letter from Dept of Public Health

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner and State Health Officer of the Georgia Department of Public Health, and Brian Kemp, the Secretary of State, sent emails to all professional licensed nurses in the state of Georgia today. The lengthy email contains detailed information about Ebola transmission, clinical guidance, and specific health risks to health care workers and patients.

The email is lengthy and contains medical terminology that you may not be familiar with. I have included an excerpt from the email that pertains to sexual transmission of the Ebola virus.

TRANSMISSION & RISK
. Ebola is not a food borne, waterborne, or airborne illness. Ebola virus is spread through direct contact with the blood or body fluids (including but not limited to feces, saliva, urine, vomit, breast milk, and semen) of a person who is sick with Ebola. The virus in blood and body fluids can enter another person's body through broken skin or unprotected mucous membranes such as the eyes, nose, or mouth.

It can also be spread through unprotected sexual contact for up to 3 months after a person has recovered from EVD (Ebola Virus Disease).

. The virus also can be spread through contact with objects (ex. needles and syringes) that have been contaminated with the virus.

WATER CAN KILL EBOLA
. Researchers believe that Ebola survives in water for only a matter of minutes. Ebola virus can only replicate within an animal or human host cell and becomes very fragile when separated from environments similar to body fluids, which have higher salt concentrations. This means that bodily fluids flushed by an infected person would not contaminate the water supply. Once in water, the virus will [absorb] water in an attempt to equalize the osmotic pressure [inside the virus cells], causing the virus cells to swell and burst, and ultimately killing the virus.

SYMPTOMS
. Signs of Ebola include fever (greater than 101.5°F or 38.6°C) and additional symptoms, such as severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal (stomach) pain, or unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising).
. Symptoms appear in 2 to 21 days, but the average is 8 to 10 days.

  • Vanna is the root of all evil

    Interesting

  • luVn_liFe…

    A few weeks back, I assume when they were researching "new cases" they said Not all people bleed out

  • southerngent

    Why are they bringing the new patient to GA?? I need answers and the CDC need to tell the people what the real deal is?

  • http://cdn.straightfromthea.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Inmate-Donna-Goudeau-Seeks-Pen-Pals.jpg User Friendly

    so basically the moral of the story is WASH YA ASS.

    :rules: BAIZE!

    its so sad that in some places they dont have running water or a sewage system. we have to be grateful.

  • SummerBaby

    It can also be spread through unprotected sexual contact for up to 3 months after a person has recovered from EVD (Ebola Virus Disease).
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    :eek:

  • lovezoe

    Do all ebola patients present with fever?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    They need to get Magic Johnson's doctor on this chit! What that nigga doing right now?

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    User Friendly says:

    so basically the moral of the story is WASH YA ASS.

    :rules: BAIZE!
    _______

    Got damn you..... my homegirl who is a nurse just said they are going through training right now.

  • Jay3088

    OK so this might just be me being a little slow with this, but how are the nurses getting the virus (if lets just say they are wearing their mask and gloves) if you can only get it from the exchange of bodily fluids. Im a little confused. Someone please explain.

  • Wasting time

    Thanks for this Sandra!

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    Jay ion think they were wearing the mask. Gloves more than likely but not any masks, because they didn't what folks were sick with.

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    I had a toothache... I don't take medicine - at all... but that pain there was some kind of ignorant and urgent, so I took some pain pills the doctor gave me for my back a few weeks ago that I refused to bust open.

    When I tell y'all I don't know what today ih. Please believe me. Someone just handed me something to sign a minute ago and I put the pen on the paper and held it there for 30 seconds trying to figure out how to write a "C".

    This is why I don't take medication. I feel like I'm floating. I feel my body vibrating. I don't like this.

    Help... (I hear echos of my own voice and I keep hearing random World Star clips in my head)

    ... I'm legally bline... mahmuh ah luh-ya! P.O.P.... #who dat call mah name?

  • http://youtu.be/xdT5uC4dtgo MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    an enter another person’s body through broken skin or unprotected mucous membranes such as the eyes, nose, or mouth.
    __________________
    *puts a prayer cloth over Vdot’s broken membranes.* Friend I ain’t gone let nothing happen to you :crying1:
    Chases all the souls byke into her vortex box that slipped out :chase: Ya’ll got to get byke in there *In my The Wire voice* EBOLA COMING :eek:

  • Wasting time

    @Jay
    I saw what the nurses union said this morning about what happened and it was gross negligence on who’s ever part. Nurses are claiming they were told they didn’t need to have their faces covered during contact with Duncan and that they had gloves on but they were not taped down so some parts of their arms were exposed. The masks did not cover their necks either. :no:

  • Matchsticks

    @Jay3088

    The issue with these nurses is that for starters, they likely had a breach in proper removal of their protective suits, it is easy for blood and other fluids to accidentally get on you through tearing of globes, etc. Also from what I've seen on TV the virus is very infectious, which means even if a small amount of fluids get on you and you have a tear on your hands, etc. it can get in and move fast. People also forget that eyes can get infected by just a sneeze, so if eyes aren't covered and someone accidentally wipes a finger or nail bed with a small tear on infected fluids it is THAT easy to get in the body...

  • http://cdn.straightfromthea.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Inmate-Donna-Goudeau-Seeks-Pen-Pals.jpg User Friendly

    so Carrington got the 'Bola?

    :kona:

  • Matchsticks

    *gloves

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    I bet Sandra glad she blogging right about now and no longer a nurse!
    Sandra:
    :phew: "I'm glad I ain't got to deal with that ebola chit!"

    :pc: "I'm just goin write this here blog post bout this chit..."

    :coffee: "...and then leave that post up for a day and a half."

  • Wasting time

    Help… (I hear echos of my own voice and I keep hearing random World Star clips in my head)

    … I’m legally bline… mahmuh ah luh-ya! P.O.P…. #who dat call mah name?

    ---------------------------------
    :crying: <-------real tears

    DON'T CALL JOEY FOR HELP!!

  • luVn_liFe…

    :newpost: TURNUP4WHET!?? :newpost:

  • Wasting time

    :coffee: “…and then leave that post up for a day and a half.”
    -------------------------
    :dead:

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    Here's the thing. If no skin is broken then how? Ok I get if a person is sneezing and your mouth and nose is not covered. Your inhaling all of that. But let's just say you have a mask, and gloves but a bit of skin is exposed, your still gonna catch it? Soooo glad I changed my mind about that nursing thing. Rather deal with folks tryin to get off those drugs man...

  • scorpio

    One thing for sure, we are not ready for this, with that second nurse getting sick. The nurses are not CDC trained missionaries. This is unacceptable.

  • free

    damn, we got shytty 'bola water now....

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    I’m glad I ain’t got to deal with that ebola chit!”

    :pc: “I’m just goin write this here blog post bout this chit…”

    :coffee: “…and then leave that post up for a day and a half.”
    _______

    Lol

  • scorpio

    Also I noticed on the new the other day, the people that are decontaminating these apartments, when they were coming down the stairs of the building were touching the handrails of the staircase, so if others who live in the building touch the handrails, is that a possible spread risk?

  • Audacious2

    @jay3088. (Me too) I thought all the caretakers of Mr. Duncan was armed in hazMat gear from head to toe. As much as I want to think it's not airborne or in the water supply, but still makes you wonder. How exactly is this virus diagnosed, via lab test? Just curious since the Ebola virus presents the same symptoms as the common Flu. It was suspected to be in the water supply in West Africa, but that theory was blown down quickly, given that it could not be flushed for such a large area. Thanks - Sandra, for the insight!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypRKb0xKVQ8 VDot

    This is why I don’t take medication. I feel like I’m floating. I feel my body vibrating. I don’t like this.

    ______________________

    :blink: :blink: I bet it would be really easy to ummm take advantage of you right about now? :biggrin: