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Originally posted by Sundowner
I personally think don't think this means that this is "all over" but I do think that it means that things are more under control...thankfully. If the Ugandan government doesn't have it's crayons together, at least MSF/WHO/CDC does.
Joaquim Saweka, the WHO representative in Uganda, told reporters Friday that everyone known to have had contact with Ebola victims has been isolated — a total of 176 people.
And here is the link to the Washington Post: WHO official says outbreak of Ebola in Uganda is under control
“The structure put in place is more than adequate,” Saweka said. “We are isolating the suspected or confirmed cases.”
Originally posted by imagineering
Possible containment failure............
"We do expect the number of suspected cases to increase," Kyamanywa said.
"I would like to stress that the disease is under control," said Joaquim Saweka, the World Health Organization representative to Uganda.
Originally posted by tw0330
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by tw0330
The Hot Zone is full of a lot of inaccuracies.
I'm not saying you are incorrect here, but I would be interested to know what is incorrect within the book.
A research team that analyzed the strain of H3N8 influenza virus linked to a baby seal die-off in New England last year [2011, see ProMED-mail archived reports below] found that it originated in birds and has adapted to mammals, signalling a possible threat to humans and animals alike. The study, which appeared today [31 Jul 2012] in the mBio, the online journal of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), also revealed mutations that are known to make flu viruses more transmissible and able to cause severe disease. [Anthony SJ, St Leger JA, Pugliares K, et al. Emergence of fatal avian influenza in New England harbor seals. mBio 31 Jul 2012, mbio.asm.org...]
So far this year , 13 people have been infected with the virus that causes [Bolivian] hemorrhagic fever and 7 died as a consequence of the disease. In Beni [department; state equivalent], 5 municipalities have high populations of _Calomys callosus_ mice [the reservoir host of Machupo virus. Mod.TY], the government stated.
A 30 year old man was hospitalized with a clinical picture of Argentine hemorrhagic fever. Fortunately, he is now out of danger
The department said Wednesday [25 Jul 2012] that the 36-year-old woman was admitted to a hospital 8 Jul  with flu-like symptoms and died 2 days later. Tri-County Health says she had no serious underlying health conditions. Health officials say she most likely was exposed to hantavirus while cleaning a rodent-infested area of her home. This is the 3rd case of [a] hantavirus [infection] this year  in Colorado.
Outbreak of Influenza A (H3N2) Virus Among Persons and Swine at a County Fair ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- During 12-16 Jul 2012, the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Board of Animal Health identified respiratory illness among swine and persons at a county fair held 8-14 Jul 2012. On 16 Jul 2012, specimens were collected from 4 persons with respiratory illness; 2 had become ill on 12 Jul 2012 and sought care at an emergency department, and 2 were identified as part of the subsequent public health investigation. All 4 persons were swine exhibitors or family members of swine exhibitors and had close contact with swine
I write to report the reemergence of chikungunya [virus disease] in Sierra Leone. After 34 years since it was last reported in 1978, chikungunya has resurfaced in Sierra Leone in the city of Bo. This comes exactly 8 years after it resurfaced in Kenya in 2004. 25 febrile patients with polyathragia, reported to be severe in the elderly, are IgM positive for chikungunya virus (CHIKV). The chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a single-stranded RNA virus belonging to the Simliki virus antigenic complex with similar clinical features with o'nyong'nyong virus, Ross River virus and the viruses that cause eastern equine encephalitis and western equine encephalitis
Date: Fri 20 Jul 2011 Source: The Times of India, Ahmedabad [edited] articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com... Congo fever has killed seven in state: Govt ------------------------------- Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) has claimed 7 lives in Gujarat. And according to the state government, about 18 people have been affected by CCHF. Replying to a question from Vadodara City MLA [Member of the Legislative Assembly] Bhupendra Lakhawala, the government said that after an incubation period of one to 3 days following a tick bite, flu-like symptoms appear, which may resolve in a week. In up to 75 per cent of cases, however, signs of haemorrhage appear 3 to 5 days after the onset of the illness if it is not contained [treated?] properly. Officials said that symptoms characterising the initial stage of CCHF include mood instability, agitation, and mental confusion. Other signs are nosebleed, bloody urine vomiting, and black stools.
Originally posted by tw0330
reply to post by Longshots
any news as to which of the original strains this is related to?
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens
U.S. Embassy Kampala, Uganda
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens
Confirmed Case of Ebola Virus in Uganda
July 28, 2012
This Emergency Message is to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Uganda of an outbreak of Ebola virus. On July 27, 2012, local Ugandan press reported 12 deaths due to a “strange illness.” Laboratory tests conducted by the Uganda Virus Research Institute and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have confirmed, to date, that at least one victim was infected with the Ebola virus (Sudan strain).
Ebola Uganda 2012 Tracking from Flutrackers, page 1
Investigators took nearly a month to confirm Ebola's presence in Uganda this year. In Kibaale, a district with 600,000 residents, some villagers started abandoning their homes to escape what they thought was an illness caused by bad luck. One family lost nine members, and a clinical officer and her 4-month-old baby died from Ebola, Byaruhanga said.
D.K. Lwamafa, of Uganda's Ministry of Health, told reporters on Saturday that one Ebola patient from Kibaale had been referred to the national hospital in the capital but had then died in Kibaale
Ebola Uganda 2012 Tracking from Flutrackers, page 4
No travel ban to Ebola affected areas - Govt
Publish Date: Aug 01, 2012
Health minister Dr. Christine Ondoa has said the government has not imposed a travel ban in the districts affected by Ebola virus.
Uganda Government Sets Up National Task Force on Ebola
The Ministry of Health is also investigating other 176 Ebola cases as the disease, spreads from Kibaale to other districts of Mubende, Ibanda, Isingiro, Mbarara, Ntungamo and Kampala.
Ebola: Parliament Bans Group Visits
“The facilities are not okay,” says Steven Byaruhanga, the chairperson of the district Ebola taskforce. “The incinerators we don’t have… electricity is on and off, the pump for water is not functioning, the sewer system is also broken down, there’s so many problems.”
Ebola Tracking 2012: Uganda, page 7 from Flutrackers
Patients at the hospital reportedly rioted on Tuesday, protesting the lack of food and clean water, while vehicles provided by the Ministry of Health sat idle for lack of fuel.
“There are so many cases reported but we could not move because there was no fuel,” Byaruhanga said.
“If we could get it, it could make the work so easy.”
Ebola: The Fatal Costs of a Slow Response
CNN: Prisoner with Suspected Ebola escapes from hospital in Uganda
From David McKenzie, CNN
updated 3:36 PM EDT, Fri August 3, 2012
Kagadi, Uganda (CNN) -- One of five prisoners receiving treatment for a suspected case of Ebola virus in Uganda escaped overnight Friday from the hospital at the center of the outbreak, a health official said.
"Should his results come back and he is positive, that causes us a lot of worry. So right now, we have resolved that the remaining prisoners will be cuffed on the beds for fear that they might also escape," said Dr. Jackson Amune, commissioner at the Ministry of Health.