Originally Posted by Mirzam
To address this point, those that survive Ebola generally do not reach the hemorrhagic stage, Brantly was nine days in which as your source said was when the victim would start bleeding out and media reports state he was close to death. Then he is given this miraculous serum, and within an hour he is up and able to shower the next day.
From the article you didn't read:
The link said *usually* in the second week, which means not always and also means up until day 14.
"A person infected with Ebola won’t realise the deadly disease is lurking in their body for up to three weeks. When it hits, the onset is sudden and harsh. A fever, crippling headaches and muscle aches are the first sign that something is wrong. But the fact the virus mimics the symptoms of a common cold means it is difficult to spot. Within a few days, the virus causes a condition known as disseminated intravascular coagulation.
It causes blood clots and haemorrhaging. In Ebola victims, the clots affect their liver, spleen, brain and other internal organs, forcing capillaries to bleed into the surrounding tissue. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea with blood and mucus, conjunctivitis and a sore throat follow. A rash is then likely to appear on the torso, spreading quickly to the limbs and head.
The patient will then endure spontaneous bleeding from their ears, eyes, mouth and other orifices as well as any breaks in the skin. Internally they will suffer bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract and internal organs, as the virus pierces veins and blood vessels. Death is usually brought on by haemorrhaging, shock or renal failure and typically occurs between eight and 17 days after a person first falls ill.
Looks like he got the serum just in time.
Once again, I have not read or heard of any evidence that he has reached this stage at all. They reported a rash and labored breathing. Do you have any evidence that he got to this stage? Forgive me for not blindly trusting a random blogger you found who has no medical credentials or experience in treating ebola that I am aware of.
This is so silly. Why on earth would they make up when he first noticed symptoms? Why would they lie about his test results? Why would they just make up that he has ebola? You think they want to isolate and treat him in hazmat suites just for fun? I mean honestly now! You are not doing yourself any favors with these ridiculous conspiracy theories.