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Old 05-03-2015, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default "Post Ebola" Syndrome

impaired sight and hearing, headaches and other complications, hair loss, aches and insomnia, joint, muscle and chest pain and extreme fatigue.

We knew it would get to this given enough time. Collectively, we read about the after-affects of H5N1 (etc.) and now we are seeing the bodies long term response to a major hemorrhagic disease in a large population base. I think I started a thread somewhere?!

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/201.../#.VUZ0ZNp0xeO
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:10 PM   #2
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I remember you commenting on that before, Andy. I'll try to find it later.
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impaired sight and hearing, headaches and other complications, hair loss, aches and insomnia, joint, muscle and chest pain and extreme fatigue.
I have all of these symptoms (except the chest pain) ; it is called ageing.
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You want some Post-Ebola syndrome???

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwr...m64e0501a1.htm

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On March 20, 2015, 30 days after the most recent confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) patient in Liberia was isolated, Ebola was laboratory confirmed in a woman in Monrovia. The investigation identified only one epidemiologic link to Ebola: unprotected vaginal intercourse with a survivor. Published reports from previous outbreaks have demonstrated Ebola survivors can continue to harbor virus in immunologically privileged sites for a period of time after convalescence.
I find this tidbit a little un-nerving:

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Genomic sequencing of Ebola virus from her blood specimen identified six mutations not found in 25 other genomes sequenced from Liberia (5) or in 107 genomes obtained from Guinea, Mali, and Sierra Leone (6–8).
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:55 AM   #6
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immunologically privileged
Check your privilege andy!!

Was not familiar with the term, so...

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Certain sites of the human body have immune privilege, meaning they are able to tolerate the introduction of antigens without eliciting an inflammatory immune response. Tissue grafts are normally recognised as foreign antigen by the body and attacked by the immune system. However in immune privileged sites, tissue grafts can survive for extended periods of time without rejection occurring.[1] Immunologically privileged sites were thought to include:

the brain, but this is now known to be incorrect and indeed immune cells of the CNS contribute to the maintenance of neurogenesis and spatial learning abilities in adulthood [2]
the eyes
the placenta and the fetus
the testicles
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immune_privilege
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The placenta and fetus are immunologically privileged sites because otherwise due to the fetal DNA containing male material, the female body would recognize it as foreign and ultimately reject it.

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A new thing to worry about:

http://news.yahoo.com/ebola-found-do...200413420.html

EBOLA in the EYE, months after surviving a clinical infection!!!

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The new report concerns Dr. Ian Crozier, a 43-year-old American physician diagnosed with Ebola in September while working with the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone.

He was treated at Emory University Hospital's special Ebola unit in Atlanta and released in October when Ebola was no longer detected in his blood. Two months later, he developed an inflammation and very high blood pressure in one eye, which causes swelling and potentially serious vision problems.
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