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Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:44 PM

Have you recently touched another person's shit/vomit/mucus/semen?

Last edited Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:21 PM - Edit history (1)

or saliva, blood, sweat, tears, breast milk, urine? (particularly those items from a stranger)


If the answer is NO , you do NOT have ebola. Usually mothers/wives/caretakers/nurses ever come into contact with those items, and they are usually "courtesy of" people they know, or are paid to tend to..

If you recently butchered a West African bat/monkey/other "bush meat", you might run a risk of getting ebola..

If you shook hands with/sat next to/had lunch with someone with a low-grade fever, who may have sneezed or coughed, you MIGHT get the flu or a cold they have, but you will not "catch" ebola...because they probably do not have it, and it's not an airborne disease.

It's too bad that our [strike]illustrious[/strike] media cannot find their way through the weeds to just lay it out in blunt terms so that even the most ignorant in our midst could understand..

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Reply Have you recently touched another person's shit/vomit/mucus/semen? (Original post)
SoCalDem Oct 2014 OP
arcane1 Oct 2014 #1
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #4
Logical Oct 2014 #5
jberryhill Oct 2014 #27
bigwillq Oct 2014 #2
notadmblnd Oct 2014 #3
hatrack Oct 2014 #6
oldandhappy Oct 2014 #7
SoCalDem Oct 2014 #8
oldandhappy Oct 2014 #14
sarisataka Oct 2014 #9
SoCalDem Oct 2014 #12
Doctor_J Oct 2014 #16
stevenleser Oct 2014 #10
polichick Oct 2014 #17
flamingdem Oct 2014 #22
BlueJazz Oct 2014 #11
Doctor_J Oct 2014 #20
BlueJazz Oct 2014 #25
Ed Suspicious Oct 2014 #13
VScott Oct 2014 #15
Nye Bevan Oct 2014 #18
SoCalDem Oct 2014 #19
ZombieHorde Oct 2014 #21
Kablooie Oct 2014 #23
SoCalDem Oct 2014 #24
magical thyme Oct 2014 #26
MattBaggins Oct 2014 #28
maced666 Oct 2014 #29
SoCalDem Oct 2014 #30
Marrah_G Oct 2014 #35
GeorgeGist Oct 2014 #31
etherealtruth Oct 2014 #33
Marrah_G Oct 2014 #36
genwah Oct 2014 #32
zappaman Oct 2014 #34

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:46 PM

1. Define "recent" n/t

 

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:50 PM

4. within the last 21 days.

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:50 PM

5. LOL, good one! n-t

 

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:46 PM

27. yeah, that was my question.

 

Not since Saturday night?

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:47 PM

2. Yes (nt)

 

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:49 PM

3. Even when people are spoon fed accurate info they refuse to stop spreading fear

Just look at some of the posts in threads here at DU.

Catching Ebola from sweaty fingers in bowling balls or rented shoes. Ridiculous.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:52 PM

6. Nah, just my own . . .

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:54 PM

7. actually, no!

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:56 PM

8. Congrats.. you are ebola-free

along with almost every one else

Do not order bat ragout or monkey wings

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:09 PM

14. also panic free and fear free!!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 09:56 PM

9. No but

if this weekend pans out...

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:04 PM

12. you naughty naughty person

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:11 PM

16. duzy

 

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:00 PM

10. If you frequently take mass transit, the answer is probably yes.

 

Sorry to be gross, but people leave all kinds of materials behind on surfaces.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:12 PM

17. True - especially sweat, saliva and urine.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:37 PM

22. Gloves?

Ew! I deceded to leave NY when on the F train stuck between two station with the thermostat broken - must have hit 99 degrees.. Still my fave city ebola and all..

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:00 PM

11. I try to but the Women I meet usually get pretty pissed off about it.

 

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:32 PM

20. really? even the vomit?

 

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:45 PM

25. Yep. Even the vomit. They act like I'm some kind of nut. "You sick perverted bastard"

 

I don't know...maybe it's my new robotic surgery. (had 15% of kidney removed)
...on second thought, I DO take Oxycodone (From Doc. legally)
And it can cause me to spac,,,,

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:08 PM

13. Yeah, how often do people come into contact with

semen? Pretty rare.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:09 PM

15. This has the potential to devastate the German and Japanese porn industry.

 

These are dark times coming my friends.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:13 PM

18. Curious about why you did not include urine or sweat in your list?

Ebola has been detected in blood and many body fluids. Body fluids include saliva, mucus, vomit, feces, sweat, tears, breast milk, urine, and semen.

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/transmission/qas.html

Do you know something that the CDC does not? Or are you just trying to avoid alarm about things like sweaty rental bowling shoes?

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:15 PM

19. I actually forgot them.. I'll add them now

oops

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:34 PM

21. Yes.

Touching bodily fluids is normal for health care workers.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:41 PM

23. Darn. I planned to take a nice hot bath tonight in a stranger's salivabloodsweattearsmilkurine.

I guess I'll just have to bathe in my own now.

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #23)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:42 PM

24. Try Calgon..

It will take you away

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:46 PM

26. smeared and wright stained a CBC slide yesterday

 

to do a manual diff. Actually, I had to smear a couple before I got a decent slide; I was shivering cold so kept messing them up.

But I was wearing gloves. And the patient has cancer, not Ebola.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 10:47 PM

28. Everyday

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 11:15 PM

29. Have you touched a bathroom/office door after someone didn't wash up properly?

 

Then you could have been in contact with someones saliva, sweat, tears, urine or blood.

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Response to maced666 (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 11:20 PM

30. We are all human and we ALL "could" come into contact with all kinds

of germs..but if WE wash our own hands carefully, we should all be okay I always taught our sons to sing (Happy Birthday ...to themselves, not out-loud) while they washed their hands with soap In fact, our 40 yr old son recently told us that even as a grown man, he sometimes thinks of Happy Birthday when we washes his hands

More and more restrooms do not even HAVE actual doors and most office buildings have "push" doors without actual door knobs these days

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Response to maced666 (Reply #29)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 05:05 PM

35. but probably not Ebola....

Unless that office and or bathroom is located in an ebola ward in West Africa or in the hospital room of one of the patients treated here.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 04:55 AM

31. If you've touched the door handle ...

With your bare hand while leaving a public restroom, the answer is Yes.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #31)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 05:02 PM

33. Oh heck ... the handle of a shopping cart makes it a yes ...

... and any number of things

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #31)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 05:07 PM

36. If that public bathroom is in a place they are treating ebola patients...then you could be right

Otherwise...probably not.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 04:56 PM

32. Nobody on this site has kids?

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 05:02 PM

34. Yes, breast milk from a stranger.

Long story...

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