, Ebola has appeared in NY.
Prophets, all of you guys.
Uh.. Oh god, wait what??
The Mayor himself just gave a report on it. Basically he said not to worry and let the experts handle it.
That's what they keep saying >_>
Whelp, time to bar the doors and live off instant noodles for the next two weeks.
Oh, wait, that was what I was going to do anyways.
I'd go to Israel or Alaska, but I'm a minor and have no income XD
They all say that >.>
I never said it was true mind you. ^.^
Best to just be careful with your water and not let people sneeze at you. (Insert more unhelpful or obvious advice here.)
Was it the one with the doctor who came from West Africa, contracted it, and then had fun in bowling alleys, with his girlfriend, etc?
Don't worry guys, the government has this under control. There's no way this could spread again.
Can we just get to quarantining cities now? I don't really mind if we do. Just gather up whoever's sick, make a few double checks, and then lift the quarantine.
Oh, right, everyone's scared of the gov't. ._.
20 people in the city just north of me have ebola. Time to put on clown makeup and burn it to the ground... Y'know, to preserve the rest of us, of course...