Skip to comments.Ebola has spread across the globe: ...officials try to trace 30,000 linked to death of US victim
Posted on 07/30/2014 12:20:42 PM PDT by EBH
Fears of a global Ebola pandemic are 'justified' an expert has said as Nigerian health officials try to trace 30,000 people at risk of contracting the deadly disease following the death of Patrick Sawyer.
The U.S. citizen boarded a flight in Liberia carrying the disease to Nigeria, potentially infecting 'anyone on the same plane'.
It comes as Nigerian actor Jim Iyke sparked outrage, posting a picture of himself wearing an Ebola mask while sitting in a first class airport lounge as he fled Liberia.
The 'Nollywood' star posted a message on his Instagram page saying he had cut short a business trip to Monrovia in Liberia - where at least 600 people have already died from the disease.
The death toll for this, the worst outbreak recorded since the Ebola virus was discovered in 1976, stands at 672, while more than 1,200 people have been infected.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
It comes as health campaigners today called for U.S. authorities to speed up their approval of a new drug hoped to be the first cure for the deadly Ebola virus.
They are calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States to fast-track their authorisation of the TKM-Ebola drug.
The petition, created on change.org, states: 'One of the most promising is TKM-Ebola manufactured by Tekmira Pharmaceuticals.
'This drug has been shown to be highly effective in killing the virus in primates and Phase 1 clinical trials to assess its safety in humans were started earlier this year.'
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This has the potential to get very, very ugly.
I caught a little bit about this on CNN (I think that was the channel, I was basically surfing) in which the reporter gave numbers of affected and dead from the disease. His/her numbers were more than twice given in this article. I do remember the statement was made that over 2,000 had died.
While I have great sympathy for all those affected, I have to ask....................................................is that moochelle or hitlary ugly?
It’s beyond ugly.It political correctness killing people.
Most of the numbers you will see or hear are going to be wrong. Those of us here on FR who follow these things have noted most often the governments downplay the numbers or give conflicting information.
Generally it is much worse than what they are telling you.
You were saying something about 30,000?
Something ‘happened’ in 2013 to put Ebola into turbo-high gear. I do not believe this is an accident. Ebola was on it’s way out just two years back, now look as it approaches a full scale pandemic. For now, all we can do is pratice UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS, the same thing you do to guard against the spread of MRSA and other ugly bugs; #1. Do not overuse anti-bacterial soap.#2. Do wash your face arms and hands after encountering a person with this disease. #3. While at ‘adult play’ use protection, as one should be doing anyway to guard against Gonnorhea and others. #4. Wear Gloves while cleaning up any bodily fluids not your own. This is getting serious.
The EXEMPT Princes:
"Let's leave the border open AND give Obama more money to
find, escort and bring more incurable diseases in."
Ever read “The Hot Zone”? (Richard Preston). I read it back in the 90s. Scared the bejeezus out of me. I’m not looking forward to this.
The sky is falling
Better cash in on that Nigerian Trust fund money, before all the wire-transfer bankers croak!
Human-to-human transmission occurs via direct contact with bodily fluids from an infected person.
Hmmm......I wonder which “lifestyle” community is most likely to be the vector here in the states.
Opening lines from the Hot Zone explain it has a 2-24 day incubation period and is active on surfaces for up to 10 days.
For those not as familiar with Ebola and potentials...this is a definite read as it is based on a true story.
The Hot Zone free .pdf download:
As long as they bring fulminating Ebola victims to testify before Congress and be interviewed by media people.
But Weyland-Yutani just wanted to study the alien.
It also lives on surfaces for several days.
How about declaring them economic refugees and give them jobs as border guards?
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