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New outbreak of deadly flesh-eating
Ebola virus has already killed at least
59 people in Guinea, according to Unicef

Daily Mail [UK], by Mia De Graaf

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 3/23/2014 5:24:49 PM

At least 59 people have died in Guinea following the outbreak of deadly flesh-eating virus Ebola. The first cases of the haemorrhagic fever were spotted late last month. With no known cure or vaccine, health ministers have warned people to stay inside while they try to stop it spreading. Symptoms include internal and external bleeding, vomiting and diarrhoea. It is spread by personal contact and kills 25-90 per cent of those infected. ´In Guinea, a country with a weak medical infrastructure, an outbreak like this can be devastating,´ the Unicef representative in Guinea, Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoya, said in a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 3/23/2014 5:51:38 PM     (No. 9781049)

I was already packed to meet Dr. Oonga Boonga Esq. at the Guinea National Bank to pick up the $10 million they are holding in trust for me, but now I shall have to cancel my travel plans.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: starboard, 3/23/2014 5:54:51 PM     (No. 9781053)

Great Post #1

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Reply 3 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 3/23/2014 6:14:03 PM     (No. 9781063)

well, for GAIA´s sake, get these REFUGEES over here as soon as possible..
get them to some place where they can be helped..
like downtown NYC or Marin County..


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Reply 4 - Posted by: curious1, 3/23/2014 6:51:40 PM     (No. 9781098)

Hmmmm... flash-eating and hemorrhagic fever virus in the same sentence - haven´t heard viruses described as ´flesh-eating´ before.

Bacteria or Amoebas or Cannibals, I could understand, but a virus?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1, 3/23/2014 6:52:19 PM     (No. 9781099)

flash-eating = flesh-eating

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mossley, 3/23/2014 7:51:45 PM     (No. 9781142)

#4, it´s the DM. It´s a tabloid at heart. The DM doesn´t care about facts, properly written English or editors. It does have some amazing photographs and covers US stories better than the US media, but it can´t get away from its tabloid tendencies.

So, it´s Ebola, a form of hemorrhagic fever that isn´t a flesh-eating bacteria.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: StuartL, 3/24/2014 5:26:02 AM     (No. 9781441)

#6 -- Thank you and Bravo. Well said, and doubly well worth repeating.

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