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How Will The UK Stop Ebola From Spreading?

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How Will The UK Stop Ebola From Spreading?

The woman is being treated in isolation at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow

The woman is being treated in isolation at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via Sky News And my Previous breaking news Article via Sky News also. https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/breaking-news-glasgow-healthcare-worker-diagnosed-with-ebola/ I did this article back on the 18th December https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/sierra-leone-braced-for-increase-in-ebola-cases/ In the article I told how Ebola was killing Sierra Leone, as Ebola had died out in the Developed World the Main Steam Media dropped the story but 10’s of thousands have died in Sierra Leone.

Nicola Sturgeon reassures Ebola won’t spread and is under control

The Ebola case in Glasgow will create considerable concerns among people about its potential spread, but effective containment could make the health worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone an isolated case. Sky’s Health Correspondent Thomas Moore said close monitoring of anyone who came into contact with the patient after they became infected, as well as good practices during treatment, were key to preventing further cases.

“The key incubation period is considered to be 21 days and we have seen in other countries events where partners of people who have come down with Ebola are kept at home or monitored very closely to make sure they are not developing symptoms and there is no onward transmission,” he said. “The key point in an outbreak is to contain it, to prevent it spreading. The further it spreads the more difficult it is to contact trace people and bring the virus back under control.”

The woman travelled from Sierra Leone to Casablanca on Royal Air Maroc flight AT596 yesterday morning at 2.30am, landing at 6.10am. She then boarded another Royal Air Maroc flight - AT0800 - to Heathrow, taking off at 12:20pm and landing at 3:50pm at Terminal 4.

The woman travelled from Sierra Leone to Casablanca on Royal Air Maroc flight AT596 yesterday morning at 2.30am, landing at 6.10am.
She then boarded another Royal Air Maroc flight – AT0800 – to Heathrow, taking off at 12:20pm and landing at 3:50pm at Terminal 4.

Health officials have said the patient in Scotland only came into contact with one person since displaying symptoms, however the passengers who travelled on a flight from Casablanca to Heathrow and a subsequent flight from Heathrow to Glasgow with the infected person on Sunday are being traced. The Ebola virus is not spread through ordinary social contact such as shaking hands or travelling on public transport. Only people who have come into contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person are at risk.

Anyone who was on the flight – or has recently return from the affected arreas of West Africa – and is worried about symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, sore throat or rash is advised to stay at home and call 111 or 999. “Scotland has been preparing for this possibility from the beginning of the outbreak in West Africa and I am confident that we are well prepared.” Anyone who was on the Heathrow to Glasgow flight last night is asked to call 08000 858531

The unnamed patient is currently being treated at a specialist infectious diseases unit at Gartnaval Hospital in Glasgow But she will be moved to The Royal Free Hospital in London, one of fiveUntitled3 High Level Isolation units in Britain – the others are in Liverpool, Newcastle, Sheffield and Belfast.

The unit is run by a dedicated team of doctors and laboratory staff and access is restricted to specially trained medical staff. A specially designed tent is set up around the patient’s bed so the infection can be contained while they are treated. Sky’s Thomas Moore said staff at The Royal Free would follow strict protocols to prevent any further infection. “We know for example, from Texas where they were treating a health worker and a member of the public who came back, there were lapses,” he said. “Every precaution will be taken. The Royal Free has an extremely good track record on this and will have been looking at what went wrong in Texas, and indeed in Spain, to ensure no one else infected when treating this health worker.”

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A government COBR meeting, chaired by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, was held to discuss the case. Speaking before the case was identified, Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies said “a handful of cases” were expected in the coming months. She added that Britain was “very well prepared” for Ebola. Public Health England has tested 113 people for Ebola up to 4 December, only one of which was found to have the disease. Wales has had no positive cases from its five tests, while Northern Irelands has also had no cases.

No details have been released for Scotland.

http://news.sky.com/story/1399444/how-will-britain-stop-ebola-from-spreading

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-30628349

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2890355/Health-worker-treated-Ebola-Glasgow-returning-Sierra-Leone.html

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Breaking News – Glasgow Healthcare Worker Diagnosed With ‘EBOLA’ – #LIVE VIDEO#

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Breaking News – Glasgow Healthcare Worker Diagnosed With ‘EBOLA’ – #LIVE VIDEO#

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By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

A healthcare worker who returned to Glasgow from Sierra Leone last night has been confirmed as having Ebola.

More as the story develops from Ace News

Just as we all thought it was gone….This is bad 

LIVE VIDEO VIA http://news.sky.com/watch-live From Sky News UK. 

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UPDATE: 19:00

A healthcare worker who returned to Glasgow from Sierra Leone last night has been confirmed as having Ebola. They returned to Scotland via Casablanca and London Heathrow, arriving into Glasgow Airport on a British Airways flight at around 11.30pm. The patient was admitted to hospital early this morning after feeling unwell and was placed into isolation at 7.50am.

Anyone who is at risk through contact with the patient is to be contacted and closely monitored. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chaired a meeting of the Scottish Government Resilience Committee and has also spoken to Prime Minister David Cameron. She said: “Our first thoughts at this time must be with the patient diagnosed with Ebola and their friends and family. I wish them a speedy recovery.

“Scotland has been preparing for this possibility from the beginning of the outbreak in West Africa and I am confident that we are well prepared.” Anyone who was on the Heathrow to Glasgow flight last night is asked to call 08000 858531

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UPDATE: 19:16

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Now stated a Woman is infected. They are being taken to London to get special treatment. I am guessing she will be fine as the illness came late last night. Sierra Leone is still the worst place on Earth with thousands dying. Article I did 10 days ago about Sierra Leone and how the danger is FAR from over globally.  https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/sierra-leone-braced-for-increase-in-ebola-cases/

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A female healthcare worker who returned to Glasgow from Sierra Leone last night has been confirmed as having Ebola. They returned to Scotland via Casablanca and London Heathrow, arriving into Glasgow Airport on a British Airways flight at around 11.30pm. The patient was admitted to hospital early this morning after feeling unwell and was placed into isolation at 7.50am. The individual has been isolated and is receiving treatment in the specialist Brownlee Unit for Infectious Diseases on the Gartnavel Hospital campus, but will be taken to the Royal Free Hospital in London imminently.

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Taboo Series: Religion, Scripture and logical thinking

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Taboo Series: Religion, Scripture and logical thinking

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By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

As part of my ‘Taboo’ series I want try and get my own mind around certain topics. I don’t and would never try to call into question another’s happiness, so this really is me asking simple questions. Today the title say it all, Scripture Vs Logical Thinking. I have said many times ‘Religion ruins our World’ then I backtrack and say ‘But in reality it is the people in Religion’ And I am one of many to believe this, for some reason Atheism is now classes as a religion, I ask how can non-belief in religion, the bible and all it tells us makes people who don’t believe these words religious in anyway, strange huh.

I will give a few examples where we apply logic and see the story is impossible. The first one is ‘Noah’s Ark’  The bible tell this story here:

Noah’s Ark (Hebrew: תיבת נח‎; Biblical Hebrew: Tevat Noaḥ) is the vessel in the Genesis flood narrative (Genesis chapters 6–9) by which God saves Noah, his family, and a remnant of all the world’s animals from the flood. God gives Noah detailed instructions for building the ark: it is to be of gopher wood, smeared inside and out with pitch, with three decks and internal compartments; it will be 300 cubits long (137.16 m, 450 ft), 50 wide (22.86 m, 75 ft), and 30 high (13.716 m, 45 ft); it will have a roof “finished to a cubit upward”; and an entrance on the side. The story goes on to describe the ark being afloat throughout the flood and subsequent receding of the waters before it came to rest on Mount Ararat. The story is repeated, with variations, in the Quran, where the ark appears as Safina Nuh (Arabic: سفينة نوح‎ “Noah’s boat”).

The Genesis flood narrative is similar to numerous other flood myths from a variety of cultures. The earliest known written flood myth is the Sumerian flood myth found in the Epic of Ziusudra.

There is no scientific evidence supporting a global flood. Searches for Noah’s Ark, sometimes mockingly referred to as “archaeology”, have been made from at least the time of Eusebius (c.275–339 AD) to the present day. Despite many expeditions, no scientific evidence of the ark has been found.

Now let’s apply logic. Look at the time this is meant to have happened, I ask how Kangaroo’s left Australia, I ask how Polar Bears managed to get down from the North Pole, how did the Moose get from the North Americas? Now please remember the time, year and technology of the time, this is vital here. I could go on and on with any animal. A friend and I debated this lately and I love to debate, many assume hatred or ‘Point scoring’ but all that does is reaffirm my belief that Religion causes hatred division and more. I believe this story could be true but true in a sense of Noah’s time, Noah’s World, his place and his time. Try and do this today, 2 of every species, all 4 Million plus species of Animal, 2 off each and try get them onto a boat that would have to be huge, perhaps a mile long and don’t forget half of every species would have eat the other half, unless the boat was 10 mile long with cages for every species, long shot right? and remember the species that have perished as a species by the hand of man. Now there is a loophole for two species, this would be the swimming and flying animals. There is just no way this fete could be done in 2014, never mind the time stamp the bible would have us believe, this story for me is IMPOSSIBLE. Many have faith in the story and are scared to let logic into the story. I go back to the Woman I spoke to who didn’t believe Dinosaurs roamed Earth’s surface many millions of years ago. There is faith and there is stupid blind faith. Again I mean no disrespect but to believe things logic or Science (I will get to Science) would tell them is ‘Impossible’ because it is.

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Many believe Noah’s ark was found

 

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Noah's Ark

Inside the boat they found

How It Was Discovered

In 1959, Turkish army captain Llhan Durupinar discovered an unusual shape while examining aerial photographs of his country. The smooth shape, larger than a football field, stood out from the rough and rocky terrain at an altitude of 6,300 feet near the Turkish border with Iran.

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NOW LETS LOOK AT LIFE

Life has found a way to live on the outside of the ISS

Life has found a way to live on the outside of the ISS

This one I know people will have an answer for but I am going to take in a whole new direction.

“O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Thy name in all the earth, Who hast displayed Thy splendor above the heavens! …When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, The moon and the stars, which Thou has ordained; …O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Thy name in all the earth!”

Above is scripture I have no idea what bible it came from or the verse and all that. The problem I have with Religion and the Bible is ‘Life’ God is said to have places 2 Humans on Earth, one man, one woman, the woman being made from one of Man’s ribs. Why? Why would God take a Rib from Man to create Woman? He is all powerful and all able right? Why didn’t he just put a woman there? When I read this I see an ‘Anti Woman’ type argument. So Man had to give something up in order for Woman to live? or be created? I don’t get that.

It was proven life can live in many places, just lately life was found to live on the outside of the International Space Station (ISS) Now this brings huge implications to the Bible argument. Life can exist half a mile below and in Ice. Life can exist near a Lave fisher 5 mile down on the seabed, life is extraordinary, it is more than amazing. We have the ‘Creationism Vs Evolution’ question and it can be hard to believe either. If Man (Why always man?) came from Apes then I ask ‘Why do we still have apes and not what they evolved from’ You follow? If we came from Apes where is the lineage from before Apes? What did Apes evolve from? Therein we have the ‘Missing Link’

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The Philae lander has found organic molecules – which are essential for life – on the surface of the comet where it touched down last week. The spacecraft managed to beam back evidence of the carbon and hydrogen–containing chemicals shortly before it entered hibernation mode to conserve falling power supplies. Although scientists are still to reveal what kind of molecules have been found on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the discovery could provide new clues about how the early chemical ingredients that led to life on Earth arrived on the planet.

Molecules have been found on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenk

Molecules have been found on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenk

Above is Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenk, the Philae lander spaceship detected life on a COMET! How versatile is life? Isn’t it amazing? Life can and does exist anywhere and in any condition. Life has survived many ‘E.L.E’s’ Extinction Level Events and every time, life has survived thus allowing me to write this and you to read it. I don’t have the answers and something I can be sure is neither do you. You have ‘FAITH’ You believe with all your heart these impossible feats in the Bible are true to the point of writing. Every word is believed.

The Irony is, Science will in the end tell is what is true and what is impossible, can you feel the irony? Talk it up peeps. I hope debate can happen here

This is where Science and Religion meet with logic. One thing I will say is, IT IS TOTALLY SUPERB TO RESEARCH 

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Italy: Ferry On Fire: Britons Trapped On Burning Boat

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Italy: Ferry On Fire: Britons Trapped On Burning Boat

Passengers jump from the ship as those trapped on the burning vessel report choking smoke and shoes melting on the decks.

Passengers jump from the ship as those trapped on the burning vessel report choking smoke and shoes melting on the decks.

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via Links below

A number of Britons have been rescued from a burning ferry near Corfu – but many other passengers remain trapped. The Italian Navy said 190 people had been plucked from the stricken Norman Atlantic by Sunday evening, more than 14 hours after the fire erupted. One person has died and 287 remain on board the ferry, which is now adrift in rough seas between Italy and Albania. Passengers still trapped on the ferry described how thick smoke engulfed the ferry, and said the ship had begun to list to one side.  “There’s a lot of smoke, we can’t breathe,” passenger Nikos Papatheodosiou told Greece’s state-run Nerit television as darkness fell. “Panic, there’s panic,” he said. Passengers described scenes of terror and chaos when the fire broke out as they slept in their cabins.

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Early official reports, based on passenger manifests, had indicated only two Britons were on the ferry, but it’s understood additional citizens who were not travelling on British passports may also have been aboard. One of the rescued Britons is show-jumper Nicholas Channing-Williams, winched to safety along with fiance Regina Theofilli.

His mother Dottie Channing-Williams  told Sky News tonight: “Thank God they have been airlifted to safety. “I don’t know what shape they are in. But I want to know how they are and where they are and I’m waiting for the Foreign Office to get back to me.” The vessel caught fire just after 6am local time about 35 miles north of Corfu, close to the Albanian city of Vlora, while it was travelling from Patras, Greece, to Ancona in Italy with 478 on board. Italian and Greek helicopter crews prepared to work through the night to airlift passengers off the ferry. An Albanian tugboat was this evening towing the stricken car ferry to Albania’s main port of Durres , an official in the port of Vlore said on Sunday.

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http://news.sky.com/story/1398669/ferry-on-fire-britons-trapped-on-burning-boat

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30620819

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/28/ferry-catches-fire-greece-italy

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Air Asia Indonesia flight QZ8501 to Singapore missing

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Air Asia Indonesia flight QZ8501 to Singapore missing

Image via Sky News

Image via Sky News

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via Links below

Broke a few hours ago this.  An AirAsia Indonesia airliner flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board has gone missing. Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control at 06:24 local time (23:24 GMT Saturday) over the Java Sea.

The plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared midway into the flight of more than two hours from the city of Surabaya. No distress call was made. Bad weather was reported in the area, and an air search operation has now been suspended for the night. Planes from Indonesia and Singapore had been scouring an area of sea between Kalimantan (Borneo) and Java. Some boats were reported to be continuing to search as night fell.

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A few hours ago many of the relatives at the crisis centre in the airport still seemed calm – glued to their phones, perhaps trying to find any news of the plane or stay in touch with friends and loved ones But more than 12 hours since the plane took off they are looking increasingly worried. Officials still have no idea what happened to the aircraft. The governor of East Java, Soekarwo, the mayor of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini, and the chief executive of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes, have come to talk to the relatives to assure them that all is being done to locate the missing Airbus.

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This has been a difficult year for aviation in Asia: Malaysia’s national carrier Malaysia Airlines has suffered two losses – flights MH370 and MH17. Flight MH370 disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March with 239 passengers and crew. The wreckage, thought to be in southern Indian Ocean, has still not been located. MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in July, killing all 298 on board. Flight QZ8501 was supposed to arrive early this morning. Hours later the families of the passengers gathered here have very little information. Airport officials are keeping them well away from the media and trying to make them comfortable. The scenes at Changi are reminiscent of those in Kuala Lumpur immediately after MH370 went missing in March: anxious relatives waiting for any news on their loves ones, a media frenzy, but no answers.

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There were 155 passengers on board, the company said in a statement:

  • 138 adults, 16 children and one infant
  • Most on board were Indonesian
  • Several were from other countries: one UK national, a Malaysian, a Singaporean and three South Koreans
  • The BBC understands that the British national is Chi-Man Choi
  • Two pilots and five crew were also on board – one French, the others Indonesian

The plane in question was delivered to AirAsia in 2008, has flown 13,600 times, covering 23,000 hours, and underwent its last maintenance on 16 November.

AirAsia has set up an emergency line for family or friends of those who may be on board. The number is +622 129 850 801.

Dozens of passengers’ relatives have been gathering at Juanda airport in Surabaya and Singapore’s Changi airport to hear news.

http://news.sky.com/story/1399016/search-resumes-for-missing-airasia-plane

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30614627

 

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