To the panicky-Petes out there…Mr Thomas Eric Duncan was SYMPTOMATIC and in the community for approximately 4 days after he was sent home from the Emergency Room the first time with fever and gastroenteritis (and given antibiotics, which is another subject altogether). Despite this, only Nurses Nina Pham and Amber Vinson are known to have contracted the illness from him. The 3 week deadline from his ultimate isolation on Sept 28 is over. There has been no great outbreak of Ebola in Dallas, and one is not expected in NYC from Dr Craig Allen …
Just some quick math to set your mind at ease:
If Ebola were EASY to transmit, there would be a MUCH larger burden of cases in the world right now. Let me show you with math.
Let’s be conservative and say this outbreak started January 1st with one patient. Let’s say this person infected 10 other people, who then infected 10 other people, and so on. With an incubation period of 21 days, and assuming that people can’t transmit the disease until they are symptomatic, it’s pretty easy to calculate where we would be if the above were anywhere close to reality. (Remember, I’m …
Vinnie Tortorich, America’s Angriest Trainer, visits again to discuss No Sugar No Grains and vitamin supplementation. Also Dr Steve is a douchebag who doesn’t remember a major plot-point in Vinnie’s book, yet claims to have read it. Doh!
We have a listener who has been battling terminal bladder cancer since 2011. He’s had to try to continue to work just to keep the lights on despite horrific intractable pain, but hasn’t had a full time job since being laid off in 2012. A few months ago he told me “i’m already $100 away from being homeless. At this point I long for the relief that death will bring.”
He has no family who can help him, and he’s alone, suffering in a cold house trying to live on $700 a month. He finally has an oncologist who …
What Texas can learn from Nigeria when it comes to containing Ebola
By Elahe Izadi October 4 at 7:43 AM
While devastating reports continue to stream out of West Africa, where the deadly virus has overwhelmed already weak public health systems and left thousands of people dead, and anxiety grips the United States over the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the country, one nation serves as an example of hope: Nigeria, which appears to have successfully contained Ebola.
As concerns spread over U.S. hospital readiness, there are some lessons to be learned from Nigeria, where officials managed to get …
Dr Steve and his wacky band of medical misfits talk with Brian from RadioFreaks.tv about his awful abdominal abscess. Other topics include dental work after stroke, post acute withdrawal syndrome, alcohol abuse and hair loss, and crampy testicle guy.
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