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Ebola Virus Death Toll Up to 603; Ivory Coast Closes Border to Refugees
HNGN /HEADLINES & GLOBAL NEWS ^ | 7-15-14 | Thomas Carannante

Posted on 07/16/2014 2:04:31 PM PDT by dynachrome

The news keeps getting worse for the West African countries that are suffering from Ebola virus outbreaks. International health officials are still experiencing trouble in halting the spread of cases and now Ivory Coast turned away 400 refugees who recently fled to Liberia.

According to the World Health Organization, the death tolls in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone reached 603 after 85 new cases and 68 deaths were documented in between July 8-12. Sierra Leone experienced the worst conditions over that five-day span, reporting 49 new cases and 52 deaths, compared to Liberia (30 new cases and 13 deaths) and Guinea (six new cases and three deaths).

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Despite the lower numbers for Guinea, the West African country has experienced the worst of the situation, amassing 406 cases and 304 deaths since the outbreaks began in February. Now, Guinea's southeastern neighbor, Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire), has closed its border to refugees in order to avoid having the Ebola virus spread into their country. This decision, according to a United Nations official, has violated domestic and international law.

The country rejected 400 refugees who were returning home after fleeing to Liberia in 2010-2011 during which conflict broke out in Cote D'Ivoire when then-President Laurent Gbagbo refused to accept defeat in elections.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; bringoutyourdead; ebola
Nothing in the US "news" organizations?
1 posted on 07/16/2014 2:04:31 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: null and void

Another “bring out your ebola dead” ping.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 2:05:16 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

Closing the border is racis’.


3 posted on 07/16/2014 2:08:21 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: dynachrome

“Ivory Coast Closes Border to Refugees”

Nativists must run that place.


4 posted on 07/16/2014 2:08:34 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: dynachrome

How long before a case comes across our southern borders?


5 posted on 07/16/2014 2:09:17 PM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: TennTuxedo

It is my understanding that one already has.


6 posted on 07/16/2014 2:10:12 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: rightwingcrazy

You can do that?

Is it possible to close a border between two countries?

Who knew?


7 posted on 07/16/2014 2:10:40 PM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: dynachrome
Guinea's southeastern neighbor, Ivory Coast, has closed its border to refugees in order to avoid having the Ebola virus spread into their country

Obama should take a junket there to see how it's done.

8 posted on 07/16/2014 2:14:36 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: dynachrome

Pope Francis won’t like that.


9 posted on 07/16/2014 2:15:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dynachrome

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbSQ6O6kbs


10 posted on 07/16/2014 2:16:33 PM PDT by nomad
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To: dynachrome

Henry Kissinger always thought that our objective for this part of the world should have been depopulation.


11 posted on 07/16/2014 2:17:48 PM PDT by Fear The People (When the government fears the people, you have LIBERTY.)
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To: Paladin2

Why is it a Third World lash-up like Ivory Coast can close its border, but America, the most powerful nation in the world, can’t?


12 posted on 07/16/2014 2:27:21 PM PDT by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: donozark

Those racists! How dare they assert sovereignty and even have the nerve to have borders. I bet the Pope will have something to say about this.


13 posted on 07/16/2014 2:42:33 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: donozark

Those racists! How dare they assert sovereignty and even have the nerve to have borders. I bet the Pope will have something to say about this. Maybe they are ebolaphobes?


14 posted on 07/16/2014 2:42:58 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: dynachrome

But the Pope says you gotta takem!


15 posted on 07/16/2014 2:45:17 PM PDT by mylife
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To: dynachrome

Leading us from behind? A great African success story in its early days until ruined by Islamist groups funded by Qadaffi.


16 posted on 07/16/2014 2:56:38 PM PDT by AmericanVictory (Should we be more like them or they more like we used to be?)
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To: dynachrome

Coming soon to America via our immigrant trails with no border nor fence.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 3:00:52 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, = new democrat voters and His Katrina Moment!)
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To: donozark
Why is it a Third World lash-up like Ivory Coast can close its border, but America, the most powerful nation in the world, can’t?

Apparently they can't.

"This decision, according to a United Nations official, has violated domestic and international law. (snip) It's unknown if the United Nations will step in and take action on the issue,"

Protecting one's border goes against the UN doctrine, the "one world" doctrine.

18 posted on 07/16/2014 3:09:44 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: alloysteel

You can indeed close a border, if you’re willing to shoot, or at least make getting caught something to really be avoided.


19 posted on 07/16/2014 3:34:57 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: dynachrome; 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...

20 posted on 07/16/2014 6:19:26 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: null and void; All
Just arrived in my email from promedmail.org. 30% of cases have recovered instead of dying. I feel much safer/s

"Communicated by: ProMED-mail
[The analysis of local culture is very relevant to the problems of prevention in these countries.

If the particular ebolavirus strain causing the current epidemic (actually pandemic, because it has crossed international borders) has been in West Africa at least since 2006, why haven't cases been seen before? Well, they have; they were viral hemorrhagic fever patients coming to the Lassa ward of Kenema General Hospital, where they were treated with the proper precautions and did not spread either in hospital or to the community. But since fatal cases were presumably buried with traditional rites, why didn't the carers and mourners get massively infected in past years as they are being now? It's looks as though we have a strain that is more virulent than the Zaire strain has been in the past in West Africa yet not as virulent as it is in the Congo, where up to 90 percent of victims died.

The media should stop repeating there is no treatment and that the death rate is 90 percent. There is no "specific" treatment, but over 30 percent of known cases have recovered so far, a great tribute to MSF and the other NGOs working in hospitals in the 3 countries. - Mod.JW
A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/46

21 posted on 07/16/2014 6:27:48 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: alloysteel

What is this “border” you speak of?


22 posted on 07/16/2014 6:28:33 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: ozarkgirl

Of course the UN wants “One World” so “they” can be king.

I’m sure that’s what obozo has been promised, but first he has to destroy the most likely opponent to the One World utopia.


23 posted on 07/16/2014 6:32:52 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...


24 posted on 07/16/2014 11:22:02 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: dynachrome

Wow...look at that...they know how to close a border!

Maybe they should be here managing ours too!


25 posted on 07/17/2014 6:39:33 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: dynachrome
Hmmm Ivory coast can close their borders, and we can't.

We're now less powerful than a western african nation. Just sad.

26 posted on 07/17/2014 10:27:50 AM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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To: dynachrome
Hmmm Ivory coast can close their borders, and we can't.

We're now less powerful than a western african nation. Just sad.

27 posted on 07/17/2014 10:29:58 AM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


28 posted on 07/17/2014 6:40:38 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re Welcome, Alamo-Girl!


29 posted on 07/17/2014 7:30:56 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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