Simone111

Ebola

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Surviving cold winters in London, we are all used to coughing and sneezing all around us. Trouble is, as I was queueing in SubWay the other day (the food place), the person in front of me was chatting to the big guy behind the counter, who explained he had just got back from Ghana. This didn't ring any alarm bells at first.

 

However, when he began preparing my food he was continually coughing and sneezing, although not directly over my food, and he managed to suppress most of them, just about.  Being British, of course, I bit my lip and said nothing. I paid for my goods and left. Just around the corner I decided to ditch £5 worth of good food and I washed my hands as quickly as possible.

 

Am I over reacting? i have some friends who still work as Escorts. I used to. What would most girls now if a guy who sounded Afrcian solicited their services? Is anyone thinking about this?

 

I hope I am not being too negative.

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No Ebola cases reported in Ghana nor in any country neighbouring Ghana so I would say you were over-reacting.

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The important thing to note is that Ebola stays in semen for several months afterwards. I think this fact has the potential to change services, however if it does arrive here, well I'd rather not think about it - and I have been thinking about it whilst it's been in other countries.

 

The airport screening I think will be gotten around, people who are flying don't want to be stopped or held up and I think they'll just give whatever answers they can to avoid being detained.

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The important thing to note is that Ebola stays in semen for several months afterwards. I think this fact has the potential to change services, however if it does arrive here, well I'd rather not think about it - and I have been thinking about it whilst it's been in other countries.

 

The airport screening I think will be gotten around, people who are flying don't want to be stopped or held up and I think they'll just give whatever answers they can to avoid being detained.

 

 

Jesus... one hopes the lady will have had a seriously good flush out during that time! :eek:

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... SubWay the other day (the food place)...

....I paid for my goods and left. Just around the corner I decided to ditch £5 worth of good food...

 

SubWay - american takeaway = good food?? ....  I must be getting old

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Well, as fast food goes, I think Subway is relatively healthy, and reasonably tasty. I wouldn't recommend taking anyone for a romantic meal there, however.

 

Thank you for correcting me about Ghana. I know Ebola is in Liberia and Sierra Leone, and  I thought there had been outbreak in Ghana. I know there have now been cases in Europe and America.

 

As regards Ebola surviving in Semen, presumably this is within the man, and not inside the woman, assuming she has some hygiene standards. Can male semen really be infected for that long?

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I don't think it's overreacting. Better to be safe than sorry, but currently the virus carrier is ONLY contagious when they're showing symptoms. We saw how fast bird flu or swine flu spread from Asia - although those were/are airborne viruses. This virus is much worse. Still potentially, if the border controls are too slow/lax, it's only a question of time before Ebola spreads and evetually it will become airborne as viruses mutate fast. Like you're hearing in the news, untrained health staff are getting it through silly mistakes, I've heard through not properly removing hazard suits. Yes, the outbreak is quite localised to far western African countries, but it can spread if not controlled quickly.

 

I hope we'll get a cure soon enough, I suspect they probably already have one, but haven't done full trials on humans yet. A couple of health workers in the U.S who contracted the virus whilst in Africa, because it was caught early, were cured using this vaccine. So I guess, hope is high.

 

I do think the UK and other countries internationally have taken a tardy attitude to this quite serious, albeit relatively small outbreak. Only now are they slightly taking it seriously. As we're a multi-cultural country with a lax immigration system, we have to be watchful.

 

Btw: Subway round my area (North London) as far from American. In fact most of the franchise Subways are owned by Muslim businesses. My Subway only serves Halal meat because the local demographic is Muslim Asian/Middle eastern (3 mosques in the local area) and obviously the workers refuse to touch pork products. So the Italian meats are really pork substitutes - more than likely smoked Turkey, flavoured/coloured to look like Salami/Pepperoni. I refuse to eat there now.

 

As a disclaimer, I love Halal food (Chicken & Lamb) and eat it 70% of the time - just not processed meats that are made to look like something else. Talk about false advertising! lol

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  AS you go to visit a wg today prepare for her to pop her head around the door with the greeting  ,

 

 " have you recently traveled from west africa  "

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Well, as fast food goes, I think Subway is relatively healthy, and reasonably tasty. I wouldn't recommend taking anyone for a romantic meal there, however.

 

Thank you for correcting me about Ghana. I know Ebola is in Liberia and Sierra Leone, and  I thought there had been outbreak in Ghana. I know there have now been cases in Europe and America.

 

As regards Ebola surviving in Semen, presumably this is within the man, and not inside the woman, assuming she has some hygiene standards. Can male semen really be infected for that long?

no subway isnt healthy. I remember not so long ago seeing a study that had been done on fast food sandwiches and subway came in at the bottom regarding health as their bread had the highest salt and sugar content of all tested and so did their toppings. It just looks healthy because of all the salad you can pile on but if the bread is the worst then there isnt much you can do. I think marks and spencers came out as the healthiest with the lowest salt and sugar content in the fillings and the bread itself x

 

Regarding the semen, CIM/facials would and should be off the menu for a lot of women should Ebola come to the UK 

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no subway isnt healthy. I remember not so long ago seeing a study that had been done on fast food sandwiches and subway came in at the bottom regarding health as their bread had the highest salt and sugar content of all tested and so did their toppings. It just looks healthy because of all the salad you can pile on but if the bread is the worst then there isnt much you can do. I think marks and spencers came out as the healthiest with the lowest salt and sugar content in the fillings and the bread itself x

 

Regarding the semen, CIM/facials would and should be off the menu for a lot of women should Ebola come to the UK 

 

No personal contact should happen if the person is displaying signs of flu/sweating etc. Just takes a handshake from someone who's infected, where afterwards you habitually or subconciously touch your own skin/face; anywhere with a route into the body such as nose, eyes, ears, privates.

 

Best thing is to state on your website/profile you do not accept people showing signs of flu, regardless of whether it's Ebola or not. People showing signs of flu or worst case Ebola, which is still very very very low probabilty, but regardless probably wouldn't feel horny anyway. People who are flued up or don't know what they have shouldn't be stupid either.

 

But I agree, sadly CIM shouldn't be taken lightly anyway!

 

I've personally never punted ever with a cold or flu, just out of courtesy and feeling like shit. :)

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