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  • Priest, 46, dies after bringing Ebola to the Congolese city of Goma (tr)

    07/17/2019 9:21:15 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 17, 2019 | Alexandra Thompson
    An Ebola patient has died after bringing the disease to the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) eastern city of Goma, the nation's government has confirmed. The unnamed patient, 46, became infected while visiting the town of Butembo, which has been an epicentre in the ongoing outbreak. The DRC's health ministry claims the man took a bus the 200km (124 mile) journey from Butembo to Goma last week. The patient, who was a priest, died while travelling back for treatment.
  • CDC admits droplets from a sneeze could spread Ebola

    11/02/2014 9:48:32 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 29OCt2014 | Bob Fredericks
    Ebola is a lot easier to catch than health officials have admitted — and can be contracted by contact with a doorknob contaminated by a sneeze from an infected person an hour or more before, experts told The Post Tuesday. “If you are sniffling and sneezing, you produce microorganisms that can get on stuff in a room. If people touch them, they could be” infected, said Dr. Meryl Nass, of the Institute for Public Accuracy in Washington, DC.
  • Vanity: Please, please call Congress to quarantine Ebola. Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121

    10/17/2014 10:20:33 AM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 18 replies
    Vanity | 10-17-2014 | Vanity
    Please call congress and tell them that we must be deadly serious about containing Ebola by strict quarantine within the United States and from infected nations. This is our right and it is our duty. Capitol switchboard is 202-224-3121. I called my congressman this morning in Washington and got right through, same thing for the local office. That tells me not many people are calling. Why isn't a special session of Congress called to deal with this outbreak? It is a potentially serious threat to national security and time is of the essence. I believe decisive response is urgent because...
  • Dogs eat Ebola victims, spread plague

    10/03/2014 4:56:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    WND ^ | 10/03/14 | Jerome R. Corsi
    A horrifying threat has surfaced in the fight West Africans are waging against the epidemic of Ebola – dogs digging up corpses of virus victims and feasting on the remains, then carrying the infection with them wherever they go next. A recent report in the Mail Online in the U.K. said villagers in Liberia were complaining dogs were found digging up the corpses of Ebola victims buried in shallow graves and eating them in the street.
  • Physician exposed to Ebola lands at Frederick [Maryland] airport

    10/02/2014 5:29:40 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 18 replies
    Frederick News Post ^ | September 29, 2014 | Ed Waters Jr.
    An American physician who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was transferred to a National Institutes of Health facility in Bethesda from an aircraft that landed Sunday at Frederick Municipal Airport. The patient, who was not identified, landed at about 3:30 p.m. in Frederick and arrived at the NIH Clinical Center at about 4 p.m., John Burklow, associate director for communications and public liaison for NIH, said in a news release. The small gray jet, a Gulfstream III operated by Phoenix Air Group of Cartersville, Georgia, was in Senegal on Saturday and arrived in Frederick...
  • ebola in america - Two facts nobody is telling you about Ebola

    10/01/2014 8:24:25 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 36 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 10/1/2014 | Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
    ...there are two little facts about Ebola which are buried in the commotion and nobody will share. More importantly, there is nothing that we can do to stop these problems. The first is that Ebola is not spread by humans alone. It is also spread by small mammals. Bats are commonly cited as a likely host for the disease. It is unclear how many other animals serve as vectors. There's no reason to disbelieve that Ebola cannot be transmitted from a human, either alive or dead, back into animals. We've sent troops to Africa to help quarantine people, but corralling...
  • Here it is: DNA sequences reveal Ebola’s spread and mutation

    08/28/2014 6:50:37 PM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 24 replies
    DNA sequences reveal Ebola’s spread and mutation The virus was not recognized in West Africa until March of this year, however, when the first case was confirmed in Guinea. Gire said the West African epidemic likely began after a single zoonotic event — in other words, transmission of the virus from an animal to a person. Gire said his study shows that more than 300 mutations have occurred since Ebola began infecting people in Sierra Leone. Every time a virus passes from one person to another, it is likely some mutations will occur, though not all of them will be...
  • H7N9 bird flu in likely China spread between people, researchers find

    08/07/2013 12:54:31 AM PDT · by null and void · 9 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/7/13 | Kate Kelland
    LONDON - The first scientific analysis of probable human-to-human transmission of a deadly new strain of bird flu that emerged in China this year gives the strongest evidence yet that the H7N9 virus can pass between people, scientists said on Wednesday. Research published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) analyzing a family cluster of cases of H7N9 infection in eastern China found it was very likely the virus "transmitted directly from the index patient (a 60-year-old man) to his daughter." Experts commenting on the research said while it did not necessarily mean H7N9 is any closer to becoming the next...
  • The Distribution of Income for 2010: Individuals

    09/14/2011 11:09:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 14, 2011 | Political Calculations
    According to data just released by the U.S. Census this morning, in 2010, the median income earned by an individual American was $26,197, or rather, 50% of Americans earned more than that amount and 50% earned less than that amount. The average (or mean) income was $38,337. We've presented the cumulative distribution of the total money income earned by individuals in the United States in the chart below: So what percentile does your income place you on that chart? Well, wonder no more! Our latest tool will tell you exactly where you rank among all Americans, or rather, the 211,492,000...
  • London riots spread to Jewish community

    08/09/2011 11:46:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | 8/9/11 | JTA
    Rioting in London spread to the Jewish community. Stores in the Jewish communities of Stamford Hill and Golders Green were urged to close and secure merchandise Monday night as unrest that began Saturday night in the north London neighborhood of Tottenham spread throughout London. Residents of Tottenham’s Chasidic Orthodox community reportedly gathered on the street to heckle police over Shabbat, The Guardian reported. But following warnings from local rabbis and the Shomrim Orthodox security service, most members of the Jewish community stayed away from the riots, according to the Jewish Chronicle. They were advised that they could go to synagogue,...
  • KUHNER: Arab revolts spread to Europe

    03/13/2011 11:30:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Wahington Times ^ | 3/13/11 | By Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    The Arab freedom wave has now hit the shores of Europe and in the most unlikely of places: the Balkans. Croatia, an Adriatic nation that straddles the civilizational fault line between Central Europe and the Balkans, has been seething with public unrest and protests. For weeks, thousands of demonstrators have been assembling almost daily in the capital, Zagreb, and across other cities in this country of 4.4 million. They are demanding that the government step down and call snap elections. The situation is volatile - and could turn violent. The protests should come as no surprise. Croatia is on the...
  • Libya protests spread as barrier of fear crumbles

    02/21/2011 3:37:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    cs monitor ^ | 2/21/11 | Dan Murphy,
    The son of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi tried to intimidate Libyans Sunday, warning in a TV speech of civil war and foreign plots. But Libya's wave of democracy protests is strengthening as protesters ignore violence that has claimed more than 200 lives. Cairo Saif al-Islam, a son of Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi, appeared on Libyan state television late last night with a simple mission: Restore the fear. He failed. Libya's wave of democracy protests, which has gathered momentum even as Mr. Qaddafi's troops have shot hundreds of people, swept into the capital of Tripoli today. While Mr. Islam's threatening speech...
  • Health-Care Bill Would Increase Taxes On Wages, Investments

    03/19/2010 9:42:11 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 54 replies · 2,966+ views
    CNBC ^ | March 19, 2010 | AP
    High-income families would be hit with a tax increase on wages and a new levy on investments under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul bill. For the first time, the Medicare payroll tax would be applied to investment income, beginning in 2013. A new 3.8 percent tax would be imposed on interest, dividends, capital gains and other investment income for individuals making more than $200,000 a year and couples making more than $250,000. The bill also would increase the Medicare payroll tax by 0.9 percentage point to 2.35 percent on wages above $200,000 for individuals and $250,000 for married couples...
  • Woman Claims to Have Infected 500 People with HIV

    01/15/2010 1:50:43 PM PST · by Bon mots · 38 replies · 2,133+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2010 | Associated Press
    DETROIT — Authorities are trying to determine whether a woman who claims in an online video that she intentionally infected more than 500 people in suburban Detroit with HIV is real or a hoax. The unidentified woman says in a nearly 11-minute video posted on that since contracting HIV in 1998, she has been "pretty upset" about having to "suffer," and has "set out to "destroy the world" because a cure for the virus that causes AIDS has not been found. Deputy Police Chief James Tolbert tells The Detroit News that tipsters have told police that the woman lives...
  • Has the Ukraine swine flu mutation spread to the United States?

    11/27/2009 6:19:34 AM PST · by autumnraine · 20 replies · 1,434+ views
    Examiner ^ | 11/25/2009 | Victoria Nicks
    A county medical examiner in Iowa has come forward to inform the public of the results of autopsies that point to bleeding in the lungs, just as in the fatal cases in the Ukraine and Norway. Many of these cases went undiagnosed as H1N1 due to the acute condition of the patients, and the invasive nature of testing. Norway/Ukraine flu in the United States The H1N1 mutation found in the Ukraine and in Norway is characterized by acute respiratory distress. According to Professor Victor Bachinsky, PHD, head of the Chernivtsi regional forensic bureau, the mutated form of the swine flu...

    11/03/2009 11:12:35 AM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 8 replies · 1,031+ views
    Email ^ | 11-3-09 | Unknown
    SPREAD THE WORD! ... Senator DeMint is trying to bring citizens together for a national strategy call to discuss concrete steps to take back our country!!

    09/23/2009 9:24:03 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 35 replies · 1,086+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | September 23, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Excerpt: Ann Novotny studied the signaling used by the cancer in a portion of large intestinal and colon cancer. She found that there are receptors for opioids, such as morphone, on tumor cells. If morphine is supplied to these cells the protein urokinase is released, which the cancer cells can use to enhance their capacity to spread. Source: "Blocking Signal Molecule Can Prevent Growth of Large Intestine and Cancer," Link:
  • School Staffing Shortages Spread Swine Flu Scare across Ohio

    09/02/2009 6:47:58 AM PDT · by EBH · 7 replies · 628+ views
    Fox 8 News ^ | 08/31/2009
    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Schools in Ohio and Kentucky fall short of national standards for nurse staffing levels, raising concerns should either state see a swine flu outbreak... ...Kathy Inderbitzin, an executive board member for the Ohio Association of School Nurses, says nurses can handle a mass immunization effort if it is mandated. But she says there's still a critical shortage and the association is worried about how the flu will affect children.
  • Myrtle Beach area fire: Man ticketed, fire intensifying

    04/23/2009 4:05:17 PM PDT · by Peter Horry · 5 replies · 403+ views
    The Sun News ^ | Apr. 23, 2009 | Staff reporters
    One man was ticketed today possibly in connection with a fire that started near S.C. 90 and spread through Horry County. The man was ticketed for failure to notify the S.C. Forestry Commission about an outdoor burn and letting the fire spread to another's property, said Scott Hawkins, forestry spokesman. ''Were they the cause of the fire? We don't know that yet,'' Hawkins said. ''There is further investigation needed. Yes that burn caused a fire, but it doesn't mean it caused the [S.C.] 31 fire we are here to discuss today.'' The man's name was not immediately available. Forestry Commission...
  • Libor slide hits a wall (rate gets higher, spread stopped narrowing)

    02/04/2009 8:46:24 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 748+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 02/04/09 | Laura Mandaro
    Libor slide hits a wall Bad news from bank sector keeps rates, spreads aloft By Laura Mandaro, MarketWatch Last update: 5:25 p.m. EST Feb. 4, 2009 A previous version of this story gave an incorrect range for the Libor-swaps spread before the credit crunch got underway. The story has been corrected. SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The sharp improvement in Libor rates since late last year has stalled as anxiety about banks' health has crept back into this key lending market. The London interbank offered rate, or Libor, rose to 1.235% Wednesday from 1.09% on Jan. 13. Over the same period,...