|38 weeks 1 day ago||"Direct human-to-human||
"Direct human-to-human transmission is another possible route of Zika virus infection. These routes notably include transmission from mother to child during pregnancy and sexual transmission from a man to a woman69. Other forms of human-to-human transmission scenarios also appear to exist70. Therefore, could sustained Zika virus transmission occur without mosquitoes and should this be a concern for further spread of the epidemic? Again, let’s use an example: an infected man returns home from the Games and has sex with his partner. There are numerous reports of Zika virus infection associated with sex with a man (or woman71) returning from an endemic region72–74. Therefore, in this scenario, there is immediate risk to his partner. Importantly, however, in each of these reports, Zika virus spread was limited to just those single contacts. Thus, sex and other modes of direct contact with an infectious individual is highly unlikely to lead to sustained transmission in a new population. It has also been estimated that the role of sexual transmission in Brazil is minimal compared to mosquitoes75, and without mosquitoes, transmission would dissipate. The single most compelling piece of evidence to support that Zika virus is primarily mosquito-borne is that it is only known to occur in regions with Ae. aegypti67. Therefore, Zika virus is still considered to be primarily transmitted by mosquitoes and sexual transmission (or other yet-to-be-discovered human-to-human means of transmission) will likely not expand the expected range of the Zika virus epidemic."
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Honestly, I would be freaking||
Honestly, I would be freaking out too (there is something inherently scary about even the potential to cause harm to a baby, versus if it is just a risk to myself, i'm like "no big deal"). I am going to test myself several times to make sure that there is NO Zika virus in my semen. So, I'd stress this importance to your doctor to get tested when you get back - unfortunately that is the only way to know. My email is linked to the article, send me a message if you have questions in the future. There may be private clinics that will offer testing.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||See another post below.||
See another post below. December should be okay but stick with the current CDC advisories. I have mostly agreed with them up to this point.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||1) december should probably||
1) december should probably be fine. Ask again in November.
2) That's tough. I travel to these places a lot for work AND my wife and I are wanting about having another baby in the next couple of years. Luckily, I can [cough cough] test myself to see if I could give Zika virus to my wife. You are right that if you did get infected, likely you wont have symptoms. Hopefully with more research we can give more specific advice as to how long to wait. 2-3 months waiting is a good idea at this time.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||don't put too much stock into||
don't put too much stock into "opinion" and "peer review" in this case. We published it here instead of a big journal so that it would be open access and immediately available. This journal, F1000, only allows "Review" articles to be submitted by invitation. Instead, they told us to publish as an "opinion" as a work-around because they wanted it. Peer review for articles like these will not likely result in much change (not like they will suggest new experiments). So in my expert opinion, these are the facts.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||They are a formidable||
They are a formidable opponent.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||I know, isn't it great!||
I know, isn't it great!
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Zika virus is not likely to||
Zika virus is not likely to cause severe disease in adults - but that is not the issue. LOTS of new evidence shows that Zika virus alone can cause microcephaly. Is this a new feature of the virus? Probably not. Could other factors, such as a toxin, also be involved? Yes. But there is no evidence to support pyriproxyfen is causing microcephaly, only over-speculation.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||By "shed" I am assuming that||
By "shed" I am assuming that you mean "no longer infectious". We don't really know, it can be detected in the semem for 50+ days. I'd wait 2-3 months to be safe.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Actually, most of the article||
Actually, most of the article is not about the Olympics, but it may become irrelevant anyways as new info becomes available.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Not all of the data is from||
Not all of the data is from Brazil and most of it comes from Universities and public health organizations. There is, however, lots of estimation going on.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||1) The epidemic is severe||
1) The epidemic is severe becuase over the last couple of years, and going into the future, lots of people have/will become infected (like 1-2 million, or more). About 1% of babies born from women who get infected in their first trimester will develop a severe pathology. At any given time the risk is really low for a person to become infected. It's all about how long you are exposed to the risk. If you like in Brazil, you are exposed for a long time and will likely get infected at some point. For three weeks in the winter, probably not.
2) Entire population using measures of expected numbers of infections. So not just for the horrible outcomes.
3) More numbers of infected people at one time. No Zika virus outbreak before now included more than ~20,000-30,000 people. It's likely about 1,000,000 in the Americas. Rare events become apparent with lots of infections. Plus, retrospectively people are associating microcephaly and GBS with past outbreaks.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||I am actually trying to||
I am actually trying to sequence Zika virus from the clinical cases in Florida to see if they really are locally aquired. If it is, then there could be a small outbreak (100-1000s) in Miami. The risk is very low for any one person over the span of a week. I'd go there and not be worried, but i would not send my pregenant wife.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||You are correct. That is just||
You are correct. That is just my general caveat about the risks of Zika infection for pregnant women because the consequences can be so severe. Sitting in your home in the US (unless you are in South Florida), you essentially have a zero risk of Zika virus infection. Go to Brazil, and it is still really low, but why risk it?
|38 weeks 1 day ago||They are removing water from||
They are removing water from their blood meal so they can take in more.
|4 years 27 weeks ago||45-3 Blue 345 yards rushing||
345 yards rushing
|4 years 28 weeks ago||38-3||
|4 years 28 weeks ago||Michigan of course||
Michigan of course
|5 years 4 weeks ago||We are at 59% now||
We are at 59% now
|5 years 10 weeks ago||I'm afraid to go to bed.||
I'm afraid to go to bed.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||If true||
If true, this will end of the most frusterating and confusing recruitments that i can recall (from a fans prespective) but with a very happy ending.
|5 years 14 weeks ago||MSU vs Iowa||
I think that Iowa's class should be ranked higher than MSU's. Iowa has 4 more commits and 2 more consensus 4*'s. I know that MSU's averages are higher and they have the advantage with better recruits in the bottom half of the class, but I'd still rather take Iowa's.
Not that it matters, just a thought.
|5 years 15 weeks ago||Our chances with top prospects, per Rivals:||
Tim Sullivan article (http://michigan.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1318384):
Garnet: 50% chance of landing
Kozan: 18% (No. 30 offensive tackle and No. 239 prospect overall in the country by Rivals)
Madaris: 10% (No. 55 wideout in the nation)
Yuri Wright and Kenneth Crawley (Tenn decommit), both tall, high ranked CBs.
Back-up option at OL:
Dan Gibbs: (2* 6-7, 332 lb OT) most likely would commit if offered, could still walk-on
|5 years 22 weeks ago||Thanks for the scouting report||
Thanks for the scouting report MaizeAndBlueWahoo and sorry about the VT loss. I was actually at that game (of course while listening to The Game on my portable radio). On the plus side UVa won in tailgating!
Had this UVa/UM game circled on my calendar since they announced it. I live in DC and my girlfriend is a UVa grad. I've been to Charlottesville many times but this will be my first time going to a UVa basketball game. Look for the crazy guy decked out in maize with an embarrassed girlfriend.
|5 years 26 weeks ago||agreed.||
I do not mind Woolfolk at safety but I hate having whoever comes in to replace him when he goes down.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Buffalo Billiards||
Though not always my favorite bar, good MI sport friendly place in DC.
|5 years 28 weeks ago||There are a bunch of us here!||
Where you watching the game?
|5 years 28 weeks ago||Pop Evil? Really?||
Of all the pump up videos you posted this one? Sorry, not to be mean, but change it quick!
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Patrick is the most magical,||
Patrick is the most magical, beautiful man I've ever seen. And JT is the committiest and dreadiest..
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Also Army||
Army gives me a pay check. But I secretly cheer for Navy.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||Shock the Chips||
Never seen a "Dip the Chips" sign, but I've seen "Shock the Chips" written on a foam hand shaped like a shocker.
|5 years 38 weeks ago||WMU, JHU, UVA||
I'm a 2005 Western Michigan grad. They had a losing season every year that I was there. But still gotta cheer for them when they are not playing UM.
Also a 2011 Johns Hopkins grad, though they are D3, still fun to watch. They were 8-3 last year and 20th in the preseason poll. Never have to worry about cheering against them versus UM.
Fiancé is a Virginia grad. So I pretend to be a fan.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Holy Jebus do I wish this was||
Holy Jebus do I wish this was real football.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Okay, now he makes a big play||
Okay, now he makes a big play to prevent a TD.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||T-Rich||
Haven't seen much of T-Rich in this game, but when I have it’s been a big receiver catching a ball over top of him. Wish he was a couple inches taller. Has anyone seen any good plays by him? Not saying he hasn't had them, just haven't seen them. Though these events do not usually make DBs look good.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||only down 8 now||
EDIT: premature 21-13, missed extra point pass
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Ron Thompson||
A couple of big completions in a row to Ron Thompson. He moves pretty well for a big guy with a bit of a gut. More importantly, it looks like he has sure hands. Really wish we had room for him as a TE, H-back, or whatever.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Southwest 21 Midwest 7 at the half||
Southwest 21 Midwest 7 at the half. Morris 10 of 17, 136 yards, 1 TD.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Morris 4 for 9||
Morris is only 4 for 9 thus far, looking a bit shaky, but man does he have an arm. I would hate to be the one to catch those passes.
|5 years 39 weeks ago||Midwest down 21-0||
Midwest down 21-0 with 9:22 left in the first half. Not a good start.
|5 years 51 weeks ago||see my post on page 3||
According to Tom Beaver via scout thread: answer is no
|5 years 52 weeks ago||News from Scout||
Picked these up from a Scout thread:
Trieu confirmed not Thompson or Godinon. But i see that was already assumed. He also said news would most likely come on Monday, but it could come as early as Sunday.
|6 years 21 weeks ago||I hate that The Game is the||
I hate that The Game is the weekend after thanksgiving and had to watch it at my girlfriends parent's house in Virginia (we stay there for the thanksgiving weekend, go to Michigan for christmas). I hate that I had to watch that damned game in some back room because they were watching the UVA vs VT game. I hate Uncle Jerry that kept telling people that I was talking to myself and scaring the dog. I hate that i couldn't break anything because it wasn't my damn house. I hate that I was told "oh its just a game."
I love your rant about Herby! Funny as hell. And with Desmond posing at the end, gives me a priceless mental picture.
Well done sir, well done.
|6 years 32 weeks ago||which is which?||
which is which?
|6 years 32 weeks ago||?||
isn't a whip-poor-will a nighthar? Or is it a french soccer player that pretends it is hurt?
|6 years 32 weeks ago||UNDER and NO, I hope I am wrong||
I have UNDER for all of them and a NO on the freshman interception (am I lame for picking negative on everything? I see lots of runs for our RBs but no huge game for any one (but decent all around).
|6 years 32 weeks ago||So when are you changing your MGoUserName?||
So when are you changing your MGoUserName?
|6 years 32 weeks ago||DENARD ROBINSON!!! hype||
I read some of the comments on the OSU board. Its funny how they are attacking all of the UM fans for the DENARD ROBINSON!!! hype, but really it was the likes of ESPN and other TV media outlets that are creating it. I think we all understand that it has only been two games and winning in the B10 has yet to be seen, but still nobody has been better than DENARD ROBINSON!!! this year. So bring on the hype monster, OSU fans are just pissed that it took TP so long to produce.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||New T-Shirt needed ASAP||
As much as I like Martin depicted as the Hulk, we need a t-shirt with the cookie monster in a 68 jersey eating little ND shapped cookies. Lets get cracken on this ASAP please.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||excellent work, both of ya.||
excellent work, both of ya. Though at that age, that song would make me affraid of the cookie monster.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||hmm, now i want cookies.||
hmm, now i want cookies. They taste so good.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||My kid (aka cat) did the same thing||
I know exactly what you guys mean, like my cat was just crying cause she wanted some food and I was like "no kitty, go back to bed" but in the end she prevailed in waking me...
I am so jacked for this game, however I have to try to push it aside while I go to class for 6 hours! Honestly, who schedules class for 6 hours on a saturday, and more importantly, why did I sign up? Stupid part-time MS degree. At least I am up a couple hours before class so I can read some MGoThreads to get me in the right state of mind for the day. All I'll hear from the prof today is "Smith in the backfield with Robinson... zone read Robinison keeps it.... gets a good block to the outside... he has a crease... thats six". Unless there is not enough time to say all of that, then it would be "Robinison keeps it... thats six"
|6 years 33 weeks ago||I love the mid air hit on Boston||
And I hope Martin's momma calls and gives him permission to make this video reel.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||so how bad does WV lose to OSU then||
wow, if Marshal gets smoked by OSU and they are looking like the big brother next to WV, how bad does Bill Stewart and Co. lose to OSU? My powers of deduction... 100-0, or something like that. Big East is AWESOME.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Funny question, real answer||
I like it when someone asks a question to be funny, then they get the technical answer. I thought the NASPAA link was a joke.... nope.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Airforce might be it in the west||
Airforce might be it in the west, but i don't know where some of the smaller schools are. Most look east coast.
Link to all the mens and womens D1 Lax teams. More womens than mens.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||when you say nothing to see, I have to look.||
when you say nothing to see, I have to look.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||So i should stop my DL||
I got 45min left, I'll wait for you to post...
|6 years 33 weeks ago||how was track ranked?||
I'd would think that most every school has track, how high did that rank. If we are going on the basis that more D-1 schools with the sport = higher rank, then track should be pretty high. I would hope that would not be the sole reasoning though.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Lacrosse is huge in the east||
East coast, at least around DC, no one cares about hockey while lacrosse is huge. I also go to grad school at Johns Hopkins and like many other schools around here, have an influencial alumni base with strong ties to lacrosse. Or maybe just more schools have lacrosse than hockey but i am way too lazy to look it up. Personally, I would put hockey at least at the same tier, if not higher.
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Is the grass short for ND's field?||
I honestly don't remember if what they are showing is short for ND's field. Regardless, hopefully downfield blocks and cut backs wont be much of a problem when it rains tomorrow.
NOTE TO TEAM: FOOTBALL WILL BE WET, HOLD ON TO IT!!!!!!!!!
|6 years 33 weeks ago||Great Idea!||
Allen Rush Yards - OVER
UM Red Zone - OVER
ND Passing - UNDER
UM Total RB - OVER
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Attn: RR Haters||
If there are any RR haters still out there, they need to read MGoShoe’s MGoBoard post “RichRod in His Own Words” posted on September 3rd. It will make you take back all those nasty things you said about him.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||LETS GO BLUE||
LETS GO BLUE!!!
|6 years 34 weeks ago||I want to give that man a hug||
I want to give that man a hug and say sorry for anything bad i ever said about you. But win tomorrow or I'll take away that hug.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||Defense to have a great game||
I'm predicting a 31-7 victory with the defense causing many turnovers. So UConn doesn't beat UConn as the experts say, but maybe our defense is just that good. JT Floyd has 2 picks and one for 6. Roh and Martin cause a fumble each.
Or at least that is how it played out on my XBox. Video games never lie.
|6 years 34 weeks ago||okay bad title but making big plays||
Okay, bad title. I will be more descriptive from now on.
So there has been talk about not getting excited about him because we have depth at the position. That only makes it more impressive that he has been so impressive, at least video wise (not at practices so I only know what is out there on the web). So how do you not get excited about Kelvin? He was a great HS player in GR, so we know that he has the skills. Now he is fully committed to football now, a great athlete and versatile so I am expecting more out of him than a 3rd string slot guy. So again, why should we not be excited about this guy? RR already came out and said that he was not helping the relief fund of DBs therefore if we see him at other positions this year I am not expecting it to be on defense. However, I am hopeful to see him out there this fall making big plays.
And I do have to say that we can be very negative on this site. But isn't it nice to talk about good work ethic coming from a potential 3rd stinger instead of off the field topics for a change?
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Thanks for sharing||
Thanks for sharing, those are great memories.
It has to be the last game of the season. As a fan I have nothing left in me after The Game and I need that month and a half break to recover, emotionally. And if it is that way for me, I imagine it is many times greater for the players and coaches. Put The Game mid season, how do you come out and play your heart out against Indiana the next week?
Also, maybe this year I can remember what it is like to beat OSU again.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||Florida too high||
I still think Florida is ranked too high, and Bama should be #2. I also see TCU as a top 10 team at least. But just my opinion.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||I did enjoy the video clip||
I second the notion of never needing to visit that site again and it also shows the new direction of media, posting crap because someone will read it. However, I did enjoy the video clip of "the same Shaw who bullied a pad-less Ohio St. player last year in Ann Arbor".
|6 years 35 weeks ago||so thats who that was||
Its nice to now have a name to use during my tirades. Instead of "who the F are you throwing it to?" it will be "dammit Tacopants."
|6 years 35 weeks ago||is it Sept 4th yet?||
It will nice when the season starts and there is actually something to talk (read) about. Can't wait when the threads are talking about Troy only when refering to his recovery and The Game in reference to actually playing it instead of when it will be played or if it divisional. Where is that old man with the Dolorian?
|6 years 35 weeks ago||The Break-Up||
This is wierd, it is sounding like we are "breaking up" with OSU and she is already flirting with someone else. I don't care if OSU/PSU would make a great couple!
I take it Nebraska is our rebound.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||ALL IN FOR RR||
Who knows how this season will end. But for the first time since RR came aboard I am really thinking that the team fielded on Sept. 4 is really ALL IN FOR RR and what this coaching staff is trying to put together. Some spots look thin but when the players believe anything can happen. I'm not predicting how the season will end up but I believe that this team can compete every game. I can see big wins this year against: UConn, Sparty, PSU (in happy valley and perhaps a home victory against Iowa or Wiscy. Enough to keep the faithful happy and a spring board for big years in '11 and '12.
ALL IN FOR MICHIGAN
|6 years 35 weeks ago||tacopants?||
being new to this blog, can someone please fill me in on "tacopants"?
|6 years 35 weeks ago||second the drop on the florida schools||
I'd drop FSU out of the top 10 and UF out of the top 5 for sure. Also think VT should move up a spot or two.
Is PSU really a top 25 team this year? Possible freshmen QB? I hear a lot of predictions of at least 4-5 losses.
|6 years 35 weeks ago||see highlights on mgoblue.com||
highlights from saturday can be found on countdown to kickoff, day 13 on mgoblue.com. The few DR passes looked very crisp and his run for TD was awesome though it looked like Van Slyke took a poor angle.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||CBs||
Besides knowing who was playing CB, did any of them look good, or at least not bad?
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Not to be a pessimist either, but…||
The dropsies were a bit frustrating. Was it Roundtree that dropped that easy TD pass from DR in the spring game? No body around, just dropped the ball. If opposing D’s don’t have to scheme too much to defend our receivers, it frees them up to blitz us like crazy. At that point it doesn’t matter if it is Tate or DR or DG. But I am sure that if we know this then the coaches do too, hopefully this gets improved before Sept. 4.
|6 years 36 weeks ago||Washington, DC area||
Pour House on Capitol Hill and Tommy Joes in Bethesda, MD are also good choices for the Washington, DC area. Any MGoBloggers living in the District?