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Old 21.09.2014, 21:16
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Can we please not descend into hysterical 72 pt font screaming? It would only have been worse if you made it all caps and red.

You posted interesting information. Why ruin it by lending it an image of a tin foil hat silliness?
Sorry, that was the result of copy/paste directly from the MaltaMedia website.
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Old 22.09.2014, 11:33
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Old 22.09.2014, 16:34
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Old 23.09.2014, 15:04
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

I`m a bit mind boggled by what I read in the papers recently - apparently health workers, going thru 1,5 million homes in one area, found 70 corpses ?! I`m imagining how many more people have become infected with just those deaths?

How many more Ebola victims corpses are just "lying around"?

I did ask someone to make sure I`d read that correctly. Yes, thats what was stated. Is that how those countries are reacting to their epidemic? Ignoring it and waiting to be rescued by USA/Europe/rest of the world?

Is the Organisation of AFrican Unity not involved in any way with trying to contain this disease? (as it spreads down their continent!) And if not, why not?
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I`m a bit mind boggled by what I read in the papers recently - apparently health workers, going thru 1,5 million homes in one area, found 70 corpses ?! I`m imagining how many more people have become infected with just those deaths?

How many more Ebola victims corpses are just "lying around"?

I did ask someone to make sure I`d read that correctly. Yes, thats what was stated. Is that how those countries are reacting to their epidemic? Ignoring it and waiting to be rescued by USA/Europe/rest of the world?

Is the Organisation of AFrican Unity not involved in any way with trying to contain this disease? (as it spreads down their continent!) And if not, why not?

Africa: the continent where leaders line their own pockets (and those of spouses, cousins and nephews), while leaving healthcare, education to NGOs and international relief-organizations.

Latest issue of "Der Spiegel" mentions that e.g. Liberia had a ridiculously low number of doctors even before ebola hit - and most of those are either dead now or have fled.
It takes hours for some to reach a hospital.
If they can afford it, they take a taxi. The taxi in turn becomes contaminated by ebola, spreading the disease to even further places...
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Old 24.09.2014, 00:27
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

Seems a young asylum seeker is in hospital in Lausanne with suspected Ebola. Hopefully just a newspaper exaggeration
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Old 24.09.2014, 08:56
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Seems a young asylum seeker is in hospital in Lausanne with suspected Ebola. Hopefully just a newspaper exaggeration
He's the second 'possible' case to be admitted to CHUV in the past few days. An aid worker who was bitten by an infected child was also admitted a few days ago as a precaution.
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Old 24.09.2014, 12:53
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

Time to stock up on canned peaches and ammo. I already have enough ammo so a trip to coop is in order methinks.
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Old 24.09.2014, 13:47
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He's the second 'possible' case to be admitted to CHUV in the past few days. An aid worker who was bitten by an infected child was also admitted a few days ago as a precaution.

IT'S THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!!


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Old 24.09.2014, 14:14
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Time to stock up on canned peaches and ammo. I already have enough ammo so a trip to coop is in order methinks.
If you are going to live solely on canned peaches then you will also need plenty of toilet paper
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Old 24.09.2014, 16:48
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If you are going to live solely on canned peaches then you will also need plenty of toilet paper
Aww balls! A certain video game led me to believe peaches are a viable foodstuff in the case of a global epidemic.
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Aww balls! A certain video game led me to believe peaches are a viable foodstuff in the case of a global epidemic.
A bag of hemp seeds would have been better. You can eat them, drink them, weave them, make ropes, and be entirely self-sufficient and healthy. While waiting for the global epidemic to pass by.
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

Ebola makes its way to Texas [NPR].
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Old 01.10.2014, 15:24
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

According to a comment under the article, this is Obama's fault because he (I guess directly and personally) allowed people from West Africa to freely cross into sacred US soil.
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Old 02.10.2014, 19:02
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

100 people in Texas may have had contact.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/03/us...acts.html?_r=0

Some have caught it from bodies that have long been dead. So this may be around for a very long time. What if it goes airborne?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-airborne.html

With treatment still under development, most of it biologic base and in short supply, potential for zombie apocalypse.
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I`m a bit mind boggled by what I read in the papers recently - apparently health workers, going thru 1,5 million homes in one area, found 70 corpses ?! I`m imagining how many more people have become infected with just those deaths?

How many more Ebola victims corpses are just "lying around"?

I did ask someone to make sure I`d read that correctly. Yes, thats what was stated. Is that how those countries are reacting to their epidemic? Ignoring it and waiting to be rescued by USA/Europe/rest of the world?

Is the Organisation of AFrican Unity not involved in any way with trying to contain this disease? (as it spreads down their continent!) And if not, why not?
The outbreak is very serious! The numbers are doubling every 20 days and I don't think Africans have the motivation to bury their nearest and dearest. They are in extreme shock, and are probably themselves feeling very ill too. Incubation is from 2 to 23 days before symptoms appear.

A group of medical orderlies were murdered in one village, they arrived to see if they could help, and they were all murdered, I think there were 8 people. It really is a terrible situation there, the remote villagers trust nobody. 765 new cases last week in Sierre Leone, and only 375 hospital beds in the whole country.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29453755

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Old 02.10.2014, 22:20
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What if it goes airborne?
The chances of it going airborne are astronomically low.

It is possible of course, in the same way that it is possible that life on Earth will be extinguished tomorrow by an asteroid, or it turns out the universe was in a false vacuum and the propellerheads in CERN nucleate a lower energy state vacuum and it makes chemistry and life as we know it impossible.

Worrying that it will go airborne is misplaced. We should worry about the situation in Africa developing into a full blown humanitarian catastrophe with large scale unrest and violence.
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Old 02.10.2014, 23:09
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According to a comment under the article, this is Obama's fault because he (I guess directly and personally)
allowed people from West Africa to freely cross into sacred US soil.
According to this story, linked below, the Liberian government questioned the infected passenger, who lied. He boarded the plane,
went to Texas and possibly infected 80 more people. What more can Liberia do? And this is just one case that has been noticed,

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29467489
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According to this story, linked below, the Liberian government questioned the infected passenger, who lied. He boarded the plane,
went to Texas and possibly infected 80 more people. What more can Liberia do? And this is just one case that has been noticed,

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29467489
He probably thought he would be better treated in the USA if it proves he got the virus, he must have been aware of the possible consequences of his direct interaction with sick relatives. That's what is happening when people feel left alone to fight with such a thing and know that there are are other conditions and possibilities in other countries. It's awful, but humans think of themselves first of all and more situations like this are to be expected, imo.
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Re: Recent Ebola outbreak

From what I've read, I think he hoped for the best that he was not sick. Passengers were at least screened for elevated temperatures, and questioned.

He landed Sept 20th, developed symptoms Wed Sept 24th, went to the Emergency room Friday 26th, was sent home with anti-biotics, and then apparently went back Sunday even worse, was then admitted.

If it's true that the contagious period only starts concurrent with symptoms, then the rest of the passengers are likely fine. I would like to know that the whereabouts of the rest of the passengers are at least known.


http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/...-questionnaire

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