The Official Ebola Thread

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Post by Skeeve » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:55 pm

Ebola outbreak: Uganda grandmother, 50, is latest to die
A 50-year-old woman infected with Ebola has died in western Uganda, a day after her five-year-old grandson died.

They are the first two cases reported in the country since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, where nearly 1,400 people have died.

Three suspected Ebola patients have also run away from an isolation centre.

The head of a major medical charity has called the latest outbreak of Ebola in central Africa "truly frightening".
Well, at this point, I think the ebola out break is beyond "not good."

Be careful skeptics...
Now is the time to start practicing agressive hygene IMHO, YMMV.

Meanwhile: Uganda bans public gatherings in Kasese district amid Ebola fears
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The infections marked the first confirmed cross-border cases of the virus in the current epidemic, which was previously confined to the eastern DRC's North Kivu and Ituri provinces after emerging 10 months ago.

More than 2,000 cases have been recorded in the DRC since the start of the outbreak in August, the country's 10th to date, and more than 1,400 people have died.

An expert World Health Organization (WHO) committee will convene in the Swiss city of Geneva on Friday to weigh whether to declare the epidemic a global health emergency following its spread into Uganda. Such declarations almost always boost global attention and lead to an increase in aid.

Two previous WHO emergency meetings decided the outbreak was not yet fit for a declaration of global emergency despite being of "deep concern".
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Post by sparks » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:00 pm

1400 dead and it's not an emergency?


Fuck.
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Re: The Official Ebola Thread

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:38 pm

one has to set priorities.

1400 is chicken shit compared to their death rates from:
Neonatal disorders
HIV/AIDS
Malaria
Lower respiratory infections
Tuberculosis
Diarrheal diseases
lschemic heart disease
Congenital defects
Stroke

It's really not a great country to be born in. Ebola is the least of their problems.

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Re: The Official Ebola Thread

Post by Skeeve » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:35 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:38 pm
one has to set priorities.
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It's really not a great country to be born in. Ebola is the least of their problems.
Uganda: Three Suspected Ebola Victims Escape From Kanungu Isolation Centre
Three suspected Ebola victims have escaped from the isolation centre at Kihihi Health Centre IV in Kihihi town council in Kanungu District in western Uganda.

They are Saddi Muhima, 46, his son Issa Muhima, 19 and Milton Nsenga, all from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The three were admitted in isolation when they presented with Ebola like symptoms shortly after arriving at Munyaga border crossing in Western ward in Butogota town council in Kanungu District from DRC on Wednesday morning.
Ebola spreads in Uganda—2 deaths, 27 in contact—as WHO calls emergency meeting
Local and international health officials are scrambling to smother a flare-up of Ebola in Uganda, which spread this week from a massive, months-long outbreak in the neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo. The outbreak has sickened 2,084 and killed 1,405 since last August.
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Also on Friday, the WHO will reconvene an Emergency Committee to assess whether the outbreak now constitutes a “public health emergency of international concern,” or PHEIC. Declaring the outbreak as such would signal the need for international responses and likely lead to more resources in curbing the virus's spread.
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North Kivu and Ituri sit on the eastern side of the country, bordering South Sudan, Uganda, and Rwanda. But despite the local challenges in disease response efforts, WHO officials have so far determined that the outbreak did not constitute a PHEIC. Friday’s meeting will be the third to assess a possible PHEIC status for this outbreak.
Well Rob, I guess it is just the devestating maner of death, and the aparent lack of security and or containment....
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Re: The Official Ebola Thread

Post by Skeeve » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:26 pm

Some headlines....
It's not yet an international Ebola emergency: WHO declares
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The World Health Organization on Friday decided not to declare an international emergency over Congo’s Ebola outbreak despite its spread to Uganda this week, concluding such a declaration could cause too much economic harm.
:shock:

Ebola crosses a porous border
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Health officials have long feared that this outbreak of Ebola virus could pass over the porous border into Uganda. The border is over 500 miles long and many of the crossings are informal - sometimes just a couple of planks laid across a shallow river. An endless stream of traders, some balancing baskets of eggs on their heads or swinging chickens by their feet, moves back and forth across the border each day.

Ugandan medics now tackling Ebola say they lack supplies
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Medical workers leading Uganda’s effort against Ebola lament what they call limited support in the days since infected members of a Congolese-Ugandan family showed up, one vomiting blood. Three have since died.

While Ugandan authorities praise the health workers as “heroes” and say they are prepared to contain the virus, some workers disagree, wondering where the millions of dollars spent on preparing for Ebola have gone if a hospital on the front line lacks basic supplies.
Good question....
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Re: The Official Ebola Thread

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Meanwhile: Burial of Ugandan Ebola victim shows flash of confrontation
KARAMBI, Uganda (AP) — At last the pickup truck carrying the Ebola victim’s coffin arrived. The woman’s relatives were relieved. But a small group of young people hissed in anger.

They watched the burial team carefully put on protective suits and gloves, itching for a fight. They grabbed the rope meant to lower the coffin into the grave and used it to block the truck’s path. One brandished a stick.

“You will not leave this place if you do not bury the coffin and fill the whole place with soil,” he said, wary of contamination if the grave’s contents were left exposed. For the handful of young men, fear of contact with the deadly virus was high.
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Burying her took all day and into the night as health workers pulled together the means to do it safely. The need for safe burials conflicts with traditional customs of having loved ones wash and dress the corpse. In Congo, that has led to trouble.
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Re: The Official Ebola Thread

Post by sparks » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:53 pm

Let the dumb fuckers have their quaint customs. Then, line 'em up and shoot the gits. Goddamn. It's not terribly difficult.



what....over the top? :)
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Post by Doctor X » Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:02 pm

I am rapidly losing sympathy for willful stupidity.

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Post by shemp » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:45 pm

But the important thing is that nobody catches teh autizm!
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Post by sparks » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:37 am

Exactly!
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Post by Skeeve » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:54 am

Kenya on high alert after suspected Ebola case in Kericho
Health authorities in Kericho County are on a red alert over a suspected case of Ebola.

This was after a patient exhibited suspected symptoms of the haemorrhagic fever at Kericho County Referral Hospital.

County officials on Monday said the woman had travelled from Malaba, a town in Busia County on the border of Kenya and Uganda, to see her spouse.
DRC --> Uganda --> Kenya
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“On further interrogation, she admitted to having travelled from Malaba where she alleges to reside to see her husband who works in Kericho.”
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Blood samples from the patient were sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) in Nairobi for further analysis.

“The preliminary test results are expected to be ready within the next 12 to 24 hours,” the statement read in part.
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Kenya has not had an Ebola case before.
Okay, I highlighted that part for a reason....anyone remember that couple who died in Fiji?

Contrast the above with this headline:
Investigation into American couple's mysterious death in Fiji could take weeks, officials say

Weeks?
To check on something that _should_ take around 12 to 24 hours to give preliminary results?
Seriously?

I would think the CDC would want to get this whole EBOLA thing out of the way most ricky-tick.

Perhaps they prefer....
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This is from the Fiji Times (behind a pay wall) and is titled: Don’t ‘jump the gun’
2 days ago - THE mysterious death of American couple Michelle and David Paul last month will not hinder tourist arrivals in the country, says Tourism ...
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Re: The Official Ebola Thread

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:07 am

Skeeve wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:54 am

Weeks?
To check on something that _should_ take around 12 to 24 hours to give preliminary results?
Seriously?

I would think the CDC would want to get this whole EBOLA thing out of the way most ricky-tick.
It may take 12 to 24 hours to test specifically for Ebola but several weeks to test for everything, which I'm sure they're doing.

And I don't think the CDC is concerned about Ebola in this case. In fact, I think you're the only person concerned that this is Ebola.

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Post by sparks » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:18 pm

Can't test for it yet as it's too new. They died of what I'm dubbing the 'Ameridiot Virus'. Symptoms include a smug superiority and a complete lack of knowledge of local customs. Victim's usually just bleed out on the street, but occasionally deep machete-like wounds are found on the victims who, more often than not, come from the Southern portion of the USofA. :)
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Post by Doctor X » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:44 am

But he is "Big Papi" sparks!

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Post by sparks » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:30 pm

Yes, isn't the irony wonderful! He may end up traveling home in a thermos...
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Post by Doctor X » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:45 pm

No, he made it safely back to Mass General where surgeons, who do not give interviews and allow random people to take pictures of you in an ICU, promptly checked to see if anyone left their wristwatch in his abdomen.

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Post by sparks » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:55 am

That's a relief. At least he won't be setting off airport security scanners.
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Post by Doctor X » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:04 am

Just first-pitch grand slams.

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Post by sparks » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:10 pm

BWAHAHAHAHA...
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Post by Skeeve » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:50 pm

Meanwhile: Ebola fears worsen after more than 300,000 flee Congo over violent ethnic clashes: report
The threat of the second deadliest Ebola outbreak continues to grow in central Africa as more than 300,000 people have fled the Congo since early June because of ethnic clashes, reports say.

The Congolese are fleeing after a violent week left at least 161 people dead in the northeastern province of Ituri as clashes between farming and herding communities reached a climax, Reuters reported Monday citing local officials.
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Health officials fear that reports of killings, kidnappings and sexual violence could prompt even more people to leave the Congo - including those who might be carrying the Ebola virus.
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