Skip to comments.Ebola 'a regional threat' as contagion hits Guinea capital
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.
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Any chance obama will make a surprise visit to Africa?
Regional ? Russia’s power is regional de story is. What is it this regional.
Doctors without Borders there.
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.
Well , it is now !!
Two million is a lot of potential victims !!
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.
I suggest we pay to ship those with the disease up north into the Mohammedan lands. At least they will not die in vain.
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.
Exactly True !!
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?
happens every year
It's only teenage wasteland.
Yeah, what’s Roger Daltrey got to do with this anyway?
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.
sarc, of course.
Remember how much coverage SARS got. And how few deaths.
It was not ebola.
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.
Betacha that was the scriest case of the flu or common cold that guy EVER had!
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.
It was still some kind of hemorrhagic fever. I didn’t see any articles mention if he’s recovered or even still alive.
The last i heard it was in Saskatchewan ( Sp ? ) and they determined it was not Ebola.
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.
That’s a relief.
Obama told them they could keep their doctors
Keep in mind that the UN believes overpopulation is the greatest problem facing the earth. They’ve proposed reducing the population by 75%.
Sounds like it could really do a job on the “deep blue” cities.
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...
How many exposed have already jumped on a plane out???
LOL. Good One.
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.
Thanks for the ping!
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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”.
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).
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.
Let’s face it, the DOJ should get first crack...Holder himself.
Maybe the victims could take the White House tour while they’re in town?