It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: soficrow
....5 days since the WHO has posted a report. Means it's getting bad, right?
Ebola death toll rise to 2,100; Red Cross zips 50 bodies a day
….“We are here only to pick up bodies. Before you call us make sure the person is dead. Those who are responsible for the sick people are different,” Friday chides Yarngroble.
Yarngroble is trying to be polite and professional but tears run down his cheeks as he responds.
“OK, sir. When they die we will call you again. Thank you for coming.”
Liberia: 'Ebola Deaths, Situation in Lofa Underreported'
…."Given the nature of the roads, the health team will go and take a sick man and leave the wife saying she is not yet showing signs and symptoms so they can't take her along. Within a while, the woman falls sick and they will go and take the woman, leaving the baby behind and the grandmother taking care of the baby and other people get sick. Because giving the mode of transmission of the virus I do not have to be a doctor to know that when the mother is sick and breastfeed the baby, the baby will get the virus. So from one man you will have more people contracting the virus, so the response is so poor", he lamented.
WHO came with some new numbers. Almost 2300 deaths, but this data is only until the 6th of September. Is this on purpose?
Overall basic reproductive number (R0) for the epidemic was estimated to be between 1.6 and 2.0, consistent with prior outbreaks. However, we identified only weak evidence for the occurrence of epidemic control in West Africa as a whole, and essentially no evidence for control in Liberia (though slowing of growth was seen in Guinea and Sierra Leone).
originally posted by: Eliyahu
I just ran across this...
"A team of students and alumni at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have launched an Ebola tracking website for Liberia that displays real-time information about the health crisis."-wfmy news
UNC students chart
“If the epidemic in Liberia were to continue in this way until the 1st of December, the cumulative number of cases would exceed 100,000,” Althaus predicts.
In a worst-case hypothetical scenario, should the outbreak continue with recent trends, the case burden could gain an additional 77,181 to 277,124 cases by the end of 2014. Although such numbers must be interpreted with caution (as they rest on an assumption of continued exponential growth within 2014, which is unlikely)...
Nishiura H, Chowell G. Early transmission dynamics of Ebola virus disease (EVD), West Africa, March to August 2014. Euro Surveill. 2014;19(36):pii=20894. Available online: www.eurosurveillance.org...
Date of submission: 23 August 2014