Skip to comments.Ebola Virus Death Toll Up to 603; Ivory Coast Closes Border to Refugees
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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Another “bring out your ebola dead” ping.
Closing the border is racis’.
“Ivory Coast Closes Border to Refugees”
Nativists must run that place.
How long before a case comes across our southern borders?
It is my understanding that one already has.
You can do that?
Is it possible to close a border between two countries?
Obama should take a junket there to see how it's done.
Pope Francis won’t like that.
Henry Kissinger always thought that our objective for this part of the world should have been depopulation.
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?
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.
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?
But the Pope says you gotta takem!
Leading us from behind? A great African success story in its early days until ruined by Islamist groups funded by Qadaffi.
Coming soon to America via our immigrant trails with no border nor fence.
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.
You can indeed close a border, if you’re willing to shoot, or at least make getting caught something to really be avoided.
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...