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  • New 'Black Death' FOUND: Deadly virus WORSE than plague and with no CURE breaks out - WHO

    11/05/2017 11:01:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Will Kirby
    The disease, known as Marburg virus disease (MVD), is similar to Ebola and can be lethal in up to 90 per cent of cases. Emergency screening has begun at the Kenya-Uganda border in Turkana after three members of the same family died of the disease in Uganda. The outbreak is thought to have started in September when a man in his 30s, who worked as a game hunter and lived near a cave with a heavy presence of bats, was admitted to a local health centre with a high fever, vomiting and diarrhoea. Several hundred people are believed to have...
  • Red Cross admits $6 million fraud during Ebola crisis

    11/05/2017 7:09:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 5 November 2017 15:18 CET+01:00
    The Red Cross has uncovered several cases of fraud by officials during efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014-2016, estimating losses of $6 million (€5.2 million). In a statement, the Geneva-based International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it was “outraged”, and said it would “ensure any staff involved are held to account.” The Ebola virus killed more than 11,300 people and infected an estimated 29,000, mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The IFRC said the operations set up to contain the outbreak “were among the most complex in recent...
  • Ebola Spreading: Infections Up 800% In Last Week: Race To Track Down 400 Possible Contacts

    05/19/2017 6:37:58 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5-19-2017 | Mac Slavo
    Last week three suspected Ebola infections were detected in a remote region of the Congo. Since then, World Health Organization officials have been scrambling to contain the virus. Their efforts appear to have failed. The contagion continues to spread, and though it’s nowhere near the 11,000 people who were infected during the outbreak in 2014, the infection rate has spiked over 800% in just the last seven days, with at least nine new cases reported in the last 24 hours: The number of suspected cases of Ebola has risen to 29 from nine in less than a week in an...
  • Suspected Cases of Ebola Rise to 29 in Democratic Republic of Congo

    05/19/2017 1:46:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    NYT ^ | 5-18-19 | DENISE GRADY
    The number of suspected cases of Ebola has risen to 29 from nine in less than a week in an isolated part of Democratic Republic of Congo, where three people have died from the disease since April 22, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The W.H.O. was criticized for responding too slowly to an outbreak in West Africa in 2014 that left more than 11,000 people dead, and Dr. Peter Salama, the executive director of the organization’s health emergencies program, said at a briefing that it was essential to “never, ever underestimate Ebola” and to “make sure we have...
  • Ebola: Three people killed in DR Congo as new epidemic declared by WHO

    05/12/2017 7:24:45 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 9 replies
    Yahoo News U.K. ^ | 5/12/17 | Yahoo News UK
    A new Ebola epidemic has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the deaths of three people thought to be linked to the virus. The country’s health ministry confirmed one person has tested positive for the virus. The World Health Organisation confirmed that the DR Congo had informed them of a lab-confirmed case of the disease " On 11 May 2017, the Min of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo notified WHO & partners of a lab-confirmed case of #Ebola#DRC — WHO (@WHO) May 12, 2017 " The case was confirmed from tests on nine people...
  • Trump Ends Obama’s African Ebola Amnesty

    04/26/2017 9:05:32 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 4/25/2017 | Judicial Watch
    In a refreshing move, the Trump administration is eliminating one of Barack Obama’s many outrageous amnesty initiatives, this one involving illegal immigrants from African countries affected by the Ebola virus a few years ago. The Ebola amnesty scandal got buried in the hoopla of the administration’s broad executive order protecting millions of illegal alien Mexicans and Central Americans, but it was just as alarming. Launched in 2014, the Ebola reprieve was issued separately—and quietly—via a Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a humanitarian program that’s supposed to be short-term. Under the plan, the administration designated Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone for TPS...
  • CoverGirl’s Cover Boy Accused of Racism Following Fear of Ebola Tweet

    02/17/2017 6:29:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    MRC TV ^ | February 17, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    CoverGirl’s prized cover boy is under fire after tweeting that he's afraid to go to Africa for fear of contracting Ebola. Teen makeup artist James Charles became the darling of the internet and the press after CoverGirl announced their gender-stereotype-busting “first male CoverGirl” in October. Now Charles is under fire for his alleged “anti-blackness.” On Thursday, Affinity Magazine reported Charles tweeted that he was afraid of getting Ebola from traveling to Africa:
  • Ebola 'super-spreaders' cause most cases

    02/15/2017 8:00:11 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 February 2017 | James Gallagher
    The analysis, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows nearly two thirds of cases (61%) were caused by 3% of infected people. The young and old were more likely to have been "super-spreaders". It is hoped understanding their role in spreading the infection will help contain the next outbreak. ... The study looked at cases in and around the capital of Sierra Leone, Freetown. By looking at the pattern of where and when cases emerged, the researchers could tell how many people each infected person was passing the deadly virus onto. Prof Steven Riley, one of the...
  • Ebola's long-term effects revealed

    01/16/2017 1:52:57 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 14 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    People who survive Ebola may still battle debilitating health problems a year after being declared infection-free, according to an ongoing trial in Guinea which highlighted the need for patient followup. Three-quarters of survivors had post-Ebola symptoms when they enrolled for the trial about a year, on average, after they were discharged from hospital, researchers reported Saturday. Eighteen percent experienced eye problems, including eight individuals who went blind, a team wrote in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.br> Two percent—19 people—were deaf. This is the largest and longest-running assessment of Ebola survivors to date. Nearly one in four participants, the study said, suffered...
  • Ebola vaccine fast-tracked after proven 100 percent effective in trials

    01/02/2017 9:06:10 AM PST · by GonzoII · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 1, 2017 | Tom Howell Jr.
    Scientists battling the deadly Ebola virus are poised for a breakthrough in the new year after an experimental vaccine shot proved to be 100-percent effective during a trial in West Africa and received fast-track status from the Food and Drug Administration.
  • "(I Want Some) Ebola Virus for Christmas" - Parody of "Hippopotamus for Christmas," by Yours Truly

    12/22/2016 9:02:21 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 11/22/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg" (lyrics, performance);John Rox (music)
    On the one hand, this parody is hastily constructed and my singing sucks. On the other hand, I've taken a song that was merely annoying and made it actively evil. Merry Christmas! For a free download of "(I Want Some) Ebola Virus for Christmas" click here, thenclick on More and choose Download.
  • Being 'Czar' means you don't have to testify to Congress

    11/13/2014 12:59:49 PM PST · by wtd · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/2014 | Al Kamen
    What, exactly, does an Ebola czar do? Well, one thing he doesn’t do is testify in Congress, our colleague Joel Achenbach said. Ron Klain, appointed Ebola czar last month by President Obama during a particularly rocky period when Ebola seemed to be spreading in the United States, was conspicuously missing from the lineup of administration officials in the Senate Appropriations committee hearing on Ebola on Wednesday.
  • Wikileaks: Clinton Foundation involved in response to EBOLA in Liberia.

    10/22/2016 7:58:48 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 22 2016 | released by Wikileaks
    From:jtomarken@gmail.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2014-09-13 11:07 Subject: Fwd: ebola plan fyi Begin forwarded message: > From: "Walter T. Gwenigale" > Subject: Re: ebola plan > Date: September 13, 2014 at 5:45:14 AM EDT > To: "James Tomarken" > Cc: mmassaquoi@clintonhealthaccess.org, tgnyenswah74@yahoo.com, ebfasama@emansion.dov.lr, "mcclain.edward@gmail.com"Walter Gwenigale"" , "Walter Gwenigale" , "Walter Gwenigale" , "Jacob Hughes" , "Denise Walsh" , "Mae Podesta" , "Michael Fine" , "Michael Fine" > Reply-To: wtgwenigale@mohsw.gov.lr > > Thanks, Jim, for getting to me yourself. If implemented, your proposal > will be a great help to us. Dr. Moses Massaquoi, the head of the Clinton > Foundation in...
  • The Internet Takeover Is Happening

    09/30/2016 8:08:39 PM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 112 replies
    Youtube ^ | Stefan Molyneux
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  • Federal Register | Control of Communicable Diseases (CDC Quarantine rule changes)

    09/02/2016 8:15:31 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 21 replies
    Federal Register ^ | 08/15/2016 | CDC
    Federal Register | Control of Communicable Diseases (CDC Quarantine rule changes) https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/08/15/2016-18103/control-of-communicable-diseases#h-10 The Federal Register The Daily Journal of the United States Government Proposed Rule Control of Communicable Diseases A Proposed Rule by the Health and Human Services Department on 08/15/2016 This document has a comment period that ends in 42 days (10/14/2016) Submit a formal comment Publication Date:     Monday, August 15, 2016 Agency:     Department of Health and Human Services Dates:     Written or electronic comments on the NPRM must be received by October 14, 2016. Action:     Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Shorter URL:     https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-18103 Related...
  • Ebola’s Dangerous Cousins: Beware the Neglected Filoviruses

    08/16/2016 7:10:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 2 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 15 Aug, 2016 | Alex Berezow
    Military conventional wisdom, in addition to ACSH President (and former Army officer) Hank Campbell, likes to remind us, “Governments are always fighting the last war.” They have a good point. Fifteen years after 9/11, we still ban non-ticketed passengers from entering airport terminals. Ten years after a failed attack in 2006, we cannot bring more than 3.4 oz of liquids onto an airplane, a policy that has resulted in TSA confiscating gigantic piles of 4-oz cups of applesauce. We continue to remove our shoes 15 years after the Shoe Bomber, but thankfully the Underwear Bomber didn’t provoke a similar “remove...
  • WHO Declares the End of the Most Recent Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Liberia

    07/07/2016 7:18:39 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 18 replies
    World Health Organization ^ | 9 June 2016 | WHO staff
    This date marks the fourth time since the start of the epidemic 2 years ago that Liberia has reported zero cases for at least 42 days. Sierra Leone declared the end of Ebola human-to-human transmission on 17 March 2016 and Guinea on 1 June 2016 following the last flare ups.
  • Experts only beginning to grasp the damage from Zika virus

    06/20/2016 1:51:47 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 3:49 PM EDT | MICHAEL ASTOR
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Even though the explosive spread of the Zika virus has been met with a new level of international response, thanks to lessons learned from the Ebola crisis, experts warn they are only beginning to grasp the damage the mosquito-borne virus can do. Doctors speaking at a U.N. meeting on Global Health Crises said Monday that the Zika virus has already affected 60 countries on four continents, and a major outbreak on the Atlantic Ocean island nation of Cape Verde suggests the disease is now poised to enter continental Africa. Zika has already become epidemic in Latin...
  • WHO says new case of Ebola confirmed in Liberia

    04/01/2016 6:04:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 8:54 AM EDT
    The World Health Organization says a new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Liberia, days after saying the outbreak no longer qualifies as an international health emergency. […] Flare-ups have occurred before in Liberia, and in Sierra Leone and Guinea, though health authorities say those are not linked to the original chain of transmission. WHO says Guinea has confirmed eight cases and seven deaths since late February. …
  • Health workers rush to contain fresh Ebola outbreak in Guinea

    03/19/2016 12:33:08 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 18, 2016 | Kieran Guilbert
    DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Health workers are rushing to the site of a fresh Ebola outbreak in Guinea to bolster efforts to contain the virus and prepare for the likelihood of more cases, aid agencies said on Friday. Four people in the southern region of Nzerekore were tested on Thursday and two of them were found to have Ebola. They were all from Korokpara, a village where three people from the same family have died in recent weeks ...