yellowdingo wrote:Orfamay Quest wrote:'probably dont have' has a seventy five percent kill rate.yellowdingo wrote:If you think being imprisoned for three weeks for a disease you provably don't have is an "inconvenience,"....
Probably and provably are different words. They tested, and she is virus-free.
That's not exactly true. Unless they've developed something better, the test doesn't go that far. The standard one detects either anitbodies or virus in the blood, I can't remember which, but either way it requires a certain level to detect. You can be infected with the virus still multiplying, but still test negative. Once you're show up with a fever or other symptoms, they do the test to see if it's Ebola causing them, since it'll be detectable at that point.
Which is why they do the whole monitoring thing. If they had a test that worked early, they'd just use that rather than worrying about quarantining and self-monitoring and everything.
She's certainly not contagious now. That's one thing the test does tell us. Funny thing is, she didn't even have a fever. The readings they got were just from her being flushed and angry from locked in a room in the airport for hours with everyone too scared to talk to her. She got to the hospital and the doctors were like "You don't have a fever, why are you here?"