Talk:Ebola virus disease

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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)

Popular press[edit]

Have trimmed this based on the popular press "though no post-mortems have been carried out on Ebola patients "for obvious reasons"[1]"

First we should not be using the popular press for medical information and second one does not need an autopsy to figure out the cause of death. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:00, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments Doc James, & I was aware that the Telegraph is not a reliable medical source. I'm not medically qualified & obviously won't revert but did you realize that the edit contains a virtually direct quote from a medic currently treating Ebola? Regards JRPG (talk) 14:14, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
I have had my words mis quoted by the popular press. We need a better source. Exactly how people die may not be entirely clear but hypovolemic shock is fairly easy to diagnose without an autopsy. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 14:37, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

New NEWS today, for future editing[edit]

Amazingly, the Ebola outbreak has been contained in Liberia, it seems.

Headline-1: Just five Ebola cases left in Liberia, government says

QUOTE: "Liberia, once the epicentre of West Africa's deadly Ebola epidemic, has just five remaining confirmed cases of the disease, a senior health official said on Friday, highlighting the country's success in halting new infections. The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed more than 8,600 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Earlier this year at the height of the outbreak in Liberia, hospitals without beds for new patients were forced to turn away victims and bodies were left in the streets. But a massive international response, including the deployment of hundreds of U.S. troops to build treatment centres, plus a public awareness campaign, contributed to a steep decline in infection rates." -- AstroU (talk) 23:16, 25 January 2015 (UTC) -- PS: FYI for future editing.

For the outbreak article rather than this one maybe. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 23:23, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 28 January 2015[edit]

In Citation list citation No 11 is missing, should be: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/ Preben24 (talk) 21:58, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Mlpearc (open channel) 02:21, 29 January 2015 (UTC)