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Old July 30th, 2014 #61
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http://vnnforum.com/showthread.php?p...24#post1716924 I guess great minds think alike.
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See the graph I posted on page 2. They'll try to control the free movement of Jiggs between west and east Africa. But, since they've been busy mowing down the rain forest, it isn't impossible anymore to travel on land. If the four virus strains meet one another, expect a super hybrid virus which should have at least a 99% kill potential.
Notice how the German coverage is consistently better at providing context? It's usually simpler and clearer.
 
Old July 30th, 2014 #63
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Ebola fears grow with Europe and Asia on alert

Fears that the west African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents grew on Wednesday with European and Asian countries on alert and a leading medical charity warning the epidemic was out of control.

Hong Kong announced quarantine measures for suspected cases, although one woman arriving from Africa with possible symptoms tested negative, while the EU said it was ready to deal with the threat.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has held talks with global health officials on potential measures to halt the spread of the disease.

In Britain, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond chaired the government's COBRA crisis management committee to assess the situation, although only one person has tested negative for the disease.

"The prime minister does regard it as a very serious threat," Hammond said. "We are very much focused on it as a new and emerging threat which we need to deal with."

He said the emergency meeting had decided that the best approach was to provide "additional resources to deal with the disease at source" in west Africa.

Ebola can kill victims within days, causing severe fever and muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and, in some cases, organ failure and unstoppable bleeding.

Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The European Union is equipped and ready to treat victims should the deadly virus be found in its 28 member states, an EU source said in Brussels.

"We cannot rule out the possibility that an infected person arrives in Europe but the EU has the means to track and contain any outbreak rapidly," the source said.

The isolation and negative testing of a suspected case in Valencia in Spain showed that the "system worked", added the source.

"The level of contamination on the ground is extremely worrying and we need to scale up our action before many more lives are lost," said EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva.

In Hong Kong, a densely populated city previously scarred by disease outbreaks such as the 2003 SARS epidemic, health officials confirmed they would quarantine as a precautionary measure any visitors from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia who showed fever symptoms.

One woman arriving in the southern Chinese city from Africa, who showed symptoms including fever and vomiting, has tested negative for Ebola.

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Bart Janssens, MSF's director of operations, warned that governments and global bodies had no "overarching view" vision of how to tackle the outbreak.

"This epidemic is unprecedented, absolutely out of control and the situation can only get worse, because it is still spreading, above all in Liberia and Sierra Leone, in some very important hotspots," he said.

"If the situation does not improve fairly quickly, there is a real risk of new countries being affected," he told La Libre Belgique newspaper.

In Canada, local media reported that a Canadian doctor had put himself in quarantine as a precaution after spending weeks in west Africa treating patients with the virus alongside an American doctor, who is now infected.

Meanwhile in Sierra Leone, a doctor in charge of an Ebola treatment centre became another victim of the virus.

A spokesman for the French foreign ministry said they were offering technical support and expertise on the ground in west Africa.

Togo-based pan-African airline ASKY, which serves 20 destinations, said it halted all flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone following the death of a passenger from the virus.

The 40-year-old man, who travelled from Liberia, died in Lagos on Friday in Nigeria's first confirmed death from Ebola.

The virus crossing borders for the first time by plane could lead to new flight restrictions aimed at containing outbreaks, the world aviation agency said.

"Until now (the virus) had not impacted commercial aviation, but now we're affected," ICAO secretary general Raymond Benjamin said.

"We will have to act quickly."

http://news.yahoo.com/uk-holds-emerg...084704564.html

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Old July 30th, 2014 #64
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"We cannot rule out the possibility that an infected person arrives in Europe but the EU has the means to track and contain any outbreak rapidly," the source said.
Bull SHIT: just deny admittance to everything that's been in 'Freaka.

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The isolation and negative testing of a suspected case in Valencia in Spain showed that the "system worked", added the source.
It merely showed that you caught one before it infected millions.

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In Hong Kong, a densely populated city previously scarred by disease outbreaks such as the 2003 SARS epidemic, health officials confirmed they would quarantine as a precautionary measure any visitors from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia who showed fever symptoms.
Not enough: the virus can incubate for 10-14 days before any signs. What if those apparently healthy bush monkeys are allowed to gambol through those chink-choked streets?
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Old July 30th, 2014 #66
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Peace Corps leaves West Africa as Ebola outbreak expands

The US Peace Corps announced on Wednesday that it was removing its 340 volunteers from West Africa due to recent Ebola outbreak, while the federal government is being urged to fast-track a new a drug that could possibly stave off a global pandemic.

According toReuters, 130 volunteers will leave Sierra Leone, while another 108 and 102 will depart Liberia and Guinea, respectively. The Peace Corps blamed the virus’ continued spread for the decision.

"The Peace Corps today announced that it is temporarily removing its volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea due to the increasing spread of the Ebola virus," the organization said in a statement to the news service.

Since February, 672 people have been killed in all three countries, making the recent outbreak the most devastating on record, per the World Health Organization.

Meanwhile, the US State Department confirmed one American citizen has died from the virus – which triggers diarrhea and vomiting before causing internal and external bleeding. Two other aid workers have been infected and are in serious condition.

As RT reported on Tuesday, Sierra Leone’s only specialist on Ebola has also died, not even one week after being diagnosed with the virus. The current fatality rate stands at 60 percent, which is lower than the 90 percent rate typically associated with the disease.

As the highly contagious virus continues to raise concern across the world, activists have started a petition on Change.org pushing the US Food and Drug Administration to speed up the authorization of new medication that could potentially stop the virus in its tracks. There’s currently no cure for Ebola, but several drugs and vaccines are currently being tested.

“One of the most promising is TKM-Ebola manufactured by Tekmira Pharmaceuticals,” the petition states. “This drug has been shown to be highly effective in killing the virus in primates and Phase 1 clinical trials to assess its safety in humans were started earlier this year.”

The petition points to the fact that there’s been one confirmed case of the disease being transferred via air travel – from Liberia to Nigeria – and suggests the impending shadow of a pandemic makes fast-tracking the drug’s approval necessary.

“In view of this it’s imperative that the development of these drugs be fast-tracked by the FDA and the first step should be releasing the hold on TKM-Ebola. There is a precedent for fast tracking anti-Ebola drugs in emergency cases as happened last year when a researcher was exposed to the virus and received an experimental vaccine.”

Speaking with the Daily Mail, Professor Jeremy Farrar of the Welcome Trust global charity said drugs that have already been tested on humans should be deployed to the areas where they could be the most beneficial.

“It's ridiculous that we haven't got these (experimental) products out of labs and animal trials and into human testing, and at least offered to people,” he said.

“If you had a 60 per cent chance of dying tomorrow, and there was something that had been tested in healthy volunteers (but not yet tried in patients or approved), would you take it?”

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Yes, the FDA commissars need to get the hell out of the way, in this emergency and in ALL cases of terminal illness: a dying man should be free to take anything with even a slim chance of saving his life without those bureaucrat bastards standing in his way.
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Stay cool guys, this may be the next aids. Gamechanger. I've been told that the Chinese symbol for crisis is the same symbol for opportunity. Yeah, I heard it from a cookie but I'm pretty sure it's true. EBOLA. say it out loud, it really rolls off the tongue. EBOLA.

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Stay cool guys, this may be the next aids. Gamechanger.
Unlike AIDS this can infect normal people easily, retard.
 
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None of your prepping is gonna save ya now, sam.
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Sierra Leone declares a public emergency over Ebola and orders troops to quarantine infected areas as doctors say the virus is 'absolutely out of control'


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  • Doctors Without Borders says West Africa not ready to handle Ebola
  • Airports and airlines placed on high alert to prevent disease reaching UK
  • Anyone who slips through will be held in highly secure hospital units
  • Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond declares outbreak 'a very serious threat'
  • Some experts predict 30,000 people could become infected in west Africa
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'God help me survive.' American doctor battling deadly Ebola virus is showing 'slight improvement' but remains 'terrified' of the disease progressing in this critical phase of his treatment


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  • American doctor and dad-of-two Kent Brantly was treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia when he recognized he had the symptoms
  • In an email to a colleague, Dr Brantly thanks everyone for their prayers and messages of encouragement
  • His doctors say the next few days are critical
  • Another U.S. aid worker, Nancy Writebol, from Charlotte, North Carolina, tested positive for the disease
  • They are in isolation as they try to battle the virus, which causes people to bleed internally and from the skin and kills 90 per cent of victims
  • Nearly 700 people have been killed by the virus in West Africa
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Truth about incurable virus that's just one plane ride from Britain: Experts say statistics show Ebola WILL reach Britain


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The highly-infectious Ebola virus has been blamed for 672 deaths in the West Africa nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization.
Liberia has accounted for just under one-fifth of those deaths. The first cases of this outbreak were confirmed in Guinea's remote south-east early this year.
The fatality rate of the current outbreak is around 60 per cent, although the disease can kill up to 90 per cent of those who catch it.
Britain yesterday held a top-level government meeting to discuss the spread of Ebola in West Africa, saying the outbreak was a threat to which it needed to respond.
Dozens of local health workers, including Sierra Leone and Liberia's leading two Ebola doctors, have died treating patients.
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Experts warn deadly Ebola virus could spread to Britain through MEAT: Scientists fear contaminated 'bush' produce illegally smuggled into UK could carry killer bug and may be 'on a market stall in London’


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  • Professors said 'bush meat' smuggled into UK could be carrying Ebola virus
  • Illegal wild animal meat could be contaminated with bug and be on sale in UK
  • Major outbreak of Ebola disease has killed at least 672 people in West Africa
  • British airports and airlines on high alert to stop passengers spreading bug
  • Passengers thought to have virus are being barred from taking flights to UK
  • Ebola can spread through sweat and saliva and there is no vaccine or cure
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'It scares the Jesus outta me': Outrage as Nigerian 'Nollywood' star posts image of himself wearing Ebola mask in first class airport lounge as he flees Liberia


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  • Jim Iyke shared picture of himself wearing Ebola mask on Instagram page
  • Actor was sitting in the luxurious first class lounge at Monrovia airport
  • He captioned image saying he was not ashamed to admit Ebola scares him
  • 600 people have already died in Liberia after being infected with the disease
  • Twitter users expressed anger saying Iyke needs to be tested to see if he is infected before being allowed to return to Nigeria
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Airports alert over Ebola: Passengers from Africa who show symptoms will be sent straight to secure isolation units


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  • Passengers thought to have virus to be barred from taking flights to UK
  • Will be held at immigration if they appear ill on arrival and quarantined
  • Ebola has already claimed more than 670 lives in its worst-ever outbreak
  • Virus kills up to 90% of victims and has spread to large towns and cities
  • Can be spread through sweat and saliva and there is no vaccine or cure
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The dumb monkeys think the docs are SPREADING the disease, so they block them.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/29/health/ebola-doctor-dies/
 
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I'm kinda underwhelmed by this outbreak. After weeks of hype I was expecting the death toll to be in the tens of thousands by now, we still haven't even hit 800.

It also seems to be a less fatal strain. News reports still throw around the 90% mortality number, but it looks to be more around the 50% level.
 
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