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Posted: 9/30/2014 11:45:20 PM EST
Not everyone over there is being a fucktard.



(CNN) -- It can be exhausting nursing a child through a nasty bout with the flu, so imagine how 22-year-old Fatu Kekula felt nursing her entire family through Ebola.

Her father. Her mother. Her sister. Her cousin. Fatu took care of them all, single-handedly feeding them, cleaning them and giving them medications.

And she did so with remarkable success. Three out of her four patients survived. That's a 25% death rate -- considerably better than the estimated Ebola death rate of 70%.

Fatu stayed healthy, which is noteworthy considering that more than 300 health care workers have become infected with Ebola, and she didn't even have personal protection equipment -- those white space suits and goggles used in Ebola treatment units.

Instead Fatu, who's in her final year of nursing school, invented her own equipment. International aid workers heard about Fatu's "trash bag method" and are now teaching it to other West Africans who can't get into hospitals and don't have protective gear of their own.



Link Posted: 9/30/2014 11:52:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By wingnutx:
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A person is smart, but people are dumb.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 1:44:47 AM EST
Instead Fatu, who's in her final year of nursing school, invented her own equipment. International aid workers heard about Fatu's "trash bag method" and are now teaching it to other West Africans who can't get into hospitals and don't have protective gear of their own.
Every day, several times a day for about two weeks, Fatu put trash bags over her socks and tied them in a knot over her calves. Then she put on a pair of rubber boots and then another set of trash bags over the boots.
She wrapped her hair in a pair of stockings and over that a trash bag. Next she donned a raincoat and four pairs of gloves on each hand, followed by a mask.
It was an arduous and time-consuming process, but Fatu was religious about it, never cutting corners.
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Imagine that! A governmental agency actually teaching people to do for themselves!
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 2:20:36 AM EST
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Instead Fatu, who's in her final year of nursing school, invented her own equipment. International aid workers heard about Fatu's "trash bag method" and are now teaching it to other West Africans who can't get into hospitals and don't have protective gear of their own.
Every day, several times a day for about two weeks, Fatu put trash bags over her socks and tied them in a knot over her calves. Then she put on a pair of rubber boots and then another set of trash bags over the boots.
She wrapped her hair in a pair of stockings and over that a trash bag. Next she donned a raincoat and four pairs of gloves on each hand, followed by a mask.
It was an arduous and time-consuming process, but Fatu was religious about it, never cutting corners.



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Imagine that! A governmental agency actually teaching people to do for themselves!

They were probably from an NGO.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 2:48:39 AM EST
Did they actually, for sure have Ebola??
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 2:58:51 AM EST
Is the bar really this low in Africa for this to be a story?
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:16:27 AM EST
Hopefully she isn't blaming herself for the relative, who passed away.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:53:42 AM EST
She sounds like a witch. They should stone her to death to release good magic.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:58:46 AM EST
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She sounds like a witch. They should stone her to death to release good magic.
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Link Posted: 10/1/2014 11:40:59 AM EST
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She sounds like a witch. They should stone her to death to release good magic.
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Shhhh. That could happen.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 2:58:05 PM EST
Why do they not employ all those who were infected with this strain and survived they now have an immunity to this strain and should be employed to work with those who currently are infected. Still give them protective suits and some training but use them to clean up the mess and bodies, and tend to those in the hospitals.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 3:07:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JDtalon:
Why do they not employ all those who were infected with this strain and survived they now have an immunity to this strain and should be employed to work with those who currently are infected. Still give them protective suits and some training but use them to clean up the mess and bodies, and tend to those in the hospitals.
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Does one really have immunity to the strain after getting it the first time? Just curious if they got it a second time, what would happen.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:18:10 PM EST
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Does one really have immunity to the strain after getting it the first time? Just curious if they got it a second time, what would happen.
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Originally Posted By JDtalon:
Why do they not employ all those who were infected with this strain and survived they now have an immunity to this strain and should be employed to work with those who currently are infected. Still give them protective suits and some training but use them to clean up the mess and bodies, and tend to those in the hospitals.

Does one really have immunity to the strain after getting it the first time? Just curious if they got it a second time, what would happen.
That is the current consensus. Now if a different is involved then there is a good chance they will not be immune.


Ebola survivors are generally believed to be immune to future infection with the virus strain that made them sick."There is strong epidemiological evidence that once an individual has resolved an Ebola virus infection, they are immune to that strain," Dr. Bruce Ribner, director of the infectious disease unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta




Link Posted: 10/1/2014 4:29:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JDtalon:
That is the current consensus. Now if a different is involved then there is a good chance they will not be immune.

http://www.livescience.com/47511-are-ebola-survivors-immune.html


Ebola survivors are generally believed to be immune to future infection with the virus strain that made them sick."There is strong epidemiological evidence that once an individual has resolved an Ebola virus infection, they are immune to that strain," Dr. Bruce Ribner, director of the infectious disease unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta





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Originally Posted By JDtalon:
Originally Posted By xenophon21:
Originally Posted By JDtalon:
Why do they not employ all those who were infected with this strain and survived they now have an immunity to this strain and should be employed to work with those who currently are infected. Still give them protective suits and some training but use them to clean up the mess and bodies, and tend to those in the hospitals.

Does one really have immunity to the strain after getting it the first time? Just curious if they got it a second time, what would happen.
That is the current consensus. Now if a different is involved then there is a good chance they will not be immune.

http://www.livescience.com/47511-are-ebola-survivors-immune.html


Ebola survivors are generally believed to be immune to future infection with the virus strain that made them sick."There is strong epidemiological evidence that once an individual has resolved an Ebola virus infection, they are immune to that strain," Dr. Bruce Ribner, director of the infectious disease unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta








They now become a carrier....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6OtF7daIPM


Link Posted: 10/2/2014 6:29:47 AM EST
Random thought.

Anybody think... MAYBE, just maybe it was introduced to the US, so we would put our foot on the gas to make it go away? Use our funds, resources to cure a disease that had been previously limited to a small area of africa. I don't know the answer. But was always taught to think.
Link Posted: 10/2/2014 9:58:06 AM EST
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Random thought.

Anybody think... MAYBE, just maybe it was introduced to the US, so we would put our foot on the gas to make it go away? Use our funds, resources to cure a disease that had been previously limited to a small area of africa. I don't know the answer. But was always taught to think.
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I think that is up there with "white people made ebola on purpose to kill off the glorious black race."


Link Posted: 10/2/2014 2:07:16 PM EST
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Sounds like the woman deserves a Nobel peace prize. I mean really. How terrifying, and how devoted to them she was, and how brave to stay and fight it with all she had.

In all the chatter about Ebola and how deadly it is, the one piece of information missing in all the news reports is: Once you've had it, do you develop any kind of immune system resistance to re-infection from the same strain? It IS a virus, right? They have said if you survive it, once you get over it you are no linger communicable/infectious to others. Oh good grief. I see above posters already asked thins. Disregard.
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