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...they are sweeping the streets picking the sick and those believe to have symptoms and taking them forcibly into treatment centers
New clinic key to Sierra Leone's Ebola fight
Red Cross facility near eastern city of Kenema set to admit first patients, relieving pressure on government hospital.
The second Ebola treatment centre to be built from scratch in Sierra Leone is set to admit its first wave of patients this weekend.
...The IFRC hospital will hold 60 patients at full capacity and was built from nothing in three weeks, aiming to take new Ebola cases from the surrounding district.
It will also relieve pressure on the now infamous Kenema government hospital where remaining staff continue to treat patients in the same wards where up to 30 doctors and nurses have been infected and died since the start of the outbreak.
...But they are only prepared for an initial admission of 40 patients and it will not be an easy start.
...This treatment facility is modelled on Sierra Leone's original treatment centre, built by Médecins Sans Frontières in June in the remote epidemic epicentre of Kailahun.
Patients were being driven 12 hours from Freetown to the MSF centre but Kenema's opening and a third site under construction in nearby Bo are intended to alleviate the strain.
..."We need more beds and there are still not enough treatment facilities to cope with the patient-load," said Saarikoski.
...I know what the farmers and governments do when they get swine flu in the pigs and mad cow disease In the cows. They have to exterminate them so more animals and humans don't become ill. In humans we are acting caring and humanly towards the sick, enabling more people to becoming sick. The solutions are more complicated due to our ethics and morals.
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: soficrow
I said "treatment" centers sofi, but you know that in that area of the world, treatment is either confinement in the homes or mass tents areas where the sick and the healthy gets to mingle together with "treatment" been the last thing they are getting.
originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: BasementWarriorKryptonite
Your sources? Links? Research? ...Or is that just your "opinion," based on a gut reaction to populist headlines and a few scientifically illiterate reporters' ill-informed opinions?
Do you know that historically, Ebola is mainly a hospital-acquired infection? Have you ever wondered why patients would want hospital care when there is no treatment - and no food or water or beds in hospitals? Have you considered the fact that there are nowhere near enough hospitals, clinics or treatment centers? ....That people are dying on the ground outside the locked doors of the few hospitals there are?
....And speaking of bad juju - What percentage of the ATS membership do YOU think will be lining up for vaccines and starvation I mean quarantine?
...Quarantining only really works if you prevent an infected individual from having exposure to others. If you do not know who's infected and/or you cannot afford to quarantine individuals - thus preventing exposure to others - then it does seem to me by forcing people to stay home you're just going to make it worse.
Influenza Virus Transmission Is Dependent on Relative Humidity and Temperature
....Although seasonality is one of the most familiar features of influenza, it is also one of the least understood. Indoor crowding during cold weather, seasonal fluctuations in host immune responses, and environmental factors, including relative humidity, temperature, and UV radiation have all been suggested to account for this phenomenon, but none of these hypotheses has been tested directly.
....Our data implicate low relative humidities produced by indoor heating and cold temperatures as features of winter that favor influenza virus spread.