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Fears grow of Ebola spreading to Europe
AFP ^ | 7/30/14 | Robin Millard

Posted on 07/30/2014 7:23:40 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would only get worse and could not rule out it spreading to other countries.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has met global health officials on implementing measures to halt the spread of the disease, as the pan-African airline ASKY suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Meanwhile the European Union allocated an extra two million euros ($2.7 million) to fight the outbreak, bringing total EU funding to 3.9 million euros

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


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KEYWORDS: ebola; eu; europe; msf
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Maybe we should just airlift these people Pop Tarts so they wouldn't have to worry about eating rotting bat meat??

Ah Africa... Home to all man's wonderful diseases.......

1 posted on 07/30/2014 7:23:40 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Quarantines are not necessarily a bad thing.


2 posted on 07/30/2014 7:32:20 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Ebola AND Islamofascism. Spreading like wildfire across the globe.


3 posted on 07/30/2014 7:32:27 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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Ah Africa... Home to all man's wonderful diseases.......

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4 posted on 07/30/2014 7:33:08 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Now THAT just made my day........


5 posted on 07/30/2014 7:34:14 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Imagine, just for a second, anyone who wishes us ill shipping a herd of sick kids to the border. Then several of those kids are storehoused at military bases and other locations throughout the country before being released into the general population.

It is a nightmare scenario from a Clancy novel ...right???

6 posted on 07/30/2014 7:34:53 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Are being insensitive to the ebola virus? Isn’t that discrimination? Ebola has rights like anyone else. Are you ebola-phobic? Maybe we should bring ebola to America and resettle it throughout our communities. It is only fair. Possibly ebola is “the best and brightest” of viruses...maybe a “dream” virus.


7 posted on 07/30/2014 7:39:15 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Pestilence
War
Famine
Death

They’re coming folks, some have already arrived


8 posted on 07/30/2014 7:45:44 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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9 posted on 07/30/2014 7:50:53 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: pfflier

The only thing - and I’m kind of “into” Ebola.... sick, I know. The thing with VHF’s is that they are far too efficient in their lethality. Most people fall too ill to travel and/or die way before they have time to make it to a population center.

Couple that with our medical facilities being - just a bit! :) - better than the procedures in Africa and we can quarantine things much faster and better.

Finally, as long as Ebola (and Marburg) stay infectious and don’t become contagious, then we’re ok. The real scary thing would be something with the killing power of ebola and the communicability of smallpox.

The Russians were working on that if you believe Ken Alibek......


10 posted on 07/30/2014 7:55:03 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: Robe

The scouts are already here.


11 posted on 07/30/2014 7:57:10 AM PDT by sport
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To: TangledUpInBlue
NYT July 29

Federal officials have warned government employees here that the arrival next week of 50 African leaders — and their motorcades — will bring city traffic to a standstill during a two-day White House summit meeting about issues on the continent.

12 posted on 07/30/2014 8:03:17 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Ah Africa... Home to all man’s wonderful diseases.......

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The one you pictured is particularly ‘malignant’.


13 posted on 07/30/2014 8:04:57 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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The only thing - and I’m kind of “into” Ebola.... sick, I know.

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If you are predisposed to medical matters, it’s fascinating stuff although this is ‘terrifyingly’ fascinating.


14 posted on 07/30/2014 8:09:10 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

They better be afraid. This thing could make the plague look like a case of the sniffles.


15 posted on 07/30/2014 8:16:21 AM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
It sounds like my scenario would be hard to do...directly with ebola. Last night the Fox news story said the incubation period is 3 to 21 days. I went on that and assumed the 21 day window could allow introduction into the general population.

Any disease could be spread efficiently via the border because we have simply given up on stopping the illegals. Now we are only figuring out how to accomodate them.

16 posted on 07/30/2014 8:18:10 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Ever since reading OUTBREAK I've been morbidly fascinated with the danger of an out of control disease. In this last outbreak, the fatalities have been down to 60% instead of the historical 90%. That would indicate that Ebola is becoming less lethal, thus more likely to spread.

One thing that unnerved me a little is that families of those working with Ebola joined them in Africa. It seems to indicate less respect for the threat Ebola poses. Another is that if Ebola morphs into something less lethal, it's highly unlikely anything extreme would be done to stop its spread. Halting plane travel to and from affected areas and closing borders would be bad for the global economy.

It's a miracle there hasn't been a global pandemic of Ebola or something else already. With millions of people, globally, living in unsanitary conditions, in war-torn areas and refugee camps, crossing borders at will, it seems likely that it will at some point happen.

17 posted on 07/30/2014 8:19:48 AM PDT by grania
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To: Kartographer

I’ve been thinking about this for sometime since they found MERS in the air of a camel barn in Saudi while the Ebola outbreak was growing.

I don’t know if Ebola, MERS or something entirely different will lead to a SHTF event, but with the present ‘Open’ border policy bringing in any number of communicable diseases and the real chance that some carriers could be sent here on purpose as ‘bio bombs’ it brings up a real possibility of extended quarantines being imposed. In fact it may get to a point in which a wise person will impose a quarantine on their family even if health officials don’t.

There are more than a few FReepers who like to point out how silly they see preparing for a ‘Mad Max’ situation is, but what if it isn’t ‘Mad Max’? What if it is something as simple as being able to shelter in place for 30-60 days while an outbreak runs its course? Could you make it through such a quarantine with what you have in your home? If you haven’t thought about it maybe its time.

As the LDS say “When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.”


18 posted on 07/30/2014 8:25:57 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Diversity is our greatest strength. Keep those borders open.


19 posted on 07/30/2014 8:28:27 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Perhaps the spread of this modern plague will teach the world that they need outside help.


20 posted on 07/30/2014 8:32:35 AM PDT by 353FMG
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