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Ebola Epidemic Could Become Global Crisis

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posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 10:34 PM
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Was wondering if you had seen this thead:
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That features this news link:
www.slate.com...

"Sheik Umar Khan, the doctor leading anti-Ebola efforts in Sierra Leone—one of three western African countries that have been hit by an outbreak—has contracted the virus himself, Reuters reports. Khan, a Sierra Leonean virologist credited with treating more than 100 Ebola victims"

So, wonder if it wasn't in fact a mosquito that got him, or a medical accident

Scarry stuff

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posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: Xcouncil=wisdom

The bit about the Sierra Leone doctor was all over the news yesterday - at least one hospital had 25 out of 28 nurses (?) contract Ebola, and the blame was laid on inadequate resources and improper protocols. Unlikely the lead doctor was careless, so seems to me we have to consider airborne.

Came on to post this: Lagos is a megacity of 21 million people in Africa's most populated nation of 170 million people - and now has a suspected case of Ebola. All the coverage pushes home the point that the patient is Liberian, not Nigerian. This after the doctor leading Ebola treatment in Sierra Leone became infected himself (lack of proper protectice hygiene? or is it airborne now?).


Liberian man in Nigeria's Lagos being tested for Ebola

A Liberian man in his 40s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a megacity of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Ebola has killed 632 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since an outbreak began in February, straining a string of weak health systems despite international help.

This would be the first recorded case of one of the world's deadliest diseases in Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy and most populous nation with 170 million people.


Liberian man in Nigeria's Lagos being tested for Ebola

LAGOS (Reuters) - A Liberian man in his 40s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria's commercial capital of Lagos, a megacity of 21 million people, the Lagos State Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Ebola has killed 632 people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since an outbreak began in February, straining a string of weak health systems despite international help.

This would be the first recorded case of one of the world's deadliest diseases in Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy and most populous nation, with 170 million people and some of Africa's least adequate health infrastructure.


Doctor leading Ebola treatment in Sierra Leone comes down with deadly disease



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 01:03 PM
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What?!
25 out of 28 nurses contracted it?
and what is their fate...mild cases our full blown?



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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a reply to: Xcouncil=wisdom

Health workers have been greatly at risk since the epidemic started in Guinea, at first, authorities said they weren't protected because the virus wasn't identified. Then, they said it was because the resources weren't in place. In any event, health workers have been going on strike and threatening to do so in order to get proper gear and resources. Here is my original source for the " 25 out of 28 nurses" info:


....The WHO and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) both say the outbreak is out of control. It killed 25 out of 28 nurses in a single hospital in Sierra Leone and patients are disappearing into the forest rather than seek treatment.


OTHER:


Sierra Leone News : Ebola has Killed Some 40 Health Workers in Eastern Sierra Leone

Some forty frontline health workers have died of Ebola since the outbreak started in May this year in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone which borders with Guinea & Liberia. Speaking in an interview, Eastern Regional Secretary for the Sierra Leone Health Service Workers Union, Mr. Alex Fatorma said health workers like cleaners, dispensers and nurses have died of Ebola.

He disclosed that as at Monday 14th July 2014, no less than 21 health workers had died from Ebola in Kailahun since the outbreak and for Kenema District, almost 20 more had been recorded as having passed away from Ebola.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 01:30 PM
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www.huffingtonpost.co.uk...



Jessica Elgot jessica.elgot@huffingtonpost.com


WITCH DOCTORS NOT THE ANSWER

"Though Western aid organisations and governments want to convince the afflicted populations that witch doctors and traditional healers are not the answer to the epidemic, the reality is that Western medicine has no cure either."

and so around and around it goes,,,



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: BobAthome

Are you promoting Huffington Post or Jessica Elgot?

Just curious.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

neither,, just being old school,,credit where credit due,,,used to be that way long time ago,, when everything was not as ,,(fill in the blank)



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: soficrow

You might want to take a look at this. Especially the second post.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 08:41 PM
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a reply to: BobAthome

Pretty good human interest piece - not that great otherwise, compared to others. And unfortunately, promoting key misinformation: "Ebola is one of the world’s most deadly diseases, highly infectious and likely to kill 90% of those who catch it." NOT TRUE - this strain has only a 60% fatality rate, which may be one of the main reasons why it has spread out of control.

Too many reporters, eager for that check, really do not understand why that key bit about the 60% fatality rate (NOT 90%) is ....well, key.



posted on Jul, 24 2014 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: Hellas

....the technologies and virus sequences are, and have been in corporate hands since their discovery. [How else do you think Big Pharma comes up with all their mega-billion dollar "treatments"?] ....All that's happening now is that public bodies are seeking access.

I'm just blown away by all the fuss and panic that ensues when scientists committed to Open Access start doing the same things Big Pharma has been doing for the past century.

Like you all think Big Pharma's Big Boyz are there to take good care of you all.





[sigh]



posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 03:39 PM
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just came here after hearing an american dr there got ebola... they were talking about how they wear those hazmat suits, and how hot it is there, you can only wear if for about 15 minutes....they are looking at did someone break protocol because of the heat, something wrong with the equipment...or touched a contaminated surface



posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: research100

It's a complicated situation and there simply are not enough resources - or protective suits - to go around. They need the type of hazmat suits that have air conditioning but don't have them either.



posted on Jul, 28 2014 @ 02:04 AM
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Al Jazeera reporting a second case in Brazil !

While i don't think this is the big one... I am not clear it coudn't become so with an airbourne
mutation.

The longer an outbreak continues.. the more mutations take place.



posted on Jul, 28 2014 @ 10:27 AM
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originally posted by: rigel4
Al Jazeera reporting a second case in Brazil !



Care to share a link? fyi - There was no 1st case in Brazil and is no "2nd case" - and Al Jazeera didn't report any such thing.



posted on Jul, 28 2014 @ 10:07 PM
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Im up and doing research on this right now . my concerned is if it hits south africa , iv got loved ones there and a few friends . but so far its been contained in those 4 countries .


im not here to scare the crap out of people , and i need to keep an eye on this as it has spread to south africa before, true it was almost 20 years ago and even then only two cases but still something to watch ...

www.usatoday.com...#

www.health24.com...



posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 11:58 AM
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fyi - Ebola has appeared only in Central and South Africa before - never in West Africa (and discounting lab accidents and Reston). Also, outbreaks have been relatively small, confined to remote rural areas, and quickly contained. This one is very different - it's spread much farther than previous outbreaks (and really, is an epidemic) - it's in major cities and international travel hubs - and it's out of control.



The search is on for the passengers and crew who may have been on the same flights as Patrick Sawyer, a man who died in Nigeria after contracting the deadly Ebola virus.

….there is now grave concern that Sawyer may have exposed multiple sets of plane passengers and crew to the disease (Ebola), who then flew on to other places.




Ebola: Why The World Should Fear Its Spread To Lagos

Before, Ebola was limited to the rural western African countries Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. What makes Sawyer's case scary is that he entered Lagos, one of the most densely populated cities in the world, with a confirmed Ebola infection.

Even scarier is the fact that Lagos is a major portal for international travel. Thus, if the virus is not immediately contained, it could spread globally.

As of now, Nigeria's efforts to contain the Ebola virus seem futile.
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Ebola outbreak: More than doctors needed to contain West Africa's unprecedented crisis

Quebec doctor Marc Forget, who has been on the front lines of the epidemic in Guinea for seven weeks, told CBC News that past Ebola outbreaks were contained quite quickly with the intervention of international groups such as Doctors Without Borders working in conjunction with a country's ministry of health.

This time, he says, "the magnitude of the disease is unprecedented," and a stronger response is required, both in resources and personnel — including water, sanitation and logistics specialists, as well as medical staff.



posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 01:23 PM
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This is one of the most inaccurate, chock full of scrambled "facts" so-called reports I've read to date: West African Ebola Outbreak 2014: What You Need to Know [By Annie Hauser].

My favorite bit of Hauser's hack:


…To date, the disease has infected more than 1,200 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, killing more than 672 — including a Nigerian man who contracted the infection in Liberia before flying back to his home country.


fyi, Ms. Hauser - Sawyer was a naturalized US citizen living in Liberia who went to Nigeria for a conference. And he died in Lagos, Nigeria.


NOTE to SELF - Stop posting and start selling - you do better research and writing than the hacks out there getting paid for all their crapped-together twaddle.



posted on Jul, 29 2014 @ 11:08 PM
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yeah i know this is an old artical but i do find it to be relevent to the current outbreak at hand ..

healthmap.org...

www.nature.com...

www.cdc.gov...


How is Ebola virus spread? (continued)
Ebola-Reston appeared in a primate research facility in Virginia, where it may have been transmitted from monkey to
monkey through the air. While all Ebola virus species have displayed the ability to be spread through airborne particles
(aerosols) under research conditions, this type of spread has not been documented among humans in a real-world setting,
such as a hospital or household.

their downplaying it to prevent global panic ..not that i blame them but that is really freaking stupid...
edit on 29/7/14 by alysha.angel because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 30 2014 @ 02:20 PM
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...their downplaying it to prevent global panic ..not that i blame them but that is really freaking stupid...


Agreed. S&
...Posted this somewhere else but it needs to be said again here.

For the record, I'd bet:

1. Cases are in the 10's of thousands, maybe 100's of thousands.

2. The epidemic hit Liberia and Sierra Leone long before it was admitted officially, was denied for economic-political reasons, and had plenty of time to spread unhindered.

3. It's probably in Senegal, Mali and Ghana at least but not being tracked.

4. Medical people like Brantly, overworked in isolated locations, with little time and resources to track what's happening elsewhere don't have any way to really know the big picture - except gossip - and as soon as he realized how big it could be, Brantly got his family the hellout (no, I do NOT think he thought he himself or they were already infected).




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