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Ebola 'a regional threat' as contagion hits Guinea capital
APF via Yahoo News ^ | 3/28/14 | Mouctar Bah

Posted on 03/28/2014 4:49:16 PM PDT by Kartographer

Guinea's capital Conakry was on high alert on Friday after a deadly Ebola epidemic which has killed dozens in the southern forests was confirmed to have spread to the sprawling port city of two million people.

Eight cases have been confirmed in the capital, the Guinean health ministry said late Friday, including one fatality.

All those infected have been put into isolation at the capital's biggest hospital to avoid the highly contagious virus from getting into the population.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ebola; epidemic; guinea; thestand; virus
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Ebola makes the Black Death look like a common cold.
1 posted on 03/28/2014 4:49:16 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers PING!!


2 posted on 03/28/2014 4:49:58 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
plague doctor photo: plague doctor PlagueDoctor.jpg
3 posted on 03/28/2014 4:56:13 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Kartographer

Any chance obama will make a surprise visit to Africa?


4 posted on 03/28/2014 4:57:05 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Kartographer


5 posted on 03/28/2014 4:57:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Kartographer

Regional ? Russia’s power is regional de story is. What is it this regional.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 5:01:15 PM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: Kartographer

Doctors without Borders there.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 5:01:25 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Kartographer

Eat me....


8 posted on 03/28/2014 5:02:01 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Kartographer

An older man visiting relatives in the region of the outbreak made it home to the capital before dying. All four of his brothers got infected at his funeral. Now four others that were involved with the funeral have been isolated.

Despite it’s terrifying reputation Ebola has only killed 1500 people in 40 years. Of course it never got established in a major population center, either.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 5:03:18 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan
Pan_Yan :" ..Of course it never got established in a major population center, either."

Well , it is now !!
Two million is a lot of potential victims !!

10 posted on 03/28/2014 5:06:43 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Kartographer

Not good news, look for the numbers to climb if it
has reached a dense population, should be no flights
allowed to land at any airport from that destination.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 5:09:45 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I suggest we pay to ship those with the disease up north into the Mohammedan lands. At least they will not die in vain.


12 posted on 03/28/2014 5:12:58 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
Pan_Yan :" ..Of course it never got established in a major population center, either." Well , it is now !!

We know it's there, like knowing one tiger is in the forest, but that's different from being established. If the tiger has cubs, that's when you know it's a long-term threat. If Ebola continues to pop up in the capital even without a plausible human path between victims, that will be the perfect time to worry.

13 posted on 03/28/2014 5:20:28 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1
Pollster1:" If Ebola continues to pop up in the capital even without a plausible human path between victims,
that will be the perfect time to worry. "

Exactly True !!

14 posted on 03/28/2014 5:22:22 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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"the WHO played down fears of a massive spread, pointing out that the disease typically caused much less death and sickness than influenza, and adding that it was not recommending travel restrictions.'

WTF?

15 posted on 03/28/2014 5:27:50 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt; All

Yes it is a lot of people. I hope they are restricting air and other travel from this place.

I read on one of these threads the other day, that they have a confirmed case in Canada.

Does anyone know any more about the Canadian case?


16 posted on 03/28/2014 5:28:02 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
Buzz: Sheriff, this is no time to panic! Woody: This is the perfect time to panic! I'm lost, Andy is gone, they're gonna move to their new house in 2 days, and it's all your fault!
17 posted on 03/28/2014 5:28:15 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Kartographer

happens every year


18 posted on 03/28/2014 5:29:00 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: dynachrome
"the WHO played down fears of a massive spread,

It's only teenage wasteland.

19 posted on 03/28/2014 5:29:49 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yeah, what’s Roger Daltrey got to do with this anyway?


20 posted on 03/28/2014 5:31:47 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

Well your “betters” Soros, Oprah, Bill Gates, and a bunch more of the “elites” met in Darvos a few years ago, and decided that overpopulation was the biggest problem on Earth.

They didn’t say what they were going to do about it. Maybe this is what they decided, just don’t quarantine existing high mortality diseases for which there is no vaccine or cure.

In today’s world, spread could be pretty rapid, if no precautions are taken.


21 posted on 03/28/2014 5:32:38 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: dynachrome

sarc, of course.


22 posted on 03/28/2014 5:33:06 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: Kartographer

Remember how much coverage SARS got. And how few deaths.


23 posted on 03/28/2014 5:34:06 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: greeneyes
Does anyone know any more about the Canadian case?

It was not ebola.

24 posted on 03/28/2014 5:40:35 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Kartographer

Not so much, at least until it becomes airborne and/or easily spread by something like common animal fleas. BD had very similar virulence coupled with easy spread, after becoming entrenched in an area it would become pneumonic plague, which, IIRC, could be passed by airborne transmission.

Ebola may be mutating towards that, the earliest outbreaks were so ridiculously virulent that it essentially killed people faster than they could spread it around. In a nutshell 20-30% mortality Ebola would probably be WAY worse than 85-95% mortality Ebola.

Consider this, in a western nation a disease will probably only need to be widespread and have 1.5-3% (about 4.5 to 10 million people here in the U.S.) mortality to unravel a society. I say that because that is enough mortality to A) start to kill key people involved in social systems infrastructure and B) incite enough panic to keep other key people away from their necessary jobs/tasks.


25 posted on 03/28/2014 5:41:56 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Pan_Yan

Betacha that was the scriest case of the flu or common cold that guy EVER had!


26 posted on 03/28/2014 5:44:43 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Axenolith
In a nutshell 20-30% mortality Ebola would probably be WAY worse than 85-95% mortality Ebola.

Curiously the WHO tweeted earlier today that men who survived ebola may still spread it through sexual contact up to seven weeks after recovery. Once again a 90% mortality rate may be a blessing in disguise.

27 posted on 03/28/2014 5:45:55 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Axenolith

It was still some kind of hemorrhagic fever. I didn’t see any articles mention if he’s recovered or even still alive.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 5:47:22 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: greeneyes
greeneyes:" I read on one of these threads the other day, that they have a confirmed case in Canada."

The last i heard it was in Saskatchewan ( Sp ? ) and they determined it was not Ebola.

29 posted on 03/28/2014 5:56:18 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Kartographer

If this does make it into the Muslim areas it will be devastating. Arab custom is that it is legal to have sex with a spouse up to twelve hours after the spouse is dead and Ebola is most infectious at that time.


30 posted on 03/28/2014 5:57:11 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

That’s a relief.


31 posted on 03/28/2014 6:05:32 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
As there are no good chain gangs, there are no good hemorrhagic viruses.
32 posted on 03/28/2014 6:09:08 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: BeadCounter
Doctors without Borders there.

Obama told them they could keep their doctors

33 posted on 03/28/2014 6:23:08 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: dynachrome

Keep in mind that the UN believes overpopulation is the greatest problem facing the earth. They’ve proposed reducing the population by 75%.


34 posted on 03/28/2014 6:27:12 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Axenolith

Sounds like it could really do a job on the “deep blue” cities.


35 posted on 03/28/2014 6:30:50 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Kartographer; 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...

36 posted on 03/28/2014 6:40:00 PM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: null and void

How many exposed have already jumped on a plane out???


37 posted on 03/28/2014 6:42:37 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Don Corleone

LOL. Good One.


38 posted on 03/28/2014 6:44:38 PM PDT by BeadCounter (morning glory evening grace)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Just because they say it was “determined it was not Ebola”, no longer means it was not Ebola. You can’t tell the truth from the lies in the media anymore. If it was really Ebola, I would expect them to say that it wasn’t.


39 posted on 03/28/2014 7:57:26 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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Ping...(Thanks, Kartographer!)


40 posted on 03/28/2014 8:13:44 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: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


41 posted on 03/28/2014 8:18:58 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping Smokin Joe.


42 posted on 03/28/2014 8:20:21 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re Welcome, Alamo-Girl!


43 posted on 03/28/2014 9:56:32 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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You’re Welcome, fatima!


44 posted on 03/28/2014 9:56:58 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: Kartographer

http://bigthink.com/risk-reason-and-reality/the-oso-washington-mudslide-why-do-we-choose-to-live-in-harms-way

The above is probably a “blog” I guess so I don’t think I can post it on FR as its own thread. But it talks about the Optimism Bias and “Risk Gap”. In the blog it is about people building homes at the base the known landslide near Oso, Washington. But much of what it talks about applies elsewhere.

“Engineering methods to stabilize the hillside” may equate to “modern healthcare facilities in the United States”.


45 posted on 03/28/2014 10:46:10 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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Update (via Google translate)

Ebola : la frontière avec la Guinée fermée (officiel)

Senegal has decided to close until further notice its border with Guinea , to guard against the Ebola fever raging in the neighboring country, does one official sources Saturday in Dakar.

" The interior minister informed the people that due to the Ebola fever raging in the Republic of Guinea and in the context of prevention, the boundaries of the regions of Kolda (south) and Kédougou ( southeast) with the neighboring country are closed until further notice, " an official statement received from the APS .

" The governors said regions have taken all necessary measures for the effective implementation of this decision," said the source

The prefect of Vélingara located in the Kolda region had already decided to close the weekly market Diaobé , one of the most famous in the sub -region , where thousands of people gather each week from the Gambia Guinea, Guinea- Bissau and Senegal.

The Ebola virus , which emerged in Guinea in January, continues to grow in this country where it is reported a total of 111 suspected cases including 70 deaths , according to a report released Friday by the Guinean Ministry of Health.

Eight cases of hemorrhagic fever , including one death , were recorded and the last two days in Conakry, the Guinean capital , hitherto spared Has it reported the same source.

The vast majority of cases were reported in the cities and regions of southern Guinea , considered the center of the epidemic . The most affected areas are Guékédou ( 51 deaths out of 73 cases) and Macenta ( 12 deaths out of 22 cases).

46 posted on 03/29/2014 7:00:14 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan

I think that for humanitarian reasons the victims should be brought to Washington D.C. for care and treatment. Congress in its investigatory mode could interview the sufferers.


47 posted on 03/29/2014 7:04:51 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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Hmmmm. It does just beg for a congressional investigation...
48 posted on 03/29/2014 7:41:09 AM PDT by null and void ( Everything evil in the world may not be Islamic but everything Islamic is evil.)
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To: null and void

Let’s face it, the DOJ should get first crack...Holder himself.


49 posted on 03/29/2014 9:30:26 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: Smokin' Joe

Maybe the victims could take the White House tour while they’re in town?


50 posted on 03/30/2014 11:41:39 AM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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