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  • Texas Ebola nurse says hospital failed her and her colleagues

    03/01/2015 1:52:31 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 51 replies
    MSN World News ^ | March 1 2015 | REUTERS
    The first person infected with Ebola in the United States, nurse Nina Pham, said she was used for publicity purposes by her hospital, which also invaded her privacy and did not properly train her, the Dallas Morning News reported on Sunday. Pham, 26, told the newspaper that chaos hit the Dallas hospital when it admitted Thomas Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States after he contracted it in Liberia. Nurses were ill prepared and received little guidance on how to treat Ebola or protect themselves.
  • Twists, turns, eventually lead to promising Ebola vaccine

    02/09/2015 6:57:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2015 | Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It took 16 years of twists and turns. Over and over, Dr. Nancy Sullivan thought she was close to an Ebola vaccine, only to see the next experiment fail. “A case of resuscitation more than once,” is how the National Institutes of Health researcher describes the journey.
  • A US green-energy blueprint, meant to help Liberia, fails

    01/27/2015 1:02:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 27, 2015 3:44 PM EST | Ronnie Greene and Jonathan Paye-Layleh
    On paper, the pitch was simple: A green energy company backed by $217 million in U.S. government loans would convert one of Africa’s poorest countries into the world’s first biomass-driven economy. But the plan to help Liberia collapsed amid questionable business decisions and oversight. The company, Buchanan Renewables, dismissed 600 workers and left the country amid complaints of workplace injuries, environmental harm and, at times, sexual abuse. Backing the company at every stage was the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a federal agency with a global mandate but low profile. The agency approves more than $3 billion a year in financing,...
  • Doctor wanted for raping a child in the U.S. will be allowed to stay in Britain (trunc)

    01/21/2015 12:37:59 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 31 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Jan 20,2015 | JAMES SLACK
    Tobias Bowen, 48, allowed to stay in Britain after Westminster court ruling Doctor fled New York while on $10,000 bail charged with two counts of rape Judges have ruled that his human rights will be breached if he is extradited Bowen ran hospital in Liberia but was charged in New York in March 2010
  • U.S.-built Ebola treatment centers in Liberia are nearly empty as outbreak fades

    01/18/2015 6:19:14 PM PST · by Theoria · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 18 Jan 2015 | Kevin Sieff
    Near the hillside shelter where dozens of men and women died of Ebola, a row of green U.S. military tents sit atop a vast expanse of imported gravel. The generators hum; chlorinated water churns in brand-new containers; surveillance cameras send a live feed to a large-screen television. There’s only one thing missing from this state-of-the-art Ebola treatment center: Ebola patients.The U.S. military sent about 3,000 troops to West Africa to build centers like this one in recent months. They were intended as a crucial safeguard against an epidemic that flared in unpredictable, deadly waves. But as the outbreak fades in...
  • Feds give emergency approval to new Ebola testing kit for Americans

    12/25/2014 7:02:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 24, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    <p>The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency approval for a new diagnostic kit to test blood for the deadly Ebola virus, even as doctors are reporting a survival rate in one hard-hit area that has climbed to about 70 percent.</p>
  • UN Peacekeeper in Liberia Tests Positive for Ebola

    12/05/2014 6:54:13 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 5, 2014, 7:57 AM ET | By JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and MIKE CORDER Associated Press
    A U.N. peacekeeper who contracted Ebola in Liberia will be flown to the Netherlands for treatment, a Dutch Health Ministry spokeswoman said Friday. The Nigerian soldier will go into isolation at a "calamity unit" at the University Medical Center Utrecht, according to Inge Freriksen. He is expected to arrive in Amsterdam over the weekend and be transferred by ambulance to nearby Utrecht. Late Thursday, the U.N. mission announced that the soldier had tested positive for the dreaded disease a day earlier. The Ebola outbreak has sickened nearly 17,300 people, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Of those, about 6,100...
  • WHO says Liberia wrongly added 1,000 deaths to Ebola toll

    12/01/2014 11:06:21 AM PST · by Nancy29 · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/1/2014 | Reuters (Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Janet Lawrence)
    A surge in Ebola deaths reported by the World Health Organization at the weekend was due to about 1,000 Liberian deaths wrongly ascribed to the disease that would be removed, WHO assistant director general Bruce Aylward said on Monday. "Liberia's figures came in but they've since said these were actually non-Ebola deaths that were reported as part of our Ebola deaths and we will be taking them off. So the whole world went up and the whole world will come down again," he told reporters.
  • 'Dramatic improvement' in Ebola outlook in Liberia: U.S. general

    11/24/2014 10:59:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/24/2014 | EMMA FARGE
    A U.S. general in the force helping Liberia fight the Ebola epidemic reported on Monday a dramatic improvement in the situation there and confirmed the cancellation of two planned treatment facilities. Brigadier General Frank Tate, deputy commanding general of U.S. Operation United Assistance, said the drop in the number of cases in the country was all the more encouraging given recent improvements in reporting capacity. He said new daily cases have fallen to around 20 from close to 80 when the operation was announced in September. Ebola is still spreading in other parts of West Africa. "It's a dramatic improvement,"...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Revealed, how Firestone forces families of dead Ebola victims to leave their homes

    11/21/2014 5:07:46 AM PST · by wtd · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07:38 EST, 21 November 2014 | Updated: 07:44 EST, 21 November 2014 Read more: http://www.dailymail | Gethin Chamberlain In Monrovia For Mailonline
    EXCLUSIVE: Revealed, how American tyre giant Firestone forces families of dead Ebola victims to leave their homes on Liberian plantation Children who lived with Ebola-victim parents are thrown off plantation Now 57 have died on giant factory-plant near Ebola hotspot Monrovia Tyre-maker is one of world's biggest and pays its workers $5 a day Relatives of the dead get $1,900 and a bag of rice but no pension But Firestone say they have treated families well: 'We are in this together' "Tyre giant Firestone has ordered the children of workers who died from Ebola to leave their homes on its...
  • India’s First Ebola Patient Has Been Quarantined

    11/19/2014 6:24:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    Time ^ | 11/18/2014 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    Man was already treated and cured in Liberia An Indian resident who tested positive for Ebola—and was cured—has landed in Delhi from Liberia. The 26-year-old man is being isolated in a facility at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International airport, The Times of India reports. According to the Times, the man had already been treated for Ebola in West Africa, currently does not have symptoms and tested negative for the virus before he flew. However, his semen tested positive for the virus. He had a medical clearance certificate from the Liberian government saying the had been treated and was confirmed negative from...
  • Man tests positive for Ebola in Delhi (India), quarantined

    11/18/2014 9:49:50 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 39 replies
    deccanherald.com ^ | Wednesday 19 November 2014 | deccanherald.com
    The body fluid of a 26-year-old Indian man, who landed in Delhi from Liberia, has tested positive for Ebola virus, even as another man in Rajasthan showed Ebola-like symptoms. The man in Delhi was admitted to a health facility in the African nation in September and treated for Ebola. He was carrying a disease-free certificate from the Liberian health ministry, claiming he underwent treatment successfully and was cured of the disease. The infected Indian who reached Delhi on November 10 underwent the mandatory screening at the Delhi airport. His blood tested negative for the virus. But when his body fluids...
  • Russian Submarine sends SOS in swedish territorial waters. Sunk by the Swedish navy?

    10/18/2014 12:48:47 PM PDT · by ConfusedSwede · 110 replies
    Breaking news in Sweden after two days of hunt. Swedish government report that a russian submarine is sending an SOS message on a de-crypted frequency.
  • Chinese team arrives in Liberia to staff Ebola clinic

    11/15/2014 5:15:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    ca.reuters.com ^ | Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:12pm EST
    About 160 Chinese health workers arrived on Saturday in Liberia, where they are due to staff a new $41 million Ebola clinic that, unlike most other foreign interventions, is being built and fully run by Chinese personnel. China, Africa's biggest trade partner, had come under fire for the level of its response to the Ebola crisis. But it said this week it would send 1,000 personnel to help fight an outbreak that has killed over 5,000 people in West Africa. "Up to now in Liberia, China is the only country which provides not only the construction of an ETU (Ebola...
  • 'Every 1 of these children is a ticking Ebola timebomb'(abbreviated)

    11/11/2014 5:31:35 PM PST · by wtd · 4 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/11/2014 | Gethan Chamberlain
    EXCLUSIVE - 'Every one of these children is a ticking Ebola timebomb': Brutal truth of epidemic in Liberian slum where footballer George Weah grew up as number of orphans 'hits 12,000' Epidemic can't be controlled in 80pc of Liberia despite claims it has peaked Children who lived in 'Ebola house' run free in slum without monitoring Manager of Ebola response admits sufferers are disappearing without trace He claims number of orphans is three times current estimate of 3,600 'It pains my heart every time I think about them.. it burns my heart' Three-year-old Emmanuel Thompson appears first, peering through the...
  • Liberia village becomes a new Ebola epicenter

    11/10/2014 12:14:48 PM PST · by wtd · 8 replies
    Reading Eagle ^ | 11/10/2014 | Wade Williams
    Liberia (AP) — A schoolteacher brought his sick daughter from Liberia's capital to this small town of 300 people. Soon he and his entire family were dead and buried in the forest nearby, along with an increasing number of residents. The community of Jenewonde has become a new hotspot for the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. With cases on the decline in the capital, officials must now turn their attention to hard-to-reach places where the disease is flaring. Jenewonde, in Grand Cape Mount County near the border with Sierra Leone, has reportedly lost about 10 percent of its population to Ebola...
  • Ebola Update: Ex US President, George Bush Kisses Cured Nurse (See Photos)

    11/08/2014 7:25:05 AM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 28 replies
    Media Hoarders ^ | 11/08/14 | staff
    A US nurse who got infected with Ebola but has recovered got a special gift on Friday, November 7, when former President George W. Bush visited the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where the first case of the disease in the US was diagnosed. Bush gave Amber Vinson a kiss and a big hug during a visit to the hospital, where she works, to celebrate the end of the Ebola outbreak in Texas. Vinson, along with colleague Nina Pham, contracted the disease while treating index patient, Thomas Eric Duncan from Liberia.
  • U.S. health officers to begin treating Ebola overseas

    11/05/2014 9:17:31 PM PST · by knak · 10 replies
    the hill ^ | 11/5/14 | ferris
    Dozens of uniformed American officers will begin treating Ebola patients in Liberia this week, part of first group of doctors and nurses deployed by the U.S. to fight the disease. A total of 71 members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps will help treat infected healthcare workers in the capital city of Monrovia, the White House said Wednesday. President Obama phoned the officers, who are all volunteers, and said their work "will offer hope to their patients while also reassuring other healthcare workers in the region and those around the globe whose services are needed to end this...
  • Ebola: Pa. monitoring caseload rises

    11/04/2014 4:34:44 AM PST · by wtd · 10 replies
    PennLive ^ | 11/03/2014 @ 3:22PM | David Wenner
    Ebola: Pa. monitoring caseload risesPennsylvania health officials as of Monday afternoon were monitoring 135 people for possible Ebola symptoms, an increase of 30 from last week. All have recently arrived in Pennsylvania after visiting one of the areas in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak. However, none are known to have had direct exposure to Ebola, or have shown symptoms. Pennsylvania receives between one and roughly 25 people daily who have returned from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone, where about 13,600 people have been stricken with Ebola, and nearly 5,000 have died as of the end of October.
  • Patient being evaulated for ‘potential Ebola virus’ at Duke University Hospital

    11/02/2014 7:52:33 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Fox WHHP ^ | 11/02/14
    Officials said the patient left Liberia and arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, which is one of five airports screening people for illnesses linked to Ebola. The patient had no symptoms upon arrival in the United States. The patient arrived in Person County on Saturday and developed a fever on Sunday. The person was then transferred to Duke University Hospital.
  • Liberian woman hospitalized over Ebola does not have disease, test showed

    11/02/2014 5:07:42 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    OregonLive ^ | November 02, 2014 | Lynne Terry
    A Liberian woman who was hospitalized Friday in Milwaukie over fears she has Ebola does not have the disease, health care officials said on Sunday.
  • WHO: Reported Ebola cases jump to 13,703 (30+% in four days)

    10/29/2014 10:47:32 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    Middletown Press ^ | 29 Oct 2014
    The World Health Organization says the number of reported Ebola cases has surpassed 13,700, a jump of more than 30 percent since the last numbers were released four days ago. Dr. Bruce Aylward, assistant director-general of the WHO, said the big jump in cases is likely due to previous under-reporting. As of Wednesday, there have been 13,703 reported cases of Ebola, the organization tweeted, with 13,676 of those in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three most affected countries in this outbreak. The fatality rate in those countries has remained consistently around 70 percent, Aylward said. Speaking to reporters in...
  • Ebola rapidly advancing in rural Sierra Leone

    11/02/2014 3:49:53 PM PST · by bgill · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Nov. 2, 2014 | AFP
    On average, 12 new cases a day were seen in the rural areas surrounding Freetown in late October, compared with 1.3 cases in early September, the report said, a nine fold increase. Transmission was also increasing rapidly in the capital Freetown, with the average number of daily cases six times higher than two months ago.
  • Will Ebola kill you? It depends on your genes

    10/31/2014 7:52:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    The Dailly Mail ^ | 10-30-14 | Lizzie Parry
    Genetics will determine whether a person infected with Ebola dies, scientists claimed today. A new study has found DNA could be the key to tracking the deadly effects of the virus which has ravaged West Africa. The World Health Organisation revealed nearly 5,000 people have died from the disease, which has devastated Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. A team of scientists at Washington University believe their study has identified genetic factors behind the mild-to-deadly range of reactions to the virus.
  • China Is Sending An Elite Army Unit To Ebola-Hit Liberia

    10/31/2014 5:18:38 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 10-31-2014 | Megha Rajagopalan
    Megha Rajagopalan, Reuters October 31, 2014 China will dispatch an elite unit from the People's Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa. Washington has led the international drive to stop the spread of the disease that has killed nearly 5,000 people, sending thousands of troops and committing about $1 billion, but Beijing has faced criticism for not doing enough. The PLA squad, which has experience from a 2002 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), will build a...
  • Why Ebola Quarantines Will Grow Larger -- And More Troubling

    10/30/2014 3:56:30 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/30/14 | Scott Gottlieb
    The critical reckoning over forced quarantines is still to come. Consider this scenario. Sometime in January or February – as the Ebola epidemic explodes out of West Africa – we’ll start experiencing larger, more frequent outbreaks in American cities. With the flu as a background to confound suspected cases of Ebola, public health departments will be hard pressed to “track and trace” all of the potential “contacts” when perhaps dozens of Ebola cases pop up in their cities. Unable to pinpoint who might have come in close contact with Ebola, and be at risk of contracting the virus, they will...
  • WHO: Liberia’s Ebola Infection Rate Declines

    10/30/2014 11:17:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 10/30/2014 | Lisa Schlein
    After months of near-futile battle with Ebola, a World Health Organization official said a glimmer of hope is beginning to emerge in the worst-affected country, Liberia. The West African country has recorded 6,535 cases, almost half of the 13,703 total reported in the current outbreak. But Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO’s assistant director-general, on Wednesday said the infection rate appears to be falling "and there may indeed be a slowing of the epidemic there." Aylward said Liberia's caseload may be dropping by as much as 25 percent a week. However, he added, "This is no time to let up." The outbreak's...
  • In Liberia, a Good or Very Bad Sign: Empty Hospital Beds

    10/29/2014 10:38:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/29/2014 | Sheri Fink
    SUAKOKO, Liberia — For days this month, the ambulances from this Ebola treatment unit went out in search of patients, only to return with just one or two suspected cases. And many times, those people ended up testing negative for the disease. “Where are the patients?” an aid worker wondered aloud as colleagues puzzled over the empty beds at the International Medical Corps treatment unit here in Bong County, Liberia, which opened in mid-September. Around the country, treatment centers, laboratory workers who test for Ebola, and international and national health officials trying to track the epidemic have noticed an unexpected...
  • Who should or shouldn't be quarantined? (i.e., concerning Chris Christie's NJ quarantine rules)

    10/29/2014 8:12:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 23 replies
    10/29/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Even though Amber Vinson has been declared Ebola-free, and has left Emory University Hospital, if this nation is to quarantine those (be they symptomatic or asymptomatic) who came into contact with someone like Thomas Duncan, then should those who have come into contact with Amber Vinson (be it on day 1 to the day she left the hospital) be quarantined? If Kaci Hickox is "obviously ill," per Chris Christie, then she would obviously be symptomatic according to Chris Christie. If she is symptomatic, then Chris Christie would not only have to quarantine her, but anyone who came into contact with...
  • Troops in Tents fighting Ebola Don't See Tents As'Inhumane', Nurse Hickox

    10/29/2014 8:12:29 AM PDT · by xzins · 33 replies
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | 29 Oct 14 | Xzins
    Isn't it absurd when rhetoric goes over the top. So it is with Nurse Kaci Hickox who has made a name for herself with her claim that being in a tent is 'inhumane' treatment. She might be sure to mention that to ages of American troops from Valley Forge to Gettysburg to Liberia...and all wars and deployments in between. In fact, Ms. Hickox, we always found a tent to be a bit of a luxury. We didn't even consider the ground to be inhumane. We considered it part of the job. When one goes adventuring on these self-announced, sacrificial journeys,...
  • Ebola Disinformation Spread by Leftist Professor

    10/29/2014 7:07:31 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 28, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Ebola disinformation surfaced in a Liberian newspaper on September 9, 2014, in a letter by an American professor. The “Dear World citizens” column, by Dr. Cyril Broderick, has since been picked up by various Internet sites and “news” organizations, including Alex Jones’ Infowars, Global Research, Iranian Press TV, Information Clearing House, and something called 21st Century Wire. Labeled by some critics as the “nutty professor” and a crackpot, the professor’s “research profile” claims he is president of the International Society of African Scientists. Other local and regional sources, such as “Face 2 Face Africa,” described as “The Premier Pan-African...
  • The History of Liberia -- a Conservative Counterpoint [vanity]

    10/29/2014 6:16:13 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 5 replies
    Leftists found a way [as usual] to warp US history once again -- this time regarding Liberia of all things! Here's the real story and it won't take much time. It began as a beautiful [though imperfect] idea in England, a spanking new concept that helped revolutionize the world's view of slavery. Brits formed a FREE colony for escaped slaves called 'the Sierra Leone Province of Freedom'. This ultimately became the sovereign nation of Sierra Leone -- perhaps the first nation on earth founded on humanitarian ideals. This inspired a New Jersey Yankee to do the same -- Robert Finley...
  • U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia monitored for Ebola in Italy

    10/27/2014 8:43:20 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/27/2014 | CBS staff
    U.S. soldiers returning from Liberia are being placed in isolation in Vicenza, Italy out of concern for the Ebola virus, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports. The soldiers being monitored include Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams who was the commander of the U.S. Army in Africa but turned over duties to the 101st Airborne Division over the weekend, Martin reports. There are currently 11 soldiers in isolation. They apparently were met by Carabinieri in full hazmat suits. If the policy remains in effect, everyone returning from Liberia - several hundred - will be placed in isolation for 21 days....
  • Eyewitness to Hell: Ebola in Liberia through the lens of a photographer

    10/28/2014 2:56:04 AM PDT · by s_vengali · 29 replies
    Mashable ^ | 10/27/2014 | Kieran Kesner
    "It was the thing that I could not feel,smell or touch, that I feared the most."
  • Another doctor who treated Ebola came through JFK

    10/26/2014 7:07:53 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 24, 2014 | By Philip Messing and Lorena Mongelli
    A physician who treated dying Ebola patients in Liberia flew in to JFK on Thursday night — and stayed at an airport hotel, a source told The Post. Colin Bucks, a clinical assistant professor at Stanford University’s medical school, arrived on a Royal Moroccan Air flight, sources said. He spent the night at the Hilton Garden Inn in Jamaica, Queens, where Centers for Disease Control workers also stay, according to a source. On Friday, he was cleared to travel home to Northern California, where he will “be monitored by CDC there,” the source said.
  • Obama administration considers mandatory quarantine

    10/24/2014 3:21:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 October 2014 | David Martosko
    The Obama administration is considering imposing a forced quarantine on healthcare workers who return to the United States from the Ebola hot zone of West Africa, after a New York doctor who treated patients there tested positive for the virus on Thursday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Tom Skinner told Reuters on Friday that a mandatory quarantine is one possible plan under discussion by officials from across the administration. 'There are a number of options being discussed pertaining to the monitoring and mobility of healthcare workers who are returning to the United States from affected countries,' Skinner said.
  • "Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law"

    10/23/2014 8:13:27 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/23/2014 | Tyler Durden, Brandon Smith
    Submitted by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market.com, One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate viral threat existed and threatened to infect and kill millions of Americans, is it then acceptable for the government to step in, remove civil liberties, enforce quarantines, and stop people from spreading the disease? After all, during a viral event, the decisions of each individual can truly have a positive or negative effect on...
  • Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

    10/23/2014 9:59:04 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu, Oct 23 00:08 AM BST | Tom Miles
    At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO has said real numbers of cases are believed to be much higher than reported: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000.
  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    08/10/2014 12:46:23 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 4,915 replies
    Free Republic Threads ^ | August 10, 2014 | Legion
    I have spent a little time compiling links to threads about the Ebola outbreak in the interest of having all the links in one thread for future reference. Please add links to new threads and articles of interest as the situation develops. Thank You all for you participation.
  • Ill Liberian national hospitalized for possible Ebola after landing at Newark Airport

    10/22/2014 6:48:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/22/2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    A West African passenger aboard a United Airlines flight that landed in Newark on Tuesday has been hospitalized to be checked for Ebola, the CDC said. The news comes the same day the feds announced a rule that would funnel passengers from Ebola-afflicted West African nations to one of five U.S. airports - including Newark Liberty International. “During the enhanced screening process for individuals arriving to the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, an individual was identified as reporting symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola," Carol Crawford, a CDC spokeswoman, said in a statement sent to...
  • Muslim Burial Practices Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus

    10/21/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Muslim burial practices are being blamed for the spread of Ebola.</p> <p>Remains of Secretary General of The Nigeria Supreme General for Islamic Affairs and Seriki of Egbaland, Alhaji Lateeef Adegbite at his burial in 2012.</p> <p>Islam requires family members to personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. This practise is putting more Africans at risk to catch the disease that is spread by body fluids.</p>
  • UH OH: New Ebola Czar believes ‘overpopulation’ the biggest leadership issue for the world

    10/20/2014 11:30:28 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    Got News blog Right Scoop ^ | 10-20-14 | Charles C. Johnson Got News blog
    Yeah this new Ebola Czar appears more and more to be a ‘perfect’ pick. He said this in 2008 when asked what the top leadership issue challenging our world today: “I think the top leadership challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing, growing population in the world and all the resource demands it places on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain said.“We’ve got to find a way to make the world work for everyone,” Klain said. “Climate change is...
  • Who Is Louise Troh? Fiancée Of Dallas Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan Will Write Book About Experience

    10/20/2014 11:44:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Philip Ross
    When Thomas Duncan flew to the U.S. from Liberia in September, it was to marry his longtime girlfriend and fiancée, 54-year-old Louise Troh. Now, 12 days after Duncan died from Ebola at a hospital in Dallas, Troh will be released from quarantine, and she plans to write a book about her experience, according to CNN. “I do have a story to tell, and I look forward to telling it in my own way at the right time,” Troh, who is a nurse’s assistant at a nursing home, said in a statement on Sunday. She added that even though the quarantine...
  • Obama and the Ebola Bus Line

    10/20/2014 1:58:21 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 16 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 20, 2014 | James S. Robbins
    President Obama has been going out of his way to assure the world that you can’t catch the Ebola virus by riding on a bus. In a September 2 video message to West African countries suffering from Ebola outbreaks, the president assured people that they cannot get the disease through “casual contact like sitting next to someone on a bus.” ... But compare Mr. Obama’s laid-back attitude to responses in countries that have more than a mere briefing-book knowledge of the Ebola threat. Tarnue N. Jeke, Managing Director of the Liberian National Transit Authority (NTA), takes a more serious view...
  • Catholic center in Dallas took in Ebola contacts (Duncan's fiancé & nephews)

    10/20/2014 12:00:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | October 20, 2014 | Judy Wiley and Bill Hanna
    Louise Troh, her son and two nephews of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan are released from mandatory monitoring, but will stay at the Catholic Conference Center in Dallas for several more days, until authorities can find them a place to rent, government and church officials said Monday morning. Troh was Duncan’s girlfriend. She and the other three have been staying at the Dallas Diocese's Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Oak Cliff for the last 21 days. The gated conference center sits only a few blocks off of I-35E and is enclosed by gates and a chainlink fence. Bishop Kevin...
  • Flawed Ebola protocols left U.S. nurses vulnerable, health official says

    10/20/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    An Obama administration health official said Sunday that U.S. protocols on Ebola failed because they originally were intended for African field hospitals, while the White House came under another round of attacks for its refusal to restrict travel from nations suffering epidemic outbreaks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the original Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructions for dealing with the virus were taken from the World Health Organization’s protocol for Africa, where conditions are much different from those in U.S. hospitals. Two nurses caring for an Ebola patient flown into...
  • How has Liberia’s President Responded to Ebola? By Taking Extra Powers

    10/19/2014 12:29:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/14 | Alan Joel
    Powers to amend seven different articles under the constitution, including freedom of movement, speech, religion, confiscation of private property, and elections Last week on October 7, it was reported that Liberia’s President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, asked for more emergency powers to help contain and prevent the current Ebola crisis. Liberia is already under a state of emergency and curfew, which began in August. But according to VOA News: “In a letter to the Plenary of the House of Representatives and the Senate, Sirleaf asked for powers to amend seven different articles under the constitution, including freedom of movement, speech, religion,...
  • Officials too PC to ban travel

    10/19/2014 4:26:47 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 34 replies
    The Edmonton Sun ^ | October 18, 2014 | Lorne Gunter
    ***Snip**** But what have politically correct North American governments done? They’ve hemmed and hawed, and blathered out excuses about why a ban would only make things worse. I am not particularly worried about the spread of Ebola in North America – a little, not a lot. But choosing political correctness over public health – even choosing PC over health workers’ health – is asinine, ridiculous and even arrogant. The worst fumbling, mealy mouthed arguments against a travel ban to the U.S. and Canada have come from Thomas Frieden, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....
  • Ebola deaths in Liberia are ‘far higher than reported’ as officials downplay epidemic

    10/18/2014 10:13:27 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 40 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10/18/2014 | Mark Townsend
    The true death toll from the Ebola epidemic is being masked by chaotic data collection and people’s reluctance to admit that their loved ones had the virus, according to one of west Africa’s most celebrated film-makers. Sorious Samura, who has just returned from making a documentary on the crisis in Liberia, said it is very clear on the ground that the true number of dead is far higher than the official figures being reported by the World Health Organisation. Liberia accounts for more than half of all the official Ebola deaths, with a total of 2,458. Overall, the number of...
  • Family of Ebola victim Duncan holds memorial service in N.C.

    10/18/2014 8:06:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 18, 2014 | Ben Brumfield and Ray Sanchez
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Are you on the front lines of Ebola? We'd like to hear your story.As questions continue to swirl about how to deal with the ever-growing fears of Ebola, relatives of the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in the United States gathered to grieve Saturday. Wiping tears from their eyes, family and friends of Thomas Eric Duncan told CNN affiliate Time Warner Cable News Charlotte he was a "compassionate and respectful young man." As relatives said their final farewells to Duncan, a Liberian national and father of four, at Rowan International Church in Salisbury, North Carolina, they...