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Ebola Spiraling Out of Control: WHO
Deutsche Welle ^ | 8/1

Posted on 08/02/2014 10:24:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The deadly Ebola virus is moving faster than efforts to control it, the World Health Organization says. The warning came at the launch of a $100 million response plan to the epidemic.

The leaders of the three countries hardest hit by the recent Ebola epidemic - Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia - met on Friday in the Guinean capital, Conakry, along with the head of the World Health Organization, Dr Margaret Chan. Also at the meeting was the President of Ivory Coast.

The group came together to launch a $100 million (74.5 million euro) response plan to counter the rapidly spreading virus. The largest-ever recorded outbreak of Ebola has killed at least 729 people since the beginning of the year, including a number of doctors and other health workers.

The leaders discussed the deployment of hundreds of medical personnel to help overstretched workers and facilities, as well as better prevention methods - including better detection of cases and improved border surveillance.

(Excerpt) Read more at dw.de ...


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1 posted on 08/02/2014 10:24:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Just have Bammy jawbone the virus to retreat.


2 posted on 08/02/2014 10:26:06 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nickcarraway

What do ya say we stop flying it around for a start and think quarantine


3 posted on 08/02/2014 10:29:30 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...


4 posted on 08/02/2014 10:31:51 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: reefdiver
What do ya say we stop flying it around for a start and think quarantine.


5 posted on 08/02/2014 10:32:02 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: nickcarraway

I am wondering if this is the next AIDS virus to decimate the world’s population? Just a thought.........


6 posted on 08/02/2014 10:33:03 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: nickcarraway

Well, the elites certainly are of the opinion that there are too many humans at this point in time and to see the number dwindle to half or much less would certainly make them very happy, IMO.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 10:33:36 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: reefdiver

In the U.S. the infected Ebola doctor is quarantined, in a very sophisticated unit, one of four now in place in the nation.


8 posted on 08/02/2014 10:33:40 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: nickcarraway
The Hot Zone was a very prescient book on this very topic.
9 posted on 08/02/2014 10:38:38 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: ansel12
"one of four now in place in the nation."

I, for one, am glad that my overlords are so looking out for me....

10 posted on 08/02/2014 10:39:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ansel12

Cases of Ebola that don’t die will be as much interest as cases that do.


11 posted on 08/02/2014 10:40:02 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Paladin2

Humorous catch phrase, but it doesn’t fit here.


12 posted on 08/02/2014 10:40:46 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Paladin2

It isn’t overlords who are making the most sense here... it’s what is still left of the beleaguered private American medical infrastructure. It is a university hospital. Hopefully they can watch this doctor either die or not die of Ebola and learn something about it.


13 posted on 08/02/2014 10:41:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: nickcarraway
The Hot Zone was a very prescient book on this very topic.
14 posted on 08/02/2014 10:42:24 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (Grovelnator Shwarzenkaiser: fasionable fascism one charade at a time.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

/sarc is not so much in my posting vocabulary.


15 posted on 08/02/2014 10:43:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nickcarraway
"It [the epidemic] is taking place in areas with fluid population movements over porous borders"
16 posted on 08/02/2014 10:43:58 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Sure, and these two medical missionaries will probably live and will be invaluable to our local preparations.

The survival rate varies, and the stats all come from Africa and terrible conditions.

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17 posted on 08/02/2014 10:46:01 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Paladin2

Ebola seems to act like a disease that needs more than just a virus to kill. Not every infection victim dies. Some don’t even get sick. But when it kills it does so gruesomely. I’m thinking there needs to be a superinfection of some undetermined kind in order for Ebola to kill. Being endemic in Africa there are all manner of jungle germs that could play this role.


18 posted on 08/02/2014 10:47:35 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ansel12

I think that fatalities probably involve a superinfection.


19 posted on 08/02/2014 10:48:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The CDC should be going to Africa to sort this out rather than bringing examples here to study.


20 posted on 08/02/2014 10:50:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

A research hospital has the means to keep an eye on a case that a field hospital wouldn’t. In the longer term yes it would make sense to build an Ebola study center in Africa.


21 posted on 08/02/2014 10:52:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: NonValueAdded
"It [the epidemic] is taking place in areas with fluid population movements over porous borders"

Oh no! North Korea may be the only safe place left soon… maybe not since they're letting basketball stars in. Oh well, enjoy the good life while we can, things are getting series.

22 posted on 08/02/2014 10:58:06 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Good idea, but funds might be misappropriated or the place wouldn’t be up to standards.


23 posted on 08/02/2014 11:00:52 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: NonValueAdded

Which never happens in North America.


24 posted on 08/02/2014 11:03:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

OK...729 people have died since the beginning of the year according to this article. That is about 91-92 people per month. In three countries. In Africa where there are very poor conditions.

I’m sorry...but I don’t think I’ll go into the “sky is falling mode”.

The media has a new fear every month or so to keep us all on our toes.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 11:09:55 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

Most of the cases were in isolated areas. Now the cases have jumped to Lagos - population 20 mil. The numbers reported by WHO are not accurate. Nigeria is tracking 30,000 potential exposures.

We will probably know for sure how bad it is (or not) in the next two weeks.


26 posted on 08/02/2014 11:16:46 PM PDT by Selene
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27 posted on 08/02/2014 11:18:39 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: nickcarraway

or Central


28 posted on 08/02/2014 11:29:13 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: Selene

The next two weeks or so may show more and I could totally regret my lack of alarm.


29 posted on 08/02/2014 11:35:37 PM PDT by berdie
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To: nickcarraway

i wonder how it would do in the desert. I would think it couldn’t survive as well in that climate. I’m heading for the Mojave if thing get out of hand.


30 posted on 08/02/2014 11:42:57 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: nickcarraway
Let's throw a big party in DC and invite a boatload of uhFreakans!

Oh wait Hussein already did that!

31 posted on 08/03/2014 12:18:08 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: nickcarraway

Better start reading Matthew and Revelations again...........


32 posted on 08/03/2014 12:20:44 AM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I know, it reminds me of the I Legend movie w/Will Smith or something. They’ve found that if they transfuse blood from those who’ve overcome the disease to those who have it, it is effective in curing it. (I read that somewhere, so not sure if it’s true but it makes sense)


33 posted on 08/03/2014 12:23:03 AM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Great! ebola is brought into this country and we have obama care

When have you ever heard of a government allowing a contagious deadly disease into its country, and for what purpose?

34 posted on 08/03/2014 3:04:45 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: nickcarraway

They are not bringing these two doctors home to treat them, they are happy to have two live subjects to experiment on.


35 posted on 08/03/2014 3:08:01 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: nickcarraway; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; ...
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...

36 posted on 08/03/2014 3:19:38 AM 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: Paladin2

If the virus can take hold in America, then Odumbo will have the justification he needs to declare martial law.

Not sure what the threshold will be. 5 cases, 25, 500?

This is why the good doctor was allowed to return here.

Atlanta. The epicenter of Obama’s base.


37 posted on 08/03/2014 3:45:20 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: berdie

That’s ok...My early warning systems are going off enough to compensate for your indifference...


38 posted on 08/03/2014 3:50:18 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

When people are not kept hydrated, they die. That is the treatment. Hospitalization is more for containment and hydration.

There is no underlying issue. It is a very simple disease.


39 posted on 08/03/2014 4:10:40 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Delta Dawn

Being concerned is smart. But educate yourself. Just don’t start spreading BS rumors around just because your scared.


40 posted on 08/03/2014 4:13:49 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: hulagirl
I know, it reminds me of the I Legend movie w/Will Smith or something. They’ve found that if they transfuse blood from those who’ve overcome the disease to those who have it, it is effective in curing it. (I read that somewhere, so not sure if it’s true but it makes sense)
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There is an aspect to this statement that puzzles me. I have read that in one case a person who had ebola and survived had tested positive for the virus 60 days later. This suggests that some may remain asymptomatic carriers.
41 posted on 08/03/2014 4:13:49 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: Delta Dawn
If the virus can take hold in America, then Odumbo will have the justification he needs to declare martial law.
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If you do not have the crisis yet, nudge it along a little, but never let it go to waste.
42 posted on 08/03/2014 4:16:47 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: Delta Dawn

If the virus can take hold in America, then Odumbo will have the justification he needs to declare martial law.

You may be on to something. Unfortunately, Ebola does not discriminate, and will take out Obama’s Muslim brothers as well as his hated whites and Christians.


43 posted on 08/03/2014 4:18:00 AM PDT by bytesmith
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To: nickcarraway

What good are medical personnel fighting the virus. There is apparently no medical treatment for Ebola. Medical personnel are apparently putting themselves at risk when in contact with a patient for whom they can do little or nothing.

It would seem that isolation and death are the way to end the epidemic


44 posted on 08/03/2014 4:23:43 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Vermont Lt

At present, there is no cure for this virus. Nobody knows how to contain this bug...There was a time when this doctor would not have been allowed to return to the US.

But we are all so enlightened now...


45 posted on 08/03/2014 4:25:02 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: roadcat

This is a hugh problem and I think you’re just making lite of it.


46 posted on 08/03/2014 4:28:39 AM PDT by Theophilus (Be as prolific as you are pro-life.)
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To: originalbuckeye

“I am wondering if this is the next AIDS virus to decimate the world’s population? “

Decimate means to kill one in ten. I don’t know the total numbers killed by AIDS, but the yearly flu kills 30,000 in the US alone. I suspect that the normal flu has well exceeded the death toll of AIDS in the years that AIDS has been here. Ebola may be the next pandemic. The last big one was before and during World War 1. It killed 22 million in its first four months, the approximate death toll the war caused in four years. (The “Spanish flu” was not very well known in the war because of censorship. It is called the Spanish flu because only Spain had no censorship.)


47 posted on 08/03/2014 4:42:50 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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Yes. I chose it specifically. I realize the population wasn’t decimated by AIDS, but it could have been excepting our aggressive research into it. I was working in one of the finest hospitals in the country when the AIDS crisis began. Everyone knew it could easily slip into the heterosexual community via bisexuals.......but the citizenry was warned about it’s avenues of transmittal. The Blood Banking community acted pretty aggressively too, after that was identified as a way of transmission. Now AIDS is pretty much more of a nuisance than a deadly virus. Ebola needs more research and I suspect that Emory will be very careful while looking for a way to stop Ebola. So maybe I should have used ‘pandemic’.


48 posted on 08/03/2014 6:23:07 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: berdie
Because those numbers are growing exponentially and we are at the point they can not track down all those new patients contacts for the last 21 days. For the one diplomat who got sick on that plane they are looking for some 30,000 people across the world. The guy sitting next to him already has symptoms.

Second, medical people in the know are very much speculating that this thing is now airborne and others are questioning some of the strange ways and places this is spreading(is it deliberate).

Lastly if anybody is really paying attention, the number of real news articles coming out have dropped hugely since the US announced 3 or 4 days ago that we have opened 20 Ebola containment centers here in the US and they have stopped updating the numbers of infected and dead. That 729 number is 3 days old.

Yeah, if you are a news junkie then you understand something is really up by what is no longer being said. The question is figuring that out correctly.

49 posted on 08/03/2014 6:40:47 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: HiTech RedNeck

In recent outbreaks, the survival rate has been around 50% overall.


50 posted on 08/03/2014 6:46:26 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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