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Suspected Ebola Case Is Detected In Canada
Sky News ^ | 12:41am UK, Tuesday 25 March 2014

Posted on 03/24/2014 6:28:20 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

A possible Ebola case has been detected in Canada after a passenger returned from Africa where dozens have died from the virus.

"All we know at this point is that we have a person who is critically ill who travelled from a country where these diseases occur," Denise Werker, joint director of health in Saskatchewan province in western Canada, said.

She said the casualty had been in Liberia and had developed the symptoms after landing in Canada.

He or she would not have been contagious when travelling and was now in isolation pending test results.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; ebola

1 posted on 03/24/2014 6:28:20 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

I realize that Ebola isn’t the easiest disease to contract but I’m still glad this person isn’t in Toronto or Windsor.


2 posted on 03/24/2014 6:30:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Pan_Yan
He or she would not have been contagious when travelling and was now in isolation pending test results.

Wow. How do they know this?
3 posted on 03/24/2014 6:32:04 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Oh my.


4 posted on 03/24/2014 6:32:07 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: Pan_Yan
""All we know at this point is that we have a person who is critically ill who travelled from a country where these diseases occur,""

Straight out of the plot of Tom Clancey's Rainbow Six except the Ebola virus was contagious.

5 posted on 03/24/2014 6:33:02 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: cripplecreek
I realize that Ebola isn’t the easiest disease to contract ...

It's close. Pretty much everything but airborn. Five of the people who have died so far in Guinea were medical workers.

6 posted on 03/24/2014 6:33:51 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: PA Engineer

Because this particular illness isn’t casually transmissible until symptoms start to appear.


7 posted on 03/24/2014 6:34:30 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: PA Engineer
Wow. How do they know this?

It takes a day or two after infection before you start vomiting and bleeding out of your pores. After that it's all down hill.

8 posted on 03/24/2014 6:35:36 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan
It is transmitted between humans by direct contact with blood, faeces or sweat, or by sexual contact and the unprotected handling of contaminated corpses.

So, what was this person doing, in Africa? Handling animals? Gay sex? Gay sex with corpses? Yikes!

9 posted on 03/24/2014 6:35:41 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Pan_Yan

I looked through the article, but it didn’t say WHERE in Canada.

Hope to God it ain’t Vancouver. That’s WAY too close for my taste. Just reading about it in Tom Clancy novels gives me the willies.


10 posted on 03/24/2014 6:35:50 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
11 posted on 03/24/2014 6:42:21 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: hoagy62

Saskatoon


12 posted on 03/24/2014 6:42:39 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: Pan_Yan; Former Proud Canadian

THanks. Still too bleedin’ close. *shudder*


13 posted on 03/24/2014 6:45:23 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: hoagy62

Test results are supposed to come out tomorrow. I hope they are trying to track down those who flew with him.


14 posted on 03/24/2014 6:58:26 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: Rebelbase

If you’re a reader catch “The Hot Zone” in paperback.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 7:32:08 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...(Thanks, Pan_Yan!)


16 posted on 03/24/2014 7:40:44 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: PA Engineer

“Wow. How do they know this?”

Fascinatingly enough, back in late 80’s or early 90’s at a facility housing lab monkeys in Reston, Virginia a strain of Ebola ravaged the lab monkey population - 100% fatality rate.

Turns out that particular strain had mutated and gone airborne. Imagine something as easily transmitted as the common cold, except it can cause various types of hemorrhaging and multiple organ failure.

Thankfully, in that particular case in Virginia, in mutating sufficiently to become airborne the virus also became asymptomatic in humans (not monkeys though, where it had a 100% fatality rate).

Several of the lab workers actually tested positive for the disease, but showed no symptoms. I recall reading that workers in the Philippines involved in the primate industry were tested back in the 90’s for signs of exposure to the Reston strain of Ebola, and something like 20% came back positive.

The events in Virginia inspired a fictional book, The Hot Zone if I recall the name, and that book went on to spawn a movie staring Dustin Hoffman.

The bug has already gone airborne once, it’s just a matter of time and opportunity before it does again or before the extant Ebola Reston strains out in the wild cease being asymptomatic to humans. Even if it doesn’t go airborne, in the age of air travel a blood-borne-pathogen can conveniently hitch a ride on travelers in Africa and end up in San Francisco bath houses in short order.

Hell, hemorrhagic fevers frequently raged through Europe during the last couple of thousand years. That’s the reason that about 1 in 7 people Ireland and the U.K. are resistant to some strains of HIV, and about 2% of Europe shows total immunity to those strains. Selective pressures caused by the repeated waves of disease encouraged the proliferation of persons with a novel mutation influencing T-Cell function.

Whenever you hear about an outbreak of a deadly disease, and an infected person showing up via air travel just a single border away, it would be advisable to treat every soothing reassurance from the government with extreme skepticism until such a time that it really is apparent that the disease is contained. Expect government officials to tell you bald-faced lies just to prevent a panic. Hell, expect them to tell you reassuring fairy tales ESPECIALLY when they don’t have the first clue what the hell is going on.

The truth isn’t going to be available, regardless of whether the disease is contained or not, for months most likely.


17 posted on 03/24/2014 7:41:38 PM PDT by jameslalor
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To: jameslalor

I have the Ebola Nova DVD, which details the outbreak in the Congo 1996?

It talks about the ebola Reston break and mentions it twice.
Both times, the army went in and “secured” the installation - which means they sterilized it.

Whether it was living or dead, by the time the army was done, it was dead!


18 posted on 03/24/2014 7:48:14 PM 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: Pan_Yan

Unfortunately, this virus has a number of variants and can spread widely in a hospital setting before it is diagnosed. It only takes one patient in one emergency room for it to spread quickly among treatment staff and the subsequent patients they all treat.

None of this should be taken lightly or understated.


19 posted on 03/24/2014 7:50:00 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


20 posted on 03/24/2014 7:54:04 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re Welcome, Alamo-Girl!


21 posted on 03/24/2014 7:58:29 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: roadcat
So, what was this person doing, in Africa? Handling animals? Gay sex? Gay sex with corpses? Yikes!

It could have been something equally salacious like building a church, a school or a medical clinic.

22 posted on 03/24/2014 7:58:41 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: roadcat

So, what was this person doing, in Africa? Handling animals? Gay sex? Gay sex with corpses? Yikes!


Are you serious?

Is this what you believe of people who travel to Africa?


23 posted on 03/24/2014 8:03:28 PM PDT by volunbeer
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping Joe - this could be a bad one...


24 posted on 03/24/2014 8:11:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (NASA: N othing A bout S pace A nymore - - FreperClearCase_guy)
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To: jameslalor
The Hot Zone

Great book, all the scarier for NOT being fiction! Lousy, completely fictional movie. The hero commanded the USAMRIID investigation at Ft. Detrick. The hero was succeeded in his position by a former next door neighbor. I'm confident my old neighbor would have done as well, but am dang glad he didn't have to.

25 posted on 03/24/2014 8:12:18 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Pan_Yan
This piece says incubation period of ebola hemorrhagic fever can last from two to twenty-one days...

" The incubation period of ebola hemorrhagic fever can last from two to twenty-one days and the symptoms begin very rapidly. Typical conditions start with fever, headache, joint and muscle aches, sore throat and weakness which are later joined by diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain. In some cases a patient can also experience a rash, red eyes and/or internal and external bleeding. Unfortunately, there is currently no real treatment and when doctors do figure out that you have ebola, which may take a few days since the initial symptoms are applicable to many, more common illnesses, all the doctors can do is what's called "supportive therapy." Through this procedure, doctors keep your fluids and electrolytes in check, maintain your oxygen level and blood pressure and treat you for any futher complicating infections. Researchers are working hard to create better ways to diagnose ebola in the early stages of the disease and a cure for ebola may still be several years away, but something that continues to puzzle doctors is the fact that some patients are somehow able to survive the disease, whereas others cannot."

https://rbssinfectiousdiseases.wikispaces.com/Ebola

Ironically the author makes the following statement:

" Luckily, as Canadians, the threat of the ebola disease is currently not very significant to us..."

26 posted on 03/24/2014 8:29:51 PM PDT by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: djf
The Reston outbreak was right across the street from several fast food establishments, one was a McDonalds. The Vet techs pulled up in unmarked white vans and removed the carcasses of the dead primates from Midnight to daylight to keep the public from ever getting a hint of what was happening across the street. The way the Army handled the outbreak covertly is good topic at veterinary meetings.
27 posted on 03/24/2014 8:34:32 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Pan_Yan

Suspected my ass. Confirm it or don’t spread disinformation.


28 posted on 03/24/2014 8:36:53 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: GOPJ

In Africa, it already is (well, bad enough, anyway). Hopefully the Canadians have the matter well in hand. They didn’t mess around with SARS much.


29 posted on 03/24/2014 9:25:28 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: jameslalor

Expect government officials to tell you bald-faced lies just to prevent a panic. Hell, expect them to tell you reassuring fairy tales ESPECIALLY when they don’t have the first clue what the hell is going on.

Ok, I’ll be the first one to bring it up...

You don’t suppose that MH370 ,,,,

It’s the only cockamami theory that HAS NOT been
put forth about that missing plane!


30 posted on 03/24/2014 10:20:40 PM 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: volunbeer
Is this what you believe of people who travel to Africa?

No, not serious. People make all kind of jokes about my hometown (SF) with wild abandon (lots of good family people live in SF), but I can't display an ounce of humor about Africa? So hopefully I won't be hearing any more sick jokes about SF and those who visit here. (Yes, conservatives still exist here.)

31 posted on 03/24/2014 10:32:56 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: PA Engineer
Wow. How do they know this?

They don't. It's the standard lie they tell so there won't be panic.

32 posted on 03/25/2014 3:01:15 AM PDT by bgill
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To: jameslalor
Richard Preston's book "The Hot Zone" is a non-fiction medical thriller. Very, very little of the book is supposition. I can't say if the same is true about the movie version, of which I know nothing (except Hoffman's involvement, and I can't stand the guy).
33 posted on 03/25/2014 6:16:14 AM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: jameslalor

I vaguely remember that after that problem in Reston, they incinerated the inside of the building, as a fast and thorough means of decontamination. Such incineration isn’t easy, basically two men in bio suits, one of whom has a flamethrower.


34 posted on 03/25/2014 7:19:35 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: roadcat

A funeral.


35 posted on 03/25/2014 8:00:00 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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