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originally posted by: real_one
originally posted by: CallYourBluff
It's about time god thinned their numbers.
Which god do you pray to and would you say the same if this were to happen in a densely populated city in your country? It seems a lot of people have lost their humanity and see fellow humans as lesser people due to where they are from.
No one deserves to suffer like this.
"I declare an Ebola epidemic in the region of Djera, in the territory of Boende in the province of Equateur," Kabange Numbi told a news conference.
The region lies about 1,200 km (750 miles) north of the capital Kinshasa.
Numbi said that one of the two cases that tested positive was for the Sudanese strain of the disease, while the other was a mixture between the Sudanese and the Zaire strain -- the most lethal variety. The outbreak in West Africa that has killed at least 1,427 people in West Africa since March is the Zaire strain.
originally posted by: Shiloh7
Oh dear! I hope not, not only for Indians themselves, but for the numbers who live over here and go back and forward visiting family.
Soon we will have to have a blanket over our air and sea incoming if it spreads to India.
I cannot understand how supposedly rich countries that have nucler bombs cannot spend some of their money on public toilets and sanitation. If it spreads to these countries, their nuclear weapons will be as redundant as they were when they first acquired them.
The Brihanmumbai municipal corporation (BMC) geared up to create additional provision for beds after receiving an alert from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport of a flight transporting over 100 passengers from Liberia, one of the four countries in West Africa currently facing the ongoing epidemic infection of the Ebola virus.
According to acting executive health officer (EHO) at BMC, Dr Shreedhar Kubal, immediate action plan was drawn in anticipation of the expected passengers.
“We are isolating 120 beds specially for these passengers. We have been told that 116 passengers are suspected of an Ebola exposure.”
BMC’s additional municipal commissioner Sanjay Deshmukh said, “While a facility for 120 passengers is being mobilised, we expect that around 20 would need to get quarantined. Not all of them are infected with the virus.”
The blood test report of the 32-year-old Ebola suspect who was quarantined at Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation run Jogeshwari Trauma Hospital on Sunday has brought a sigh of relief to the state and civic health officials. In less than 24-hours, the National Institute of Virology in Pune where the samples were sent, has confirmed that the Vasai resident has not got the Ebola virus infection.
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: dollukka
A really bad place to have ebola get started.
No swipe at the Indian people, but there certainly are a lot of issues with hygiene and sanitation there.
Testing for Ebola is done at the CDC. According to a CDC spokesperson, testing for Ebola takes one to two days after they receive the samples. "Many things cause fever and gastrointestinal symptoms," ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser cautions. "The steps they are taking are wise given the travel history, but nothing about the symptoms is specific to Ebola."
"BMC on Ebola alert as flight with over 100 passengers from Liberia headed for Mumbai"
As many as 112 Indian nationals suspected to have been exposed to the Ebola virus are expected to land in Mumbai from Liberia on seven different flights Tuesday. Civic authorities, meanwhile, are busy creating an isolation facility in a suburban hospital.
According to a spokesperson for the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), the seven flights are carrying Indians evacuated from Liberia by the Indian embassy. Liberia is one of the four countries in West Africa affected by the Ebola virus.
While three flights will be diverted via Delhi, the remaining four will reach Mumbai directly at different times on Tuesday. All the flights are originating from Johannesburg.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is preparing 120 beds after it received an alert from the CSIA.