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Sierra Leone Braced For Increase In Ebola Cases

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Dead news? Not for a second, the threat still exists

Dead news? Not for a second, the threat still exists

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via: http://news.sky.com/story/1393826/sierra-leone-braced-for-increase-in-ebola-cases

As we in the first World get ready to buy presents and spend time laughing and having fun with family and friends the Ebola Virus is still a HUGE Danger to us all. It has been removed from MANY countries with the USA being one. Sadly Sierra Leone is being hammered still, thousands more die each week there and families (Can you blame them) there are not handing in loved ones with Ebola symptoms. I say “Can we blame them” because how hard it is to say goodbye knowing you are handing over your loved one to die. Turn the coin around and you say “Well they are maybe going to infect the entire family” And this is where the danger still lurks for us all. It is under control Ebola  but readers please understand it won’t take much to go Global in a week again. We must stay vigilant and understand the danger for a species pandemic is still there. W.H.O and the C.D.C are saying this much still. I believe there was a possible Ebola case in the USA a few weeks ago and this may be my next blog. I will also address this issue here, the USA buying MILLIONS of 3 person, plastic coffins. Remember this: https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/usa-i-warned-you-about-fema-camps-and-coffins-bought-in-millions/

Expert Doctor says CDC is lying about Ebola virus

Via Karen Elliott on You Tube

Fears of a sharp increase of cases mean even those who have not died from the disease are being buried in Ebola graveyards

Sierra Leone, caught in the grip of the Ebola crisis, is bracing itself for a sharp increase in cases of the killer disease over the Christmas period. The Government is so worried about the situation it has outlawed any seasonal public celebrations and will be putting soldiers on the street to make sure no one disobeys the directive. The outbreak of the virus, which began a year ago in neighbouring Guinea and quickly spread to Liberia, is now dominating the lives of everyone in Sierra Leone.

The western part of the country, including the capital Freetown where around a third of the population of more than six million lives, is bearing the brunt of the current upturn in cases. Authorities have instigated what they call the “Western Surge” to redouble efforts to try to keep the virus at bay.

Ebola Poet Weeps For Loved Ones

Ebola Poet Weeps For Loved Ones

Eunice Peacock, of the District Ebola Response Centre (DERC), admits they are “running to catch up” with the rate of the spread of the disease and would not be drawn on when it would be brought under control. One of the biggest problems is a refusal by what some claim is up to 80% of the population, a figure disputed by the government, to even acknowledge Ebola is real. One of the scores of operators at the UK-funded 117 Ebola telephone reporting line said many of the calls she takes are pranks or abusive. “They will use abusive language on you, they’ll say Ebola is lie, lie, you’re just taking money, most of them that is what they say,” she said. “They don’t believe. Most of the people they don’t believe in the Ebola stuff.”

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An Ebola Clinic that is running out of beds and medications 

Ebola Report Dec 16: Permanent Epidemic, Ebola Lie, 4 year old Sweetie-Sweetie

Via spinnerky2 on You Tube

The genuine calls get pushed on to the DERC where they are followed up either as live cases or burials. One of the burial units is run by the Red Cross and again funded by the UK. It aims to get everybody reported to it collected and buried in the central Ebola cemetery within 24 hours. Even those who have not died from the virus are collected and treated as if they had the disease – which means getting accurate figures for the number of Ebola deaths is difficult. We went out with Burial Team 7 into the Wellington area of Freetown – up steep, winding tracks where even four wheel drive vehicles struggled to pass.

Sierra Leone and Guinea Ebola

Sierra Leone and Guinea Ebola

Sierra Leone and Guinea Ebola

Via TV2Africa on You Tube

There we went to the home of Alie Kamara, a 63-year-old father of 16, who had died on the morning we arrived. He had been ill for some time. His family said they had a certificate saying he was free of Ebola – but the body retrieval team still put on their protective suits to salvage Alie’s remains before disinfecting the house. His body was put into two sealed bags after a short Muslim blessing before being lifted on to the back of a truck to be taken to the graveyard. The team moved on to the next body. Here the daughter of 70-year old Allieu Koroma, Marie, was hysterically throwing herself to the ground. Again there was no suggestion of Ebola, though there were raised eyebrows when the dead man’s wife suggested he too had a medical certificate proving he was free of Ebola, but that “rats had eaten it”.

As with Alie, Allieu’s body was swabbed, double bagged and put on to the back of the truck. The bodies of two confirmed Ebola victims were then picked up from a hospital before the team travelled on to a graveyard. The World War II cemetery has been disused for years, but is now Freetown’s central Ebola burial site. There is row after row of freshly filled graves, side by side with row after row of empty ones awaiting a body. No sooner than Burial Team 7 placed Alie and Allieu into their respective final resting places, another group from a different aid organisation turned up to do the same for their Ebola dead.

Preparing a hospital for the Ebola virus disease
Via Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada on You Tube

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/ebola-virus-tricks-the-body-and-strips-victims-of-dignity-9924730.html

http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2014/12/15/370446566/endless-ebola-endemic-thats-the-risk-we-face-now-cdc-says

http://www.panapress.com/Nigeria–ECOWAS-leaders-differ-on-Ebola-death-toll–12-630415254-144-lang2-index.html

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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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More than 100 monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio

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Oct. 15, 2014: The Frontier Airlines plane that Amber Vinson flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, taxies away from the terminal at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland

Oct. 15, 2014: The Frontier Airlines plane that Amber Vinson flew from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, taxies away from the terminal at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland

By Shaun Gibson @ShaunyNews

Health officials in Ohio are monitoring more than 100 people following the visit by a Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola shortly after returning to Texas from the Cleveland area.

Officials said Saturday that none of those being monitored are sick.

State officials previously said 16 people Amber Vinson had contact with were being monitored. Officials say the sharp increase is a result of the identification of airline passengers who flew with Vinson between Dallas and Cleveland and the identification of people who also visited the dress shop where her bridesmaids were trying on dresses.

Vinson’s stepfather is quarantined in his home in the Akron suburb of Tallmadge. That is where Vinson stayed during her visit.

The stepfather is the only person in the state under such a restriction.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/18/ebola-ohio-symptoms_n_6008228.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-2798438/More-100-monitored-Ebola-symptoms-Ohio.html

http://ksn.com/2014/10/18/more-than-100-monitored-for-ebola-symptoms-in-ohio/

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President Obama Provides an Update on the Ebola Outbreak

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

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

By Shaun Gibson @ShaunyNews

**BREAKING** Ebola Patient in Dallas Has Died – Reports

http://shaunynews.com/2014/10/06/breaking-ebola-patient-in-dallas-has-died-reports/

Above is what I heard that Thomas Duncan in Dallas had sadly died due to Ebola. Please note I put ‘Reports’ so I am only sharing what Israel (Mossad) the Israeli Intelligence Community have reported via a Reuters reporter. I read some reports and watched a You Tube video that claimed when Mr Duncan arrived at Texas Health Presbyterian, after being sent home 1st time, when he came back a second time showing major symptoms that he was sick several times in the building and in a lift, the people who cleaned the sick up wore no vital health equipment. I understand now why American people were angry. Months ago the UK and many other European Countries had stopped Air Travel to or from some areas in West Africa. I think the time to restrict ALL Air travel, Worldwide is a very possible outcome, lets hope this doesn’t happen. There are many unconfirmed reports of Ebola affecting others all over the World, the latest two cases being a Spanish nurse and a young boy in Miami, both are in the link above. There are now 5 cases of American people with Ebola, the death toll is climbing to 10,000 quickly, below is a link to a firm cleaning Mr Duncan’s home

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2780091/Meet-Cleaning-Guys-Hazmat-crew-hired-FINALLY-sanitize-Dallas-apartment-U-S-Ebola-patient-stayed.html

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(Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Monday that the government would develop expanded screening of airline passengers for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the United States. The first patient diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil, Thomas Eric Duncan, remained in critical condition in a Dallas hospital, as Obama was briefed by agencies involved in fighting the spread of the deadly virus.

The president said it was important to follow existing protocols strictly. “But we’re also going to be working on protocols to do additional passenger screening, both at the source and here in the United States,” Obama said. However, the White House said that a ban on travel from West African countries, which some U.S. officials have called for, would slow the fight against Ebola.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said officials did not want to impede transport systems used to send supplies and personnel to the hardest-hit countries in West Africa, so a travel ban was not being considered. Airlines for America, a Washington-based trade group, separately said it would meet health and safety officials on Monday to discuss whether additional screening procedures anywhere in the world might help improve on those already in place.

Authorities in the United States and the public are on alert following Duncan’s diagnosis just over a week ago, raising concerns that the worst epidemic of Ebola on record could spread from West Africa. Duncan – who flew to the United States via Brussels and Washington from Liberia after helping a woman who later died of Ebola – is fighting for his life in a Dallas hospital. The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital initially sent him away with antibiotics, only to have him return two days later in an ambulance.

Via You Tube – The White House

Health officials said none of the 10 people who were being monitored after having had direct contact with Duncan are so far showing signs of Ebola symptoms. Ebola, which can cause fever, vomiting and diarrhea, spreads through contact with bodily fluids such as blood or saliva. Concern about the virus is also high in Europe, where the first case of Ebola being contracted outside of West Africa was reported on Monday. Spanish health officials said a nurse who treated a priest repatriated to Madrid with Ebola last month, and who died of the disease, had also been infected.

Texas Health Presbyterian said on Monday has been receiving the experimental drug brincidofovir since Saturday. The drug was developed by Chimerix Inc, which said it has been tested in more than 1,000 patients without raising safety concerns. “Chimerix has brincidofovir tablets available for immediate use in clinical trials,” the company said in a statement.

People leaving Ebola-affected countries are asked to fill out a questionnaire on whether they have symptoms such as a high fever and whether or not they have had any contact with someone who was diagnosed with Ebola. In Liberia, at least, they also are scanned for fever. Obama said on Monday that “the chances of an outbreak – of an epidemic here are extraordinarily low.” He also said some other countries were not doing enough to fight the disease at its source in West Africa.

“I’ll be honest with you: Although we have seen interest on the part of the international community, we have not seen other countries step up,” the president said. “We’ve had some small countries that are punching above their weight on this but we’ve got some large countries that aren’t doing enough.”

PASSENGER CHECKS

Several health experts and lawmakers have asked the administration to consider enhancing U.S. airport and customs screenings, including checking travelers using handheld fever scanners. Texas Governor Rick Perry, announcing the formation of a state task force on infectious diseases Monday, said that there were “mistakes” with handling the Ebola diagnosis in Dallas, but defended the state’s overall public health management.

“I stand by the fact that the process is working,” Perry said. “We don’t have an outbreak. We have one event that is being handled properly.”Perry also called for enhanced screening procedures by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents, including “obtaining more information about people who are coming from affected areas and taking appropriate steps upon arrival.” The death toll from the disease has been rising in three impoverished West African countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The current Ebola outbreak has killed at least 3,439 people since it began in March, out of nearly 7,500 confirmed, probable and suspected cases.

In addition to those three countries, the tally includes Nigeria and Senegal, where Ebola is believed to have been contained, and the one case in the United States.

Meanwhile, the fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, 33, a freelance television cameraman for NBC News, landed in Omaha from Liberia and was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center.

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-says-u-working-ways-screen-passengers-ebola-202948100.html

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/10/president-obama-to-receive-update-on-ebola-outbreak-from-head-of-cdc-107814.html

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