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  • investron Jul 30, 2014 5:09 PM Flag

    It's Hard When Dealing With Uneducated People

    on this Yahoo! board and Investor Village board.

    When the IQs don't rise above double digits, it's a lost cause.

    Nature (30 July 2014)

    Is the size of the outbreak unusual?
    It is larger than any other outbreak in recorded history. The WHO reports that as of 23 July, there were 814 lab-confirmed infections, including 456 deaths. If ‘probable’ and ‘suspected’ cases are included, these numbers rise to 1,201 infections, including 672 deaths — but some of these may have been caused by other diseases. Only 7 other of the few dozen past outbreaks have involved more than 100 cases, and before now, the largest outbreak was in Uganda between 2000 and 2001, in which 425 people were infected and 224 died.

    Since Ebola first appeared in 1976, only 19 outbreaks have had more than 10 victims, and around 2,000 people in total have died from the disease. By comparison, malaria kills some 3,200 people a day, and diarrhoeal diseases some 4,000. Snakes and other venomous animals cause some 55,000 deaths a year — 27 times more than the entire number of people killed by Ebola in 38 years.

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    • wrong the largest outbreak was a fly which killed over 50 million - idiot! you are the one who sounds uneducated

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

    • Uneducated? If you're not concerned about a virus that kills up to 90% of people who catch it, for which there is no cure and is highly contagious, I feel it is you who is uneducated. Not to mention it's spreading like wildfire in countries that have terrible infrastructures and deep mistrusts of white people/healthcare workers. The person who died in Nigeria was due to fly back to the US. That's how close it was. 1 flight away.

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