Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47 Posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1040 times:
I was talking with someone and he as telling me about how years ago, his brother came down with what is [supposedly] a very rare and potentially devastating and fatal disease. I won't even attempt to try and spell it out, but spelled phonetically it is called "gee-ohm-buhr-æ", if I understood him correctly.
Does anyone know what this is? I've never heard of it. Apparently it is some kind of nerve disorder that can leave you paralyzed, and possibly even put you into sudden cardiac arrest. And the disease can (according to him) set in literally overnight without any warning signs.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1027 times:
Matt. Come on my man. I have never seen a bigger setup in my life. 777236ER will not be able to resist this one.
As for an answer to your question, in a serious mannor of course, no doubt there are diseases and such that are very rare and can set in in no time. Luckily (I think) I have no knowledge of such that I could share here, but I'm sure illustrious A.net member 744lyy (or whatever it is) would tell you that a 90 second search on your favorite search engine would yeild you some type of results.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1013 times:
It is a fast-acting viral syndrome that attacks the myelin sheathing around nerves, leading to paralysis. The bad news is that it moves quickly and can make a person ventilator-dependent (due to respiratory paralysis) within hours, and can last months. The good news is that if the person receives appropriate supportive treatment during the period of paralysis, there is a good chance of 75%-100% recovery.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1007 times:
More good news: the shorter the incubation time the smaller the chance you can pass it along to someone else thus potentially causing an epidemic.
That's one of the reasons Ebola hasn't yet killed off all of Africa and most of the rest of the world.