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  • Ebola Virus Outbreak Reaches City of 1 Million People in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    12/08/2018 7:42:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    Fortune ^ | 12/07/2018 | BrittanyShoot
    The ongoing Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has now reached Butembo, a city of over one million residents near the Ugandan border, according to the Associated Press. ...So far, there are over 470 confirmed cases and more than 270 deaths due to the viral hemorrhagic fever, which has an extremely high fatality rate. Another 100-plus cases are under investigation, and Congo’s health ministry confirmed an additional 13 cases on Thursday, the highest one-day total since this latest outbreak was declared in August. This Ebola virus outbreak in the Congo is second only to the outbreak in...
  • Congo's Ebola fight complicated by war and suspicion over vaccine [seen as 'satanic']

    11/11/2018 4:26:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Sky News ^ | 20:43, UK, Saturday 10 November 2018 | John Sparks
    The idea is pretty simple: track down everyone who has been in contact with an Ebola victim and provide them with a newly available vaccine developed in Canada. It has not been approved by major health authorities but it has shown itself to be effective in early trials. There is problem with the plan however. First, many city residents do not want to be tracked down and secondly, they do not want the vaccine. "Lots of people reject the vaccine and they talk a lot about it. They say if you take it you will become infertile, it will kill...
  • CDC Director: Congo’s Ebola Outbreak May Not Be Containable

    11/09/2018 6:23:10 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 11-9-2018 | Mac Slavo
    Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that people need to be prepared for the worst. Redfield said the Democratic Republic of Congo’s newest Ebola outbreak may not be containable. Tom Inglesby, the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore, said that if the Ebola outbreak becomes endemic in the Congo’s North Kivu province, it shows “we’ve lost the ability to trace contacts, stop transmission chains and contain the outbreak.” In this situation, Ebola could spread, which could negatively impact both trade and travel, according to a report by Becker’s...
  • CDC director warns that Congo’s Ebola outbreak may not be containable

    11/07/2018 12:35:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    washington post ^ | 11/05/2018 | Lena H. Sun
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said Monday that the Ebola outbreak in conflict-ridden Congo has become so serious that international public health experts need to consider the possibility that it cannot be brought under control and instead will become entrenched. If that happened, it would be the first time since the deadly viral disease was first identified in 1976 that an Ebola outbreak led to the persistent presence of the disease. In all previous outbreaks, most of which took place in remote areas, the disease was contained before it spread widely. The current outbreak is entering...
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Ebola Virus Disease - External Situation Report 13

    10/31/2018 6:21:32 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Reliefweb ^ | 10-30-18 | WHO
    Since WHO’s last situation report issued on 23 October 2018 (External Situation Report 12), an additional 36 new confirmed EVD cases and 19 new deaths have been reported. As of 28 October 2018, a total of 274 confirmed and probable EVD cases, including 174 deaths, have been reported – a case fatality ratio (CFR) of 63.5%. Among the 274 cases, 239 are confirmed and 35 are probable cases. Of the 174 deaths reported since the beginning of the outbreak, 139 were among confirmed cases and 35 among probable cases. The proportion of deaths among confirmed cases is 58.2% (139/239). On...
  • Congo reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

    10/12/2018 8:47:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 12, 2018 3:47 PM EDT
    Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment. Congo’s health ministry says the number of confirmed Ebola cases is now 170, including 95 deaths, as health workers express concern at the rising rate of new infections since the beginning of this month. …
  • Ebola’s spread from Congo growing as WHO calls risk ‘very high’

    09/29/2018 12:48:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    N Y Post ^ | September 29, 2018 | 12:39pm
    The virus moved near the Uganda border after a woman who had participated in burials of Ebola victims refused a vaccination in Beni and disappeared, local officials have said. She died on Sept. 20 at a hospital in Tshomia on Lake Albert, which separates the countries. see also Ebola deaths in Congo rise to 26, health ministry says The second confirmed Ebola case in Tshomia was the woman’s partner, WHO said. The U.N. refugee agency on Friday said it was “gravely concerned” for civilians’ safety in North Kivu, which has the highest number of displaced people in Congo with an...
  • Rebel Attack in Congo Ebola Zone Kills at Least 14 Civilians

    09/23/2018 10:40:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    VOA ^ | 09/23/2018
    GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO — At least 14 civilians were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials told Reuters, warning the unrest may hamper efforts to quash an Ebola epidemic in the area. The latest outbreak of the deadly disease has been focused in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, which have been a tinder box of armed rebellion and ethnic killing since two civil wars in the late 1990s. Militants believed to belong to the Allied Democratic Forces, a Ugandan Islamist group active in...
  • EBOLA OUTBREAK: Disease Spreads Beyond Infection Zone, Pandemic Warning

    09/23/2018 7:02:52 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 55 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-09-23 21:00 | Jacky Murphy
    Ebola has spread beyond the designated infection zone of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu, with new cases springing up in Ituri province, just 31 miles from the Ugandan border.
  • 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...