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I can hardly wait for our resident nutrigenomic "expert" to start making his usual unsubstantiated turdish claims.
originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: soficrow
My first thought begs the question, how does any serious disease,
ever come to be regarded as a problem for a continent, instead
of a world?
My second thought, just observes how ignorance in the world
is often continental.
Supposedly not a pretty way to go either.
MSF says Ebola fever not eradicated in Guinea
CONAKRY, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Despite remarkable reduction in the number of new Ebola cases, the disease has not been totally eradicated in Guinea and medical teams are still alert to respond in case of any eventual outbreak, the communication officer for Medecins Sans Frontiere (MSF) Sam Taylor said on Monday.
He said the search for people who had contact with Ebola patients was still going on.
...Ebola fever will only be declared as officially eradicated if there is no new cases reported within 42 days.
Progress, but no victory yet, in West Africa's Ebola fight: WHO
….There are signs that the outbreak's spread is slowing, but it is not over yet, Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo, who is co-ordinating the UN health agency's response in Guinea, said Friday.
"The situation has improved dramatically in the last two weeks, but we're not there yet," he said.
The most recent two cases of the disease in Guinea were confirmed on Wednesday, he said, adding that the people were infected by others already known to have the disease. That's a positive sign because it means doctors are on top of the disease's contamination path, he said.
….So far there have been more than 240 suspected and confirmed cases of the disease, the vast majority in Guinea, according to the World Health Organization.
Ndihokubwayo said the mortality rate for this outbreak thus far is close to 70 per cent. He said that's within the typical range for Ebola, which can be fatal in up to 90 per cent of cases.
Ten new clinical cases of Ebola virus disease have been reported from Guinea while there have been no new clinical cases in Liberia since 6 April 2014.
Fresh Ebola cases discovered in Guinea
The Guinean government has announced three fresh, new cases of Ebola fever two of which were discovered in Telimele in Lower Guinea and one in Gueckedou in the forest region.The discovery brings the overall number of deaths to 95 out of 146 cases, according to the latest statement by the Health Ministry on Friday.
It said presently eight confirmed Ebola patients are currently hospitalized, six of them in Gueckedou and two in Telimele, while in Conakry, no certified case of the deadly disease has been reported since April 26.
If Gueckedou, in the forest region of Guinea, remains the epicenter of the outbreak, the discovery of the virus in Telimele, a town in Lower Guinea, located some 300 kilometers from Conakry has left the authorities wary.
…..Up to May 22, Guinea has recorded 146 confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever including 95 deaths, according to the last official statement.
Doctors struggle to contain Ebola outbreak
WHO expert says virus is spreading and not under control as more deaths are reported in Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Last updated: 29 May 2014 08:57
The ebola outbreak currently spreading through West African countries is "serious" and not under control, an expert with the World Health Organisation has said.
On Wednesday in Geneva, Pierre Formenty, a doctor with the international health body who had just returned from a trip to Guinea, said the virus, which has already claimed 186 lives in Guinea since March, and has since spread to Sierre Leone and Liberia, was not on the decline.
"The situation is serious, you can't say it is under control as cases are continuing and it is spreading geographically," Formenty said
"There was no decline. In fact it is because we are not able to capture all the outbreak that we were under the impression there was a decline," he said.
….The WHO has described the region's first Ebola outbreak as one of the most challenging since the virus was first identified in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ebola death toll rises in Sierra Leone
June 2 2014 at 06:42pm
Sierra Leone raised its death toll from the highly contagious Ebola virus on Monday, sparking fears that the deadly epidemic gripping west Africa is spreading.
….“As of now, the update is 15 confirmed cases out of 36 suspected cases documented. Out of the 15, we now have five deaths,” he told reporters.
….The impoverished west African nation last week confirmed its first deaths from Ebola in the eastern regions of Kailahun and Kenema, near the border with Guinea, the epicentre of the outbreak.
The virus is one of the deadliest known to man, with more than 100 confirmed deaths from the disease in west Africa since January.
According to a May 30 statement by the WHO, 291 cases of suspected Ebola, of which 193 have resulted in deaths, have been reported in the Republic of Guinea.
Out of the 291 cases, WHO said that 172 were confirmed Ebola cases, 108 of them deadly.
Ebola has also been reported in neighbouring Liberia, with a total of at least 10 deaths confirmed or suspected to have been caused by Ebola. …..