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Ebola getting ‘out of control’
| Associated Press ^ | June 21, 2014 | Sarah DiLorenzo

Posted on 06/21/2014 8:36:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The outbreak, which began in Guinea either late last year or early this year, had appeared to slow before picking up pace again in recent weeks, including spreading to the Liberian capital for the first time.

‘‘This is the highest outbreak on record and has the highest number of deaths, so this is unprecedented so far,’’ said Armand Sprecher, a public health specialist with Doctors Without Borders.

According to a World Health Organization list, the highest previous death toll was in the first recorded Ebola outbreak in Congo in 1976, when 280 deaths were reported. Because Ebola often touches remote areas and the first cases sometimes go unrecognized, it is likely that there are deaths that go uncounted, both in this outbreak and previous ones.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonglobe.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: disease; ebola

1 posted on 06/21/2014 8:36:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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Elsewhere in the news:

“Multiple protocol breaches behind anthrax exposure at U.S. federal labs”
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/21/us-usa-anthrax-insight-idUSKBN0EW0TJ20140621


2 posted on 06/21/2014 8:37:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

With everyone and anyone on the planet riding the wave into America during Barry and Val’s new “Humanitarian Tragedy” program, I expected Ebola to make it’s entry here any day now.


3 posted on 06/21/2014 8:44:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

an outbreak here will be yet another cause for the left to use to expand government and curtail freedoms


4 posted on 06/21/2014 8:45:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: BenLurkin
The American public will roll over and flip the channel on the 60" TV to the next soft-core porn reality show. This pandemic will be in full swing and killing thousands before most people even notice.

And most people won't be prepared for a quarantine situation. Most Americans don't have more than a few days of food in their homes; most less than that. And most have no respiratory protection on hand at home at all, not even a box of N95 masks.

This disease has the potential to decimate the American population, if it gets out, and is as virulent as it looks to be.

5 posted on 06/21/2014 8:47:09 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: BenLurkin; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; ..
Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

6 posted on 06/21/2014 8:51:21 PM PDT by null and void (In this war, the front line is at your front door...)
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To: BenLurkin

There’s evidence HIV existed in the wild for a century before it had an outbreak large enough to get it out of small remote towns.

And here we are. Ebola doing what it can to do the same.


7 posted on 06/21/2014 8:52:42 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Oddly it kills so many, so fast, it supposedly limits the spread.


8 posted on 06/21/2014 8:54:18 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

“Oddly it kills so many, so fast, it supposedly limits the spread.”

That’s the only “hopeful” thing about it. Truly scary.

Now back to the important issue of the day — transgender rights!!!!!


9 posted on 06/21/2014 9:01:17 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Bogey78O

I wonder if Lake Victoria is possibly the Alpha and Omega of the human race.


10 posted on 06/21/2014 9:04:43 PM PDT by matthew fuller (gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...


11 posted on 06/21/2014 9:19:06 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: JimSEA

Sadly for the victims, but “happily” true for everyone else.


12 posted on 06/21/2014 9:53:05 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s a sign of the times. . . .

His disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?“ (Matthew 24:3) “… there will be famines and plagues in many lands, and there will be terrifying things and great miraculous signs from heaven.“ (Luke 21:10; see also Matt 24:7, Mark 13:8)

Even the insects are infected: An amateur beekeeper in Burlington, Vt., last summer found honeybees infested with parasites that cause the insects to act erratically and eventually kill them. It was the first spotting of zombie bees east of South Dakota, according to John Hafernik, a professor of biology at San Francisco State University whose team in October verified the infestation. http://propheciesoftheendtimes.com/zombie-bees/


13 posted on 06/21/2014 10:14:06 PM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Just a Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: BenLurkin

Those are words one never wants to see in the same sentence. Ebola and out of control. I remember learning about these things in Med School and it is scary stuff.


14 posted on 06/22/2014 12:16:39 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: PghBaldy

The typical version is so hot that infected parties become symptomatic overnight and are incapable of traveling. The current version has an extended incubation that includes ability to shed virus before exhibiting symptoms. It spreads more efficiently before killing the host. The blessing of a fast burnout has been lost.


15 posted on 06/22/2014 12:26:20 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: GeronL

We don’t eat bats or rodents. It is likely to be here.


16 posted on 06/22/2014 12:26:37 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BenLurkin

Uwana bowl of chili???


17 posted on 06/22/2014 12:37:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: BenLurkin

What a great way to bring it to the US. Expose the kids crossing the border to infect our population. I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but can figure the terrorists are already planning on doing something like this. I hope I’m wrong.


18 posted on 06/22/2014 2:25:12 AM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: PghBaldy

Works good in small isolated communities. In a modern country with rapid transportation it may spread faster then it kills. Get an outbreak in a large US city and it could be in 10 different states before we even realize what’s happening.


19 posted on 06/22/2014 2:29:33 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: BenLurkin
Call me when it enters Saudi Arabia, libia Iraq and Iran so I can get out the popcorn
20 posted on 06/22/2014 3:45:25 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: backwoods-engineer
And most people won't be prepared for a quarantine situation

So true.

Here is a book which addresses that very scenario...

The Jakarta Pandemic

21 posted on 06/22/2014 5:49:20 AM PDT by Gritty (The war is over. We won. - Michael Yon, Top Iraq War Correspondent, 07/21/2008)
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To: BenLurkin

There are a bunch of very powerful strikes against Ebola in the US: good hygiene and sanitation, paranoia, cultural isolationism, first rate epidemic response and effective quarantine, good communications, and efficient body disposal.

Compare this to Africa: little to no understanding of hygiene, poor sanitation, indifference to most disease, families living in close quarters, ordinary hospital response to epidemics with no quarantine, poor communications and lower literacy levels, and ritually playing around with cadavers before family burial.

Oh, and they also have stupidly high rates of AIDS, so lots of human petri dishes unprotected by functional immune systems.


22 posted on 06/22/2014 6:54:00 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Perhaps THIS could be the thing to wake up the sheep to overthrow this fascist government.

Taking away rights and freedoms, over-taxation, violating separation of powers, and legislating from the bench hasn’t gotten anyone’s notice.


23 posted on 06/22/2014 7:47:50 AM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: PghBaldy
Oddly it kills so many so fast it supposedly limits the spread

As the virus is now, that's true. The danger is when it spreads to crowded places with sickly populations or bad environmental conditions.

The other thing that's odd is that a less virulant Ebola would be more dangerous to the global population. It would spread to more people before the host died.

I read that hypothesis in a book OUTBREAK (?) quite a few years back.

24 posted on 06/22/2014 7:55:06 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

The Hot Zone? It spawned the movie Outbreak and the series The Burning Zone.


25 posted on 06/22/2014 1:37:42 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yeah, I am surprised Obama hasn’t brought those with ebola here for us to pay for some Obamacare for them.


26 posted on 06/22/2014 1:39:41 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Maudeen

The thing that strikes me is the 4 Horsemen.

Popular interpretation has the first being a conquerer who unites the world. Often thought to be the anti-Christ the world enters into a unity under a pseudo Christianity. The next is war. We enter into conflict resulting in famine and death following. While not tremendously prescient it does seem to be the way we’re going.


27 posted on 06/22/2014 1:42:21 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: Bogey78O
I think you're correct about the book title.

It was a great read. It's made me much smarter about enviornments I choose to be in.

28 posted on 06/22/2014 1:43:29 PM PDT by grania
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


29 posted on 06/22/2014 8:27:18 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re Welcome, Alamo-Girl!


30 posted on 06/23/2014 5:06:48 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

And against that is the fact we have one of the most mobile populations in the world, who also feel vastly entitled. If some major epidemic started people would quickly scatter around the country spreading it overnight. One of the major reasons Ebola has been containable in the past is it struck small rural areas. If you tried to quarantine anyone they would ignore it. Despite any announcements to stay home anyone with so much as a sniffle would be running to the ER, or dialing 911 and demanding an ambulance.


31 posted on 06/23/2014 5:20:03 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Kozak

The flip side of that is the US Public Health Service, which our entire medical system obeys without question.

In past it has been noted that during an epidemic, the USPHS can assume more authoritarian power than any other government agency. We almost never see it, fortunately, but when it happens it is pretty awesome.

And their orders are enforced at the point of a gun. Be it police or military.

Right now, about the only group that they apply this to are people infected with tuberculosis. If it is determined to be “ordinary” TB, if the person is compliant and takes their medicine, they are allowed to live their normal life, once they are no longer infectious. However, if they have a drug resistant form, they are quarantined in a medical ward facility, if necessary, until they die.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_tuberculosis_scare


32 posted on 06/23/2014 6:41:46 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: BenLurkin

(CNN) June 23, 2014 — The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has hit “unprecedented” proportions, according to relief workers on the ground.

“The epidemic is out of control,” Dr. Bart Janssens, director of operations for Doctors Without Borders, said in statement.
There have been 567 cases and 350 deaths since the epidemic began in March, according to the latest World Health Organization figures.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/23/health/ebola-virus-outbreak-west-africa/


33 posted on 06/23/2014 2:46:14 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Myrddin; no-to-illegals; SunkenCiv; BenLurkin; All

The wonders of evolution at work—longer incubation period. Does this count as “Catastrophism?” Here is a more recent article:
http://www.aol.com/article/2014/06/26/ebola-outbreak-drastic-action-needed-to-halt-worst-outbreak/20920447/?ncid=webmail21
I think massive doses of vitamin C complex might prevent deaths from hemorrhaging. Hope no cases came from Africa to the World Cup and thence around the world


34 posted on 06/26/2014 11:38:45 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin

Abola, Bbola, Cbola, and Dbola were all stopped dead in their tracks by immunologists, I expect the same thing to happen with Ebola.


35 posted on 06/28/2014 10:14:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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