W Africa scrambles to prevent Ebola spread

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  1. datchguy

    datchguy New Member Banned User

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    West African nations scrambled to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus suspected to have killed at least 59 people in Guinea, with symptoms of the disease reported in neighbouring Sierra Leone and Liberia as well.


    The spread of Ebola, one of the most lethal infectious diseases known, has spooked nations with weak health care systems. In Guinea's southeast, home to all the confirmed cases, residents are avoiding large gatherings and prices in some markets have spiked as transporters avoid the area.
    Health authorities in Liberia said they had now recorded eight suspected cases of Ebola, mainly in people who crossed the border from Guinea.
    Five of these had died but tests were still being carried out to check if the cases were indeed Ebola, the Reuters news agency reported.
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) said a total of 86 suspected cases, including 59 deaths, had been reported in southeastern Guinea near the border with Sierra Leone and Liberia.
    Laboratory tests have confirmed 13 cases of Ebola in Guinea so far, the first outbreak of the disease in West Africa.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/afric...-prevent-ebola-spread-201432622029370444.html
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    thanks obama
     
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    Always starts in Africa, why can't it originate in stray cats on Long island?
     
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    Close all airports and whatever happens, happens.
     
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    Didn't Bubonic plague (was that The Black Death?) originate in Tajikistan or somewhere in China? :scratch:
     
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    Yeah, but you might have the virus and not be symptomatic yet so that won't do anything.
     
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    Low viral load.
     
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    too funny... like they have airports... more like cut all the vines they use to swing from tree to tree

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  9. AllAboutHim Ed

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    God just doesn't seem to care for that region. I'm starting to think he's trying to help us.
     
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    Asia's worse than Africa for introducing nasty shit to the world.
     
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    I meant Ebola, but there is some dispute as to the origin of the plague:

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/03/0310_040310_blackdeath.html

    Cameron Walker
    for National Geographic News

    March 10, 2004
    The bubonic plague, or Black Death, may have originated in ancient Egypt, according to a new study.
    "This is the first time the plague's origins in Egypt have been backed up by archaeological evidence," said Eva Panagiotakopulu, who made the discovery. Panagiotakopulu is an archaeologist and fossil-insect expert at the University of Sheffield, England.
    While most researchers consider central Asia as the birthplace of the deadly epidemic, the new study—published recently in the Journal of Biogeography—suggests an alternate starting point.
    "It's usually thought that the plague entered from the East," said B. Joseph Hinnebusch, a microbiologist at Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana. The new study suggests that North Africa could also be the source of the epidemic, he said.
    The bacteria-caused plague is more than a grim historical footnote today. The African island of Madagascar experienced outbreaks in the late 1990s, and some worry about the plague's potential use as an agent of bioterrorism.
    Information about past epidemics could help scientists predict where new outbreaks would occur and better understand how the disease spreads, Hinnebusch said.
     
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    Yeah, those fuckin stink bugs and tiger Mosquitos are the worst.
     
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    :ixnay:
     
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    Interesting. I wonder if that's accepted within the scientific community, only because the wiki page still says China.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death

     
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    [video=youtube;vEtbfzMLVWU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=vEtbfzMLVWU[/video]
     
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    Sure. I'll get right on that for you. :jj:

    :buhbye:
     
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    Gonna pour a 40 for my dead African brothers and sisters. :depressed:
     
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    Oh...they do. I thought I was going to die at one. They generally aren't going anywhere, but still.