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Ebola outbreak still claiming lives – Leaving behind ‘Ebola Children’

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The toll of a tragedy

The toll of a tragedy

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

As the first World gets ready to shop till we drop and have Christmas with family and friends and sit in comfy chairs watching a movie on whatever TV platforms we have we must look to Ebola still. The main stream media don’t report this now because it doesn’t effect outside West Africa, kinda sad when you think about it. The ‘Ebola Children’ have nothing, nowhere to go and are risk of Ebola still. Ebola is still live, CDC and W.H.O are both asking for caution and for people not to relax, it could still hit…

The Children of Ebola:

THE first reported case in the Ebola outbreak ravaging west Africa dates back to December 2013, in Guéckédou, a forested area of Guinea near the border with Liberia and Sierra Leone. Travellers took it across the border: by late March, Liberia had reported eight suspected cases and Sierra Leone six. By the end of June 759 people had been infected and 467 people had died from the disease, making this the worst ever Ebola outbreak. The numbers keep climbing. As of November 30th, 17,145 cases and 6,070 deaths had been reported worldwide, the vast majority of them in these same three countries. Many suspect these estimates are badly undercooked.

Danger is still there...or is it?

Danger is still there…or is it?

The outbreak continues to claim lives, but there are glimmers of good news. The number of new cases reported each week in Guinea and Liberia has somewhat stabilised (in Liberia, the flattening out has come after a decline in new cases between mid-September and mid-October). The pattern in Sierra Leone is much less encouraging. The chart above shows numbers from both the World Health Organisation’s regular situation reports and from patient databases, which tend to be more accurate but are less complete for recent weeks

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The rate at which cases give rise to subsequent cases, which epidemiologists call R0, is the key variable in the spread of Ebola. For easily transmitted diseases R0 can be high; for measles it is 18. Ebola is much harder to catch: estimates of R0 in different parts of the outbreak range from 1.5 to 2.2. Although there are some signs that the virus is gradually being brought under control in Guinea and Liberia, any R0 above 1 is bad news. The very high mortality rate of the disease, estimated at 60-70% in this outbreak, means that Ebola can quickly claim more lives than other, more established killers.

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The inadequacies of the health-care systems in the three most-affected countries help to explain how the Ebola outbreak got this far. Spain spends over $3,000 per person at purchasing-power parity on health care; for Sierra Leone, the figure is just under $300. The United States has 245 doctors per 100,000 people; Guinea has ten. The particular vulnerability of health-care workers to Ebola is therefore doubly tragic: as of November 30th there had been 622 cases among medical staff in the three west African countries, and 346 deaths.

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Ebola death toll tops 4,900 as virus spreads – WHO – Warning 10,000 a week could die

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We are incapable of coming together as ONE species, this will kill us all one day, be it this Ebola outbreak or another Global Pandemic or emergency this dangerous

We are incapable of coming together as ONE species, this will kill us all one day, be it this Ebola outbreak or another Global Pandemic or emergency this dangerous

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Our ignorance and hatred towards each other I believe will test us, our whole species, in every corner of the World. Our inability to fight this together is so evident. We must come together as ONE WORLD and fast before Ebola wipes out a Billion or two people, maybe more. The CDC and W.H.O have both said ‘We have not seen Ebola peak yet’ Sadly we won’t come together as a species. We are not capable of stopping bombing each other and playing war games to do that. A sad fact our future, if there is one, will look back and judge us on

GENEVA, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. The virus, which reached Mali through a two-year-old girl who died on Friday, now threatens Ivory Coast, having infected people virtually all along its borders with Guinea and Liberia.

Ivory Coast is the world’s biggest cocoa producer. The Ebola outbreak has hurt the economic growth that has been raising living standards in the region. The three worst-hit countries of West Africa — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone — account for the bulk of the world’s worst Ebola outbreak, recording 4,912 deaths out of 10,114 cases, the WHO said in its update. The overall figures include outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal, deemed by the WHO to be now over, as well as isolated cases in Spain, the United States and a single case in Mali. But the true toll may be three times as much: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases.

Marie Paule Kieny, World Health Organization (WHO) assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation gestures during a news conference on Ebola candidate vaccines, at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva October 21, 2014.

Marie Paule Kieny, World Health Organization (WHO) assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation gestures during a news conference on Ebola candidate vaccines, at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva October 21, 2014.

The WHO has said that many families are keeping infected people at home rather than putting them into isolation in treatment centres, some of which have refused patients due to a lack of beds and basic supplies. The U.N. agency, sounding an ominous note, said that out of the eight districts of Liberia and Guinea sharing a border with Ivory Coast, only two have yet to report confirmed or probable Ebola cases. It has also said trials of Ebola vaccines could begin in West Africa in December, a month earlier than expected, and hundreds of thousands of doses should be available for use by the middle of next year.

The WHO says 15 African states including Ivory Coast are at highest risk of the deadly virus being imported. In the last 10 days it sent teams to both priority Mali and Ivory Coast to help national authorities gear up their capacity to detect and treat potential cases. Four WHO experts are travelling this weekend to Mali to reinforce the team there. The agency warned on Friday that many people in Mali had potentially been exposed to the virus because the little girl was taken across the country while ill. Some 43 people with whom she was in contact, including 10 health care workers, are being monitored for symptoms that include fever.

In all, 450 health care workers have been infected to date — including one in Spain and three in the United States — leading to the death of 244 of them, the WHO said. “At the same time, exhaustive efforts are ongoing to ensure an ample supply of optimal personal protective equipment to all Ebola treatment facilities, along with the provision of training and relevant guidelines to ensure that all HCWs (health care workers) are exposed to the minimum possible level of risk.”

A medical worker quarantined in New Jersey on her return from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward on Saturday after new contagion-control safeguards were imposed for America’s biggest urban center. Isolation wards have been used for medical personnel returning from Ebola zones since Craig Spencer, a doctor who treated patients in Guinea for a month, came back to New York City infected. “The patient is currently in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, one of eight New York State hospitals that have been designated to treat patients with Ebola Virus Disease. Possible contacts are being identified and followed up,” WHO said.

New Ebola Cases May Rise to 10,000 a Week by December

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W.H.O. – World ‘Losing The Battle’ Against Ebola – 60 Days To Save Humanity

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The Experts are telling us this

The Experts are telling us this

By Shaun Gibson @ShaunyNews

The battle against the ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people is being lost, the head of the World Bank has warned. Speaking after the United Nations revealed it had received less than 40% of the nearly $1bn ($600m) it had requested to fight the deadly disease, World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim blamed a lack of international solidarity for the failure to stop its spread.

60 DAYS FOR HUMANITY TO STOP EBOLA – United Nations Sends a Warning to the World

“We are losing the battle,” he told reporters in Paris.

You know it;s BAD when people start posting this

You know it’s BAD when people start posting this

“Certain countries are only worried about their own borders,” he told reporters in Paris.  International anxieties over the spread of Ebola were

highlighted as a cruise ship carrying a lab technician who worked with samples taken from an infected nurse in Dallas was stopped from docking in Belize and Mexico.  “It is the first time that this has happened, and it was decided the ship should not dock as a preventative measure against Ebola,” Erce Barron, port authority director in Quintana Roo, said.

MASKS IN AMERICAN FOOD BOXES

MASKS IN AMERICAN FOOD BOXES

Meanwhile, a vomiting woman outside the Pentagon sparked a scare in Washington, illustrating concerns in the US as questions continue to be asked about the infection of two nurses who treated a Liberian man who died at a Texas hospital. The Obama administration has appointed an ‘ebola czar’ to co-ordinate the government’s response to the outbreak.   It also asked three biological laboratories to submit plans for making the experimental drug ZMapp, which  ran out after it was given to several medical workers infected while working in West Africa. Although it has never been subjected to a clinical trial, the labs have been asked to submit budgets and timetables for production. As part of European efforts to stop the spread, France will start screening air passengers for Ebola today.

THIS IS THE USA WILL BE HIT HARDEST - PEOPLE DON'T GET HOW SERIOUS IT IS BECAUSE A FEW LIVED

THIS IS THE USA WILL BE HIT HARDEST – PEOPLE DON’T GET HOW SERIOUS IT IS BECAUSE A FEW LIVED

Air France flight attendants have also called for a halt to all flights from Guinea, one of the three hardest-hit countries. The daily Paris-Conakry flight “carries a serious risk of spreading the epidemic, particularly in our country,” a statement from the flight crew and commercial staff unions said. The United States, Britain and Canada have already launched screenings at airports for passengers from Ebola-hit areas.

Floating Ebola hospital? Or safe zone?

Floating Ebola hospital? Or safe zone?

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Demonstrators demand a travel ban outside the White House on Oct. 16 to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

Demonstrators demand a travel ban outside the White House on Oct. 16 to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Why America has not stopped flights from certain countries in Africa is as much a mystery to me as it is you in America. I have a “Thought” of why they may be doing it, for now I will just say “Stop it America”

Rep. Peter King called the protocol followed after the passenger died “alarming

Rep. Peter King called the protocol followed after the passenger died “alarming

A passenger died on a Nigeria-to-JFK flight after a vomiting fit Thursday — and a top lawmaker said officials gave the corpse only a “cursory” exam before declaring that the victim did not have Ebola, THEY THINK!
Rep. Peter King said in a letter to Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection that the handling of the remains exposed serious flaws in airport preparedness for an Ebola outbreak.
Between 70 and 100 passengers a day arrive at JFK from the Ebola epicenter countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, King noted, and they have access to public restrooms and mingle with other travelers before their first screening. “Given the high volume of travelers at JFK, it is essential that extraordinary measures are taken to intercept possible Ebola-infected passengers,” while keeping the public and first responders safe, King (R-LI) wrote to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Customs Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske. “These individuals transit the airport with the rest of the traveling population, including using the restrooms,” King wrote.

“It is only after they arrive at the Customs and Border Protection primary screening location that they are separated and sent to secondary inspection for a medical check and to complete the questionnaire,” he wrote Johnson. His letter demands Homeland Security immediately beef up protocols for potentially infected passengers both in flight and at the terminal itself, prior to their reaching the screening location. The letter also demands better training and safety equipment for the Port Authority police and Customs and Border Protection officials who can come into contact with high-risk passengers. The unnamed passenger, age 63, had boarded an Arik Air plane Wednesday night out of Lagos, Nigeria, which has had 19 Ebola cases this year though no new cases in the past month.

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Nurses call for more training in Ebola fight

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US Nurses are not happy, rightly so!

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

AUSTIN — Most health care workers here have long known about the Ebola virus, but never had to deal with it. In that sense, “Ebola is new to us,” said Cindy Zolnierek, executive director of the Texas Nurses Association. Now one of their own is sickened with Ebola. While Zolnierek said Nina Pham is “in our thoughts,” she added that many nurses also are thinking of their own health. “They are concerned… and they should be,” said Stacey Cropley, director of Practice at the Texas Nurses Association. That organization — which represents more than 7,000 Texas nurses — is calling for more training, and is urging health care workers to speak up to hospital management whenever they have questions or concerns about safety. “The only way you do that is to get people comfortable with being transparent,” said Joyce Batcheller, nurse and president of CNO Solutions, a health care executive recruitment company.

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She said fostering the kind of transparency that might help make the Ebola response better starts by investigating when things go wrong, but avoiding the blame game. Many health care workers weren’t happy with recent comments by Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection, that the Dallas nurse contracted Ebola after a “breach in protocol.” “When you say there was a ‘breach,’ that sounds like the nurse thought, ‘Let me mess this up,’ and that’s not true,” Batcheller said. Pham, 26, became infected while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient to die in the USA. Pham is the first person known to contract the disease in the USA. She issued a brief statement through Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital saying she is “doing well” and thanking the medical team providing her care.

“I’m doing well and want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers,” the statement said. “I am blessed by the support of family and friends and am blessed to be cared for by the best team of doctors and nurses in the world here.” Frieden said Tuesday that officials have thus far failed to determine how Pham contracted the virus during treatment of Duncan. Officials with the Texas Nurses Association are speaking out, hoping to give voice to the professionals who work silently inside the hazmat suits doing the hard, stressful and often dirty work. Those who have come into contact with Ebola patients at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas have been required to shower after each patient interaction. Their colleagues have been banding together to make that precautionary procedure a little less of a chore. “The other nurses are buying them high-end bath products, so there is that kind of caretaking that is really wonderful to see,” Zolnierek said.

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10,000 New Ebola Cases Per Week By Xmas: WHO

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10,000 New Ebola Cases Per Week'

10,000 New Ebola Cases Per Week’

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

When W.H.O speak, you listen. World Health Organisation (W.H.O) Predict 10,000 cases a week in a month. CDC (Centre for Disease Control) and W.H.O have both said “We lost, Ebola will spread” They have admitted defeat to Ebola. Because it was a new strain at the VERY start people were being sent home with the Dr’s thinking they had bad Flu. I have been covering this story since the very first case. I believe it will kill 10’s of Millions. USA, Russia, China, India and others have done NOTHING to prepare for Ebola. This I think will be the countries to get hit worst. We are seeing and hearing news of Ebola from the USA. Getting news from China and Russia is harder. I am told by a reliable source China has over 100 cases. Confirmed or suspected I don’t know. But do prepare, do not think this will go away World. My country stopped flights and have had many drills in the event of Ebola hitting Scotland. We are ready, but Ebola will come if 1 mistake is made. http://shaunynews.com/2014/07/27/ebola-biologist-warn-of-early-stages-of-earths-sixth-mass-extinction-event/

There could be 10,000 new cases of ebola per week within two months, health officials have warned. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said 8,914 cases of ebola have now been reported in West Africa, including 4,447 deaths. WHO assistant director general Bruce Aylward told a press conference in Geneva that the total was expected to top 9,000 by the end of this week. He warned that the death rate from the current outbreak has now risen to 70%. It was previously estimated at about 50%. When asked how the situation would emerge over the next couple of months, he said: “It’s impossible to look into a glass ball and say we’re going to have this many or that many (cases) but we anticipate the number of cases occurring per week by that time to be somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 per week. W.H.O Video below

“It could be higher, it could be lower, but somewhere in that ball park.”  But he said there were some positive indications that the rate of spread of the disease may be slowing in some of the areas where it first struck. Some 95% of the cases are occurring in the same limited number of districts of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea which were affected a month ago, he said. Dr Aylward said it was “too early to say” whether this meant that the epidemic was slowing down and that the feared exponential growth in cases may not materialise. The plateau in reported infections may simply be due to limitations in the ability of authorities in the region to check and record cases, he said. Dr Aylward said there were “positive” signs of a slowing down in the rate of new cases in the epicentre of the outbreak in northern Liberia and Guinea, probably due to behaviour changes among the local population. But he warned: “This is ebola, this is a horrible, unforgiving disease – you’ve got to get to zero.

On Board Ebola Ship RFA Argus

On Board Ebola Ship RFA Argus

“What gets you down to a level of control may not be – and usually isn’t – what gets you down to zero. With a bit of change in the behaviour of populations, with some burials happening safely, with a little bit more case management and a couple of new centres opening, you are going to slow this down very quickly. “That’s not going to stop ebola. To stop ebola, you’ve really got to have great contact tracing in place, same-day isolation. “Those pieces are not systematically in place in these places.”

Screening for Ebola at UK Borders

Screening for Ebola at UK Borders

Dr Aylward said that it was “concerning” that the disease was continuing to expand geographically within all three countries, with escalating case numbers in their capital cities. “In certain areas, we are seeing the disease coming down and it appears to be for the right reasons, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are going to get to zero,” he said. “Even more concerning is the geographical expansion and the disease in the capitals. “Any sense that the great effort that’s been kicked off over the last couple of months is already starting to see an impact would be really, really premature.”

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**BREAKING** Ebola: Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive

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This was 5 days ago. As the news has said, we will know in a week to 10 days how badly this has spread

This was 3 days ago. As the news has said, we will know in a week to 10 days how badly this has spread

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

A hospital worker in Texas who treated a patient who died of ebola has tested positive for the disease. The unnamed person reported having a “low grade fever” on Friday and was then isolated, said officials. The worker had been caring for Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He died on Wednesday. Mr Duncan, 42, was originally sent home from hospital despite showing symptoms of ebola, and was only re-admitted when his condition deteriorated.  His case sparked panic about the possible spread of the virus in the US despite assurances from President Barack Obama the chances of that happening were “extraordinarily low”. “We knew a second case could be a reality, and we’ve been preparing for this possibility,” said Dr David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department Of State Health Services.  “We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread.” The US has begun screening patients entering through John F Kennedy airport in New York. It was the first of five airports to introduce the measures, brought in to give a layer of protection after the death of the first patient diagnosed with ebola on US soil.

Second CONFIRMED Case Of Ebola In The U.S. Texas hospital worker tests positive for Ebola

The four other airports – Newark, Chicago’s O’Hare, Washington Dulles and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International – are due to begin the checks next week. In Texas, health officials said they had interviewed the unnamed patient and were trying to identify contacts. They said people who had contact with the health care worker after symptoms emerged would be monitored.  Meanwhile, nurses and physician assistants in Liberia, one of the country’s worst hit by the outbreak, have threatened to go on strike over “hazard pay”. George Williams, leader of the National Health Workers Association, said members were demanding $700 (£436) per month in hazard pay on top of their monthly salaries, which are generally around $200 or $300. Monthly hazard pay is currently less than $500.  In Spain, an assistant nurse infected with ebola is showing signs of “slight improvement”. But Teresa Romero’s prognosis remains serious and further complications could not be ruled out, according to the country’s government.

Pestilence : Health Care worker at Dallas Texas Hospital tests positive for Ebola

 

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Patient Zero USA

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USA – German Dr Accuses CDC Of Lies – Ebola Could Kill 10’s Of Millions And It Is Air born

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CDC Director Tom Frieden speaking to a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Ebola virus

CDC Director Tom Frieden speaking to a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on the Ebola virus

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Here is an American You Tube, well known user giving her thoughts from inside the USA where, Africa aside it has taken toll the Worst. I know many American people refuse to look at bad news or debate it and a sentence I hear a lot from American people is “What can I do” Take Vitamin D3, Vitamin C, Garlic, Nano Silver. The only way Ebola will not kill America in a year is if YOU the people take action. Place bleached towels on the entrance to your home, clean your hands with Hospital grade hand gel, wash a lot, and just be vigilant. So America you CAN help. The reason I am speaking to America here is you are very close to a PANDEMIC, this is 100x worse than an EPIDEMIC. America there are many cases not yet seen you as the Media are not scaring you and I can’t blame them as it is awful. I said 2 days before the main stream media. I reported it on Monday 6th https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/breaking-ebola-patient-in-dallas-has-died-reports/ This is Wednesday 8th when the media FINALLY ran the story http://abcnews.go.com/Health/texas-ebola-patient-thomas-eric-duncan-died/story?id=26045360 Many people think there are lies being told by the CDC and the video below is of a German Ebola expert telling the truth, it is reported. Basically a German based CDC Dr is accusing the CDC of understating the severity of Ebola Worldwide in a huge way – CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ebola is hitting Worldwide and every day new cases are being reported. I said a week ago we will know in 21 days how bad this really is, so 10 to 14 days we will know, but the experts expect it to kill 50,000,000 (That is 50 Million) people, less or more depending on where you read, this is an average. AT LEAST WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW!

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NEW YORK – A group of German medical doctors in a peer-reviewed medical journal article published by Oxford University Press have challenged a key assumption regarding the Ebola virus repeatedly asserted by Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.  The researchers found that a patient showing no symptoms of the disease can still transmit a virus like Ebola by air if droplets containing the virus are transmitted to another person by a sneeze or cough.

As WND reported Tuesday, the World Health Organization has admitted that “wet and bigger droplets from a heavily infected individual, who has respiratory symptoms caused by other conditions or who vomits violently could transmit the Ebola virus over a short distance to another nearby person.” WHO said it could happen when “virus-laden heavy droplets are directly propelled, by coughing or sneezing onto the mucus membranes or skin with cuts or abrasions of another person.” Still, WHO added a qualification, insisting the transmission of Ebola by sneezing or coughing is not within its definition of airborne transmission.

News broke Wednesday morning that the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, had died in Dallas. The victim’s home neighborhood in the Liberian capital, meanwhile, remained under quarantine. Later Wednesday, a Texas sheriff’s deputy was rushed to the hospital in Frisco, Texas, with Ebola symptoms after delivering a quarantine notice to the apartment where Duncan was staying. WND reported Wednesday Liberia is preventing journalists from reporting Ebola-related stories from health care centers in the country unless they obtain written permission from the government. The news came as the World Health Organization issued a statement warning that the officially reported decline in new cases in Liberia over the past three weeks “is unlikely to be genuine,” because problems with data gathering continue.

‘Not easily detected’

The German physicians, led by Dr. Timm H. Westhoff of the Department of Nephrology at the Carité Campus Benjamin Franklin in Berlin, noted in a virology blog published Feb. 12, 2009, that acute viral infections such as Ebola hemorrhagic fever may cause little or no clinical symptoms in a so-called “inapparent infection” yet may be contagious. “A well-known example is poliovirus: over 90% are without infections,” Westhoff and his colleagues continued. “During an inapparent infection, sufficient virus replication occurs in the host to induce antiviral antibodies, but not enough to cause disease. Such infections are important for the spread of infection, because they are not easily detected.” Westhoff and his colleagues then made the key point that individuals with an inapparent infection, showing no symptoms, can yet spread diseases such as polio.

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“During the height of the polio epidemic in the United States, the quarantine of paralyzed patients had no effect on the spread of the disease, because 99 percent of the infected individuals had no symptoms and were leading normal lives spreading infection.” Westhoff and his colleagues also discussed the risk of spreading Ebola by sneezing or coughing.

“An example of a classic acute infection is uncomplicated influenza,” the medical doctors noted. “Virus particles are inhaled in droplets produced by sneezing or coughing, and begin replicating in ciliated columnar epithelial cells of the respiratory tract. As new infectious virions are produced, they spread to neighboring cells.” The point was clear: “Inapparent infections probably are important features of pathogens that are well-adapted to their hosts. They replicate sufficiently to endure the spread to new hosts, but not enough to damage the host and prevent transmission.” Westhoff and his associates conclude: “Acute viral infections are responsible for epidemics of disease involving millions of individuals each year, such as influenza and measles. When vaccines are not available, acute infections are difficult to control – most are complete by the time the patient feels ill, and the virus has already spread to another host.”

GERMAN DOCTOR : CDC LYING – DON’T HAVE TO HAVE SYMPTOMS TO SPREAD EBOLA; HHS – “THERE WILL BE MORE” AND IT IS AIRBORN, IT WILL KILL MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD. THIS WILL LAST MONTHS AND WE ‘HOPE’ WE CAN GET IT UNDER CONTROL

The German physicians published in 2008 the fundamental medical research that formed the basis for their blog comments, demonstrating kidney-transplant patients could carry the norovirus infection that is common in cases of acute gastroenteritis, even if the patient was asymptomatic. Westhoff’s 2008 study provided “the first evidence” that norovirus, typically a self-limiting disease of short duration, can cause chronic infection in renal transplant recipients,” even when there are no symptoms of acute gastroenteritis evident in the patient. Dr. Norman M. Balog, D.O., a board-certified family doctor practicing in Silver Spring, Maryland, brought the research of the German medical team to the attention of WND as evidence that the CDC’s Frieden could not prove his assertion air travel was safe as long as a person infected with Ebola were not showing symptoms. An infected person can go as long as 21 days in an incubation period before being infected.

“Dr. Freiden is either completely uninformed of this research,” Balog explained to WND in an exclusive telephone interview, “or he is deliberately lying because he does not want to panic the general public.” Balog pointed out that asymptomatic carriers of diseases infecting others is a phenomenon that has been widely documented in virology studies for decades. “There’s a good potential that on any given day a person you may shake hands with will have Strep Group A Streptococcus that causes sore throats,” he pointed out. “Shaking hands you take the risk you are going to get the Streptococcus virus, even if the person you shook hands with looked perfectly well.” Balog explained to WND much of the fundamental research on Ebola, including the conditions under which asymptomatic carriers of the disease can infect others, has yet to be conducted and reported in peer-reviewed medical journals.

“Dr. Freiden and the CDC have been reassuring the American public from the beginning of the current outbreak that we can contain and control Ebola, no problem; but the first assurances were three continents ago,” he pointed out. “Now we have Ebola in the United States and in Spain. Where is Ebola going to show up next?” Balog was critical of the steps taken so far by the CDC to contain the Ebola outbreak. “Ebola is spreading a lot faster than anybody expected,” he said. “But even today we are not stopping people from West Africa from boarding international air flights; health officials in Dallas did not put up a fence around Duncan’s apartment complex; and it took several days before Dallas health authorities found anyone qualified to clean up the vomit outside Duncan’s apartment. And then the workers just washed the vomit down into the town storm drains.” Balog pointed out the medical literature on virology commonly says asymptomatic but infected individuals can spread a disease to others before showing any signs of being sick. “We have medical models that say a person is capable of secreting a virus like Ebola in bodily fluids before the person displays symptoms of the disease,” he stressed, “and that medical evidence is simply being ignored by Dr. Frieden and the CDC when the public is told repeatedly it’s OK to let Ebola-infected people fly as long as they don’t have a fever.”

http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/ebola-victims-without-symptoms-could-still-be-contagious/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2785514/Second-person-rushed-hospital-Ebola-symptoms-contact-patient-zero-Thomas-Duncan.html

http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/another-texas-patient-reports-ebola-symptoms/

http://www.drudgereport.com/

 

Ebola death toll crosses 4,000 as UN special envoy calls for greater resources

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Deputy UN Secretary-General Jan Eliasson

Deputy UN Secretary-General Jan Eliasson

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

More than 4,000 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in West Africa at the start of the year, according to the latest figures released by the World Health Organisation. The WHO said on Friday that as of October 8, 4,033 people have died of Ebola out of a total of 8,399 registered cases in seven countries. The last toll put the figures at 3,865 dead from 8,033 cases. The seven affected countries are split into two groups by WHO. The first includes Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – by far the worst-affected countries. The second group consists of Nigeria, Senegal, Spain and US, which have seen a small number of highly isolated cases.

Latest figure put at 4,033 as UN special envoy calls for greater resources and effort to battle epidemic in West Africa.

Liberia is the worst-hit of all, with 4,076 cases and 2,316 deaths, followed by Sierra Leone with 2,950 cases and 930 deaths. Guinea, where the epidemic originated in December, has seen 1,350 cases and 778 deaths. Health workers continue to pay a heavy price for their efforts, with 233 deaths out of 416 cases across the countries. Nigeria has now been declared Ebola-free and its toll remains unchanged at eight dead from 20 cases. There has been one death in the US and one case contracted in Spain. The toll remains unchanged in Senegal with one case. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, hit by a separate strain of Ebola from the one raging in West Africa, WHO says there have been 71 cases and 43 deaths up to October 7.

The UN special envoy on Ebola said on Friday that the number of cases was probably doubling every three-to-four weeks and the response needed to be 20 times greater than it was at the beginning of October. David Nabarro told the UN General Assembly that without the mass mobilisation of the world to support the affected countries in West Africa, “it will be impossible to get this disease quickly under control, and the world will have to live with the Ebola virus forever”. Separately, Jan Eliasson, UN deputy secretary-general, said catching up with “the menacing exponential curve of the virus” demands a massive increase in financial resources, medical staff and equipment. “I now appeal to all member states to act generously and swiftly,” he said. “Speed is of the essence. A contribution within days is more important than a larger contribution within weeks,” Eliasson said.

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Ebola victims in African village ‘rise from the dead’ causing panic and fear among locals

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Panic is spreading in an African village that Ebola patients are rising from the dead. This is a file picture of an Ebola victim

Panic is spreading in an African village that Ebola patients are rising from the dead. This is a file picture of an Ebola victim

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Very odd story to say the least. I ACTUALLY read testimony a few days ago saying 2 woman who had died came back to life the following day and were, as they think in Africa “Zombies” There are always some truths to a story but I am struggling to find this truth!

Panic is spreading across an African community after reports that two Ebola victims have risen from the dead. The victims, both females in their 40s and 60s, died of the deadly virus in separate communities in Nimba County, Liberia. But according to reports in a local newspaper, the pair have reportedly been resurrected and are now walking among the living, causing panic and fear among locals. The New Dawn Nimba County said the late Dorris Quoi of Hope Village Community and the second victim identified as Ma Kebeh, in her late 60s, were about to be taken for burial when they rose from the dead.  Ma Kebeh had been indoors for two nights without food and medication before her alleged death. Nimba County has recently reported unusual news of Ebola cases, including one about a native doctor from the county, who claimed that he could cure infected victims, dying of the virus himself last week.

Since the Ebola outbreak in Nimba County, this is the first incident of dead victims resurrecting, the paper said. The Ebola outbreak has already killed around 2,800 people in five West African countries this year while an estimated 5,800 people have been infected with the virus, which has no known cure. America’s respected Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has predicted there could be up to 1.4million cases of deadly Ebola by the end of January.  The CDC, which successfully treated two US doctors infected with the disease, released the worrying report based on assumptions that cases have been dramatically under reported. The Centre’s scientists believe there may be as many as 21,000 reported and unreported cases in just Liberia and Sierra Leone alone

http://prepperchimp.com/2014/10/03/ebloa-zombies-are-real-2-ebola-victims-in-african-village-rise-from-the-dead-causing-panic-and-fear-among-locals/

http://ugandansatheart.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/uah-he-he-ebola-victims-in-african.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Congo-boy-TV/180033535375565

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/ebola-victims-african-village-rise-4320414

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