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60 Minutes – Nurse says Duncan died on Saturday, not Wednesday (AS DID I) – Also sloppy clean up!

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Eric Duncan, R.I.P = Why did the Media, Hospital, Government lie?

Eric Duncan, R.I.P – Why did the Media, Hospital, Government lie?

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Remember when we a few saw that news story from the Israeli newspaper that said Duncan was dead days before the US media announced it? At the 10:25 minute mark, the male nurse recounts his death – and says very clearly that it was on SATURDAY, not Wednesday like we were told. I called the death of Eric Duncan on the same day, October 6th, https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/breaking-ebola-patient-in-dallas-has-died-reports/ and a few people called me a liar! Well for anyone who thinks I make things up, here is the truth and the proof. He died on the day I reported, not when the media reported. So we now ask, WHY DID THE MEDIA DO THIS, WHY DID THE GOVERNMENT ALLOW THIS? Also these Dr’s tell about the AWFUL SLOPPY CLEAN UP! https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/27/more-sloppy-ebola-clean-up-in-the-usa-cleaners-empty-ebola-doctors-apartment-without-protection/

Duncan died on Saturday, not Wednesday, as I said! 

Video thanks to Scott Anthony on You Tube – Flash News Network

The following is a script of “Treating Ebola” which aired on Oct. 26, 2014. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Patricia Shevlin and Gabrielle Schonder, producers.

You’ve heard a lot about the Dallas hospital that treated Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in America. But you’ve never heard what actually happened from the people who fought for his life at the risk of their own. You’re about to meet four nurses who treated Duncan from the time he came into the emergency room, to the moment that he died. The staff had been blindsided by a biomedical emergency that burst into their ER like a wildfire. Contrary to reports that the hospital bungled the response, the story the nurses tell sounds more like a heroic effort to stop an outbreak. On September 28, Duncan was rushed by ambulance to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. He was isolated in a separate section of the ER and nurse Sidia Rose, starting the night shift, was briefed on the special precautions required for what they now suspected was a case of Ebola.

Sidia Rose: I went over and met with a nurse who gave me a report. She also went over the protective gear that we would be wearing that night. She gave, you know, finished briefing me on what was going to happen, and I literally burst out in tears.

Scott Pelley: Why?

Sidia Rose: It’s very scary. I know about Ebola, and the only reason I do, it’s because I’ve been just researching it on my own. Since January, I kept hearing the word popping up in the news. And I just wanted to find out about it.

Richard Townsend: When our supervisor said that we had a potential Ebola case, I don’t want to call it calamitous but there was a lot of concern, people became very vocal, understandably it’s the boogie man virus.

Emergency room nurses Richard Townsend and Krista Schaefer made sure that Rose was suited up properly. As per the hospital’s protocol, she worked with Duncan alone, with Townsend watching over her.

“I got myself together. I’d done what I needed to get myself prepared mentally, emotionally, and physically, and went in there and did what I was supposed to.”

Scott Pelley: When you went to approach Mr. Duncan for the first time, what did you do? How did you prepare for that?

Sidia Rose: I gathered myself together. I put on my protective wear and I went in and introduced myself to him and you know just let him know that I would be the nurse helping him tonight.

Scott Pelley: What were you telling yourself?

Sidia Rose: I was very frightened. I was. But and I just dried my tears, rolled down my sleeves, so to speak, and went on about my night.

Scott Pelley: But why do you go in there? Why don’t you say, “You know, this one’s not for me”?

Sidia Rose: As a nurse, I understand the risk that I take every day I come to work and he’s no different than any other patient that I’ve provided care for. So, I wasn’t going to say, “No, I’m not going to care for him.”

Scott Pelley: But you were risking your life to take care of this patient.

Sidia Rose: Oh, I know that. And that’s why I, as frightened as I was, I didn’t allow fear to paralyze me. I got myself together. I’d done what I needed to get myself prepared mentally, emotionally, and physically, and went in there and did what I was supposed to.

Though Duncan’s test results wouldn’t be known for two days, she was certain she was witnessing Ebola.

Sidia Rose: The first time when I went in and he vomited, I was standing in front of him, he was sitting on the commode, and there was just so much it went over the bag, it was on the walls, on the floors. I had two pairs of gloves on and shoe covers. And I had my face shield on. I didn’t have two masks on at the time, I had just one. No, we didn’t have any head covers. But I wiped down the walls, wiped down the floor with some bleach wipes.

Richard Townsend: He was having so much diarrhea and vomiting that he, you know, she was constantly having to give him the little bags that we have for people to vomit into.

Richard Townsend: All of that was hazardous waste and it had to be bagged and then double bagged and then put into a separate container that could then be disposed of later. Because anything that has any of his bodily fluids on it has the potential to be lethal to somebody else.

“And that’s when he said to me his family had suffered a loss. That he had buried his daughter who had died in childbirth.”

Eric Duncan was 42 years old, from Liberia, which is ground zero for this outbreak. Half of all the cases in the world are in Liberia. He flew to Dallas to visit family, became sick a few days later, and then made his first visit to the Dallas hospital.

It was the night of September 25 when Duncan first came into this emergency room. According to the hospital records, he had a temperature of 100.1. Over the course of the four hours or so that he was here, his temperature spiked to 103, but then it dropped back down. Again, according to the hospital records, he told the staff that he had come from Africa, but did not specify West Africa or Liberia. About three o’clock in the morning, with his symptoms not very severe, the staff decided to send him home with antibiotics.

But three days later he was back in the ER gravely ill and about as contagious as he would ever be. The virus is not transmitted though the air but physical contact with a single viral particle can cause infection. The hospital notified state health authorities immediately. And they wanted Sidia Rose to ask several urgent questions of Duncan.

Sidia Rose: I explained to him, “We are under the impression that you may have been exposed to Ebola. And I said, “Where are you from?” And he told me Liberia.

Sidia Rose: And I asked, “Have you been in contact with anyone who’s been sick?

Scott Pelley: He said?

Sidia Rose: No. He said no.

State and federal health officials wanted to know if Duncan had been with anyone who had died in Liberia.

Sidia Rose: And that’s when he said to me his family had suffered a loss. That he had buried his daughter who had died in childbirth.

But nurse Rose says Duncan told her it wasn’t Ebola that killed his daughter. Rose told us that she reported this to the Texas Department of Health, but then Duncan denied his own story when he spoke to those officials.

Scott Pelley: What information was it that he denied to the health officials?

Sidia Rose: About his travels, about him burying his pregnant daughter who had died in childbirth. He denied that. He said that’s not true.

Scott Pelley: So he wasn’t honest with them.

Sidia Rose: Yeah.

“And we held his hand and talked to him and comforted him because his family couldn’t be there.”

This is nurse Richard Townsend, who dressed in the protective gear that was recommended by the CDC at the time, just as Sidia Rose did.

Scott Pelley: Was any of your skin exposed?

Sidia Rose: At that time it was just a gown that I was wearing, so yeah. Not my hands, not my legs, my face, I had my face shield on, the mask with the face shield.

Scott Pelley: So your neck was exposed?

Sidia Rose: Yes.

Scott Pelley: So the CDC protocols that you would’ve looked up the day he came into the emergency department was in your estimation deficient?

All: Yes.

Dr's saying what I have been reporting. Sloppy USA clean up's

Dr’s saying what I have been reporting. Sloppy USA clean up’s

On September 29, Duncan was carried from the emergency department to intensive care. Nurse Nina Pham, who was involved in the transfer, would become the first person to catch the virus in the United States. It took 48 hours to get Duncan’s positive test results. And by then the hospital, on its own, had equipped the staff with suits that allowed no skin to be exposed. It would be another three weeks before the CDC made this its new standard. Then the hospital moved out all of the patients in medical intensive care and reconfigured the 24-bed unit for just one patient. It was a strange scene for ICU nurse John Mulligan.

John Mulligan: By the time I came in, they had already received the Tyveks, the pappers. So we had the full hazmat gear that people are used to seeing.

Scott Pelley: Is this the full suit?

John Mulligan: This is the full suit, yes. There were always two of us in the room at all times. And we were designated two people to be in there. I’ve been in health care for nearly 20 years and I’ve never emptied as much trash as just from the waste of his constant diarrhea that he was having was remarkable. And we had these longer surgical type gloves on. They were taped to the Tyvek suit, full headgear with a circulator with a HEPA filter that would plug into the back. And the first time I got out of that suit, it literally looked like someone had pushed me into a swimming pool. I was drenched.

They were working 16 to 18 hour days, spending two hours at a time in Duncan’s room.

John Mulligan: And we held his hand and talked to him and comforted him because his family couldn’t be there.

Scott Pelley: You held his hand through the spacesuit?

John Mulligan: I did. He was glad someone wasn’t afraid to take care of him. And we weren’t.

“We asked for volunteers. Everyone volunteered.”

Richard Townsend: I have nothing but respect and admiration for everyone that was involved in his care you know everyone has someone in their lives that they love and they care about. I have a five-year-old and a three-year-old and my wife is pregnant. And the mortality rate for pregnant women with Ebola is, it’s essentially 100 percent.

Scott Pelley: But Richard, why don’t you go to the administration and say, “You know, I’m sorry. But my wife is pregnant.”

Richard Townsend: People were allowed to request not to be tasked with his care.

Krista Schaefer: We asked for volunteers. Everyone volunteered.

Scott Pelley: Everyone was a volunteer, everyone that was there wanted to be there?

Krista Schaefer: Every person, housekeeping, respiratory, physicians, nurses.

But despite all the volunteers Duncan grew worse. An experimental drug wasn’t helping.

John Mulligan: Early Saturday morning he had become very critically ill and was placed on a respirator.

Scott Pelley: He was intubated.

John Mulligan: He was intubated.

Scott Pelley: Tube down his throat?

John Mulligan: Tube down his throat, he had a dialysis catheter placed because he was not making any urine, but he needed to. And so I was in charge on those two days, so I was not in the anteroom. But at that point, we had five people back there, one of them being a respiratory therapist to manage the ventilator and four nurses taking two-hour shifts in the room because he had become so critically ill. And I’ve been doing this a long time. I’ve never seen a four-to-one-patient in an ICU. That’s how sick he was. We got through that weekend. I had heard some promising reports through the news and came back on October 8 and was the primary nurse again. Went through our protocol, showered and dressed in the disposable scrubs and put my Tyvek suit on and was double and triple checked by my team back there, the night shift team and the day shift team. There was already a night shift nurse in the room, one had just come out. So we kind of tagged off so we’d always have two in the room. And I got a report at the bedside from her. And I told her to go home to her children. She, you know, we’d been working 16, 18-hour days. By the time you get through this whole process, you’ve been here 18 hours and you’re tired and you’ve got to come back in 10 hours to do it again. And I turned around and I looked at Mr. Duncan in the bed. And at that point my partner had come in and he was still intubated. He was on a lot of medication to support his blood pressure and his circulatory system. And he was heavily sedated and he had tears running down his eyes, rolling down his face, not just normal watering from a sedated person. This was in the form of tears. And I grabbed a tissue and I wiped his eyes and I said, “You’re going to be okay. You just get the rest that you need. Let us do the rest for you.” And it wasn’t 15 minutes later I couldn’t find a pulse. And we did what was called a chemical code, per his request prior to him ever getting so sick. He did not want chest compressions done. He did not want us to shock him if he went into a lethal rhythm because he knew that that would put him at a higher risk. And that was a conversation he had with one of my pulmonologists that was on his case. And the three of us in that room chemically coded him. I pushed the drugs, knowing they weren’t going anywhere and I lost him. And it was the worst day of my life. This man that we cared for, that fought just as hard with us lost his fight. And his family couldn’t be there. And we were the last three people to see him alive. And I was the last one to leave the room. And I held him in my arms. He was alone.

“I would have nightmares, and still do, of my co-workers being infected and not being able to get to a hospital and treatment and dying.”

Scott Pelley: Sidia, you spent perhaps the most time talking with Mr. Duncan and I wonder what you think people should know about him.

Sidia Rose: He was very kind and very appreciative. Even something as simple as me just giving him cold washcloth to cool his face down because his fever wasn’t breaking, even that he was grateful for. He told me thanks.

Within days of Duncan’s death, nurse Nina Pham was admitted to the hospital with Ebola.

Scott Pelley: When Nina became sick, that must’ve sent a lightning bolt through the staff because now it’s one of you.

John Mulligan: I thought someone was playing a cruel joke until I finally looked at my phone and saw the missed text messages and the voicemails and turned the news on and went, “Oh my goodness.”

Then four days later, nurse Amber Vinson fell ill. Both nurses have since recovered; this is Nina Pham leaving a hospital on Friday. But many on the staff still wonder whether they could be next.

Scott Pelley: Are any of you, all of you, still self-monitoring for signs of infection?

Sidia Rose: I am.

Scott Pelley: You are? You’re still within the 21-day window?

Sidia Rose: For Mr. Duncan I’m passed my 21-day period. But for Nina Pham I’m still being monitored. I’ve been asymptomatic. My temperature has been rock solid.

Those who contract the virus are not infectious until they actually become sick. Members of the medical staff must take their temperature now twice a day and show the reading to a state health official. But, in at least one other way, the effect of fighting this virus could linger.

John Mulligan: I would have nightmares, and still do, of my co-workers being infected and not being able to get to a hospital and treatment and dying. And so it’s like any traumatic event, this too shall pass. It’s just going to take a little time.

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Ebola: Quarantined Nurse Leaves Hospital. As New York kid, 5, Tests Negative

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Ebola: Quarantined Nurse Leaves Hospital

Quarantined nurse leaves angry

Quarantined nurse leaves angry

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

A nurse who protested against being quarantined at a New Jersey hospital has been discharged. Kaci Hickox, who treated Ebola patients in West Africa but does not have any symptoms of the virus, threatened to sue over being kept in isolation. She was allowed to leave hospital on Monday and got into a private car bound for her home in Maine.  Once there, it will be up to local health officials to decide how to monitor her health for the duration of the incubation period, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said. The Doctors Without Borders worker had no symptoms when she arrived in Newark on Friday, but developed a fever that prompted putting her in isolation, the New Jersey Department of Health said in a statement.

Ms Hickox blasted officials over the decision, and her lawyer threatened a lawsuit, saying the quarantine violated her constitutional rights. But legal action seemed unlikely after Mr Christie announced she would be released. “She was quietly happy,” said lawyer Steven Hyman, who said he had spoken to the nurse by telephone. “She wants this part of her ordeal to be over. She wants to return to her life.” Three states – New York, New Jersey and Illinois – introduced the mandatory 21-day quarantine period for anyone who has been involved in treating Ebola patients in West Africa.

Other states, including Maryland, Virginia and Georgia, are also considering whether to impose the same regime. On Monday, the Pentagon announced that US troops returning from missions in Ebola-stricken West Africa are being placed in isolation for 21 days before returning home. “Out of an abundance of caution, the Army directed a small number of personnel, about a dozen, that recently returned to Italy, to be monitored in a separate location at their home station of Vicenza,” spokesman Colonel Steven Warren said. None of the soldiers have exhibited symptoms of the virus, Col Warren added.

Ebola Nurse To Sue Over Quarantine

Ebola Nurse To Sue Over Quarantine

Back in the US, the quarantine policies have come under criticism that they may discourage healthcare workers from travelling to West Africa to help in the fight against Ebola. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday recommended voluntary home quarantines for health workers returning from the region. The agency issued new guidelines that included four risk categories for those returning from West Africa. Under mounting pressure, the governors of New York and New Jersey said on Sunday evening that quarantined medical workers who did not show symptoms could be allowed to remain at home. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: “We’re doing everything possible. Some people say we’re being too cautious – I’ll take that criticism.” Under the protocols, New York state will also pay compensation if quarantined workers are not paid by a volunteer organisation. The US quarantines followed the positive diagnosis of doctor Craig Spencer, who fell ill days after returning to his New York City home from treating Ebola patients in Guinea. He rode the subway and went bowling the night before he was admitted to hospital.

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Ebola: New York Boy, 5, Tests Negative

Five-year-old boy gets taken from his home, thankfully is ok

Five-year-old boy gets taken from his home, thankfully is ok

A five-year-old boy who was under observation at a New York hospital for possible Ebola symptoms has tested negative for the deadly virus. The youngster had returned to the US from Guinea at the weekend and had a low-grade fever, according to City Health Commissioner Dr Mary Travis. The child has “travelled to one of the three affected countries and has a fever, and that’s what triggers an assessment,” Dr Travis said. The New York Post reported that the boy had been vomiting and was transported from his home in the Bronx by emergency medical workers. He is being kept in isolation at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, and will remain there “out of an abundance of caution” until subsequent tests also come back negative, said the city’s Department of Health and NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation in a joint statement.

 “The chances of the average New Yorker contracting Ebola are extremely slim,” the statement added. Doctor Craig Spencer tested positive last week upon returning to the city from treating Ebola patients in Guinea. Dr Spencer, who went to the West African country with the Doctors Without Borders humanitarian group, is also being kept in isolation at Bellevue Hospital. In New Jersey, an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is being released after being quarantined despite testing negative for the disease. SOME good news again.
Police presence outside the Hospital

Police presence outside the Hospital

Ebola: 5 Year Old Boy Being Tested

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An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York City

The boy, who returned from Guinea at the weekend, was moved from his home in the Bronx by emergency medical workers, reports say.

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

A five-year-old boy is under observation at a New York hospital for possible Ebola symptoms. The youngster had returned to the US from Guinea at the weekend and had a low-grade fever, according to City Health Commissioner Dr Mary Travis. The child has “travelled to one of the three affected countries and has a fever, and that’s what triggers an assessment,” Dr Travis said. The New York Post reported that the boy had been vomiting and was transported from his home in the Bronx by emergency medical workers. He is being kept in isolation at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, and results of his test will be available later on Monday.

Ebola Cases Diagnosed In The US

Ebola Cases Diagnosed In The US

If confirmed, it would be the second case to be diagnosed in America’s largest city, after doctor Craig Spencer tested positive last week upon returning home from treating Ebola patients in Guinea. Dr Spencer, who went to the West African country with the Doctors Without Borders humanitarian group, is also being kept in isolation at Bellevue Hospital. In New Jersey, an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is being released after being quarantined despite testing negative for the disease. Kaci Hickox threatened to sue, claiming her treatment had put her under physical and psychological stress, and violated her human rightsShe wrote: “The US must treat returning health care workers with dignity and humanity.” So far, four people have been diagnosed with Ebola in the US, including Dr Spencer. The first diagnosis, a Liberian visitor to Texas in September who died, was riddled with missteps. Two nurses who treated the man contracted the disease but have recovered.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/year-boy-observation-nyc-hospital-ebola-concerns/story?id=26478362

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/us/boy-5-under-observation-in-new-york-hospital-for-ebola-1.1978393

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Teen Tests Negative For Ebola In Australia

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The patient is isolated at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

The patient is isolated at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

The patient is isolated at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. A woman who developed a fever after travelling from West Africa to Australia has tested negative for Ebola. A Queensland department of health spokeswoman confirmed the results showed the 18-year-old patient had not contracted the deadly virus. She was one of nine family members who had flown from Guinea to Queensland 12 days ago. The family was met at the airport by health authorities as a precaution and she was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital after claiming to have developed symptoms. The nine were then put into home quarantine, where eight of them still remain.

The patient, who was not a health worker, was coming to live in Australia permanently, say officials. They said she did not have any known contact with anyone with Ebola in West Africa but came from an area that had a “reasonably large number of cases”. Queensland state chief health officer Jeannette Young said: “There is no risk to the community at all because she hasn’t left the house or had any visitors in the time that she has been here in Brisbane.”

She said Queensland health authorities were monitoring four families from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the vast majority of Ebola cases have occurred. The number of Ebola infections has passed the 10,000 mark and the death toll is almost 5,000 worldwide, mainly in the three West African nations. There have been no confirmed Ebola cases in Australia.

 

More Sloppy Ebola Clean up in the USA, Cleaners empty Ebola doctor’s apartment without protection.

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A cleaning worker wheels a barrel out of Dr Craig Spencer's apartment so it can be transported to the Centre for Disease Control - No wonder Ebola is spreading so easy!

A cleaning worker wheels a barrel out of Dr Craig Spencer’s apartment so it can be transported to the Centre for Disease Control – No wonder Ebola is spreading so easy!

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Hazmat teams arrived at the apartment of Ebola patient Dr Craig Spencer last night to remove items that he could have contaminated. Workers from Bio Recovery Corp were at the property in Harlem, New York, wheeling away large blue barrels to be taken for testing at the CDC.   The containers were loaded onto the back of the truck into the night as cleanup crews carried out essential testing of the apartment. According to their site, the company charged with the clean-up, is ‘dedicated to the recovery of all accident, crime, trauma and bio-hazardous scenes; from suicides, homicides, hoarding clean up, sewage back flows, and microbial contamination issues.’

AMERICA YOU ARE TOO RELAXED OVER EBOLA! IN THIS VIDEO ONE SAYS “I AM NOT SCARED” – THIS WILL KILL US ALL 😦 COME ON USA! 

The same team also cleaned The Gutter Friday night, the Williamsburg bowling alley Spencer was at the night before he wad admitted.The NYPD began putting up barriers late on Friday morning to prepare for the decontamination, and cleaners arrived. The biohazard truck was parked near the home with large blue sealed containers in the back.  There has been no evacuation order for the building, and the Department of Health has been canvassing the neighborhood to keep neighbors informed. This comes just one day after police were seen throwing gloves, face masks and caution tape in a public trash can after being near Spencer’s apartment. Those men, however, were never in the apartment building, and it is standard practice for NYC police officers to wear gloves while putting up and taking down caution tape.

They contain possibly contaminated goods and are taken by the Bio Recovery Corp. team for testing - Not one wearing a face mask

They contain possibly contaminated goods and are taken by the Bio Recovery Corp. team for testing – Not one wearing a face mask

Postman is better protected

Postman is better protected

Cigarette in mouth as if he's doing a house removal. WHAT?!

Cigarette in mouth as if he’s doing a house removal. WHAT?!

NO gloves, NO face masks NO protective gear

NO mask, NO gloves. NO suit. People are too relaxed in the USA over Ebola

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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

http://online.wsj.com/articles/up-to-10-000-new-ebola-cases-could-occur-each-week-says-who-1413293490

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Woman Tested For Possible Ebola In Australia

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The 18-year-old patient who flew from Guinea is not a health worker but came from an area where there were a high number of cases.

The 18-year-old patient who flew from Guinea is not a health worker but came from an area where there were a high number of cases.

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

This girl has been in Australia, walking around Queensland for 11 days! She was showing signs of illness IN AFRICA! Like Dr Spencer in New York this girl has put her entire Country in Danger. She didn’t mean it but this is a high populous area, 11 days she has been in and around the city. Lets hope it’s NOT Ebola. Will confirm later today. This girl has been in Australia, walking around Queensland for 11 days! She was showing signs of illness IN AFRICA! Like Dr Spencer in New York this girl has put her entire Country in Danger. She didn’t mean it but this is a high populous area, 11 days she has been in and around the city. Lets hope it’s NOT Ebola. Will confirm later today. After 5 days of not one reported case outside Africa we now have one in New York, one in Rome and now Queensland

A woman who recently travelled from West Africa is in isolation and has been tested for possible Ebola in Australia. The patient had reportedly displayed signs of a fever and is now at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. The 18-year-old landed in Queensland 11 days ago and was one of nine family members who flew to Australia from Guinea. Officials were notified a few days before that they were arriving and they were met at the airport. The nine were then put in home quarantine, where eight of them remain while the 18-year-old is now in hospital being assessed.

The patient, who was not a health worker, was coming to live in Australia permanently, say officials. They said she did not have any known contact with anyone who was sick with Ebola in West Africa but came from an area that had a “reasonably large number of cases”. She has already had one test for Ebola and the results are expected in the coming hours. The patient will then have a second test in three days’ time.

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US Ebola Nurse Slams Re-Entry To The USA Quarantine Process

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Ebola Nurse Treated Like 'Criminal'

Ebola Nurse Treated Like ‘Criminal’

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

An American nurse criticises her treatment after being quarantined with suspected Ebola on her arrival home from West Africa. I said in a previous blog Health Workers and Nurses had been talking about strike action. These people are on the front line, coming back to a Country (USA) so ill prepared for Ebola it is untrue. As I write this, Dr. Craig Spencer is ill, he was ILL IN AFRICA! He came home, went bowling, went on a tube at a tube station (Sorry we don’t have these here) He walked through a Mall. He flew home coughing. ONLY NOW..The USA are screening all Ebola aid workers on re-entry to the USA. Sadly these brave people are getting treated like criminals, I am glad Kaci Hickox has said what many Dr’s and Nurses are saying in the USA, sadly the Medical people in the USA don’t pay out, they take money. THIS IS WHY EBOLA IS IN THE USA AND NOT EUROPE! MONEY! Hard to take America? CDC Now Admits Airborne Ebola, if Dr Spencer has spend 3 days, ill in New York coughing and leaving his spit/saliva on a hand rail or someone walked past him as he sneezed or coughed, they people have Ebola. This isn’t Rocket science here, define Airborn, then we understand how easy this is to catch when the circumstances are right. But it is STILL very yard to catch. My worry as I type is New York. We now have a 21 day  time period to wait. After these 21 days there are no fresh infected, New York dodged a bullet, if Hospitals fill up, it’s global and will effect all of the species, all over the World. America, YOU MUST WAKE UP OR YOU WILL KILL HUMANITY! Do not do this to the World

50 American people at least are being monitored today as I type and you read, I truly believe Ebola IS AIRBORN! 

An older video, I said it was Airborn, I believe it is

WAKE UP AMERICA, YOUR MEDIA IS HIDING THIS FROM YOU, EBOLA IS WORSE THAN EVEN I CAN TELL YOU, IN THE USA!

An American nurse who has been treating Ebola patients in Africa has criticised quarantine rules that keep her isolated despite testing negative. Doctors Without Borders worker Kaci Hickox returned to the US from Sierra Leone on Friday and was taken to a New Jersey hospital in case she had the killer virus. She has now been told she is free from the disease, but will be unable to leave quarantine for another 21 days. Illinois joined New York and New Jersey on Saturday night in introducing a mandatory 21-day quarantine period for anyone who has been involved in treating victims in west Africa. Other states, including Virginia and Georgia, are also considering whether to impose the same regime.

It follows 33-year-old doctor Craig Spencer falling ill with ebola having spent several days travelling around New York, riding the subway and visiting a bowling alley. Writing in the Dallas Morning News, Ms Hickox said: “This is not a situation I would wish on anyone, and I am scared for those who will follow me. “I am scared about how health care workers will be treated at airports when they declare that they have been fighting Ebola in West Africa. “I am scared that, like me, they will arrive and see a frenzy of disorganisation, fear and, most frightening, quarantine.”

Ebola Response: Science Not Fear

Ebola Response: Science Not Fear

She said on telling a border official she had just arrived back, she was immediately ushered into a private room before having questions “barked” at her. She said she was made to wait hours with little to eat, only to later test negative for the virus. Despite the test, she must wait in a secure facility in New Jersey until it is certain she has not contracted the disease. She said: “I… thought of many colleagues who will return home to America and face the same ordeal. Will they be made to feel like criminals and prisoners?

“The US must treat returning health care workers with dignity and humanity.” The number of Ebola cases worldwide has now exceeded 10,000, with nearly 5,000 not surviving. President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday to be guided by the facts about Ebola and “not fear”. Dr Spencer, who is being held at the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York, was described by officials overnight on Saturday as “entering the next phase of his illness”.

Dr. Craig Spencer is seen in this undated LinkedIn profile photo

Dr. Craig Spencer is seen in this undated LinkedIn profile photo

health service statement said: “The patient is awake and communicating. In addition to the required supportive therapy, we initiated antiviral therapy within hours of admission. We also administered plasma therapy yesterday.” Meanwhile, in Sierra Leone, a team from the British Army has started training residents in how to use protective equipment to reduce the spread of the disease. Many of the locals who have volunteered to help fight the virus have no medical background.

CDC Now Admits Airborne Ebola Possible But Don’t PANIC!!

Week old video, just to show how the USA Government and 100% the Media are lying to the US people! 

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Cancer-killing stem cells engineered in lab

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Brain tumours are often solid and hard to reach so stem cells are an effective way of targeting them

Brain tumours are often solid and hard to reach so stem cells are an effective way of targeting them

By Shaun Gibson @ShaunyNews

Scientists from Harvard Medical School have discovered a way of turning stem cells into killing machines to fight brain cancer.

There may soon be a new way to use stem cells in the fight against brain cancer. A team has created a way to genetically engineer stem cells so that they can produce and secrete tumor-killing toxins that eradicate cancer cells remaining in mouse brains after their main tumor has been removed.

The stem cells are placed at the site encapsulated in a biodegradable gel. This method solves the delivery issue that probably led to the failure of recent clinical trials aimed at delivering purified cancer-killing toxins into patients’ brains.  Cytotoxins are deadly to all cells, but since the late 1990s, researchers have been able to tag toxins in such a way that they only enter cancer cells with specific surface molecules; making it possible to get a toxin into a cancer cell without posing a risk to normal cells. Once inside of a cell, the toxin disrupts the cell’s ability to make proteins and, within days, the cell starts to die.

Encapsulated toxin-producing stem cells (in blue) help kill brain tumor cells in the tumor resection cavity (in green). Credit: Khalid Shah, MS, PhD

“Cancer-killing toxins have been used with great success in a variety of blood cancers, but they don’t work as well in solid tumors because the cancers aren’t as accessible and the toxins have a short half-life,” said Harvard neuroscientist Khalid Shah, MS, PhD, who directs the Molecular Neurotherapy and Imaging Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. “A few years ago we recognized that stem cells could be used to continuously deliver these therapeutic toxins to tumors in the brain, but first we needed to genetically engineer stem cells that could resist being killed themselves by the toxins. Now, we have toxin-resistant stem cells that can make and release cancer-killing drugs.”

Shah’s stem cells escape this fate because they are made with a mutation that doesn’t allow the toxin to act inside the cell. The toxin-resistant stem cells also have an extra bit of genetic code that allows them to make and secrete the toxins. Any cancer cells that these toxins encounter do not have this natural defense and therefore die. Shah and his team induced toxin resistance in human neural stem cells and subsequently engineered them to produce targeted toxins.

“We tested these stem cells in a clinically relevant mouse model of brain cancer, where you resect the tumors and then implant the stem cells encapsulated in a gel into the resection cavity,” Shah said. “After doing all of the molecular analysis and imaging to track the inhibition of protein synthesis within brain tumors, we do see the toxins kill the cancer cells and eventually prolonging the survival in animal models of resected brain tumors.”

Shah next plans to rationally combine the toxin-secreting stem cells with a number of different therapeutic stem cells developed by his team to further enhance their positive results in mouse models of glioblastoma, the most common brain tumor in human adults. Shah predicts that he will bring these therapies into clinical trials within the next five years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29756238#?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

http://www.popsci.com/article/science/injecting-engineered-stem-cells-brain-may-effectively-treat-tumors

http://hsci.harvard.edu/news/scientists-engineer-toxin-secreting-stem-cells-treat-brain-tumors

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*BREAKING** Heathcare worker at Newark airport to be quarantined on Ebola fears

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Staff of the emergency medical services in France (SAMU) dressed in Ebola virus protections outfits stand near a stretcher placed inside an ambulance during a press presentation

Staff of the emergency medical services in France (SAMU) dressed in Ebola virus protections outfits

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

(Reuters) – A healthcare worker who had been treating patients in West Africa was detained at Newark Liberty International Airport and will be quarantined, in line with a new policy aimed at reducing risk from the Ebola virus, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Friday.  “Her next stop was going to be here in New York,” Christie said during a news conference announcing the mandatory quarantine policy. “A quarantine order will be issued.” Christie’s remarks about the quarantined healthcare worker were first reported by CNBC.

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