a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
Thanks for link, appreciate new info as it comes. I wouldn’t say I'm jumping the gun as I'm not for a moment suggesting that this is over or even
winding down, just that there are bits of good news that come out and I am fully confident in our global resources to tackle this, this isn’t the
end of the world so don’t worry, we will all still die of self-inflicted of heart disease or cancer.
My money would be on MERS or Malaria. Neither Somalia nor Saudi Arabia have ever had an EVD patient, EVER. On the other hand Malaria is endemic in
Somali and Saudi Arabia is always reporting MERS, and even Turkey has reported MERS.
Keep In mind that you meet the case definition of suspected EVD if you have:
Sudden onset fever and 3 of the following - headache, vomiting, anorexia/ loss of appetite, diarrhoea, lethargy, stomach pain, aching muscles or
joints, difficulty swallowing, breathing difficulties, or hiccup; or any person with unexplained bleeding OR any sudden, unexplained death.
Basically if you eat a dodgy late night kebab after a night of drinking and wake up hung over you could probably go to an ED and described how you are
feeling you could probably get enough boxes ticked to be ‘suspected EVD’… especially if you say you’ve been to Africa, people have to remember
that Africa is huge and Somalia is nowhere near the outbreak. For perspective the United Kingdom is closer to the outbreak than Somalia is and Saudi
Arabia is even further.
There have been literally 100s of suspected imported cases worldwide and every single one of them has turned out negative. The only time that someone
was not caught was Dallas.
Also Saudi Arabia has a high level of Bio-preparedness already in place - they need to because of MERS. So for someone to become infected during the
Haj means that someone with EVD got into the country unnoticed, developed symptoms while surrounded by over a million people with no one noticing,
was able to continue the pilgrimage while Ebola ravages their body and leave the country before dying and re-entered another country while in late
stage of illness symptomatic without being noticed. On top of this Saudi Arabia hasn’t reported anything EVD related if there was transmission
occurring during the pilgrimage that’s the first place it would have been noticed.
I'm not saying it can’t happen and I will add Turkey to my list of countries to monitor, but I strongly suspect that within 3 days it will be clear
that its no EVD.
In other news a French company, Vedalab, is reporting to have developed a bed side EVD test that takes as little as 15mins to provide results compared
with the 3 hours required in a lab. If true and works as reported this is a valuable and much needed
Edit: article is sensationalist, there is no evd transmission in Nigeria or Senegal and it was never rapidly spreading there.
There is no Ebola in Australia, the case in Norway was a planned evacuation who has now recovered. The only countries that still has an EVD patient
is Germany and the US. Patients in all other countries have recovered (UK, France, Spain)
edit on 22-10-2014 by D4rcyJones because: (no reason given)