(Possible) Person contracts Ebola in Edinburgh, Scotland

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey caught Ebola, was flown to London and is now ok, stable

Ist case Nurse Pauline Cafferkey caught Ebola, was flown to London and is now ok, stable

By @ShaunyNews Via http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/ebola-scotland-patient-fife-under-4986704#rlabs=17 other sources and my own words

This is a reminder yet again Ebola is not away, people are still dying in their thousands in West Africa. I am hearing there is a ‘rumoured’ case in Belgium also.

A SUSPECTED case of Ebola is being treated in a Scots hospital. The patient, believed to be a woman, recently returned from west Africa and began suffering from a fever. They were taken to the infectious diseases unit of the Western General Hospital inEdinburgh.

It’s understood the affected person is from Auchtermuchty in Fife and can reveal a SORT ambulance – Special Operations Recovery Team – was despatched to an address in the town on Thursday afternoon. Specialists in full protection suits and equipment collected the patient who was described as a “high possibility Ebola Case.” This means the patient had a fever and must have returned from an ‘outbreak’ country such as Sierra Leone or Liberia in the last 21 days.

Suspected Ebola Case Being Treated In Scotland
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The patient was then transferred to the RIDU – Regional Infectious Diseases Unit – at the Western General Hospital, in Edinburgh where a sample of blood was taken that was sent to a specialist laboratory at the Royal Infirmary for testing. It is understood that whenever a SORT ambulance is requested the Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland have to be notified. Unlike Nurse Pauline Cafferkey, from Blantyre, who was diagnosed at the end of last year, the Ebola case is not yet confirmed.

Melanie Johnson, Director of Unscheduled Care, NHS Lothian, said: “A patient who recently returned to Scotland from West Africa has been admitted to our Regional Infectious Diseases Unit (RIDU) at the Western General Hospital after they reported a raised temperature. “As a precautionary measure, and in line with agreed procedures, the patient will be screened for possible infections and will be kept in isolation.

1.9 Mile drive from my house. Western General of Edinburgh

1.9 Mile drive from my house. Western General of Edinburgh

“We have robust systems in place to manage patients with suspected infectious diseases and follow agreed and tested national guidelines.” A spokeswoman for NHS Fife added: “NHS Fife can confirm that a patient who recently returned to Scotland from West Africa has been transferred to the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. “This is a precautionary measure and is established protocol.”

A Scottish Government spokesperson said: “We are aware that, as a precautionary measure, NHS Lothian has admitted a patient, who has returned from West Africa. In line with agreed procedures, the patient will be screened for possible infections including Ebola and will be kept in isolation, again as a precaution. “Scotland has a robust health protection surveillance system which monitors global disease outbreaks and ensures that we are fully prepared to respond to such situations.”

Scottish Labour health spokeswoman Jenny Marra said: “NHS Lothian is right to take all the necessary precautions to check the health of this person and use isolation facilities. “These precautions are in the interests of the patient and the general public.”

Everyone on these planes and who they have met after now need watched and maybe tested.

Everyone on these planes and who they have met after now need watched and maybe tested.

Miss Cafferkey, 39, was the UK’s first confirmed case, having contracted the virus while volunteering at a medical centre in Sierra Leone. Diagnosed after returning to Britain, she was transported from Glasgow to an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Pauline, who is originally from Crossgates in Fife, is showing signs of improvement having been in a critical condition. Yesterday, a woman suspected of having Ebola tested negative for the disease at Northampton General hospital, and on Tuesday another suspected ebola case at North Manchester Hospital turned out to be a false alarm. And Stephen Powell, of Pontypridd South Wales, who was showing symptoms of the deadly virus was also given the all clear last week.

Although, the number of suspected Ebola cases is slowly growing in the UK, health chiefs have moved to avoid panic. Britain’s ‘Ebola scare’ is ‘low risk’, according to health chiefs as it can only be spread by direct contact with the bodily fluids of the infected person. It remains very unlikely that you will catch it.

Ebola starts with a flu-like illness which later develops into a high fever, severe headaches, muscle fatigue and chest pain. In about half of cases people can bleed from their mucous membranes, although its rarely heavy bleeding. You don’t bleed to death from Ebola, instead the disease shuts down your organs through fluid redistribution, low blood pressure and widespread clotting. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person, such as blood, vomit or faeces. It has killed more than 7800 people, almost all in West Africa since the epidemic broke out a year ago.

Pauline Cafferkey contracted the deadly virus after going on a charity mission to Sierra Leone. She was diagnosed after returning to Glasgow having been allowed to travel back to her Cambuslang home via taxi before realising her symptoms. Pauline was initially admitted to Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital on December 29, then transferred to the Royal Free Hospital in London the following day. On January 12, the hospital released a statement saying that Pauline was showing signs of improvement and was no longer critically ill.





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Scotland and the World: Can we look to a World run by Woman for true Democracy?


ShaunBy @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews 

I once used to think if the World was ran by woman we would have a better fairer World. Some of the rumours coming out of Westminster and also the US Senate are, well disturbing to say the least. Much of what I heard from Westminster, sadly, was when Thatcher was in charge, so can we say this? Can we say ‘Woman in Charge would be better’ Don’t get me wrong I love Nicola Sturgeon and have done so since she was a 16 year old student coming through to the political World. The progress this woman has made has been nothing short of astonishing. Then we have Leanne Wood, she climbed the same mountain in a man’s criminal party. Natalie Bennett needs a shout from the Green Party.

One thing all 3 of these Woman share is ‘THEY CARE’ And when we go to the polls we look for democracy to be real and for our leaders to lead, not take from us and leave us poor. The act’s of the Tory party the last few years and that of the American political system has left many much worse off. Poverty is real in both countries. I am led to believe the UK and USA are the two most powerful countries on Earth, for that reason I wanted an independent Scotland. I wanted Scotland to vanish like a rabbit in the woods and be like Sweden, Finland, Holland, Countries that just live and stay as far away from War. Every time the UK goes to War Scotland get dragged along kicking and screaming. We don’t want the Nuclear weapons, all of them, all of the UK arsenal kept in the West coast of Scotland in Faslane naval base

We will have a chance soon to rid our soil of these weapons of mass destruction

We will have a chance soon to rid our soil of these weapons of mass destruction

So the question I am asking you Scotland and anyone in the World I guess in any country is simple “Can ‘Woman Power’ lead us to the promised land” We are tied well with Wales, a bond that will be hard to break, we are one in the same. This togetherness with Wales may one day be the friendship that gets Scotland what it was offered promised then denied. We got some of the deal but nowhere near enough. I see a WORLD waking up, I see democracy in people and not in politicians, I see a need for love and caring for others in people but not in politicians, well some politicians are different. Alex Salmond, with nobody knowing gave 1/3 of his working salary to charity for many years, yet people say “Ahh but he will get 2 wages” The point being, Alex doesn’t rip his own people off to fill his pockets the same as the Tory party and the Red Tories have done, leading to 5 MP’s getting jailed, many more should have been. We go back to Thatcher, I hated this woman but I did not party in the street like half the UK did, I don’t party at death, but I had a small smile on my face for my Gran, Thatcher pulled half her pension and almost made her freeze to death. I left School and went into Thatchers YTS Scheme, like many in ‘Scotland only’ we worked a 39 hour working week for £29.50 + expenses. We can’t use Thatcher as a yard stick, she was evil, she took from the people and made people suffer and commit suicide, so don’t use this woman as a reason for your answer.

...Yet David Cameron, same Tory Party leader of this generation went to his funeral. Irony is a kicker huh?

…Yet David Cameron, same Tory Party leader of this generation went to his funeral. Irony is a kicker huh?

Angela Merkel the German Chancellor since 2005 came into a man’s political World as did many others, some in the past and some still in power. Would a World led by woman be a better World? Would woman be so greedy, so perverted, so willing to help friends and not those who voted them in. I say perverted there, I refer to the ongoing child abuse claims in Westminster and Whitehall. I believe this is a man’s society, a man’s world, we NEED more woman in power, in places where they can call things out. So again I ask simply, ‘Would a Woman’s World be a better World?’ The list below is every woman to have served as leader of their nation, do we need more?

Name Image Country Office Mandate start Mandate end Term length
Khertek Anchimaa-Toka Khertek Anchimaa-Toka.png.jpg  Tannu Tuva Chairperson of the Presidium of the Little Khural 6 April 1940 11 October 1944 4 years, 188 days
Sükhbaataryn Yanjmaa Sükhbaataryn Yanjmaa.jpg Mongolia Acting Chairperson of the Presidium of the State Great Khural 7 September 1953 7 July 1954 0 years, 303 days
Soong Ching-ling Soong Ching-ling 1937.jpg  China Acting Co-Chairperson 31 October 1968 24 April 1972 3 years, 176 days
Golda Meir Golda Meir 03265u.jpg  Israel Elected Prime Minister 17 March 1969 11 April 1974 5 years, 25 days
Isabel Martínez de Perón Isabelita ícono.jpg  Argentina President 1 July 1974 24 March 1976 1 year, 267 days
Lidia Gueiler Tejada LIDIA GUEILER TEJADA.jpg  Bolivia Acting President 16 November 1979 17 July 1980 0 years, 244 days
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Vigdis Finnbogadottir (1985).jpg  Iceland President 1 August 1980 1 August 1996 16 years, 0 days
Maria Lea Pedini-Angelini  San Marino Captain Regent 1 April 1981 1 October 1981 0 years, 183 days
Soong Ching-ling Soong Ching-ling 1937.jpg  China Honorary President 16 May 1981 28 May 1981 0 years, 12 days
Agatha Barbara Ms Agatha Barbara.jpg  Malta President 15 February 1982 15 February 1987 5 years, 0 days
Gloriana Ranocchini No image.svg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 April 1984 1 October 1984 0 years, 183 days
Carmen Pereira No image.svg  Guinea-Bissau Acting President of Guinea-Bissau 14 May 1984 16 May 1984 0 years, 2 days
Elisabeth Kopp Elisabeth Kopp.gif   Switzerland Member of the Swiss Federal Council 21 October 1984 12 January 1989 4 years, 83 days
Corazon Aquino Corazon Aquino 1986.jpg  Philippines President 25 February 1986 30 June 1992 6 years, 126 days
Gloriana Ranocchini No image.svg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 October 1989 1 April 1990 0 years, 182 days
Ertha Pascal-Trouillot No image.svg  Haiti Acting President 13 March 1990 7 February 1991 0 years, 331 days
Sabine Bergmann-Pohl Sabine Bergmann-Pohl.jpg  East Germany President of the People’s Chamber 5 April 1990 2 October 1990 0 years, 180 days
Violeta Chamorro Violeta Chamorro 1993.jpg  Nicaragua President 25 April 1990 10 January 1997 6 years, 260 days
Mary Robinson Mary Robinson World Economic Forum 2013 crop.jpg  Ireland President 3 December 1990 12 September 1997 6 years, 283 days
Edda Ceccoli No image.svg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 October 1991 1 April 1992 0 years, 183 days
Ruth Dreifuss Ruth Dreifuss, President of Switzerland (cropped).jpg   Switzerland Member of the Swiss Federal Council 1 April 1993 31 December 2002 9 years, 296 days
Patrizia Busignani No image.svg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 April 1993 1 October 1993 0 years, 183 days
Sylvie Kinigi No image.svg  Burundi Acting President 27 October 1993 5 February 1994 0 years, 101 days
Chandrika Kumaratunga Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.jpg  Sri Lanka President 12 November 1994 19 November 2005 11 years, 17 days
Ruth Perry No image.svg  Liberia Chairperson of the Council of State 3 September 1996 2 August 1997 0 years, 333 days
Rosalía Arteaga Serrano R Arteaga.jpg  Ecuador Acting President 9 February 1997 11 February 1997 0 years, 2 days
Mary McAleese Mary McAleese.jpg  Ireland President 11 November 1997 10 November 2011 13 years, 364 days
Janet Jagan Janet Jagan.png  Guyana President 19 December 1997 11 August 1999 1 year, 235 days
Ruth Metzler-Arnold Ruth Metzler.gif   Switzerland Member of the Swiss Federal Council 1 January 1999 31 December 2003 4 years, 364 days
Rosa Zafferani No image.svg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 April 1999 1 October 1999 0 years, 183 days
Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga Ministru prezidenta tikšanās ar eksprezidenti (4108711953).jpg  Latvia President 8 July 1999 8 July 2007 8 years, 0 days
Mireya Moscoso Mireya Moscoso.jpg  Panama President 1 September 1999 1 September 2004 5 years, 0 days
Tarja Halonen Tarja Halonen 1c389 8827-2.jpg  Finland President 1 March 2000 1 March 2012 12 years, 0 days
Maria Domenica Michelotti No image.svg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 April 2000 1 October 2000 0 years, 183 days
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo Gloria Macapagal Arroyo WEF 2009-crop.jpg  Philippines President 20 January 2001 30 June 2010 9 years, 161 days
Megawati Sukarnoputri President Megawati Sukarnoputri - Indonesia.jpg  Indonesia President 23 July 2001 20 October 2004 3 years, 89 days
Micheline Calmy-Rey Micheline Calmy-Rey 2011.jpg   Switzerland Member of the Swiss Federal Council 1 January 2003 31 December 2011 8 years, 364 days
Valeria Ciavatta No image.svg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 October 2003 1 April 2004 0 years, 183 days
Nino Burjanadze Nino Burjanadze (Tbilisi, December 5, 2003).jpg  Georgia Acting President 23 November 2003 25 January 2004 0 years, 63 days
Barbara Prammer Mag.a. Barbara Prammer (14316641697).jpg  Austria Acting President 6 July 2004 8 July 2004 0 years, 2 days
Fausta Morganti No image.svg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 April 2005 1 October 2005 0 years, 183 days
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, April 2010.jpg  Liberia President 16 January 2006 Incumbent 8 years, 350 days
Michelle Bachelet Michelle Bachelet foto campaña.jpg  Chile President 11 March 2006 11 March 2010 4 years, 0 days
Doris Leuthard Doris Leuthard 2011.jpg   Switzerland Member of the Swiss Federal Council 1 August 2006 Incumbent 8 years, 153 days
Dalia Itzik Dalya Itzik 1.png  Israel Acting President 25 January 2007 15 July 2007 0 years, 171 days
Pratibha Patil PratibhaIndia.jpg  India President 25 July 2007 25 July 2012 5 years, 0 days
Nino Burjanadze Nino Burjanadze (Tbilisi, December 5, 2003).jpg  Georgia Acting President 25 November 2007 20 January 2008 0 years, 56 days
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner Cristinakirchnermensaje2010.jpg  Argentina President 10 December 2007 Incumbent 7 years, 22 days
Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf 2011.jpg   Switzerland Member of the Swiss Federal Council 1 January 2008 Incumbent 7 years, 0 days
Rosa Zafferani No image.svg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 April 2008 1 October 2008 0 years, 183 days
Assunta Meloni No image.svg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 October 2008 1 April 2009 0 years, 182 days
Rose Francine Rogombé No image.svg  Gabon Acting President 10 June 2009 16 October 2009 0 years, 128 days
Dalia Grybauskaitė Dalia Grybauskaite 2014 by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg  Lithuania President 12 July 2009 Incumbent 5 years, 173 days
Roza Otunbayeva Roza Otunbayeva - World Economic Forum on Europe 2011.jpg  Kyrgyzstan President 7 April 2010 1 December 2011 1 year, 238 days
Laura Chinchilla Chinchilla Adelante.jpg  Costa Rica President 8 May 2010 8 May 2014 4 years, 0 days
Simonetta Sommaruga Simonetta Sommaruga 2011.jpg   Switzerland Member of the Swiss Federal Council 1 November 2010 Incumbent 4 years, 61 days
Dilma Rousseff Dilma Rousseff - foto oficial 2011-01-09.jpg  Brazil President 1 January 2011 Incumbent 4 years, 0 days
Maria Luisa Berti No image.svg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 April 2011 1 October 2011 0 years, 183 days
Atifete Jahjaga Atifete Jahjaga 2011.jpg  Kosovo President 7 April 2011 Incumbent 3 years, 269 days
Monique Ohsan Bellepeau No image.svg  Mauritius Acting President 31 March 2012 21 July 2012 0 years, 112 days
Slavica Đukić Dejanović Slavica Djukic Dejanovic (1).jpg  Serbia Acting President 5 April 2012 31 May 2012 0 years, 56 days
Joyce Banda President of Malawi Joyce Banda (8985928177).jpg  Malawi President 7 April 2012 31 May 2014 2 years, 54 days
Denise Bronzetti No image.svg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 October 2012 1 April 2013 0 years, 182 days
Park Geun-hye Park Geun-hye (8724400493) (cropped).jpg  South Korea President 25 February 2013 Incumbent 1 year, 310 days
Antonella Mularoni Antonella Mularoni.jpg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 April 2013 1 October 2013 0 years, 183 days
Anna Maria Muccioli No image.svg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 October 2013 1 April 2014 0 years, 182 days
Catherine Samba-Panza Catherine Samba-Panza 2014-09-26.jpg  Central African Republic Acting President 23 January 2014 Incumbent 0 years, 343 days
Michelle Bachelet Michelle Bachelet foto campaña.jpg  Chile President 11 March 2014 Incumbent 0 years, 296 days
Valeria Ciavatta No image.svg  San Marino Captain Regent 1 April 2014 1 October 2014 0 years, 183 days
Marie Louise Coleiro Preca No image.svg  Malta President 4 April 2014 Incumbent 0 years, 272 days


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How our species should define each other


By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

This is exactly what I mean when I say it is my belief religion can make our World difficult. In American (Example) they say ‘The black kid who died’ In many Middle Eastern Counties they say ‘That Arab or Christian or Jew’ I see the above, just people, humans, people like me and you. Why we have allowed Religion to divide us is a mystery to me, all Religion does is cause conflict and anger. I say that knowing no religious person will say anything now because they will prove my point. Also our World looks at other cultures and mocks. Being Scottish I have been called “Guy in a skirt” Sometimes it’s fun, sometimes it’s in anger.


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Obama Warns Americans Against Ebola ‘Hysteria’

Trying to calm the Country down, only 1 confirmed death after all

By Shaun Gibson @ShaunyNews

US President Barack Obama has urged Americans not to give in to ebola “hysteria”, as he said he has hugged nurses who have treated patients with the disease. In his weekly address to the nation on Saturday, Mr Obama also fended off calls for an air travel ban from affected countries, saying such a move might only worsen the crisis. Mr Obama stressed that the US was not seeing an ebola “outbreak”, following the death of a Liberian national from the disease in Dallas this month, and the infection of two nurses who treated him. In the latest false alarm since then, Hazmat-suited crews descended on the Pentagon on Friday when a woman claimed to be unwell after returning from a trip to Liberia. Federal sources said she later admitted making up the story.


The scene outside the Pentagon on Friday

Mr Obama said: “This is a serious disease, but we can’t give in to hysteria or fear – because that only makes it harder to get people the accurate information they need. We have to be guided by the science. We have to remember the basic facts.” A day after a Harvard University poll found 85% of Americans believe ebola can be spread through sneezing or coughing, Mr Obama said the virus was not transmitted through the air like the flu.  The US President continued: “I’ve met and hugged some of the doctors and nurses who’ve treated ebola patients. I’ve met with an ebola patient who recovered, right in the Oval Office, and I’m fine.” Mr Obama – who has appointed an ebola czar to co-ordinate Washington’s response – also said a travel ban for West Africa, epicentre of the outbreak, was not the solution. “Trying to seal off an entire region of the world – if that were even possible – could actually make the situation worse,” he said. His call for calm was in stark contrast to World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, who said on Friday: “We are losing the battle.”

WHO Admits Ebola Battle Failured

WHO Admits Ebola Battle Failed

The World Health Organization says 4,555 people have died from the disease out of 9,216 registered cases, all but a few in West Africa.  US health officials are trying to contact passengers on two flights between Texas and Ohio boarded by a nurse who later tested positive for ebola. In Ohio, they are monitoring more than 100 people following the visit by Amber Vinson. The other Dallas nurse, Nina Pham, was in a fair and stable condition at a federal facility in Maryland on Friday.  A Caribbean cruise ship is meanwhile making its way back to the US with another Dallas health worker quarantined in a cabin because she handled lab samples from the Liberian patient. The Carnival Magic failed to get clearance to dock in Cozumel, Mexico, and officials in Belize would not allow the woman to leave the ship. The vessel is due to return to its home port of Galveston, Texas, on Sunday as scheduled.

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**BREAKING** Ebola Could Spread Globally, Obama Warns

 October 6, 2014, President Obama was briefed on the Ebola outbreak in the U.S - Very Latest

Obama has just spoken to the American people 

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Ebola could spread globally if the world does not respond to the epidemic in Africa, Barack Obama has warned.

The President also said US monitoring of ebola must be “much more aggressive”.

He insisted the second case of an infected nurse in Dallas highlights the need to ramp up efforts to confront the disease that has struck West Africa and has reached US shores.

The President spoke after meeting top Cabinet officials involved in the ebola response both in the US and in the West African region where the disease has been spreading at alarming rates.


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Spanish Nurse & Kid from Miami USA – Possible Ebola & Obama

Spanish Nurse Contracts Ebola

Spanish Nurse Contracts Ebola

A Spanish nurse has become the first person to contract ebola outside of West Africa during an outbreak that has killed more than 3,400 people. The woman was part of a medical team at Madrid’s La Paz-Carlos III hospital that treated two missionaries, who died shortly after being repatriated from Africa with the disease. Health Minister Ana Mato said an emergency protocol had been put in place and authorities were working to establish the source of the contagion. “We are working to guarantee the safety of all citizens,” she said. Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, 75, was infected with ebola in Liberia and died at the hospital on 12 August.  Another Spanish missionary, Manuel Garcia Viejo, 69, was repatriated from Sierra Leone and died at the hospital on 25 September. Both were members of a Roman Catholic group that runs a charity working with ebola victims in Africa. A Spanish health official said 30 medical staff who treated the two priests are being monitored. The infected nurse began to feel ill on 30 September, but did not go to hospital until Sunday complaining of a fever. The assistant nurse, who is married without children, is being treated in isolation at a hospital in a southern Madrid suburb. Health authorities are trying to track down all the people she may have come in contact with since she contracted the disease.


A hazardous materials team was called to Jackson Memorial Hospital, Florida, on Sunday amid fears that a teenager traveling from West Africa may have the deadly Ebola virus

A hazardous materials team was called to Jackson Memorial Hospital, Florida, on Sunday amid fears that a teenager traveling from West Africa may have the deadly Ebola virus

Several police cars and rescue vehicles ringed Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson and the unit was quarantined for two hours following the teenager’s transfer, reports the Miami Herald. ‘It’s important to point out that this patient did not meet the Centers for Disease Control case definition for Ebola, but the test is being conducted out of an abundance of caution, and health officials expect the test to rule out Ebola,’ said Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Sunday night.  ‘Florida still does not have any confirmed cases of Ebola, and we hope we never do, but we are taking every preparedness step possible to keep our citizens and our visitors safe.’ A firm diagnosis can take 48 hours, experts say.  Authorities haven’t disclosed the patient’s name or said which West African country he and his family were from. Jackson spokesman Edwin O’Dell had said the hospital was prepared to handle the case if it turned out to be Ebola. ‘Jackson has been publicly forthcoming in asserting our confidence and readiness, and that we have established and tested protocols to deal with infectious diseases in general and with Ebola in specific,’ he said. ‘We will do everything to ensure safety and treatment for all of our patients.’ It is almost a week since Thomas Duncan, who had traveled to Dallas from Liberia, became the first person in the United States to be diagnosed with the disease.  The Florida Department of Health has requested 30 additional Ebola testing kits from the CDC to ensure that all of Florida’s public hospitals ‘have the ability to test patients who county health officials and the CDC believe need to be tested for Ebola,’ said Scott. The Health Department also requested ‘100 units of additional high-level personal protective equipment to ensure the state is ready to backfill any county whose medical personnel develop a future need for these supplies.’



Obama Signals New Ebola Passenger Screening

Ebola Cameraman's Mum Reveals Worry

Ebola Cameraman’s Mum Reveals Worry

Barack Obama has said his administration is working on additional protocols for screening airplane passengers to identify people who might have ebola. The President made the announcement after meeting health and security officials who are involved in attempting to prevent an outbreak of the disease in the US. He told reporters the chance of an outbreak in the US was “extraordinarily low”, but that there was not a large margin for error. The White House is not currently proposing a travel ban for West Africa, epicentre of the outbreak.  In a reminder of the risks facing medical professionals, a nurse who treated an ebola patient in Madrid, Spain, became the first person to contract ebola outside of West Africa. Earlier on Monday, an NBC News cameraman who contracted ebola in Liberia became the fifth American to return to the US after contracting the disease.


Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, China's Margaret Chan and Assistant Director General for Health Security Keiji Fukuda of the US

Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, China’s Margaret Chan and Assistant Director General for Health Security Keiji Fukuda of the US

 Israel, Palestine, ISIS, Iraq, Russia, Nigeria, Ukraine, War – Forget it all, because this may make them all pointless in our World.

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate money and resources to stop the spread of Ebola as it declared the outbreak in West Africa to be an international public health emergency.

The latest Ebola outbreak is the largest and longest ever recorded for the disease, which has a death rate of about 50 percent and has so far killed at least 961 people, according to the U.N. health agency. It emerged in Guinea in March and has since spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. “Countries affected to date simply do not have the capacity to manage an outbreak of this size and complexity on their own,” WHO chief Dr. Margaret Chan told a news conference Friday in Geneva. “I urge the international community to provide this support on the most urgent basis possible.” She added that the world’s “collective health security” depends on curbing the spread of the killer virus in West Africa, even as she acknowledged that many countries would probably not have any Ebola cases.


The Nigerian government declared containing the Ebola virus in Africa’s most populous country a national emergency Friday, after two Ebola patients died and the health ministry said seven other cases were confirmed. President Goodluck Jonathan approved spending $11.7 million to fight the disease and urged schools to extend a current holiday to give experts more time to assess the Ebola threat. Since Ebola was first identified in 1976, there have been more than 20 outbreaks in central and eastern Africa; this is the first to affect West Africa. The virus causes symptoms including fever, vomiting, muscle pain and bleeding. It is spread by direct contact with bodily fluids like blood, sweat, urine, saliva and diarrhea. The U.N. agency convened an expert committee this week to assess the severity of the Ebola epidemic. WHO declared similar emergencies for the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and for polio in May.

The impact of WHO’s declaration Friday is unclear; its similar declaration about polio doesn’t yet seem to have slowed the spread of the paralytic virus. “Statements won’t save lives,” said Dr. Bart Janssens, director of operations for the Doctors Without Borders charity group. “For weeks, (we) have been repeating that a massive medical, epidemiological and public health response is desperately needed. … Lives are being lost because the response is too slow.” “I don’t know what the advantage is of declaring an international emergency,” added Dr. David Heymann, who directed WHO’s response to the SARS outbreak and is now a professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. “This could bring in more foreign aid but we don’t know that yet.”

Earlier this week, the World Bank pledged up to $200 million in emergency funding to help the countries affected by Ebola and strengthen public health systems across West Africa. On Friday, the European Union said it would chip in an additional 8 million euros ($10.7 million) to Ebola efforts and send a second mobile lab to help with diagnostics. USAID also announced it would invest an extra $12.45 million to support the fight against Ebola. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already warned Americans against traveling to West Africa due to the Ebola outbreak. The agency also put U.S. hospitals on alert for symptoms so they can spot potential cases. Two Americans infected with Ebola recently received a drug never before tested in people. The American doctor infected with Ebola, Dr. Kent Brantly, said in a statement Friday he’s getting stronger every day.

“I held the hands of countless individuals as this terrible disease took their lives away from them. I witnessed the horror firsthand, and I can still remember every face and name.” he added. He and another aid worker, Nancy Writebol, are being treated in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Writebol’s husband, David, who remains in Liberia, told reporters Friday that his wife also appears to be improving. Next week, WHO will hold another meeting to discuss whether it’s ethical to use experimental Ebola treatments in the current outbreak. There is no licensed drug or treatment for Ebola and no evidence in people that the experimental treatments work.

Other experts hoped the WHO declaration would mean that send more health workers are sent to West Africa. “The situation is very critical and different from what we’ve seen before,” said Dr. Heinz Feldmann, chief of virology at the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. “There are so many locations with transmission popping up and we just need more people on the ground.” WHO did not recommend any travel or trade bans Friday but said people who had close contact with Ebola patients should not travel internationally. For countries with Ebola, WHO issued various recommendations, including exit screening at international airports and border crossings to spot potential cases. It also discouraged mass gatherings. WHO said countries without Ebola should heighten their surveillance and treat any suspected cases as a health emergency.

This week, two of the worst-hit Ebola countries — Liberia and Sierra Leone — brought in troops to enforce quarantines and stop people infected with the disease from traveling. Liberian authorities said no one with a fever would be allowed in or out of the country and warned some civil liberties could be suspended if needed to bring the killer virus under control. The disease spread from Liberia to Nigeria when a man apparently sick with Ebola boarded a plane, according to the Nigerian government. Nigerian authorities say the man, who later died, was not placed into isolation for at least 24 hours after he was hospitalized. A nurse who treated him has since died from Ebola and authorities are monitoring seven other cases among people who had contact with him. Chan said while extraordinary measures might be necessary to contain the Ebola outbreak, it was important to recognize civil rights. “We need to respect the dignity of people and inform them why these measures are being taken,” she said.

6 New Patients Allegedly Infected With Ebola in NYC, USA – IT’S AIRBORN! !

We look to the Georgia Guidestones here for a start. The warning was there. I have no idea what the agenda is, they why’s or how’s. All I know for sure is EBOLA is Airborn and rampant in the USA as well as Africa with rumours still about China. Hard to get news out of China.






As health officials downplay concerns about an Ebola outbreak in the US, six people have been quietly tested across the country for the deadly virus, according to a report. In addition to patients isolated in New York, Atlanta and Ohio, there were six other patients tested without the public’s knowledge, according to a CNN report . The tests were negative. “There have been about a half a dozen patients who have had their blood tested because of concern, those particular patients their stories were not made public,” said CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. “I’m not sure if that’s because of heightened concern by the hospital or what that means exactly.” City and state health department officials said that only one patient has been tested for the disease in New York. He has been isolated since Monday. Results could come back Wednesday.

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“The patient, who remains in isolation, was stable overnight and in good spirits,” a hospital statement said. “No other patients have presented with similar symptoms and travel history to West Africa. We will continue to work closely with federal, state and city health officials to address and monitor this case, keep the community informed and provide the best quality care to all of our patients.” The Mt. Sinai case has other hospital patients on edge. “I’m kind of suspect about going in here right now,” said Willie Westone, 37, of Harlem, who brought his 6-year-old son to the emergency room with a stomach bug. “A guy walks in here with Ebola. I’m not a fan of this, but my son needs medicine. I’m trying to get his paperwork transferred. I can’t take any risks like this.” Meanwhile, a woman in Columbus, Ohio, was tested for the Ebola virus after returning from a trip to a West African country plagued by the outbreak, according to NBC. The woman, 46, was in isolation at a local hospital after showing symptoms of the disease. Her test came back negative.

Medical teams have been on high alert since a missionary working in Liberia contracted the disease and came to the US for treatment. Kent Brantly, 33, a doctor, was immediately isolated in an Atlanta hospital Saturday. A second Ebola-stricken worker, nurse Nancy Writebol, 58, was isolated in the same ward Tuesday. Officials said they both showed improvement after being treated with an experimental drug that had been tested only with mice. Brantly and Writebol are being treated by infectious disease specialists at Emory University Hospital, according to Christian missionary group SIM USA.





Nigeria confirms its first known case of Ebola virus after Liberian man dies in Lagos in the World biggest outbreak to cross borders

The Ebola cases in Sierra Leone are centred in the country's eastern districts of Kailahun and Kenema

The Ebola cases in Sierra Leone are centred in the country’s eastern districts of Kailahun and Kenema

Sierra Leone hunts Ebola patient kidnapped in Freetown

Today we got the news that the worlds top Ebola Dr has been infected with Ebola with rumours he has been to two other countries https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/top-ebola-doctor-has-contracted-the-ebola-virus/. Ebola till this year has NEVER crossed any other border than the one it has hit, Ebola, 90% Death rate, has now crossed 5 borders. Nigeria has reported it in the last few hours and a patient has been kidnapped, my immediate worry is this kidnapped patient may be used by terror groups on Nigeria to spread one of the, if not the most lethal diseases known to man. Ebola virus disease, ‘Ebola hemorrhagic fever’ This is the worst case ever recorded in terms of Deaths. This is a disease that could end up in London, England, New York, USA, Hong Kong, China, Mumbai, India, Moscow,  Russia, Sydney, Australia, any big city, and it’s game over. Many accuse me of sensationalism but I tell the news many won’t. I will leave links below from W.H.O (World Health Organisation) and any C.D.C (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) I can find. This is MAJOR this. When I tell news people say “There is nothing I can do” Well with this, knowing the signs and knowing how to clean properly WILL save your life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus_disease All the information of Ebola is in that link. Again, this missing man, why did they kidnap him?

Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks
YearVirus – Geographic Location – Human Deaths – Cases – CFR (case-fatality risk)
1976 SUDV Juba, Maridi, Nzara, and Tembura, Sudan 151 284 53%
1976 EBOV Yambuku, Zaire 280 318 88%
1977 EBOV Bonduni, Zaire 1 1 100%
1979 SUDV Nzara, Sudan 22 34 65%
1988 EBOV Porton Down, United Kingdom [laboratory accident] 0 1 0%
1994 TAFV Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire 0 1 0%
1994–1995 EBOV Woleu-Ntem and Ogooué-Ivindo Provinces, Gabon 32 52 62%
1995 EBOV Kikwit, Zaire 245 317 77%
1996 EBOV Mayibout 2, Gabon 21 31 68%
1996 EBOV Sergiyev Posad, Russia [laboratory accident] 1 1 100%
1996–1997 EBOV Ogooué-Ivindo Province, Gabon; Cuvette-Ouest Department, Republic of the Congo 46 62 74%
2000–2001 SUDV Gulu, Mbarara, and Masindi Districts, Uganda 224 425 53%
2001–2002 EBOV Ogooué-Ivindo Province, Gabon; Cuvette-Ouest Department, Republic of the Congo 97 124 78%
2002 EBOV Ogooué-Ivindo Province, Gabon; Cuvette-Ouest Department, Republic of the Congo 10 11 91%
2002–2003 EBOV Cuvette-Ouest Department, Republic of the Congo; Ogooué-Ivindo Province, Gabon 128 143 90%
2003–2004 EBOV Cuvette-Ouest Department, Republic of the Congo 29 35 83%
2004 EBOV Koltsovo, Russia [laboratory accident] 1 1 100%
2004 SUDV Yambio County, Sudan 7 17 41%
2005 EBOV Cuvette-Ouest Department, Republic of the Congo 9 11 82%
2007 EBOV Kasai Occidental Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo 186 264 71%
2007–2008 BDBV Bundibugyo District, Uganda 39 116 34%
2008–2009 EBOV Kasai Occidental Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo 15 32 47%
2011 SUDV Luweero District, Uganda 1 1 100%
2012 SUDV Kibaale District, Western Uganda 17 24 71%
2012 BDBV Orientale Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo 36 77 47%
2014 EBOV Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria 660 1093 60%

A hunt has been launched in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital by her relatives. Radio stations around the country are appealing for help to find the 32-year-old who is being described as a “risk to all”. She is the first Freetown resident to have tested positive for the virus. Meanwhile, Nigeria’s health minister has confirmed that a Liberian man has died of Ebola in Lagos. According to the Reuters news agency, he collapsed on arrival in Lagos on Sunday and was taken from the airport and put in quarantine at a hospital in the Nigerian city. Since February, more than 660 people have died of Ebola in West Africa – the world’s deadliest outbreak to date. It began in southern Guinea and spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. The case in Nigeria is the first in Africa’s most populous country.The virus kills up to 90% of those infected but if patients receive early treatment, they have a better chance of survival. It spreads through contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids.

WHO: Latest West Africa Ebola outbreak figures
Guinea – 314 deaths, 415 cases
Liberia – 127 deaths, 224 cases
Sierra Leone – 219 deaths, 454 cases
Nigeria – 1

Sidi Yahya Tunis, a spokesperson for Sierra Leone’s ministry of health, said the King Harman Road Hospital was stormed by the Ebola patient’s family on Thursday. The BBC’s Umaru Fofona in Freetown said the woman, who is an apprentice hairdresser, is a resident of the densely populated area of Wellington in the east of the city. The Ebola cases in Sierra Leone are centred in the country’s eastern districts of Kenema and Kailahun, just over the border from the Guekedou region of Guinea where the outbreak started. Our reporter says there is increasing anger and confusion over the handling of the outbreak. Police say thousands of people have taken to the streets of Kenema to protest – thronging to the town’s hospital, which treats all Ebola cases in the district. The father of a nine-year-old boy has told the BBC that his son was shot and injured by police as they tried to put down the angry demonstration, in which he says his son was not involved. Our reporter says the police have not been able to confirm this as they say they are still busy with operational matters. Nurses at Kenema hospital went on strike for a day on Monday after three of their colleagues died of suspected Ebola. Earlier this week, it was announced that the doctor leading Sierra Leone’s fight against Ebola was being treated for the virus. On Thursday, the World Health Organization said that 219 people had died of Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Ebola virus disease (EVD)

Ebola virus disease (EVD)

Symptoms include high fever, bleeding and central nervous system damage
Fatality rate can reach 90%
Incubation period is two to 21 days
There is no vaccine or cure
Supportive care such as rehydrating patients who have diarrhoea and vomiting can help recovery
Fruit bats are considered to be the natural host of the virus


China in Africa: investment or exploitation?

Chinese Ghost Cities in Africa, Angola is the main place

I blogged about a year ago on my old blog that China were building super Cities all over African, well it’s kinda all official now. I have no idea the real reason, but these images and video are open to suggestion

China’s Premier Li Keqiang is making his first visit to Africa since taking office last year. The week-long trip will take him to Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya.

China is investing billions of dollars in Africa but Beijing has been accused of exploiting the continent’s vast mineral and energy resources, at the expense of local people. Premier Li has dismissed talk of any problems as “growing pains” and “isolated incidents”.

China has been Africa’s biggest trade partner since 2009. Bilateral trade stood at just under $11bn in 2000, by 2006 this figure had jumped to nearly $60bn and last year bilateral trade had soared to $210bn.

Chinese investment in African countries has also risen some thirty fold in the past ten years. Foreign direct investment went from $500mn in 2003 to almost $15bn by 2012. And last year, China pledged $20bn in loans for infrastructure development.

Premier Li called on Chinese companies to “shoulder responsibility” for local communities in Africa, adding: “I wish to assure our African friends in all seriousness that China will never pursue a colonialist path like some countries did or allow colonialism, which belonged to the past, to reappear in Africa.” But what is at stake for African countries, and who stands to gain the most from the China-Africa relationship?