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  • Deadly virus monkeypox is found in the UK for the first time as health officials try to avert...

    09/10/2018 5:41:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/08/2018
    Full Headline: Deadly virus monkeypox is found in the UK for the first time as health officials try to avert potentially deadly outbreak They said a Nigerian individual who flew into the UK last Sunday has been diagnosed with the bug, which kills up to one in ten of those infected. There is no vaccine. Like Ebola, monkeypox resides in wild animals but humans can catch it through direct contact with animals, such as handling monkeys, or eating inadequately cooked meat. … Officials from Public Health England said they were in the process of contacting people who sat near the...
  • Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to new city

    09/06/2018 11:26:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/18 | Reid Wilson
    An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in two eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to a major international trading hub with almost a million residents, Congolese health officials said Wednesday. Health officials in Butembo, a city with close links to neighboring Uganda, said they had confirmed that a man who died at Butembo University Hospital had tested positive for the virus. The Congolese health ministry said the man had contact with an Ebola patient in Beni, a city about 25 miles north of Butembo where almost two dozen Ebola victims have been identified, before...
  • Federal Suit Hits Soros for $10 Billion for ‘Political Meddling, Motivated Solely by Malice’

    05/27/2018 9:38:25 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 21 replies
    https://thedailybrexit.blogspot ^ | Posted by Editor at 02:29
    FOX News reports the 86-year-old financier and manager of a global network of nonprofits will be forced by BSG Resources’ lawsuit to answer for manipulating the politics and economics of Guinea for his own benefit Despite Soros’ often contentious dealings and reputation as a pompous busybody, the filing in New York Federal Court has thus far largely escaped the spotlight. Soros, who controls a web of international nonprofits in addition to his vast financial empire, used his sway with the government of Guinea to freeze Israeli company BSG Resources out of the West African nation’s lucrative iron ore mining contracts,...
  • Congo's Ebola outbreak still spreading, with possible signs of hope

    08/31/2018 2:53:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    cnn ^ | August 31, 2018 | Jen Christensen
    Since the outbreak was declared August 1, 116 people have been infected, including 77 deaths. As of Wednesday, 86 of the cases were confirmed by lab results, and 30 were probable. Cases of Ebola are being reported in five health zones in North Kivu province and one health zone in Ituri, both in the northeastern part of the country. This area borders Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan, where security concerns and an ongoing humanitarian crisis factor into the ability to contain the outbreak. However, control measures seem to be working, WHO said. Over the past week, 13 additional confirmed or...
  • Congo rolls out trial Ebola treatment as death toll rises and virus continues to spread

    08/26/2018 6:31:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    DW ^ | 08/25/2018
    The Health Ministry has said two people who received an experimental Ebola treatment have recovered. Yet officials are worried as the virus continues to spread into conflict areas. The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in eastern Congo has risen to 67 people, health officials said Saturday, with response efforts complicated by the virus spreading further into conflict areas. Since August 1, there have been 105 reported cases of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, of which 77 have been confirmed by laboratory tests, according to the Health Ministry. Eleven people have recovered from the virus,...
  • Obama Boasts In Britain: I Saved The World Economy As President

    04/23/2016 7:42:59 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 75 replies ^ | 23 Apr 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama boasted of his legacy during a town hall in Britain, asserting that he single- handedly saved the world during his presidency. “Saving the world economy from a Great Depression — that was pretty good,” Obama bragged when asked by a student in London what he wanted his legacy to be. He recalled that when he visited London in 2009, the world economy was in a “freefall” because of irresponsible behavior of financial institutions around the world. “For us to be able to mobilize the world’s community, to take rapid action, to stabilize the financial markets, and then...
  • WHO: 13 health workers infected in DRC Ebola outbreak

    08/22/2018 3:19:21 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    CIDRAP ^ | 8-21-18 | Stephanie Soucheray
    The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC's) North Kivu district continues to grow, amid new healthcare worker infections and concerns that regional violence is making surveillance and detection challenging for international aid workers. According to an update released late yesterday by the DRC's healthy ministry, Ebola cases now total 96 (5 new cases), with 69 confirmed. In addition, 55 people have died. The 5 new cases and 5 newly recorded deaths are all in Mabalako health zone.
  • Congo’s latest outbreak more challenging than ever, WHO says [Ebola]

    08/11/2018 4:08:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 10, 2018 6:18 PM EDT | Al-Hadji Kudra Maliro and Carley Petesch
    Armed groups, dense populations and mass displacement make Congo’s latest deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus more challenging than ever to contain, the World Health Organization’s chief said Friday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke after vaccinations began this week, with support from a U.N. peacekeeping mission, in Congo’s restive northeast where multiple rebel groups pose a threat and a heavily traveled border with Uganda is nearby. Tedros and Congo’s health minister on Saturday planned to visit the village where the latest outbreak, Congo’s tenth, was declared on Aug. 1. The ministry says 48 cases have been reported, 21 of them...
  • New Ebola cluster confirmed in Congo a week after old outbreak ends

    08/02/2018 1:36:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    cnn ^ | 08/01/2018 | Jacqueline Howard, CNN
    he country's Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday that a cluster of Ebola virus cases has been detected in North Kivu, a province in eastern Congo that shares borders with Rwanda and Uganda. The Ministry of Health informed the World Health Organization that four out of six samples in the cluster tested positive for Ebola in preliminary lab results. Additional testing is ongoing, according to WHO. These new cases have emerged just about a week after the government of Congo declared that a recent ravaging Ebola outbreak was over. That recent outbreak was the country's ninth on record since the...
  • Greyhound bus quarantined in Steamboat Springs after Ebola scare

    07/31/2018 11:23:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    steamboattoday ^ | 07/30/2018
    The Denver Police Department contacted the Routt County Sheriff's Office at about 2 p.m. Sunday asking that the bus be stopped. Officials thought there might have been a person on board who had had contact with a Denver Health patient who was being tested for the virus, according to Steamboat Springs Police Department Capt. Jerry Stabile. The patient, a man who became sick after recently returning from the Congo, later tested negative for the deadly virus. "They suspected someone on there might have been exposed," Stabile said about the bus. Police stopped the bus in front of McDonald's and held...
  • Denver Health Patient Isolated & Tested For Ebola

    07/29/2018 5:15:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | July 29, 2018
    Denver Health officials announced Sunday afternoon they have a patient in isolation who could possibly have Ebola. They say the man recently traveled to the Congo and returned to the United States a couple of days ago. He became very sick Sunday morning, according to health officials. Then he was brought to the hospital from his hom They say the patient is in fair condition, and Ebola is being considered as a potential, but unlikely diagnosis. Officials say the region where the patient visited hasn’t had an Ebola case for more than 45 days. “The symptoms can mimic a lot...
  • Church in Congo Suspends Sacraments as Ebola Spreads

    06/08/2018 4:57:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    SECAM ^ | 6/4/18 | Fredrick Nzwili
    An Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo last month has led Roman Catholics to stop administering several sacraments temporarily in an attempt to keep the deadly disease from spreading. Catholics will not be baptized, confirmed, ordained or anointed until further notice in the country’s northwestern regions hardest hit by the outbreak, which has claimed at least 25 lives since May 8, when the outbreak was first confirmed. The new regulations cover the Archdiocese of Mbandaka-Bikoro, which spans about 59,000 miles. Some 650,000 of the region’s 1.2 million residents are Catholics, according to church statistics. Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo...
  • 1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12

    05/27/2018 8:07:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2018 3:18 PM | Saleh Mwanamilongo
    Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities from the latest outbreak to 12, the country’s health ministry said Sunday. The death happened in Iboko, a rural area in northwestern Equateur province, the health ministry said in a statement. There are also four new suspected cases in the province, the statement reported. Congo now has 35 confirmed Ebola cases. Health workers have identified people who have been in contact with the patients in the confirmed Ebola cases in three areas in Equateur province, Iboko, rural Bikoro and Mbandaka, the provincial capital...
  • Ebola patients ESCAPE quarantine in city of 350,000 people

    05/23/2018 3:38:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Published 23rd May 2018 | Henry Holloway /
    Three patients escaped from quarantine in the city of Mbandaka in north western Democratic Republic of Congo. Two of the three have been found dead, while a third patient has been found alive. Medecins Sans Frontieres' (MSF) mission in the city confirmed the incident as they work to treat cases of Ebola. The death toll of the outbreak has reached 27 as health chiefs crackdown on the virus. World Health Organisation bosses have previously warned spread in the city could mean a repeat of the 2014 outbreak – which killed over 11,000. … WHO have shipped more than 8,600 vaccines...
  • The Ebola superhighway: Why the new outbreak terrifies public health authorities

    05/20/2018 8:25:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/19/18 09:27 AM EDT | By Reid Wilson -
    In all eight of the previous known Ebola outbreaks in Congo, the virus has been contained within remote jungle villages or relatively small towns, where isolated populations are less likely to spread the disease. But the Congo River is effectively the region’s highway system. Barges and boats travel from Kisangani in the east through major cities including Bumba, Mbandaka — and eventually Kinshasa, the capital of Congo and home to more than 11 million people, as well as Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo. “The Congo River connects three national capitals and multiple other large cities,” said Jeremy...
  • Ebola deaths in Congo rise to 26, health ministry says

    05/20/2018 6:45:49 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 20 May 2018 | AP
    Four new cases have been confirmed as Ebola, said the health ministry in a statement released early Sunday. A total of 46 cases of hemorrhagic fever have been reported in the current outbreak, including 21 confirmed cases of Ebola, 21 probable and four suspected.
  • Ebola has infected dozens so far in Congo, killing 19, WHO says

    05/14/2018 3:45:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    washginton post ^ | May 14 at 11:09 AM | Kristine Phillips
    Among the dead were three health-care workers. Health officials are following up with nearly 400 people identified as contacts of Ebola patients. The global health agency announced last week its plans to send the vaccine, developed in 2016 by the pharmaceutical company Merck. Health officials hope that the vaccine, which was given to people in Guinea in West Africa during a trial in 2015, could be a game-changer in preventing Ebola from spreading, The Washington Post’s Siobhán O’Grady wrote last week. Among the 5,837 people who received the vaccine, called rVSV-ZEBOV, no one came down with Ebola 10 days after...
  • Congo, U.N. deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic

    05/13/2018 6:17:06 AM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 13, 2018 | staff
    The WHO said on Friday it hopes to deploy an experimental Ebola vaccine to tackle an outbreak... The Democratic Republic of Congo and U.N. agencies began deploying emergency teams of specialists over the weekend to try to prevent the spread of an Ebola epidemic suspected to have infected more than 30 people [including health care workers]... this epidemic’s proximity to the Congo River, a major transport route and lifeline both to Congo’s capital Kinshasa and to neighboring Congo Republic’s capital Brazzaville, makes it more likely the virus could break out into a wider area.
  • New outbreak of Ebola kills 17 in northwest DR Congo

    05/09/2018 4:32:09 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 12 replies ^ | 5/8/18 | AFB
    Seventeen people in northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, describing the fresh outbreak as a "public health emergency with international impact." "Twenty-one cases of fever with haemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths" have been recorded in Equateur province, it said, citing a notification to the ministry as of May 3. It is the DRC's ninth known outbreak of Ebola since 1976, when the deady viral disease was first identified in then-Zaire by a Belgian-led team.
  • Baboons escape Texas Biomedical Research Institute on far West Side

    04/15/2018 10:13:08 AM PDT · by bgill · 56 replies
    mysa ^ | Apr. 14, 2018 | Alexandro Luna
    Officials at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute say the fourth baboon who escaped from their facility Saturday has been captured. All four baboons have been checked by veterinary staff and are well, a news release reports. No details were given on where the baboon was caught... Officials did not say how the animals escaped, only that the four were able to get past perimeter fencing at the institute. Witnesses quickly took to to social media to report baboons on the loose after catching sight of the runaways near Northwest Loop 410 and West Military Drive. Jannell Bouton, 26, snapped photos...