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Freetown (AFP) - The UN's health agency said the scale of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been vastly underestimated and "extraordinary measures" were needed to contain the disease.
GENEVA (Reuters) - It will take about six months to bring under control the Ebola epidemic, the head of Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Friday, saying the outbreak in West Africa felt like "wartime, is moving, advancing."
On Sunday, August 24, the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported two cases of Ebola. Today, the World Health Organization released a statement saying that it believes this newest outbreak is unrelated to the ongoing outbreak in West Africa.
The United Nations said yesterday a staff member in Liberia has died from “probable Ebola,” while the World Health Organisation said it was optimistic that an Ebola vaccine could be available for mass vaccination campaigns as early as 2015. The spokesman for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters that the death of the Liberian national is the first of a U.N. staffer in the outbreak that he is aware of.
Stephane Dujarric said the staffer was working with the U.N. mission in that country. The secretary-general’s special representative there told reporters in the capital, Monrovia, that the staffer died last week. “It is a sad reminder of the ever-present risk, and sobering for us as a mission and as the U.N. family,” Karin Landgren said. (AFP)
For some reason, i figured there would be. I just couldn't keep up with all the "updates" because there's been so many, since i started this thread, 2 months ago.
originally posted by: ikonoklast
a reply to: ImDaMan
It's not completely lost.
But if things keep going like they are, soon there may need to be a forum just for Ebola threads.
The Ebola virus is going to get much worse, warns a key health official, unless work is quickly done on an international scale to create at least 500 million doses of an effective Ebola virus vaccine. Working on the virus will “require a partnership between government and vaccine manufacturers that puts it on the same footing as our response to an emerging global influenza pandemic,” writes Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, in a Politico Magazine feature. “This will require mobilizing people and resources on a massive scale — it has to be the international community’s top priority.” The disease is spreading more quickly than anyone admits, Osterholm writes, and as the first case Ebola in the United States has been confirmed in the United States in Dallas, “imagine how quickly it could be spreading in Africa.”
Seems to be just as many threads, popping up. The Ebola scare is getting kinda old. Nothing but fear mongering to get the sheeple to react, so they can pass more legislature to entrap us.
originally posted by: ImDaMan
Everyday there seems to be new cases popping up, around the world. Maybe it would be a good idea to have one big thread, where we can keep track of this Ebola situation; instead of having to make a new thread, for each case that arises?
Cobb Co. Jail inmate being tested for Ebola
COBB COUNTY, Ga. —
The Cobb County Jail is no longer accepting inmates after an inmate developed a fever. The man told jail officials that he recently traveled to Africa.
Jail officials confirm to Channel 2's Ross Cavitt that the inmate is being tested for Ebola.
The man was arrested overnight for DUI.
WFAA image of individuals pressure washing Mr. Duncan’s ebola laced vomit from the pavement/sidewalk. The men are not wearing any biohazard protective clothing or gear and there is a woman walking through the liquid in the parking lot wearing sandles. (wtd)
Here’s another photo of the unprotected worker cleaning up Ebola vomit on the sidewalk with a power washer.
A worker power washes the sidewalk in front of the apartment unit at The Ivy Apartments where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in Dallas, Texas October 2, 2014. Up to 100 people may have had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, and four people have been quarantined in a Dallas apartment, health officials said on Thursday. (REUTERS/Mike Stone)
This whole scenario, sounds similar to the plot of "I Am Legend". That is, IF Ebola is real and not some kind of fear-mongering based, problem-reaction-solution psyop. Which, i believe Ebola is.
Geneva: Two vaccines that give preliminary indications of providing effective and reliable immunization against the deadly Ebola virus ravaging West Africa will not be ready for testing until next March, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
"The aim is to complete, in a few months, the work that usually takes two to four years, without compromising international standards for safety and effectiveness," the WHO said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
An American doctor exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone is in isolation now at NIH.
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — An American doctor exposed to the Ebola virus after a needle stick in Sierra Leone has been released from isolation and sent home.
"a possible Ebola patient"..........."patient was not suspected of having the potentially deadly virus"? Is that double speak, or what????
An Inglewood hospital announced Wednesday that a “possible Ebola patient” had been admitted to its emergency room after traveling from Liberia to LAX, but the county’s public health chief said the patient was not suspected of having the potentially deadly virus.
How about those travel restrictions? I'm more worried about the "restrictions", than i am Ebola. Can't wait to see the new laws, set upon us.
Nearly 200 airline cabin cleaners walked off the job at a New York City airport overnight, striking over health and safety issues that include fears over possible exposure to Ebola.
The protest involves Air Serv cabin cleaners in Terminal D at New York’s LaGuardia airport, a contractor that serves Delta, as well as supporting workers from LaGuardia and JFK International airports.