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Canada has possible Ebola case: health officials
Yahoo News ^ | 3-24-2014 | AFP

Posted on 03/24/2014 7:34:41 PM PDT by tcrlaf

A man returning to Canada from Liberia is seriously ill in hospital after experiencing symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus that has killed dozens in Guinea, health officials have said.

The man has been placed in solitary confinement pending the expected results on Tuesday of tests on his condition. His family are in quarantine in Saskatchewan province, the local health ministry said in a statement.

"A diagnosis has not yet been confirmed. Measures have been taken to isolate the patient to ensure the illness is not transmitted," the ministry said.

Public health officials earlier sought to contain people's concerns, saying the risk to the public was low and noting that an investigation into the case's circumstances was under way.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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OH CRAP.......
1 posted on 03/24/2014 7:34:42 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Sucks to be them.

File this under the “what did you think would happen” file.


2 posted on 03/24/2014 7:37:40 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: tcrlaf

Captain Trips is on the way...


3 posted on 03/24/2014 7:38:11 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: tcrlaf

To quote a yahoo comment on this article:

I pity the person who sat next to this man on the airplane.
Or, the stewardess who touched his hand while serving a drink.
Or, the person checking the man’s passport.
Or, the people handling the luggage.
Or, the person that was standing too close when the man coughed.
Or, the individual who sat on the toilet right after this person.
Or, the relative and/or friend who gave the man a hug as a greeting.
Or, the person who cleaned the man’s plate at a restaurant.
You get the point....
This can be dangerous, very, very dangerous


4 posted on 03/24/2014 7:39:06 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

Or anyone who had any contact with any of those people, or their families, or their friends.


5 posted on 03/24/2014 7:40:03 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Ebola ping


6 posted on 03/24/2014 7:41:56 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: tcrlaf

7 posted on 03/24/2014 7:44:01 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...
Ping...(Thanks, Covenantor!)

related post

8 posted on 03/24/2014 7:45:35 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: tcrlaf

FROM AFP:
Devastating’ ebola epidemic reaches crowded African capital

An Ebola epidemic which has already killed dozens of people in Guinea’s southern forests has spread to the capital Conakry, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on Sunday.

“At least 59 out of 80 who contracted Ebola across the West African country have died so far. Over the past few days, the deadly haemorrhagic fever has quickly spread from the communities of Macenta, Gueckedou, and Kissidougou to the capital, Conakry,” UNICEF said in a statement emailed to AFP.

Conakry is a city of TWO MILLION PEOPLE, folks. Most of whom live in near-abject poverty, a breeding ground for mass epidemic.


9 posted on 03/24/2014 7:47:07 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

I doubt he has ebola unless he was up in “that” region.

If he was in Monrovia, and has been for the last 10 days, then most of Monrovia would be dead.


10 posted on 03/24/2014 7:48:02 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: tcrlaf

Just like S
We are SARS went straight to Toronto from China.
Where is WHO that useless freaking UN org? Forget the CDC, they are in their new meditation rooms in Atlanta learning about global warming from East Anglia
U and Michael Mann’s hockey stick.
We are so screwed.


11 posted on 03/24/2014 7:48:07 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: tcrlaf

Nothing to see here.

Move along.

The US Congress demands the US borders remain open
to allow these infections, and other diseases,
to enter because ONLY the EXEMPT, and their families
and staff, and mistresses, are able to get real healthcare.


12 posted on 03/24/2014 7:48:14 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: tcrlaf

Here we go.


13 posted on 03/24/2014 7:49:01 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: acapesket

Sorry! I got so pissed off!
I meant to say that this is just like SARS..only way more deadly!
Lock the freakin’ country down!


14 posted on 03/24/2014 7:50:46 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: chae

Don’ fear the reaper, eh?


15 posted on 03/24/2014 7:53:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


16 posted on 03/24/2014 7:54:21 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: tcrlaf
plague photo:  Plague_Doctors_by_Ace_Thorne.jpg
17 posted on 03/24/2014 7:54:47 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: tcrlaf

Let me tell you. If you get on an airplane without a mask and hand sanitizer , you will die with what ever is on that plane. I am convinced that the statistics on stewardi is unbelievable in early death. DON”T get in that death tube. You are NUTS if you do!!


18 posted on 03/24/2014 7:57:33 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: Chode; nascarnation; advertising guy; SgtBob; McGruff; umgud; al baby; B4Ranch; ...

I know this is not NASCAR news but the info needs to be passed on.


19 posted on 03/24/2014 7:58:37 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re Welcome, Alamo-Girl!


20 posted on 03/24/2014 7:59:43 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: tcrlaf

Finally, a problem we can solve by sending Obama.


21 posted on 03/24/2014 7:59:50 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: tcrlaf

In two to twenty one days we’ll know if anyone came into contact with his body fluids. Ebola is a pretty wretched disease. If I were a cautious and diligent public health person, I’d begin isolation of those that flew with him from Africa.


22 posted on 03/24/2014 8:01:13 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: mabarker1
wonderful...
23 posted on 03/24/2014 8:03:45 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: tcrlaf

He flew back, right? How many people were on the plane with him... any idea?


24 posted on 03/24/2014 8:05:53 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: tcrlaf
I pity the person who sat next to this man on the airplane. Or, the stewardess who touched his hand while serving a drink. Or, the person checking the man’s passport. Or, the people handling the luggage. Or, the person that was standing too close when the man coughed. Or, the individual who sat on the toilet right after this person. Or, the relative and/or friend who gave the man a hug as a greeting. Or, the person who cleaned the man’s plate at a restaurant. You get the point.... This can be dangerous, very, very dangerous

OR ANY OF THE PEOPLE THOSE PEOPLE KNOW...

25 posted on 03/24/2014 8:07:24 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: himno hero

“I doubt he has ebola unless he was up in “that” region. If he was in Monrovia, and has been for the last 10 days, then most of Monrovia would be dead.

Ebola outbreak in Guinea may spread to Liberia
http://www.boston.com/news/world/africa/2014/03/24/officials-rush-contain-ebola-virus-guinea/xuwlsMRlGP07tTrBdGTzCO/story.html
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is believed to have killed at least 59 people in Guinea and may already have spread to neighboring Liberia, health officials said Monday.

Health workers in Guinea are trying to contain the spread of the disease which causes severe internal bleeding. In neighboring Liberia, health officials said they are investigating five deaths after a group of people crossed the border from Guinea in search of medical treatment.


26 posted on 03/24/2014 8:07:42 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

I don’t expect Ebola to get much traction in a civilized country.


27 posted on 03/24/2014 8:07:49 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: tcrlaf

We need to stop the flights while we still can...


28 posted on 03/24/2014 8:08:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: GOPJ

“How many people were on the plane with him... any idea?”

Canada doesn’t seem to be releasing that info. Probably don’t want to create a world-wide panic.


29 posted on 03/24/2014 8:09:01 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: GOPJ

“We need to stop the flights while we still can...”

You would think so, but this isn’t the movies.

Real life economic and political consequences from doing that, that NO politician wants to be responsible for.


30 posted on 03/24/2014 8:10:35 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: anyone

Glad it happened in a place with outstanding health care.


31 posted on 03/24/2014 8:12:26 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: tcrlaf

Tom Clancy wrote about this in a couple of novels. Executive Orders and Rainbow six.


32 posted on 03/24/2014 8:15:29 PM PDT by Redcitizen (When a zombie apocalypse starts, Chuck Norris doesn't try to survive. The zombies do.)
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To: Mariner

Because?


33 posted on 03/24/2014 8:23:52 PM 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: tcrlaf; All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3136929/posts


34 posted on 03/24/2014 8:24:11 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: tcrlaf
According to the article, this person was not ill when he travelled," Werker added. "People are not very contagious in the incubation period. There is also a possibility this person has another disease."

Hopefullly that's the case.
35 posted on 03/24/2014 8:27:16 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: tcrlaf

What about all the people who flew with him. :(


36 posted on 03/24/2014 8:45:35 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: tcrlaf

There is a higher probability that a “friend” gave him some gator bile right there in Monrovia.


37 posted on 03/24/2014 8:48:44 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Kozak
Quick identification and quarantine.

Instead of sweating it out in shack along an open sewer where kids play...the infected will be in hospital.

That's the difference.

Yeah, those unfortunate enough to get it will likely die a horrible death, but it's not AS likely to spread in a civilized country.

38 posted on 03/24/2014 8:54:23 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Mariner
I don’t expect Ebola to get much traction in a civilized country.
Good thing he didn't come to the USA! /sarc
39 posted on 03/24/2014 8:55:23 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: tcrlaf

Relax. The nice thing about Ebola is that it kills nearly everyone that gets it, and there’s a very short gestation period, right?

If it did escape where it’s at, a week of lockdown and it’s gone.

A simple strain of flu is much more dangerous.

Super simplified, but there you have it.


40 posted on 03/24/2014 9:01:25 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: tcrlaf

And what about all the other passengers on his flight back?????


41 posted on 03/24/2014 9:18:42 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: tcrlaf

Is Ebola that transmittable? I thought Ebola could only be spread through the blood. Or perhaps, yes, mucus, but realistically, I sincerely hope it isn’t that easily spread.


42 posted on 03/24/2014 9:46:00 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

“Ebola viruses are highly infectious as well as contagious.

As an outbreak of ebola progresses, bodily fluids from diarrhea, vomiting, and bleeding represent a hazard. Due to lack of proper equipment and hygienic practices, large-scale epidemics occur mostly in poor, isolated areas without modern hospitals or well-educated medical staff. Many areas where the infectious reservoir exists have just these characteristics. In such environments, all that can be done is to immediately cease all needle-sharing or use without adequate sterilization procedures, isolate patients, and observe strict barrier nursing procedures with the use of a medical-rated disposable face mask, gloves, goggles, and a gown at all times, strictly enforced for all medical personnel and visitors.[60] The aim of all of these techniques is to avoid any person’s contact with the blood or secretions of any patient, including those who are deceased.[61]”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus_disease#Prevention


43 posted on 03/24/2014 9:50:00 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: tcrlaf

Open borders/amnesty folkes are risking epidemics like that here.


44 posted on 03/24/2014 9:50:17 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Diogenesis

Dio, you need to consider the wisdom of the sage Dubya:

“Family values don’t stop at the Rio Grande”

Ebola is just another of those family values.


45 posted on 03/24/2014 9:52:13 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Pelham

I KNOW! Lets give all those here amnesty, and start an open immigration policy. That way all the thousands who are infected can come here where medical care is better.

Or ..... used to be better.


46 posted on 03/24/2014 9:58:11 PM PDT by Ancient Wonderboy
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To: Ancient Wonderboy

It will happen. Brought to you by the GOPe and Obama working together.


47 posted on 03/24/2014 10:00:18 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Pelham

Last fall I rode in the shuttle bus from my home to the airport. The driver, from some country on the Dark Continent had a deep, wet, throaty cough. I thought “I hope they don’t make this into the beginning of a documentary movie some day.”


48 posted on 03/24/2014 10:19:01 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: tcrlaf
Actually, last I heard the count in west Africa for this Ebola outbreak is up to 60, which puts it ahead of most hemorrhagic epidemics at this point in their usual runs.

Fortunately, though not as fortunate for the sufferers, Ebola is so virulent its outbreaks usually surface very rapidly. Though truly horrible, it has little latency and so comes up quickly on public health radars and is contained. And there are more basic reasons why the sheer speed and horror of this hemorrhagic strain actually work against its becoming more widespread. It usually decimates a village too rapidly to get beyond the county, so to speak.

Of course, there are aircraft, now, so I was waiting for the latest outbreak to make it across the Atlantic. It sure didn't take very long.

49 posted on 03/24/2014 10:20:19 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Mariner

I think you are too optimistic.
One of the reasons Ebola has been contained in the past was it tended to emerge in rural areas in Africa, where there’s not a lot of mobility and travel. It is very lethal, so it tends to burn out before it has a chance to spread under those circumstances. Imagine trying to contain it after someone on an international flight to Ohare is sick, and manages to infect some passengers. They will quickly disperse across the US and the world. In the US the high mobility will make containment a problem. If an outbreak were identified in Chicago people would be fleeing by plane, car, bus and train. People who were ill would swamp the ERs and it would quickly spread from there. Trust me, our hospitals are NOT set up to deal with a large number of highly contagious, critically I’ll patients. The incubation period is 2 days to 3 weeks, and initial symptoms are non specific, muscle aches, fever, nausea vomiting etc. patients can become infectious within 2 days of becoming symptomatic, although more typical 4-5 days. A LOT of people can be exposed before we have clue that this isn’t just a run of the virus we are dealing with.....

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/pdf/vhf-interim-guidance.pdf

I don’t think the CDC or the Surgeon General are as confidant as you are about limiting spread. I was part of the medical emergency response system after 911 and the scenarios for smallpox ( admittedly spreads airborn) were terrifying. Don’t see Ebola as that much different .


50 posted on 03/24/2014 10:20:38 PM 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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