( full report at the link , worth the read. )
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/13/2014 - 14:46
We believe there is scientific and epidemiologic evidence that Ebola virus has the potential to be transmitted via infectious aerosol particles both near and at a distance from infected patients, which means that healthcare workers should be wearing respirators, not facemasks... To summarize, for the following reasons we believe that Ebola could be an opportunistic aerosol-transmissible disease requiring adequate respiratory protection: i) Patients and procedures generate aerosols, and Ebola virus remains viable in aerosols for up to 90 minutes; ii) All sizes of aerosol particles are easily inhaled both near to and far from the patient; iii) Crowding, limited air exchange, and close interactions with patients all contribute to the probability that healthcare workers will be exposed to high concentrations of very toxic infectious aerosols; iv) Ebola targets immune response cells found in all epithelial tissues, including in the respiratory and gastrointestinal system; v) Experimental data support aerosols as a mode of disease transmission in non-human primates.
Links - H/T Naked Capital....
Late Day . evening tweets....
BREAKING: KS patient at risk for Ebola: In strict isolation at KU Med Center in Kansas City http://bit.ly/1o8dHwq #KWCH12
AFP: #Liberia medics on strike as WHO calls Ebola 'worst health crisis,' http://news.yahoo.com/liberia-faces-healthcare-strike-over-ebola-130520281.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory …
Hazmat crew swarms Emirates flight at Boston’s Logan Int’l in #Ebola scare http://on.mash.to/1qkMEcd
Health officials want a dedicated Ebola hospital in all 50 states: http://bloom.bg/ZoHODC
Spanish nurse with Ebola struggling to breathe http://cnn.it/ZBAmFF - @NicRobertsonCNN reports #TheLead
NYC Has Already Investigated More Than 80 Suspected Ebola Cases — Here's How They're Getting Ready http://ow.ly/2P0HP5
Ebola impact on food security a topic as West African officials attend World Food Prize http://abcn.ws/1votI3o via @ABC
Spanish Hospital Staff Treating Ebola Patient Throw Medical Gloves at Prime Minister in Protest http://www.theminorityreportblog.com/2014/10/12/spanish-hospital-staff-treating-ebola-patient-throw-medical-gloves-at-prime-minister-in-protest/ … via
Am I getting this right? S. Mukherjee seems to advocate airport blood tests for pre-symptomatic Ebola detection. Fun! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/opinion/how-to-quarantine-against-ebola.html …
Dr. Nancy Snyderman spotted at New Jersey restaurant during Ebola quarantine, draws health department crackdown http://nydn.us/ZAEFkC
Doctors and nurses beware: as with SARS, respiratory intubation may pose a particular infection danger in Ebola cases http://nyti.ms/1sEKg56
Russia says Ebola vaccine may be ready in 6 months. More in our @vicenews capsule: http://bit.ly/1nj7g8O
Nurse in Sierra Leone: "Ebola is placing entire health systems on the verge of collapse" http://blogs.redcross.org.uk/emergencies/2014/09/ebola-outbreak-dont-help-will/ …
Why caretakers are catching Ebola http://htz.li/uf