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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

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To: Pelham

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.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26717490


51 posted on 03/24/2014 10:21:22 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: tcrlaf

Apparently not:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26717490

I get my updates from the “International Society of Infectious Disease” website and this is so far the latest update.


52 posted on 03/24/2014 10:22:19 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: tcrlaf

Which is smart of Canada since all it takes is one leak to the press and it’ll be all over the United States.


53 posted on 03/24/2014 10:23:33 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: Kozak

Well, this is in God’s hands and there’s never a better place to be, right?


54 posted on 03/24/2014 10:24:55 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: chae

I sincerely hope “The Stand” does not become real.


55 posted on 03/24/2014 10:25:28 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

Yeah, God helps those who help themselves....


56 posted on 03/24/2014 10:30:11 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: CorporateStepsister
So, I guess the $60,000.00 question is, "Just what is the disease that has killed 61 of 87 victims (so far), if it is not Ebola?"

Sometimes, it's better the devil you know.

57 posted on 03/24/2014 10:32:58 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

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.


58 posted on 03/24/2014 10:40:36 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: 21twelve; Ancient Wonderboy; CorporateStepsister; Diogenesis

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:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2820204/posts


59 posted on 03/24/2014 10:48:56 PM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: Pelham
Thanks for the reminder on that link. I recall her saying something that when you hear news from Egypt(?) on the disease to run for the hills. Literally.

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.

60 posted on 03/24/2014 10:53:39 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: tcrlaf


61 posted on 03/24/2014 10:56:46 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: making the world safe for Sharia.)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


62 posted on 03/24/2014 11:53:03 PM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian ( I once was blind, but now I see...)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

LOL!!! Great response!!


63 posted on 03/25/2014 12:17:51 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: tcrlaf
All these bad diseases come from there. Name one good thing that has ever come out of Africa.
64 posted on 03/25/2014 3:03:25 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill
Charlize Theron..

Somebody else can post the pics..I have to leave.

65 posted on 03/25/2014 3:39:08 AM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: tcrlaf

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...


66 posted on 03/25/2014 4:35:58 AM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: bgill
Please watch this short video. It might change your perception.
67 posted on 03/25/2014 4:43:56 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: CorporateStepsister

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.


68 posted on 03/25/2014 6:08:46 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: CorporateStepsister

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.”


69 posted on 03/25/2014 6:31:52 AM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: bgill

Frankly, name anything of value that has come out of the sub saharan dark continent.


70 posted on 03/25/2014 7:10:51 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Diogenesis

Yep, Ebola is just a small price to pay for inclusion and diversity /sarc


71 posted on 03/25/2014 7:15:15 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: tcrlaf

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.


72 posted on 03/25/2014 7:56:48 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Pan_Yan

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.


73 posted on 03/25/2014 8:06:37 AM PDT by bgill
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To: NFHale

That book scared the bejeesus out of me. It was also a good read!


74 posted on 03/25/2014 8:08:15 AM PDT by dforest
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To: bgill
Name one good thing that has ever come out of Africa.

It's not called "The Dark Continent" for no reason.

75 posted on 03/25/2014 8:09:40 AM PDT by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: Pelham
I keep thinking back to her threads on the Marburg and other outbreaks. There were a number of CDC and “others” who commented only on those threads.

Lets just say I hope she is wrong because I have a young family.

76 posted on 03/25/2014 8:12:11 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: dforest

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.


77 posted on 03/25/2014 8:35:41 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

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.


78 posted on 03/25/2014 8:43:10 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

RE Canada:
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.


79 posted on 03/25/2014 8:48:22 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

I went and downloaded The Hot Zone on my kindle. I will read it again.

People want a horror story, this one qualifies.


80 posted on 03/25/2014 8:51:10 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

“...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.


81 posted on 03/25/2014 8:57:18 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: dforest

Wonder if there is a standard PDF of it out on the web somewhere.... did you happen to see it in your search?


82 posted on 03/25/2014 8:57:57 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

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.


83 posted on 03/25/2014 9:00:11 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

I listened to the Hot Zone on books-on-tape. Loved it.


84 posted on 03/25/2014 9:02:39 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: dforest

“...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.


85 posted on 03/25/2014 9:04:14 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: dforest

Found it!
http://learn.flvs.net/educator/common/EnglishIIv10/TheHotZone.pdf

Looks like I’ll be reading this again too...


86 posted on 03/25/2014 9:07:15 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: tcrlaf

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?

Answer: Illegals.


87 posted on 03/25/2014 9:29:17 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: dforest; All

Looks like he tested NEGATIVE for Ebola...
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3137141/posts


88 posted on 03/25/2014 9:39:41 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: DBrow

Maybe Lassa; I will be keeping you guys updated as I can about the Canada virus.


89 posted on 03/25/2014 10:00:08 AM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: NFHale

Just got home! Oh, thank God. However, we still don’t know what he has yet. But, it isn’t ebola.


90 posted on 03/25/2014 10:50:30 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

“...But, it isn’t ebola....”

Whatever it is, he’s still up that old proverbial creek without a paddle...


91 posted on 03/25/2014 10:57:56 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: redgolum

“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.


92 posted on 03/25/2014 11:33:38 AM PDT by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: tcrlaf

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.
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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?


93 posted on 03/26/2014 8:49:25 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: NFHale

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.


94 posted on 03/28/2014 4:54:47 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

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?


95 posted on 03/28/2014 6:41:32 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale
“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.

96 posted on 03/29/2014 5:51:05 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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