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  •  Ebola survival odds for scientist (1+ / 0-)
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    Stranded Wind

    are likely much better than 10%. The 90% mortality rate is based on outbreaks in undeveloped African nations with no real medical resources.  Hopefully that number can go appreciably down in this instance.  Survival rate can be increased by something as simple as modern medical hydration techniques (since the disease is hemorrhagic in nature). It sure is a very deadly disease, and quite scary, but hopefully not an automatic death sentence in this circumstance.

    Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

    by bigtimecynic on Fri Mar 20, 2009 at 07:26:51 AM PDT

    •  In this instance, survival rate will either be (1+ / 0-)
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      0% or 100%--hope it's 100%, and hope there won't be another data point.

      "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

      by Alice in Florida on Fri Mar 20, 2009 at 07:43:16 AM PDT

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