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Ebola is outstripping control efforts, top WHO official warns
Los Angeles Times ^ | Robyn Dixon

Posted on 08/03/2014 12:44:07 AM PDT by Innovative

With fears the disease may get a toehold in Nigeria’s most populous city, Lagos, the head of the World Health Organization warned that the virus in West Africa was outstripping efforts to control it.

“It would be foolish for us to think it couldn’t spread. I think this is a potential worldwide threat,” said Ebola expert G. Richard Olds, dean of the School of Medicine at UC Riverside, noting that in past outbreaks of highly infectious diseases, including SARS, AIDS and monkey pox, the diseases eventually reached the U.S.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ebola
Note that this is not some "fear-monger" person making the statements, but "Ebola expert G. Richard Olds, dean of the School of Medicine at UC Riverside"
1 posted on 08/03/2014 12:44:07 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

I don’t think most people even know anyone who came down with let alone died from Sars or monkey Pox. They certainly don’t seem to be an epidemic. And you don’t get Aids unless you take in body fluids from someone who has HIV correct? So unless Ebola becomes airborn like influenza us here in America with our modern medical procedures it wouldn’t be able to advance very far would it?


2 posted on 08/03/2014 12:54:51 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: Innovative

SOrry if those sounded like rhetorical questions as they are not. Just trying to get confirmation, as this Ebola thing does scare me a bit.


3 posted on 08/03/2014 12:56:29 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: Innovative

Worst headline I could read would be “Ebola outbreak feared outstripping control efforts in Honduras”, because if aerosolized Ebola gets into Central America, it’s ‘Adios, Muchachos’ for the United States. The Ebola virus would party like its 1399.

But then again, in an hour I could be so bloody far away from civilization in an area that even an aerosol-spread tropical virus wouldn’t have a chance to harm me.

I hereby serve notice I’m laying claim to the entire Yosemite valley as my new home when the plague contagion is all over.


4 posted on 08/03/2014 12:59:15 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: kelly4c

Ebola has been killing since 1976 and will at some point reach 2000 dead.

Aids has killed 36 million since 1981, and 1.6 million in 2012, but most of us have moved on from it.


5 posted on 08/03/2014 1:00:15 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: kelly4c

The problem is that all Ebola requires for transmission is *contact* with infected fluid. Not ingestion, not contact with an open wound. And “infected fluid” doesn’t have to be blood; it can be saliva, mucus, etc.


6 posted on 08/03/2014 1:16:41 AM PDT by Little Pig
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To: kelly4c

The difference with this strain of Ebola is they believe that is what’s it’s mutated to become: Airborne.

Previously, infected victims of Ebola had to be exposed to feces, blood, or other bodily fluids from an already infected victim at the height of contagion, meaning already dying in a bed showing full effects of the ghastly Ebola symptoms. It burns out because it kills too fast to be spread effectively.

Not this strain, evidently. The infected American doctor from Texas evidently had Ebola transmitted to him upon his arrival at the contagion outbreak site by merely embracing an African nurse in a gesture of greeting who didn’t herself display the first signs of fever until a whole week later. That’s something new. Moreover, they were wearing protective Tyvek hazardous contaminated environment suits at the time, doing nothing more than sharing the same air. That’s significant, and probably the real reason CDC rushed this doctor to Atlanta, which is also a first. They’re enormously interested in studying Ebola that’s apparently sprouted wings.

Ebola was once limited to tiny remote tropical villages way back in the jungles of the Ivory Coast. Now it’s in big cities for the first time and in three different African nations at once. We’re now reading the first reports that containment of this strain is out of control.

Quite a lot of ‘firsts’ here with this particular Ebola contagion.


7 posted on 08/03/2014 1:24:59 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

Source?


8 posted on 08/03/2014 1:46:18 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Java4Jay
You might want to read the story at the link first, then read this from The New Yorker: In The Ebola Ward.
9 posted on 08/03/2014 1:52:42 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

That tiny article wasn’t very convincing.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 2:04:44 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: ansel12

This is true. We must keep things in perspective.


11 posted on 08/03/2014 2:40:00 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Innovative
"the diseases eventually reached the U.S."

And unfortunately it has already reached the US, because we brought it here.
The first "Guard Dropped".
This virus is a Leftist/EnviroWaco's dream come true.
Eliminate 90% of the Human population to "Save the Planet".

12 posted on 08/03/2014 2:40:14 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: ansel12

You’re probably right. If you don’t eat an infected chimpanzee’s ass in the Congo, you’re just not going to contract Ebola. Pretty simple really.


13 posted on 08/03/2014 2:42:08 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

White men are still involved with science and giving.


14 posted on 08/03/2014 2:46:30 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Innovative
If that vaccine gets approval, it will really be a threat.
15 posted on 08/03/2014 2:58:25 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: kelly4c

Some sources say you can get from their sweat. If they cough or sneeze the droplets stay airborne for 24 hours. The virus can live for 5 day at room temperature. It’s like the flu otherwise which is fairly easy to catch.


16 posted on 08/03/2014 2:59:27 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ansel12
White men are still involved with science and giving.

And still ending up in the pot.

17 posted on 08/03/2014 3:00:11 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

What do you mean?


18 posted on 08/03/2014 3:02:57 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doIEwzc6k_k


19 posted on 08/03/2014 3:06:15 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...


20 posted on 08/03/2014 3:07:29 AM 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: The KG9 Kid
Ebola was once limited to tiny remote tropical villages way back in the jungles of the Ivory Coast. Now it’s in big cities for the first time and in three different African nations at once.

and soon to come to the Monkey Meat section of your local African Exotic Foods Market.

21 posted on 08/03/2014 3:09:57 AM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: Innovative; 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...

22 posted on 08/03/2014 3:31:40 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: Little Pig

And sweat.


23 posted on 08/03/2014 3:40:59 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: null and void

Good morning, nully. Busy day on the pandemic front.


24 posted on 08/03/2014 3:43:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Tax-chick

It’s been quite the week...


25 posted on 08/03/2014 3:52:02 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: null and void

You’re doing a great job!


26 posted on 08/03/2014 3:52:40 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Tax-chick

I stand on the shoulders of gnats...


27 posted on 08/03/2014 3:53:51 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: null and void

LOL!


28 posted on 08/03/2014 3:55:18 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: null and void

Be careful, those gnats may have ebola...


29 posted on 08/03/2014 3:56:44 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Tax-chick

Uh, giants...


30 posted on 08/03/2014 3:58:43 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: null and void

Either one is an interesting visual image.


31 posted on 08/03/2014 3:59:49 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Innovative

Let’s see, I want to create a crisis that would let me suspend almost ALL constitutional protections regarding due process. I want to do it in a way that most Americans would initially agree with. I want it to be in full swing by 2016. Then I can “suspend” writs and rights at whim. Most will be so scared that they will agree to almost anything. Bada-bing, Bada-boom. Marshall law and Obama is dictator for as long as his handlers want. Yep, Ebloa might be just the ticket, but I can’t wait until it gets here by itself, I know, I’ll import it (on strictly humanitarian grounds)


32 posted on 08/03/2014 4:08:02 AM PDT by mistfree (It's a very uncreative man who can't think of more than one way to spell a word.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

“You’re probably right. If you don’t eat an infected chimpanzee’s ass in the Congo, you’re just not going to contract Ebola. Pretty simple really.”

And do you think the American doctor and nurse did that and that’s how they contracted ebola?!

And do you think they would wear all that protective clothing if that were the case?

Wake up and smell reality.


33 posted on 08/03/2014 5:42:44 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: mistfree

“Let’s see, I want to create a crisis that would let me suspend almost ALL constitutional protections regarding due process. “

You might be closer to the truth and plan, than we would wish...

And not to get alarmist or anything, tinfoil or no, but Obama issued and executive order giving him total power in case of war or natural disaster — I think an ebola outbreak would qualify.

Obama’s Executive Order Authorizes Peacetime Martial Law

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/9271-obamas-executive-order-authorizes-peacetime-martial-law

March 18, 2012

“In fact, the specific sections of the order make it clear that the President may take complete command and control of the country’s natural resources in peacetime, as well.

The last line of the quoted material gives the President of the United Staes the power to “control the general distribution of any material (including services) in the civilian market.” This seems to be no less than the nationalization of all food, energy, water, and healthcare pipelines and providers in the country. And to help him keep tabs on all this responsibility, he assigns a cabinet member to each category of control.”


34 posted on 08/03/2014 5:47:32 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Round these parts, we call that sarcasm.


35 posted on 08/03/2014 5:52:03 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: mistfree
but I can’t wait until it gets here by itself, I know, I’ll import it (on strictly humanitarian grounds)

I know! I know! Maybe we could hold a conference in a heavily populated city, like D.C., and invite people from Africa to attend!

36 posted on 08/03/2014 7:18:21 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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37 posted on 08/03/2014 7:56:29 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: kelly4c
So unless Ebola becomes airborn like influenza us here in America with our modern medical procedures it wouldn’t be able to advance very far would it?

Considering that the transmissions of AIDs took a very specific and intentional act, Ebola may pose a much greater risk for exposure to innocents should it escape containment.

There are many leftists who want this to happen.

38 posted on 08/03/2014 8:00:06 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Innovative

No, Innovative. Hence my point.


39 posted on 08/03/2014 10:49:05 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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