Skip to comments.Canada has possible Ebola case: health officials
Posted on 03/24/2014 7:34:41 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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Great, just great.
Apparenlty the Conakry illness is not Ebola:
“Tests on the suspected cases of deadly Ebola virus in Guinea’s capital Conakry are negative, health officials say.”
I get my updates from the “International Society of Infectious Disease” website and this is so far the latest update.
Which is smart of Canada since all it takes is one leak to the press and it’ll be all over the United States.
Well, this is in God’s hands and there’s never a better place to be, right?
I sincerely hope “The Stand” does not become real.
Yeah, God helps those who help themselves....
Sometimes, it's better the devil you know.
I don’t think poverty has an impact, per se, on Ebola. It seems to be a case of mass contact that’s the problem, like TB, but worse.
For those of you who don’t remember ‘Mother Abigail’ here at FR; she appeared to be a retired CDC scientist who investigated Ebola, and some of her thoughts about the potential for pandemic would curl your hair:
I hope that she was wrong. But her articles sure seem to make sense.
The people rarely listened to the prophets in the Bible either.
The church plant I am involved with is pastored by a Liberian Pastor and most of the families attending are refugees from the civil war in Liberia. The Pastor and his wife still have two kids awaiting entry into Canada. Canada has approved their immigration here, but they just need the final stamp to come to Canada. I pray that they have not been infected with ebola. The family has lost so many relatives to the civil war. Like many Liberians, they sought refuge in Conakry, Guinea, living there for almost ten years, where he took a small church and built it into something that was attended by thousands.
Years after the war, there is still no sewage system or electrical grid in Monrovia. From what I’ve seen of Monrovia on the internet, Detroit would be like Park Avenue. Very sad because I’ve seen pictures of the city before the civil war and it was a relatively modern city.
LOL!!! Great response!!
Somebody else can post the pics..I have to leave.
If there’s a major outbreak, Obama and dems will never have power again in our lifetimes. That stuff where democrats don’t do anything beyond steal to give to their voters won’t go over well if they’ve killed millions of us...
Interesting. There are other hemorrhagic fevers, I wonder what the Conacry virus is? Rift Valley? Marburg? Not as bad as Ebola but nothing to take lightly.
From the BBC report linked in your post #52:
“Guinea is also currently grappling with epidemics of measles, cholera and meningitis.”
But I agree with prior opinions that it’s best to reaction as though this person had Ebola until PROVEN otherwise; “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Frankly, name anything of value that has come out of the sub saharan dark continent.
Yep, Ebola is just a small price to pay for inclusion and diversity /sarc
I remember reading “The Hot Zone” when it first came out, back in the early 90s.
Horrible thing, this Ebola.
Hope they get a handle on it fast and clamp it down.
Don’t have a smartphone. Don’t need a smartphone. Don’t care about smartphone. And wish people would get their noses out of their smartphones for 5 seconds to notice the real world out here.
That book scared the bejeesus out of me. It was also a good read!
It's not called "The Dark Continent" for no reason.
Lets just say I hope she is wrong because I have a young family.
Same here. The implications of that thing going airborne, from the Reston Monkey House...
Potential catastrophe on the level of the Black Death in Europe over the centuries.
The fact there is a possible case as close as Canada is terrifying. I wonder if it is as virulent in colder weather? I am going have to do some reading on that.
Hopefully, they’re taking it as seriously as the monstrous thing that it is, and jumping with both feet on it.
(Yeah...I know... that doesn’t give me a great deal of peace of mind either).
I have no idea if cold climates affect it... good question.
I went and downloaded The Hot Zone on my kindle. I will read it again.
People want a horror story, this one qualifies.
“...People want a horror story, this one qualifies....”
No, they want MAKE BELIEVE horror stories... the kind you laugh about afterwards.
This one makes “The Walking Dead” look like a picnic, because unlike that fictional nightmare scenario, this is a TRUE nightmare, and CAN happen - and has already happened in Africa.
Wonder if there is a standard PDF of it out on the web somewhere.... did you happen to see it in your search?
I have read a lot of books, but I have never forgotten this one. When someone mentions ebola, I get worried. People can travel around so quickly anymore, keeping it from spreading would be almost impossible.
Horrible way to suffer and die.
I listened to the Hot Zone on books-on-tape. Loved it.
“...I have read a lot of books, but I have never forgotten this one....”
Same here, friend.
“Andromeda Strain” was another one that nagged at me, and that was just fiction.
Looks like I’ll be reading this again too...
Indeed. . .and this incident underscores just how serious a public health hazard ILLEGAL aliens are, as they have NO medical screening at all. . .why is the US experiencing a rise in third-world diseases, infections and illnesses?
Looks like he tested NEGATIVE for Ebola...
Maybe Lassa; I will be keeping you guys updated as I can about the Canada virus.
Just got home! Oh, thank God. However, we still don’t know what he has yet. But, it isn’t ebola.
“...But, it isnt ebola....”
Whatever it is, he’s still up that old proverbial creek without a paddle...
“Lets just say I hope she is wrong because I have a young family”
I’ll say. But since she was one of the first, and maybe the very first, to accurately predict where Ebola is hiding between outbreaks we can’t easily dismiss her. IIRC Mother Abigail was predicting that an airborne AIDs is a real possibility, a genetic cross of the flu and HIV. I think that’s what she predicted could be the next great plague.
Canada’s health ministry had feared the virus may have crossed continents after a man was hospitalised with symptoms consistent with Ebola infection after returning from Liberia.
But a spokesman for Canadian Health Minister Rona Ambrose told AFP on Tuesday tests on the patient had proved negative.
As Pogo might have said, “I hope this means that it ain’t all what it might be.” Do we dare trust the Canadian Health Minister?
Because of my research specialty, I’ve been asked many times if I have read that book.
I skimmed through a bit of it. It’s too wordy, too much dramatization. I prefer to not have to wade through hundreds of words to find out what happened. I can find out in more detail and faster by reading medical journals.
If you are interested in Ebola virus, there was a good documentary made about the outbreak in Kikwit, DRC. No dramatization, just straight up facts—it’s very good and really shows the human side of such an outbreak.
yeah, it’s definitely got the drama thing going... but that’s what made it a best seller. And in the process of it’s being that popular, I think it educated a lot of folks who otherwise wouldn’t have paying attention. Sometimes, to inform folks, you have to first keep their attention.
And I think that particular book grabbed people by the shoulders and said shook them up, saying “Look - this crap CAN happen, and it can happen faster than you think, without warning.”
I’ll look for that documentary, too; if you have a link to it that would be great. I appreciate you letting me know about it.
I do find this subject fascinating. The virulence of these types of diseases is pretty terrifying.
“Kikwit DRC” - is that the Congo?
Yes, sorry for not spelling that out. DRC = Democratic Republic of the Congo.
You may be able to find the documentary on youtube. I found it very interesting, since it put a real human face on the tragedy. I also found it interesting that some of those uneducated Congolese asked questions that were a lot more intelligent than some supposedly educated Americans can manage.