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Ebola Outbreak Is Moving Faster Than Efforts To Control It, Could Become 'Catastrophic'
BI ^ | 8-1-2014 | Saliou Samb, Reuters

Posted on 08/01/2014 11:16:22 AM PDT by blam

August 1, 2014
Saliou Samb

West Africa's Ebola outbreak is out of control but it can be stopped, World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said on Friday.

"This outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it," Chan told the presidents of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast at a meeting in Guinea's capital Conakry.

"If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socioeconomic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries," she said, according to a WHO transcript.

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1 posted on 08/01/2014 11:16:22 AM PDT by blam
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To: SmokingJoe
Now Two Americans With Ebola Are Headed To The US


2 posted on 08/01/2014 11:17:46 AM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: blam

Reroute all plains to Washington International.

And hope that EVERY congresscritter visits that airport soon.


3 posted on 08/01/2014 11:18:01 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: blam; MeshugeMikey; All

Has it crossed the Mexican-US Border yet?


4 posted on 08/01/2014 11:18:02 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Kartographer

Ping!


5 posted on 08/01/2014 11:18:23 AM PDT by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: blam

To infect our country, cuz it’s “not fair” that “black countries” are the only ones being infected.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 11:18:46 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: blam
Ebola Outbreak Is Moving Faster Than Efforts To Control It, Could Become 'Catastrophic'

So Hussein's solution, devised by his staff of "Best and Brightest" Morons, is to bring them here.

7 posted on 08/01/2014 11:19:05 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: Graewoulf

Yikes! I don’t know how they get people to work for the Border Patrol. Those people are brave and the Obama administration is crapping all over them.


8 posted on 08/01/2014 11:19:12 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Graewoulf

ju know maing.....I dunno.....

imagine a whole trainload of ebola victims...


9 posted on 08/01/2014 11:19:31 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: blam

It will move even faster after Obama meets and greets his 50 African Leaders


10 posted on 08/01/2014 11:19:38 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: blam

How about a very high risk to homosexuals,serial fornicators, and IV drug abusers in western countries?


11 posted on 08/01/2014 11:19:55 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: blam

“This outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it,”

NOT good news!


12 posted on 08/01/2014 11:20:38 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mdmathis6

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28610112

And possibly everyone else.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 11:21:00 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: blam
I'd much prefer a natural disaster like Ebola to a man-made disaster like Ubama.

The nice thing about a natural disaster is that it is equal-opportunity, meaning it might even get Ubama.

14 posted on 08/01/2014 11:21:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: mdmathis6

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-20341423


15 posted on 08/01/2014 11:21:29 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: blam

Is that not insanity? Or, rather, diabolical?


16 posted on 08/01/2014 11:21:46 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Da Coyote
It is flying into Dobbins ARB in Marietta, northwest of Atlanta. from there it is about 25 miles on VERY crowded freeways to Emory University Hospital.

I guess the last time the devil (Hussein) came down to Georgia, he decided that we would be the FIRST HOT ZONE in America.

17 posted on 08/01/2014 11:21:50 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: mdmathis6

Also high risk to necrophiliacs.


18 posted on 08/01/2014 11:21:53 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: tet68

“This outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it,”

Code words for more U.S. $$


19 posted on 08/01/2014 11:22:55 AM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: blam

“.....the U.S. Department of State has confirmed in a statement that it, along with the CDC, is facilitating the medical evacuation of two American patients with Ebola. ....

another victory for John Kerry...


20 posted on 08/01/2014 11:23:41 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Does the Caliph do a lot of glad-handing at all these fund raisers he attends or is he in a sterile bubble?


21 posted on 08/01/2014 11:23:42 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: blam

Yikes! The same CDC in Atlanta that was reprimanded a few days ago for being careless and sloppy with their vials of anthrax will be in charge of Dr. Brantley’s recovery from ebola when he arrives in the US. Nothing like endangering another continent by bringing the virus here.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 11:24:00 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: blam

So much for the custom of shaking hands with strangers, at least until this outbreak is suppressed.


23 posted on 08/01/2014 11:25:02 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: blam

like hini flu?


24 posted on 08/01/2014 11:26:54 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: blam

Agenda 21 and Ebola were made for each other.


25 posted on 08/01/2014 11:28:27 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: blam

What really worries me is the potential spread to Asia. China, Guangzhou, has a large population of African expats there. As well as the numerous Chinese workers in W. Africa who have the potential to bring back something.


26 posted on 08/01/2014 11:30:22 AM PDT by Theoria (I should never have surrendered. I should have fought until I was the last man alive)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

One traffic accident away from destroying america. For a Satan worshipping Muslim like Obama, this is a chance to be a king in Hell forever.


27 posted on 08/01/2014 11:32:28 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: MrB
"To infect our country, cuz it’s “not fair” that “black countries” are the only ones being infected."

The White House (Valerie Jarrett) probably has a plan that will ensure a proper level of diversity within these disease outbreaks.

28 posted on 08/01/2014 11:33:39 AM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: Theoria

Guangzhou, has already implemented control measures. Anybody getting off the plane with a fever of 99.7 or higher is being quarantined and tested.


29 posted on 08/01/2014 11:34:22 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: blam

Oh, I doubt it’s “diversity” she has in mind.
More like “let’s make sure those redneck conservatives are hardest hit”.


30 posted on 08/01/2014 11:35:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Black Agnes

I shouldn’t be surprised...the viral load of ebola per deciliter of body fluid is so great during a persons “hot phase” which includes a period after ones death is so high that it’s been said it rivals the hazards of other well known highly toxic chemicals. A cough or spray to the eye or to a scratch by hemorrhagic bleeding, runny stools, or other fluids and one may well find that one’s personal goose is cooked!


31 posted on 08/01/2014 11:36:01 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: blam

Ebola is a “hot” virus - it kills its hosts quickly, SO if you can quarantine those infected and keep new folks from being exposed, it burns itself out. Two cycles (21 + 21) of no new cases usually means the end of an outbreak. If it’s spreading “faster than efforts to control it”, the efforts to keep those infected quarantined to prevent new exposures is not working. This outbreak appears to me to be out of control or very close to it. Usually, the Ebola outbreaks have been in the center of Africa - this is different because it’s ‘west’ Africa, where many travel centers are located so containing it in a remote area is not what is going on this time. The CDC says that with our ‘good hygiene’ and the good quarantine methods we have already (as opposed to African countries), any outbreak here could be controlled fairly quickly. My bottom line is that I’m not buying anything the ‘government’ is selling these days - too many lies over the dam already on pretty much everything.


32 posted on 08/01/2014 11:36:16 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: Black Agnes
Growing Concerns Over 'In The Air' Transmission Of Ebola

"Canadian scientists have shown that the deadliest form of the ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species."

33 posted on 08/01/2014 11:38:00 AM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: molson209
It will move even faster after Obama meets and greets his 50 African Leaders

You really think he's going to expose himself. He'll be on the golf course during that time.
34 posted on 08/01/2014 11:38:18 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Truth is the enemy of our dysfunctional government.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

” - - - the Obama administration is crapping all over them. - - - “

Yup.

All part of Obama’s promise to “Fundamentally transform the United States of America” into another failed European Socialist Welfare State, made EASILY possible by the obedient efforts of Speaker “Blank Check” Boehner.


35 posted on 08/01/2014 11:38:19 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: George from New England

I remember when SARS was supposed to kill us all.


36 posted on 08/01/2014 11:38:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: glorgau

Funeral homes may well insist on a “burn first” ask questions later strategy! (No, no we won’t make Aunt Lizzy look beautiful...how about we pay you to allow us to cremate her instead!)


37 posted on 08/01/2014 11:39:10 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: blam

I’ve been posting that link for 2 days now.

It also survives on surfaces (particularly polished surfaces, like much of our public transportation network!) for up to 5 days or more.

1 to 10 virus particles are all that are necessary to cause infection.


38 posted on 08/01/2014 11:39:22 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: dfwgator
I remember when SARS was supposed to kill us all.

It did. This is just the aftermath.

39 posted on 08/01/2014 11:43:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them.)
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To: Qiviut

I could see limited outbreaks(but catastrophic) though in the Gay and IV drug abuser groups. Because of their sex habits, an outbreak would go like wild fire. Just imagine the political drauma....they refused to be quarantined and to control their sex habits despite HIV....what would they do with Ebola?


40 posted on 08/01/2014 11:43:57 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: American in Israel; Da Coyote

I feel sure they have helicopters in Georgia.

Seriously, there is much more to fear from hordes of Africans coming to D.C. for an international summit, unrestricted air travel from all parts of Africa, and unrestrained border crossings, than there is from the controlled and quarantined transfer of these Americans to Emory.


41 posted on 08/01/2014 11:45:54 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: dfwgator

SAR is like a common cold compared to ebola. Mortality rates for it are 60-90 percent.


42 posted on 08/01/2014 11:46:05 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: mdmathis6

Ebola outbreak—no public gatherings—elections in November postponed until the outbreak is over??


43 posted on 08/01/2014 11:46:24 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: dfwgator
"I remember when SARS was supposed to kill us all."

I guess it still can but the bigger worry now is MERS:

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

It's Always Something. (IAS)

44 posted on 08/01/2014 11:48:46 AM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: CondorFlight

I oppose the bringing of the infected here to our shores. That is insanity. What are they going to do with the plane? This is madness. Very bad for Franklin and the Baptists if it gets away.


45 posted on 08/01/2014 11:49:40 AM PDT by rlapuma
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To: CondorFlight

Cantor may have resigned too soon...he might have been congressman for life!


46 posted on 08/01/2014 11:49:56 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: Black Agnes
"I’ve been posting that link for 2 days now."

I know. I just polished it up some.

47 posted on 08/01/2014 11:51:04 AM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: rlapuma

What a way for the CDC to get better samples of a more vicious strain of Ebola.


48 posted on 08/01/2014 11:51:24 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: mdmathis6

Just imagine it loose among the ‘ferals’ in a place like Chicago. I suspect dealing with them wouldn’t be the easiest thing to do either.

BTW, check out the first ‘bullet’ point & the last caution (as it applies to your observation of certain members of the community):

Ebola virus is transmitted person-to-person by direct contact with infected blood, secretions,organs, or semen
§ An infected person can transmit the disease to others as long as virus particles are left in the blood, which may occur weeks after the person is feeling better. There is potential for an infected person to transmit Ebola to others after fully recovering from the illness.
§ If an Ebola virus-infected patient dies, the body remains infectious and must be handled with extreme caution.
§ Close contact with persons who are infected but who do not yet show signs of active disease is very unlikely to result in infection.
§ There is no evidence of airborne transmission of Ebola virus from human to human.

Avoid Ebola infection by avoiding contact with body fluids (blood, feces, urine, vomitus, etc.) of infected people. Men infected with Ebola virus should not have sex for 3 months or until tests show that semen is free of the virus.

[Link: http://phpa.dhmh.maryland.gov/IDEHASharedDocuments/EBOLA.pdf ]


49 posted on 08/01/2014 11:51:25 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: EBH
Guangzhou, has already implemented control measures. Anybody getting off the plane with a fever of 99.7 or higher is being quarantined and tested.

Reminds me of my visit to Taiwan during the SARS epidemic. All deplaning passengers had to walk between a couple of infrared detectors that measured body temperature. Anyone with a fever was stopped.

50 posted on 08/01/2014 11:51:41 AM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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