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Africa: How Ebola Could Head Out of Africa a Tale of Two Travellers
All Africa ^ | 8-1-2014 | Derek Gatherer, Lancaster University

Posted on 08/01/2014 8:13:13 PM PDT by blam

August 1, 2014
By Derek Gatherer, Lancaster University

It is 6am on a warm West African morning. Two men, Ahmed and Milton, are up early, getting ready for long journeys. Apart from that they have little in common.

Ahmed is a high-ranking official in the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Guinea. He is a successful doctor, drives a Mercedes and lives in an exclusive air-conditioned apartment block in the Kaloum district of Guinea's capital, Conakry. Milton has no steady job, no car and shares a crowded corrugated iron shed in East 3, the poorest part of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown.

Ahmed is travelling today on important business, as he often does. Milton is simply fed up with living in poverty and is willing to risk his life to find something better. Their paths will cross in the evening of the following day, in Guéckédou, 500km to the east.

Guéckédou, situated in the eastern forested region of Guinea, is a small city, with a population of around 200,000. Even so, few people outside of Guinea had heard of it until March 2014, when it became the centre of the latest outbreak of Zaire Ebola virus, the deadliest member of the cluster of viruses that take their name from the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where they were first discovered in 1976.

Between 1976 and 2013, the virus caused 1,388 cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in the DRC and the neighbouring republics of Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville, killing 1,098 people, a 79% fatality rate.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; disease; ebola; usa

1 posted on 08/01/2014 8:13:13 PM PDT by blam
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To: SmokingJoe; Black Agnes

Ping.


2 posted on 08/01/2014 8:13:40 PM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...


3 posted on 08/01/2014 8:17:58 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: blam

Thanks.

Now, how many of our food service people meticulously clean their hands after they’ve been potty?


4 posted on 08/01/2014 8:21:37 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Smokin' Joe; blam
"Africa: How Ebola Could Head Out of Africa "

Whaddaya mean "How?"

The Usurper gave it a First Class ticket, that's "how."

5 posted on 08/01/2014 8:21:43 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: blam

We need to find out why some people survive. I’m sure many are after this information but, in the long run, it may be the most crucial to meeting this threat.


6 posted on 08/01/2014 8:22:37 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: blam

“Between 1976 and 2013, the virus caused 1,388 cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in the DRC and the neighbouring republics of Gabon and Congo-Brazzaville, killing 1,098 people, a 79% fatality rate.”

These hard numbers indicate to me that this is just the latest “diversion-from-the-Bolshevik-revolution-in-the-US” news story, simply a sensationalized distraction. Chicago could lose that number of people in a couple of months, and these were spread over almost 40 years.


7 posted on 08/01/2014 8:22:51 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: blam; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; ...
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...

8 posted on 08/01/2014 8:24:55 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: blam

“barak hussein obama, mmmm, mmmm, mmmm....”


9 posted on 08/01/2014 8:27:47 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: blam
Containment of Ebola virus poses three problems: preventing its spread through international travel, preventing its local expansion in Guinea and surrounding areas, and an understanding of the virus' evolution. Clearly there is a lot of work still to be done, or horror fiction will become reality.
10 posted on 08/01/2014 8:29:01 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: kearnyirish2

...but more than 700 have died in the past five months. That is concerning. Especially when they are airlifting victims to Atlanta.


11 posted on 08/01/2014 8:38:26 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: JimSEA

The bad news is that the Ebola Virus can stay active for an unknown period of time in the scrotum of male survivors, according to an internet article that i read- - - so it MUST be true!


12 posted on 08/01/2014 8:38:50 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: blam

BHO would love nothing more than an epidemic to help distract from the issues and to increase his power and popularity.


13 posted on 08/01/2014 8:39:23 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MediaMole

“...but more than 700 have died in the past five months. That is concerning. Especially when they are airlifting victims to Atlanta.”

Illegals in this country kill a lot more than that, and the story is ignored. This is just a diversion from more pressing matters that will certainly have more of an impact on Americans. I don’t see a “Walking Dead” epidemic originating from Atlanta from airlifting some victims there.


14 posted on 08/01/2014 8:44:27 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: MediaMole
I believe that it's imperative that the US medical community - all of them - have an opportunity to solve the Ebola problem - now!

The Muzzies know that they can get their scum to wear bomb belts, and maybe take out one hundred infidels!

Think how efficient it would be to have these suicider's just walk among the world population for five days or so, exposing thousands upon thousands to a death certificate!

It will hit the US fast- best to try to understand how to contain it first-hand!

15 posted on 08/01/2014 9:05:05 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: shibumi

Not just a first class ticket, a charter flight.


16 posted on 08/01/2014 9:14:39 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: blam

This thread needs a song due to the title.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQbiNvZqaY

(Out of Africa)


17 posted on 08/01/2014 9:24:36 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

And by jet ski across the Rio Grande.


18 posted on 08/01/2014 9:35:08 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Smokin' Joe

Call me suspicious, but.....

I have this sneaky feeling that the charter flight is just so there’s an official explanation when the cases start breaking out from our open back door down South.


19 posted on 08/01/2014 9:35:29 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi
Call me suspicious, too. I expected MERS this trip, along with TB and some mosquito transmitted lovelies, but this is over the top.

Having failed to provoke the American people to a violent reaction to government abuses, though, there remains one trump card in the 'how to declare martial law' deck: pandemic.

20 posted on 08/01/2014 9:38:36 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: shibumi

ditto


21 posted on 08/01/2014 9:43:58 PM PDT by SisterK (the great tribulation begins)
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To: blam

Recommended by someone here, I’m reading ‘ The Hot Zone.’
One of the symptoms of the Zaire Ebola strain is zombie-like behavior.


22 posted on 08/01/2014 10:34:21 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

Good read except the last 3 pages.


23 posted on 08/01/2014 11:53:52 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: Smokin' Joe

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/02/us-usa-healthcare-cdc-idUKKBN0G201A20140802


24 posted on 08/01/2014 11:54:25 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: blam

Just heard on FoxNews that there are currently, since Febuary of this year, 1300+ cases.
From the article posted: “Between 1976 and 2013, the virus caused 1,388...”
1976-2013= 37 years = 1388 cases
Feb. 2014-July 2014 = six months = 1300 cases

Something is just not right


25 posted on 08/02/2014 11:44:34 AM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Not just a first class ticket, a charter flight.

Who's going to want to be the next to fly on that plane? Will they be informed of the previous cargo/passenger?

What precautions do the flight crew get?

And so on.

26 posted on 08/03/2014 8:07:41 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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