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Ebola – Part III
Working with Deadly Pathogens Because Ebola is highly contagious, health care workers in the U.S. wear protective equipment (Personal Protective Equipment-PPE) to prevent transmission.  Items worn include: Mask: Prevents infectious agents from getting into mucus membranes inside the mouth nose or eyes. Gloves: Keep broken skin from contact with infectious fluids r needle sticks.  workers often wear two pairs in case one breaks. Full-body protective suit: Usually made of a fluid and air resistant, woven plastic fiber.  Suit prevents exposure to body fluids,...

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Ebola Effects on Humans – Part II
Ebola's effects on humans Ebola can be spread to humans only after symptoms have begun. Symptoms can appear from two to 21 days after exposure. Day 5-9: Fatigue, headache, fever and chills Day 10: High fever, vomiting blood, rash, passive behavior Day 11: Bleeding from the nose, mouth, eyes, and anus Day 12: Seizures, internal bleeding, loss of consciousness, death

Ebola – Do We Really Need to Worry? Part I
How does Ebola spread to humans?  Good question to ponder.  Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals.  In Africa, infection has been documented through the handling of infected fruit bats, monkeys, chimpanzees, gorillas, forest antelope, and porcupines found ill or dead in the rainforest.  There is a huge trade in "bush meat" in these African countries that have outbreaks. Fruit bats are the likely natural host...

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First Ebola, Now Marburg. What are the Chances?
Marburg, a virus similar to Ebola, has hit the radar in the African country of Uganda, raising concerns about another deadly outbreak. With two lethal viruses threatening public health, many are questioning why these contagions seem to be flaring up more often — and more important, what we can do to avoid them in the future. The current Ebola outbreak originated in West Africa and has killed more than 3,800 people, more than all other past outbreaks combined. The first Marburg death...

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Control procedures for long-term Arizona boaters include decontamination protocols
Remove any clinging materials such as plants, animals and mud from anchor, boat, motor, equipment and trailer (CLEAN) Remove the plug (if applicable) and drain all water from the bilge, live-well, and any other compartments that could hold water.  Drain water from engine and engine cooling systems (DRAIN) Physically remove all visible attached mussels from boat surfaces, motors, impellers outdrives, rudders, anchors and through-hull fittings (CLEAN again) Flush engine and cooling system and any other through-hull fittings, with hot water that is exiting...

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Arizona Boaters: Don’t Move a Mussel!
Arizona's "Don't Move a Mussel" law, enacted in 2009 oversees protection of natural waters from predatory mussels thought to have arrived in the United States on European shipping vessels.  It is quite simple: Single Day Boaters a required by law to follow four steps when leaving the lake or waterway designated as having quagga and/or zebra mussels. Clean-any plants or organic materials (mud) from your anchor, boat, motor and trailer Drain- Remove the plug and drain all water from the bilge,...

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Drywall sickness real: Chinese product confirmed culprit
Chinese made drywall used in more than 20,000 homes in the United States could have caused nosebleeds, headaches, difficulty breathing and asthma attacks in tens of thousands of Americans exposed to it, the federal government said in a report released last month.  The drywall was installed in mostly Southern homes since 2005, and it has been the subject of multiple lawsuits.  In addition to health-related complaints, homeowners have also alleged chemicals found in the drywall caused foul odors and...

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MERS virus match found in camel
The Saudi Health Ministry says it has discovered a deadly virus in a camel in the eastern Saudi province of Jiddah. The ministry's statement released Monday is considered an important development in the search for the origin of the deadly illness. There have been more than 60 human deaths from the virus known as Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, with all but a handful of the fatalities in Saudi, Arabia. The ministry said a sample from the camel...

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