From the monthly archives:

September 2014

Update 2: -Timeline shows patient had symptoms for 3-4 days before being hospitalized. I’d put money there will be AT LEAST 1-2 more US Ebola patients! (Exposure period was September 23/24th – September 28th) -CDC is explaining how they are tracing where the Ebola patient went, and putting family and community members who were exposed […]

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Most extreme side-effects are rare, but if you multiply the number of people who are sick, you also multiply the number of people who suffer those extreme side-effects That’s what seems to be happening with all the kids suffering from respiratory illness. A small number are having severe side-effects: limb numbness, and even paralysis. It’s […]

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Is Your Drinking Water Safe?

September 29, 2014

Americans are regularly chastised for daring to complain about their drinking water. While it is better and more reliably so than many other places in the world, that doesn’t mean that it’s 100% good tasting, safe, or risk free. Most recently, wealthy residents of the Mercer Island, a Seattle suburb, are being warned to boil […]

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How long does it take one sick person to infect an entire building? As little as 2 hours. Researchers took a virus that behaves similarly to Norovirus (which is highly transmissible as it’s hard to kill and survives on surfaces for days) and rubbed it on a few commonly touched surfaces like elevator buttons, door […]

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That’s how much medical waste each Ebola patient generated once they were in the US. The medical waste contractor refused to take it—Emory hospital had to store it in giant tupperware from the hardware store, then sterilize it themselves, THEN send it off for disposal. Most hospitals aren’t equipped for that. Medical waste is now […]

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