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Ebola Virus Is Outpacing Efforts to
Control It, World Health Body Warns

New York Times, by Adam Nossiter and Alan Cowell

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 8/1/2014 10:31:07 PM

ABUJA, Nigeria — In an ominous warning as fatalities mounted in West Africa from the worst known outbreak of the Ebola virus, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday that the disease was moving faster than efforts to curb it, with potentially catastrophic consequences, including a “high risk” that it will spread. The assessment was among the most dire since the outbreak was identified in March. The outbreak has been blamed for the deaths of 729 people, according to W.H.O. figures, and has left over 1,300 people with confirmed or suspected infections. Dr. Margaret Chan, the W.H.O.

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It started 5 months ago. No end in sight.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 8/1/2014 10:34:17 PM     (No. 9950103)

So let´s bring it here!
Great idea guys...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/1/2014 10:51:50 PM     (No. 9950110)

The talking points I have heard from TV physicians today were what scared me. They did not want to criticize the mild mild mild reaction our government is having to this super dangerous situation. Telling everybody not to worry? Right.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 8/1/2014 11:14:19 PM     (No. 9950143)

Africa is a basket case, and this is the result. Obama is busy giving amnesty to the next generation of brown-skinned welfare addicts and Democratic moocher voters.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/1/2014 11:19:04 PM     (No. 9950148)

Better that the USA takes in the American victims of this virus. The USA will have to get involved in controlling this outbreak eventually. The medical community can get up to speed by caring for their own right now.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fayebeck, 8/1/2014 11:22:04 PM     (No. 9950150)

Good God Almighty the past 6 plus years has been nothing but gloom, doom, crisis, scandal, and more and it is getting rather tiresome. I know of no one who is happy or optimistic about the future. No one. No way to live a life. I do not give a damn about any country but America. I do not care one whit about anyone but my family and maybe 10 friends. Do I wish anyone harm and bad times? Nope. But I do not concern myself or worry about anyone but family. I am about ready to just say to hell with all of it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/1/2014 11:32:28 PM     (No. 9950160)

“Migrants cross the desert in journeys that take weeks, if not months, before getting on a boat to Europe,” Dr. Massimo Galli, a specialist in infectious diseases at the University of Milan, said in a telephone interview. “They would manifest the disease long before arriving.”

This is the thinking that scares me. If 10 people are sneaking into Europe and one gets sick in transit, what do the remaining 9 do? Do they demand to be quarantined? Or do some proceed on to Europe? If another gets sick in transit, what do the remaining 8 do?

What was done with the people on the planes when the public servant traveled from Sierra Leone to Nigeria? Were they all quarantined?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: steveW, 8/2/2014 1:28:02 AM     (No. 9950243)

Given a choice, Dear Leader Barack Hussein always and invariably makes the wrong one, and on purpose.
Dear Leader Barack Hussein has now chosen to import Ebola.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TheMom, 8/2/2014 1:38:29 AM     (No. 9950247)

This may be the excuse they will use to round us up.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: killerbee, 8/2/2014 2:41:31 AM     (No. 9950262)

I do have to consider the possibility that the WHO and the UN are about to ask for a LOT of money. With no clear plan of how it´s going to be spent to combat the outbreak, of course.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: KTWO, 8/2/2014 3:43:37 AM     (No. 9950270)

Another perspective.

Since there are no effective medicines or vaccines (yet?) defeating this outbreak depends upon older public health practices.

And those practices are ultimately about controlling people; where they travel, quarantines, defeating transmission by changing behavior through education, etc.

There is a word for that "government".

And equatorial Africa has probably the worst prepared on Earth.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 8/2/2014 6:35:02 AM     (No. 9950318)

This is what frightens me. Everything that he does back fires. I hope this is not one of them.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: grace1798, 8/2/2014 7:19:08 AM     (No. 9950348)

I know what you are all thinking about this virus and the WH Admin. Yea, we cannot say it but we´re thinking it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bubby, 8/2/2014 7:28:00 AM     (No. 9950354)

#12 obama, the Democrats and the left think it is unfair that only Africa has ebola. So we should share in the pain of having that virus come here and infect our own citizens that is the fair, right thing to do. I believe we should have sent our top medical staff to Africa rather than import ebola virus as other posters have stated. But what do I know?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 8/2/2014 8:53:54 AM     (No. 9950453)

Africa sure took care of the AIDS virus too, didn´t they. Do they know what the word ´quarantine´ means? Someone else (i.e. Uncle Sugar) has to mop up their messes after donating billion$ to assist them with the problem.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: avmermaid, 8/2/2014 9:13:35 AM     (No. 9950469)

Where´s the reporting about Obama´s recent signing of an executive order to detain Americans with ‘Respiratory Illnesses’. That´s his plan for dealing with Ebola here. I´m already imagining how the NSA will be assisting with who will be detained and how the military vehicles and amassed ammunition HHS and other agencies could be used.


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