Ebola 'Totally Out of Control,' Doctors Without Borders Says


Locutus
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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever seen and the virus is raging ‘‘totally out of control,’’ an official with Doctors Without Borders said Friday. The virus, which causes a particularly nasty form of hemorrhagic fever, has killed 337 people out of 528 infected, the World Health Organization says — making it by far the biggest and deadliest outbreak of Ebola since it was first identified in 1976.

‘‘The reality is clear that the epidemic is now in a second wave,’’ Bart Janssens, operations director for Doctors Without Borders in Brussels, told the AP. ‘‘And, for me, it is totally out of control.’’

The virus has been spreading since spring in three West African countries with fluid borders — Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The biggest outbreak affected 425 people in Uganda in 2000, killing 224 of them. There’s no good treatment and no cure for Ebola, which is highly transmissible.

Ebola 'Totally Out of Control,' Doctors Without Borders Says - NBC News (external - login to view)

Move along, nothing to see citizen...go follow Rob Ford or watch the stupid soccer thing.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Stay away from infected body fluids of humans or monkeys. Ebola is not airborne. And avoid fruit bats.
 
Sal
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pretty frightening when a doctor says Ebola is out of control.

It makes SARS look tame by comparison.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

Stay away from infected body fluids of humans or monkeys. Ebola is not airborne. And avoid fruit bats.

Fruit bats??? UhOh.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

pretty frightening when a doctor says Ebola is out of control.

It makes SARS look tame by comparison.

SARS was caught airborn. Ebola looks gross and is a painful death but is a poor virus since it has too high a mortality rate, symptoms are obvious and can only be transmitted by bodily fluids.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

SARS was caught airborn. Ebola looks gross and is a painful death but is a poor virus since it has too high a mortality rate, symptoms are obvious and can only be transmitted by bodily fluids.

except you leak like a sieve when you have it..it's hemorrhagic fever...your lips touch cups and glasses and you bleed out everywhere...

in the bush they just place all individuals with it in a hut, burn it down and flee into the jungles until it goes back to ground...in populated city it could spread like wild fire

there are some books out there (not fiction) that predicted this years ago...this is not a disease to play with...
 
Tonington
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

SARS was caught airborn. Ebola looks gross and is a painful death but is a poor virus since it has too high a mortality rate, symptoms are obvious and can only be transmitted by bodily fluids.

Pretty much. It wouldn't affect nearly as many if they had better quarantine measures. It just happens to affect some of the poorest nations, so....
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Pretty much. It wouldn't affect nearly as many if they had better quarantine measures. It just happens to affect some of the poorest nations, so....

It can be passed by surviving males in their bodily fluids for 2 months after cure. If it had a lower mortality rate, it would be like AIDS.

Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

except you leak like a sieve when you have it..it's hemorrhagic fever...your lips touch cups and glasses and you bleed out everywhere...

in the bush they just place all individuals with it in a hut, burn it down and flee into the jungles until it goes back to ground...in populated city it could spread like wild fire

there are some books out there (not fiction) that predicted this years ago...this is not a disease to play with...

I don't think you should be caring for a relative sick with Ebola. Call 911 and have him/her quarantined.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

It can be passed by surviving males in their bodily fluids for 2 months after cure. If it had a lower mortality rate, it would be like AIDS.



I don't think you should be caring for a relative sick with Ebola. Call 911 and have him/her quarantined.

lol... germaphobe that I am, I'd be out of town so fast the door wouldn't be shut behind me before i was two towns over
 
Locutus
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U.N.: Ebola outbreak could become pandemic (external - login to view)
 
EagleSmack
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Dawn of the Dead amp Johnny Cash credits - YouTube

 
Zipperfish
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Didn't ebola mutate into an airborne form once--for primates? Seem to remember reading a book about it.
 
Walter
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Obviously caused by climate change.
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

Obviously caused by climate change.

It's not, of course.
It's Jesus will to control the surplus population. Right?
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

It's not, of course.
It's Jesus will to control the surplus population. Right?

OK sure
 
Blackleaf
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It'll not be long before you get black American couples naming their daughters Ebola.
 
darkbeaver
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

It'll not be long before you get black American couples naming their daughters Ebola.

That's not as stupid limey's naming their idiot children Elizabeth or Harry after their hereditary owners.
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

That's not as stupid limey's naming their idiot children Elizabeth or Harry after their hereditary owners.


It is. It is a LOT more stupid that calling someone Harry (unless you live in Birmingham, Alabama; or Brooklyn).

And many people think I'm being silly for suggesting that it won't be long until black Americans call their daughters Ebola. But just you wait and see. You read it here first...
 
tay
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Now it's coming to North America thanks to these spread the worders. Why don't they just stay home and mind their own business.........








Texas doctor working in Liberia sends wife and 2 kids home to US just days before coming down with the disease.


There is no known cure for Ebola, which begins with symptoms including fever and sore throat and escalates to vomiting, diarrhea and internal and external bleeding. The WHO says the disease is not contagious until a person begins to show symptoms.


Munro said some church members had offered several months ago to pay to fly the Writebols back to the U.S. because of the Ebola outbreak but they refused because they felt God had called them to work there. He broke the news to the congregation Sunday morning.



http://bigstory.ap.org/article/american-doctor-africa-gets-treatment-ebola (external - login to view)
 
Grievous
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever seen and the virus is raging ‘‘totally out of control,’’ an official with Doctors Without Borders said Friday. The virus, which causes a particularly nasty form of hemorrhagic fever, has killed 337 people out of 528 infected, the World Health Organization says — making it by far the biggest and deadliest outbreak of Ebola since it was first identified in 1976.
‘‘The reality is clear that the epidemic is now in a second wave,’’ Bart Janssens, operations director for Doctors Without Borders in Brussels, told the AP. ‘‘And, for me, it is totally out of control.’’
The virus has been spreading since spring in three West African countries with fluid borders — Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The biggest outbreak affected 425 people in Uganda in 2000, killing 224 of them. There’s no good treatment and no cure for Ebola, which is highly transmissible.
Ebola 'Totally Out of Control,' Doctors Without Borders Says - NBC News
Move along, nothing to see citizen...go follow Rob Ford or watch the stupid soccer thing.

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Wait a sec.....is this science?


I thought that was verboten?
 
gore0bsessed
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Quote: Originally Posted by ZipperfishView Post

Didn't ebola mutate into an airborne form once--for primates? Seem to remember reading a book about it.


I don't think Ebola is airborne, and yea it originated an animal, like HIV. It's called Zoonosis.
 
MHz
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Anybody know what the protocol is for this once the pharmacies are closed.
The same one that a person should use when forced to take a mandatory flu vaccination. By taking 'the cure' for some 'ailments' when you don't have the ailment should allow you body to be at full strength to fight anything negative that could have made it into the flu shot. Lots of O2, a ph level above 7.8 and some fine grained colloidal silver and one more that is effective against malaria type of things.
If Ebola like diseases are bacteria caused then the solution is finding the right virus that is the enemy of that specific bacteria.
 
gore0bsessed
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There is nothing for Ebola, the treatment is quarantine. Ebola is a virus, not a bacteria.
 
tay
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The top doctor treating patients infected with the Ebola virus (external - login to view) in Sierra Leone has died from the disease, officials have confirmed.




Dr Khan's death on Tuesday afternoon was confirmed by chief medical officer Dr Brima Kargbo, who had previously hailed him as a "national hero" when she announced he had contracted the the disease.




Efforts are further hindered by the fact the disease has no vaccine and no specific treatment. The current outbreak has a fatality rate of at least 60 percent, but it can reach as high as 90 percent.




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Ebola virus: Top Sierra Leone doctor, Sheik Umar Khan, dies of disease - Africa - World - The Independent (external - login to view)








Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel




Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa's largest city with 21 million people.


The fact that the traveler from Liberia could board an international flight also raised new fears that other passengers could take the disease beyond Africa due to weak inspection of passengers and the fact Ebola's symptoms are similar to other diseases.


Officials in the country of Togo, where the sick man's flight had a stopover, also went on high alert after learning that Ebola could possibly have spread to a fifth country.


Screening people as they enter the country may help slow the spread of the disease, but it is no guarantee Ebola won't travel by airplane, according to Dr. Lance Plyler, who heads Ebola medical efforts in Liberia for aid organization Samaritan's Purse.


"Unfortunately the initial signs of Ebola imitate other diseases, like malaria or typhoid," he said.






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Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel (external - login to view)
 
tay
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My un scientific take on it is ; If all other viruses can be transmitted by sneezing/coughing etc., why not this one.........?






W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces





The World Health Organization has issued a bulletin which confirms what Natural News (external - login to view) has been asserting for weeks: that Ebola can spread via indirect contact with contaminated surfaces and aerosolized droplets produced from coughing or sneezing.

"...wet and bigger droplets from a heavily infected individual, who has respiratory symptoms caused by other conditions or who vomits violently, could transmit the virus -- over a short distance -- to another nearby person," says a W.H.O. bulletin released this week. [1] "This could happen when virus-laden heavy droplets are directly propelled, by coughing or sneezing..."

That same bulletin also says, "The Ebola virus can also be transmitted indirectly, by contact with previously contaminated surfaces and objects."

In other words, the WHO just confirmed what the CDC says is impossible -- that Ebola can be acquired by touching a contaminated surface.


more: W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces - NaturalNews.com (external - login to view)
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by BlackleafView Post

It'll not be long before you get black American couples naming their daughters Ebola.


.........THAT'S pretty ****ing funny.
 
Tonington
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Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

My un scientific take on it is ; If all other viruses can be transmitted by sneezing/coughing etc., why not this one.........?

Because not all viruses are the same, and most definitely not all viruses can be transmitted by aerosols. Imagine if you could transmit herpes by coughing...doesn't happen. Some viruses are enveloped, meaning they have a protective glycoprotein layer. Some aren't. Some are larger than others. Lots of different factors which affect whether or not a virus can survive and infect outside of the host. Ebola does not survive long on surfaces, especially porous surfaces.

Ebola doesn't get transmitted by air...coughing large droplets of vomit or blood that land on a surface is not the same as producing an aerosol that you breathe in, and the CDC has never said that you cannot be infected by touching contaminated surfaces or objects. It's on their page under transmission...WHO hasn't contradicted the CDC.
 
grainfedpraiboy
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

Anybody know what the protocol is for this once the pharmacies are closed.

Get Out Of Dodge

Quote: Originally Posted by ToningtonView Post

Because not all viruses are the same, and most definitely not all viruses can be transmitted by aerosols. Imagine if you could transmit herpes by coughing...doesn't happen. Some viruses are enveloped, meaning they have a protective glycoprotein layer. Some aren't. Some are larger than others. Lots of different factors which affect whether or not a virus can survive and infect outside of the host. Ebola does not survive long on surfaces, especially porous surfaces.

Ebola doesn't get transmitted by air...coughing large droplets of vomit or blood that land on a surface is not the same as producing an aerosol that you breathe in, and the CDC has never said that you cannot be infected by touching contaminated surfaces or objects. It's on their page under transmission...WHO hasn't contradicted the CDC.

I agree with you but the fact enough virologists are concerned this particular virus has the potential to mutate into an airborne one and the likelihood of that occurring grows the more the virus jumps from host to host is frightening.
 
Tonington
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Quote: Originally Posted by grainfedpraiboyView Post

I agree with you but the fact enough virologists are concerned this particular virus has the potential to mutate into an airborne one and the likelihood of that occurring grows the more the virus jumps from host to host is frightening.

Oh, there's lots to be frightful of, for sure. If you had a conversation with a virologist you might think twice about how you handle yourself around livestock too.

For context, we're not even at a quarter of the deaths yet that the 2009 influenza pandemic caused.

The other day at work, we got results back from a lab that we are contracting to do some work. We sent away some negative tissue for an assay they are developing for us, it came back positive...so we thought we might have had some DNA contamination in our lab. It's problematic because the tests that amplify DNA are so sensitive, and standard cleaners like ethanol won't degrade the DNA. After something like that, everything you look at and touch is a possible contaminated surface. I decontaminated my work area like mad thinking someone may have spilled something or touched it with contaminated hands. Turns out the contamination came from the lab we're contracting. Not a big deal, but when you start to consider how many times you touch things, and how many possibilities to contaminate surfaces, you get an idea for how bad things could be. Aerosols...and I'm only dealing with aquatic pathogens.
 
Walter
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And it begins.
Health care worker at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas tests positive for Ebola | Dallas Morning News (external - login to view)
 

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