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Blood Transfusions aren't just an option for stopping Ebola, right now they are the only option. It might seem like a risky option, but if it stops this terrible disease it is worth it. It also may not be a perfect option. The U.S. has to commit g

Blood Transfusions aren't just an option for stopping Ebola, right now they are the only option. It might seem like a risky option, but if it stops this terrible disease it is worth it. It also may not be a perfect option. The U.S. has to commit g

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The WHO, World Health Organization, has come up with a possibly solution to the Ebola outbreak: convalescent serum. Convalescent serum is taking the blood from one who has recovered from an infectious disease and considered to be especially rich in a

The WHO, World Health Organization, has come up with a possibly solution to the Ebola outbreak: convalescent serum. Convalescent serum is taking the blood from one who has recovered from an infectious disease and considered to be especially rich in a

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NPR report and video showing how physicians and nurses are trying to volunteer to WHO, USAID and 150+ other NGO's who are working in Africa.... many obstacles exist.... there is a pressing need but there is a great deal time needed for training, i

NPR report and video showing how physicians and nurses are trying to volunteer to WHO, USAID and 150+ other NGO's who are working in Africa.... many obstacles exist.... there is a pressing need but there is a great deal time needed for training, i

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Everyone I have talked to agrees we need to shutdown all flights out of the infected countries yesterday. A new announcement today states that British Airways and Arab Emirates stopped flights weeks ago. FAA started screening at New York JFK on Sat

Everyone I have talked to agrees we need to shutdown all flights out of the infected countries yesterday. A new announcement today states that British Airways and Arab Emirates stopped flights weeks ago. FAA started screening at New York JFK on Sat

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the World Health Center has released an article talking about a potential cure for Ebola called convalescent serum which is a blood transfusion from someone who survived Ebola to someone who is currently infected, but will it really work?

the World Health Center has released an article talking about a potential cure for Ebola called convalescent serum which is a blood transfusion from someone who survived Ebola to someone who is currently infected, but will it really work?

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Below is a link which talks about how simple it is for a benign virus to a virulent one with minor changes to the Genetic code. 

What if we do the reverse - identify an organism (environment) which will make the virus mutate to a benign virus , re

Below is a link which talks about how simple it is for a benign virus to a virulent one with minor changes to the Genetic code. What if we do the reverse - identify an organism (environment) which will make the virus mutate to a benign virus , re

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One of the hardest moves is to take the gloves off without contaminating oneself. What if the gloves were built into the hazmat suit and attached to the sleeves and could not be removed? This way there is no need to remove the gloves and risk conta

One of the hardest moves is to take the gloves off without contaminating oneself. What if the gloves were built into the hazmat suit and attached to the sleeves and could not be removed? This way there is no need to remove the gloves and risk conta

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Suggestion: use decommissioned cruise ships as isolation and treatment wards. Many cruise chips have more than 1000 cabins each of which could serve a patient, with room for crew, supplies, etc. Hospital ships such as the USS Comfort also have north

Suggestion: use decommissioned cruise ships as isolation and treatment wards. Many cruise chips have more than 1000 cabins each of which could serve a patient, with room for crew, supplies, etc. Hospital ships such as the USS Comfort also have north

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Ebola is approx. 970 nm in length. This also is the corresponds to a low water absorption peak at 970 nm. (see attachment). Limited access to water and high levels of dehydration in the third world may be why Ebola can gain an easy foothold in  these

Ebola is approx. 970 nm in length. This also is the corresponds to a low water absorption peak at 970 nm. (see attachment). Limited access to water and high levels of dehydration in the third world may be why Ebola can gain an easy foothold in these

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The type of virus that Ebola falls under is an incredibly old type of virus. Since it has been around for so long, I believe that in the past there must have been organisms that evolved methods to successfully combat the virus. If we are able to fin

The type of virus that Ebola falls under is an incredibly old type of virus. Since it has been around for so long, I believe that in the past there must have been organisms that evolved methods to successfully combat the virus. If we are able to fin

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Although I suggest that a hyperimmune immune globulin prep might be an effective therapy based on other work that suggests that antibodies can protect. Some evidence argues against this and it is worth discussing it.

Although I suggest that a hyperimmune immune globulin prep might be an effective therapy based on other work that suggests that antibodies can protect. Some evidence argues against this and it is worth discussing it.

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US Health officials said that the vaccine will not distributed until months later. First vaccine is being produced by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Only the Ebola outbreaks in Africa has succeeded into moving a bigger clinical trial.

US Health officials said that the vaccine will not distributed until months later. First vaccine is being produced by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Only the Ebola outbreaks in Africa has succeeded into moving a bigger clinical trial.

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