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WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 09:17 AM
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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria is free of Ebola, the World Health Organization declared Monday of a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease.

Nigeria's containment of Ebola is a "spectacular success story," WHO's director for Nigeria, Rui Gama Vaz, told a news conference in the capital, Abuja.


So much for Ebola being an airborne pathogen who will decimate Nigeria.

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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: raymundoko

Good. Dallas should take notice, as well as every other major city.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: raymundoko

Absolutely great news ! Let us all pray the announcement is not premature !



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 09:26 AM
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They had very few cases to begin with....the problem is west africa is still spewing out ebola....but this is very good news...maybe america should ask them how they did it because they seem to know what is going on



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 09:37 AM
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originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
a reply to: raymundoko

They had very few cases to begin with....the problem is west africa is still spewing out ebola....but this is very good news...maybe america should ask them how they did it because they seem to know what is going on


It worked there because they don't have to pretend to be politically correct to make decisions and take action.
In the US we have a golfer in chief who is more concerned with importing ebola than getting rid of it.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 09:52 AM
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So what's this crap about 'possibly' 10,000 new cases a week?



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 09:56 AM
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originally posted by: FlySolo
So what's this crap about 'possibly' 10,000 new cases a week?

Don't know.
I'm happy with zero cases a week.
One is too many.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 09:58 AM
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Nope, I have to disagree... In a way...

In the US you have people (as in the rest of the Western world) who are spoilt rotten and think that problems will be solved by money whilst sitting in ones armchair and panicking into the computer.

In Africa and in this case, the problem is being solved by common sense... NOT by what everyone presumes that their countries ELECTED leader is up to!

Prove me wrong naysayers?

Kindest respects

Rodinus


originally posted by: badgerprints

originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
a reply to: raymundoko

They had very few cases to begin with....the problem is west africa is still spewing out ebola....but this is very good news...maybe america should ask them how they did it because they seem to know what is going on


It worked there because they don't have to pretend to be politically correct to make decisions and take action.
In the US we have a golfer in chief who is more concerned with importing ebola than getting rid of it.

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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:06 AM
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Now here's an Ebola thread I'll gladly flag!

But this won't stop the fear train.

All aboard!



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:12 AM
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Exactly, they used common sense.

In Africa they stop the travel of infected people and contain the virus while they treat the victims.
The first step though is to find the people with the virus and contain it.
That is what they have done since 1976 when they first came into contact with it.

The people dealing with it are doing it with little to no technology or support.
They simply contain it and deal with it.

The US has not only taken one case and spread possible vectors across the country, but all the way to Bolivia.
Nigeria took the number of infected and reduced it.
The US took the number and increased it.

And despite the successful examples from countries in Africa, the US continues to import people from ebola stricken countries who may have the disease and mis-handles every case.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:21 AM
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Phewwwww...luckily we can rely on the WHO for accurate information...so just like that it stopped...They should throw up their banner.. Mission Accomplished!

Doesn't sound like it contained by this article

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On Tuesday night, Guinea's government put out a broadcast on national TV calling for the country's retired doctors to return to the field in order to help battle the Ebola epidemic, notes the AP.





On Tuesday night, Guinea's government put out a broadcast on national TV calling for the country's retired doctors to return to the field in order to help battle the Ebola epidemic, notes the AP. "Where is WHO Africa? Where is the African Union? We've all heard their promises in the media but have seen very little on the ground," said Sharon Ekambaram who is the head of Doctors Without Borders in South Africa, notes the AP.


I feel bad for those people over there, especially the children who are now orphaned...but hey, we stopped hearing stuff about Fukishima so things must be great in Japan...

I'm not looking to sound like a fear monger but I have a hard time believing anything these days..


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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:33 AM
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Awww. Now what are the people who said it would soon be a pandemic going to talk about? I said weeks ago if this were airborne at least a few people on the planes these people were on would have been sick, and we would have started seeing clusters of the sick. Nope did not happen. I am glad it didn't too. I just get irritated by people who immediately say "The End is Here" with no real warrant.

Of coarse there Will be another plague someday, another AIDS etc, but a couple of sick people in the US who were treating the patients is not a cluster or pandemic.
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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:33 AM
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YAY!!! for Nigeria.

One should be wondering why the WHO waits 42 days before declaring a country Ebola-free....and it is really NO mystery.
42 days is the TOTAL time for 98% of cases to incubate.....only 95% incubate at 21 days, hence allowing a small number of cases to bloom....and start the disease all over again.

So, in Africa....the large numbers are allowing some of the 3% to become full-blown Ebola....

We can only hope Spain and the US have people that fall in the 95% category.
if not, they will be back in the population on day 22....and still fall sick....starting the vicious cycle all over again.

It says that recent studies conducted in West Africa have demonstrated that 95% of confirmed cases have an incubation period in the range of 1 to 21 days; 98% have an incubation period that falls within the 1 to 42-day interval.

uk.news.yahoo.com...

The period of 42 days, with active case-finding in place, is twice the maximum incubation period for Ebola virus disease and is considered by WHO as sufficient to generate confidence in a declaration that an Ebola outbreak has ended.

Recent studies conducted in West Africa have demonstrated that 95% of confirmed cases have an incubation period in the range of 1 to 21 days; 98% have an incubation period that falls within the 1 to 42 day interval. WHO is therefore confident that detection of no new cases, with active surveillance in place, throughout this 42-day period means that an Ebola outbreak is indeed over.

the WHO report



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:33 AM
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Who do you work for....it's a lie...we're all going to die...GET IN THE CHOPPER!! (In my best Arnold Schwarzenegger voice). Sure you need to be made aware but I was not once ever sacred.



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:37 AM
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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:47 AM
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Yeah some members of ATS really get off on trying to scare us that every new case of an infectious disease is going to be the end of us all!

What was it one of them said "ebola WILL become airborne and kill us all"?


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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:53 AM
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This is due part to the Nigerian govt pushing the western medical assets out.

The US wants Nigeria and surrounding regions bad. Now we have a foot hold with Africom.

The attempt to secure the region with terrorist false flags such as Boko Haram had failed so they used a new route Ebola.

I'm awaiting to see how long it takes before western powers declare Isis in the area or even go so far as declare the Nigerian Govt a terrorist "regime"
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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:54 AM
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That is wonderful news.Very happy to hear it's over for them.
Let us hope they stay vigilant,though.a reply to: raymundoko



posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 10:56 AM
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Nigeria Ebola Scare - Fear and Loathing Descends Upon Dallas:

The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria that has now spread to Dallas in America caused quite a stir. Here are my thoughts on the matter.

For a few dollars more you should be insured of all the mistakes of the rigidity of self. Now when you and the commoner have not yet decided the full showing of the baseness of the louts, you go and see to it that they would not need to ever recieve anyone that could be softer than you. In any case you denied any ownership of the tart and once they created the myth of their supeiority in such areas we have contained their tendency to reject the most wholesome of the lot. Dense foliage is good cover and controlling the encroachment of the beast is the most worthy cause we have chosen. Now, keeping in midd the sad occurence of the will of the wisp we could not do any more to reverse all the messianic tendencies of the just cause. In any event you have managed the conflict well and should not have harrassed the geriatric as much has you have done. Keeping in mind the wretched of the lot they have confered the plot to skill you in their arts as always.
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posted on Oct, 20 2014 @ 11:07 AM
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While it is great news that Nigeria is allegedly Ebola free - and i say allegedly because I dont know that i trust the Nigerien Gov't anymore than i do my own. The fact remains that the outbreak is no where near being contained and as another poster mentioned the WHO is still saying that by the end of December, if things continue unabated, there *could easily be 10,000 cases reported a WEEK. People are going to continue to travel, the disease will continue to spread. Just like in the US - or any other country for that matter.

Whats really to stop another THomas Duncan from traveling , anywhere? Once we see numbers like that its inevitable that it will spread to another country-again. I dont think anyone standing with a questionnaire and a thermometer is going to be an effective barrier 100% of the time. So while yes it is good news, IMO, it is entirely too soon to let anyone's guard down.

I know that if i were in Sierra Leone, or Guinea, or Liberia... and I contracted Ebola or thought i might... i would do everything in my power to make it the US or some other country that has a high success rate in treating. After all, I wouldnt have to make it to the hospital... just within the US borders and they would be obligated, so it seems, to do the rest.

I dont think there is any reason to panic... there is rarely a GOOD reason to panic. BUt its also too soon to let our guard down at all. The latest computer models were showing, i believe, that even if a Vaccine was implemented immediately (best case scenario) it was still going to take atleast 2 years to really get this under control.

Not trying to "scare monger" or doom it up lol just think we should always be realistic
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