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West Africa's Ebola outbreak prompts changes in I.Coast cuisine
YAHOO ^ | 04/20/14

Posted on 04/20/2014 9:33:45 PM PDT by BunnySlippers

Late in March, Health Minister Raymonde Goudou Coffie called for her compatriots to stop eating porcupines and agoutis, which look like large river-rats, "until we can be sure there are no risks".

Bushmeat is known to be a vector of Ebola, the alarming haemorrhagic fever that has claimed at least 122 lives in Guinea, according to a UN World Health Organisation toll on April 17. Liberia, meanwhile, reports 13 deaths.

Hunters and restaurant owners in the central Ivorian town of Bouake are upset that clients have begun to steer clear of the strong taste of the agouti, a beast with a long snout and brown fur that can reach half a metre (1.6 feet) in length.

Last week, the minister's recommendation was still going unheeded or ignored by some traders and hunters in Bouake's main bushmeat market. One hunter openly carried a dead rodent.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; agouti; ebola; haemorrhagicfever; porcupine
Everyplace that ebola has taken hold, the populace eats bats and rats as their main food source. Son't believe those that tell you ebola is right at your doorstep.
1 posted on 04/20/2014 9:33:45 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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2 posted on 04/20/2014 9:35:45 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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Ebola is NOT on it’s way unless yu are eating infected roadkill.


3 posted on 04/20/2014 9:36:59 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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Roadkill is bushmeat here. we eat that stuff too


4 posted on 04/20/2014 9:39:15 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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AHHH!!!

I'm doomed!



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

5 posted on 04/20/2014 9:39:29 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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They don’t own automobiles so not very much roadkill there


6 posted on 04/20/2014 9:41:20 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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Are you eatting bats, rare and other stuff like this?
7 posted on 04/20/2014 9:44:23 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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I sense a good opportunity for someone to open up a Mickey D’s here! ;)


8 posted on 04/20/2014 9:48:01 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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LOL!

Actually, I'm not sure about what I've eaten. I lived in the Orient as an adolescent - they said it was venison - not so sure about that.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

O stranger, tell the Lacedaemonians that we lie here, obedient to their command.

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

9 posted on 04/20/2014 9:51:09 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Mlichael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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Well, are agoutis rats or another breed of rodent? Just like guinea pigs or bunny :) rabbits? Are the latter ones dangerous too if wild ones are eaten? I dint know, just asking


10 posted on 04/20/2014 10:10:51 PM PDT by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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Saudi Arabia is a big consumer of camel meat. In Saudi Arabia, an outbreak of the MERS-CoV virus (the Middle East Respiratory Syndromeis) is causing alarm. This disease is contagious to other beings and the respiratory infections are so severe, most people die from it. The main carrier of MERS-CoV virus is in camel meat that was infected by bats. Both the Ebola virus and the MERS-CoV virus are spread by contaminated meat.


11 posted on 04/21/2014 1:15:02 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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Send Andrew Zimmerman there to test the cuisine. I see fish and chicken on the menu which should be edible. I’ll skip the bats and rodents


12 posted on 04/21/2014 5:04:06 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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Bat Stew Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm!


13 posted on 04/21/2014 7:00:10 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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