Talk:Ebola virus disease

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Signs and symptoms section heading[edit]

The last paragraph in the section Signs and symptoms deals with recovery. Shouldn't we either:

  1. Merge it forward, incorporating it into Prognosis, and remove the last paragraph from S&S;
  2. Merge Prognosis (3 'graphs now) with Signs and symptoms and eliminate the Prognosis section altogether (also see option 3); or at least
  3. Simply change the name Signs and symptoms to: Signs, symptoms and recovery.

--RoyGoldsmith (talk) 22:35, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Merge what forwards exactly? You mean move it to prognosis?
Happy to have it moved to prognosisDoc James (talk · contribs · email) 05:04, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Outbreak Map[edit]

Needs UpdATING — Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.106.56.145 (talk) 20:36, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

I presume you mean this one:
Cases of Ebola fever in Africa from 1979 to 2008

This {{reqmapin}} tag might attract someone's attention. Siuenti (talk) 20:51, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Ebola Outbreak Map[edit]

Ebola Outbreak Map tracks Ebola you can visit their website I think its a great website they have wonderful news stories and information that the news wont cover.

You can see on a map where all know Ebola cases and Ebola monitoring locations are at on a map.

http://www.ebolaoutbreakmap.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.101.198.43 (talk) 20:31, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

for your consideration.....[edit]

hi, you might find this helpful, (i know secondary sources are the norm, however you might want to look at this) I would have put it in "ebola/west Africa" but its too detailed ( I tried before with extensive detail on BCX4430,just to have it reverted later) it reads in part, "the mechanism: Once the virus infects a cell, enzymes called polymerases literally slide along the protein “bead”-covered viral RNA strand until they reach the correct end of the strand. Then the polymerases can read and “transcribe” the RNA code to synthesize messenger RNA, or mRNA. Once one polymerase starts doing that, it collides with other sliding polymerases, kicking them loose within the cell until they, too, attach to the correct end of the RNA and start making copies. That lets the virus replicate and take over the infected host cell." [1] if you like it, then give it a shot--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 12:03, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Lead is background[edit]

Not sure why a "background" section was created. The lead is supposed to be 3 or 4 paragraphs not 1. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:38, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Agree as the lead itself is the background. However, I believe the lead should be a concise and precise summary of the whole article, providing a general picture to readers. The current one is a bit wordy that some similar concepts are mentioned repeatedly, for instance, the transmission pathways ("Direct contact with infected animals" followed by "Humans become infected by contact with the bats or...may also spread between people"). Exhaustive details can be retained for the remaining corresponding sections. Biomedicinal (talk) 16:00, 17 December 2014‎ (UTC)
Yes agree. We do need to clarify complicated terms as much as possible though. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:05, 17 December 2014 (UTC)