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WHO: Ebola Spread Outpaces Control Effort
Voice of America ^ | 8-1-2014 | Lisa Schlein

Posted on 08/01/2014 9:19:39 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization has told the presidents of West African nations stricken by Ebola that the outbreak is moving faster than efforts to control it.

Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO's director general, says if the outbreak continues to worsen, the consequences could be "catastrophic" in terms of lost lives and socio-economic disruption.

Dr. Chan is in Conakry, where she met Friday with the presidents of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ivory Coast.

WHO and the West African leaders are finalizing a $100 million plan to fight the spread of Ebola, which has claimed nearly 730 lives.  Dr. Chan said more than 60 health workers are among the victims, and that some international relief workers have been infected.

The WHO chief said her hope is the plan emerging from the Conakry meeting will mark "a turning point" in the international response to the outbreak.

Several hundred medical personnel are about to be deployed to West Africa, Dr. Chan said, and an emergency committee will meet on Wednesday to assess the international implications of the outbreak.

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


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: ebola; ebolaoutbreak; westafrica; who
Does this mean the TSA will be less touchy feely soon?
1 posted on 08/01/2014 9:19:39 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

I’m reminded of a line from Hank Hill some years back.

“I’m trying to prevent an outbreak and you’re driving the monkey to the airport”.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 9:21:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...


3 posted on 08/01/2014 9:21:22 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: Smokin' Joe

I think I am going shopping today.


4 posted on 08/01/2014 9:25:04 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: Citizen Zed
What control efforts?

Like hussien having a big afreakan party at the wh? Flying in who knows how many moose and their infected slaves.

5 posted on 08/01/2014 9:25:55 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Citizen Zed

The Ebola outbreak is moving faster than they can control it...and yet our feckless leader and his administration will bring two US citizens striken with the Ebola virus right here to the US for treatment.

No case has ever made it to these shores. Now our own government will bring them here. Another one of:

OBAMA’S TRAGIC FIRSTS
http://www.jeffhead.com/obama1sts.htm

Ebola is a serious and dangerous diease. it is highly contagious and this patrticular strain has a 78-90% mortaility rate.

Not something that should ever be willing brought here.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 9:27:34 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Semper Fidelis - Molon Labe - Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Citizen Zed
"socio-economic disruption" = "Transformation"

Oh goodie!

7 posted on 08/01/2014 9:34:07 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: rawcatslyentist

A few years back, IIRC, an aide to some foreign bigwig died shortly after meeting Obama.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 9:39:56 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Citizen Zed
...WHO and the West African leaders are finalizing a $100 million plan to fight the spread of Ebola, which has claimed nearly 730 lives.

Ahhhhh, the incentive.

A hundred MILLION dollars... for Africa.

Does it seem odd out of millions of people in Africa that so many westerners (as a percentage of population) came down with Ebola? And that the disease started in three separate regions at the same time - and in cities - which has never happened before...

I'd like to know HOW that hundred million is spent... and the millions that will follow. Or as Stalin would say, ""You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs."

9 posted on 08/01/2014 9:42:16 AM PDT by GOPJ ( NBC - - "Nothing But Crap" network ... jerk smirk scum...)
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To: Citizen Zed

Obama’s “Science Advisor”, Dr. John P. Holdren, is a RADICAL POPULATION CONTROL advocate who has previously called for COMPULSORY ABORTIONS to control pop. numbers.

Evola would be the ultimate “Forced Population Control” tool.
Given everything else this administration, full of radical academic theorists, has done, would it be beyond the pale to believe that some of them would consider this?


10 posted on 08/01/2014 9:43:31 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Citizen Zed

We all need a “Last Ship” to board.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 9:47:35 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: tcrlaf

Not beyond the pale at all.

Search for ‘Apocalypse Equation’.

Chick that wrote it worked/works in the WH.


12 posted on 08/01/2014 9:48:37 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Jeff Head

Just wait for when the Won has his upcoming conference with African leaders where each of them will be bringing sizable contingents with them.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 9:50:09 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Black Agnes

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 9:51:12 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Citizen Zed; All

Topic; posts BUMP!


15 posted on 08/01/2014 9:51:13 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Black Agnes

The people who dream those dark dreams never look into the implications.

It won’t be garden world with slaves serving you grapes, it will be a dark age. Despite what post modern historians have said, the Black Death was NOT a good thing.

Ironically, it may have been ebola.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 10:05:07 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

Actually they’ve dug up bodies from mass graves from the black death and that was another microbe.

It’s suspected that the Athenian plague may have been ebola however. There were trade routes into sub saharan Africa then. Not many though.

Imagine some Athenian trader bringing home a cage full of infected fruit bats for Athenian elites to enjoy at the next banquet.


17 posted on 08/01/2014 10:07:38 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Truth29

He just has a meeting this week with 500 Young Africans at the White HOuse...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3187236/posts?page=1


18 posted on 08/01/2014 10:11:07 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: Black Agnes

Justinian’s plague, the Black Death, and the Athenian outbrake all have some similarities to Bubonic plague. But some of the descriptions describe a VHF.

I had a professor in school who was convinced there was more than one agent besides Y. Pestis.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 10:20:53 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Citizen Zed; All
Not likely but if the TSA start wearing masks be afraid it won't be Halloween.

This strain looks like it is AIRBORNE, not like influenza or the common cold, but it survives in large droplets in the air. The definition of airborne is being parsed.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-20341423

From the article:
“One possibility is that the monkeys became infected by inhaling large aerosol droplets produced from the respiratory tracts of the pigs.

One of the scientists involved is Dr Gary Kobinger from the National Microbiology Laboratory at the Public Health Agency of Canada. He told BBC News this was the most likely route of the infection.

“What we suspect is happening is large droplets - they can stay in the air, but not long, they don't go far,” he explained.

“But they can be absorbed in the airway and this is how the infection starts, and this is what we think, because we saw a lot of evidence in the lungs of the non-human primates that the virus got in that way.”

Basically macaques and pigs in the same room no physical contact but Ebola transmitted.

20 posted on 08/01/2014 10:22:28 AM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: Citizen Zed

“spread outpaces control”

otherwise known as an OUTBREAK

this is going to be very bad


21 posted on 08/01/2014 10:23:34 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: redgolum

I could buy that for a dollar.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 10:26:10 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes
I could buy that for a dollar.

LOL! I remember that line from the old Benny Hill show.
23 posted on 08/01/2014 11:29:25 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Citizen Zed; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; ...
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...

24 posted on 08/01/2014 11:53:08 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Polynikes

Kinda stiffens your spine a bit, that one. Have you read Hot Zone?


25 posted on 08/01/2014 12:27:36 PM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: Wicket

Sure have. Along time ago.


26 posted on 08/01/2014 1:35:36 PM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: Citizen Zed
Ebola, which has claimed nearly 730 lives. Dr. Chan said more than 60 health workers are among the victims, and that some international relief workers have been infected.

Either the health workers aren't taking precautions and safety wear seriously or this virus has mutated far past goggles and suits.

27 posted on 08/01/2014 1:50:59 PM PDT by bgill
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To: tcrlaf

Funny how those radical population control freaks never step to the front of the line.


28 posted on 08/01/2014 1:53:24 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Red_Devil 232
We all need a “Last Ship” to board.

It could be called the FReedom.

29 posted on 08/01/2014 1:54:50 PM PDT by bgill
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