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Ebola spreads to Uganda

silverharp

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A few commentators watching this think people should pay more attention to this. situation not helped by clinics routinely being attacked to steal equipment etc. in some of the past outbreaks the virus self-contained by mutating to an asymptomatic version and killing the spread. what if it mutates to be become more infectious?



Experts will meet on Friday to determine whether to declare the Ebola epidemic in central Africa "a public health emergency of international concern," said the World Health Organization.

The move follows the spread of the virus from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda where a five-year-old boy died yesterday and two others are confirmed to have the deadly hemorrhagic disease.

The Ebola outbreak has been raging in DRC since August where more than 2,000 cases have been recorded, two-thirds of them fatal.

WHO's emergency committee has met twice to consider declaring the outbreak an international emergency but on both occasions - the latest in April - decided not to, in part because the virus remained contained in DRC.
 


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Perfect Storm here - slowly but surely spreading in a vast wilderness where Government writ does not run and is wracked by ethnic violence πŸŒ‘

Danger is that it spreads into other States at a rate that cannot be controlled.

Its a difficult disease to control - if it takes root in the metropolis of Africa

- then its only a matter of time till it reaches the Emerald Isle....☘
 

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Perfect Storm here - slowly but surely spreading in a vast wilderness where Government writ does not run and is wracked by ethnic violence πŸŒ‘

Danger is that it spreads into other States at a rate that cannot be controlled.

Its a difficult disease to control - if it takes root in the metropolis of Africa

- then its only a matter of time till it reaches the Emerald Isle....☘
It doesn't like the cold. Be grand.
 

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I think we had a scare here last time round but it was a false alarm. I would not think we have much in the way of iso units for an Ebola outbreak, perhaps enough for a handful of patients.
 

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I think we had a scare here last time round but it was a false alarm. I would not think we have much in the way of iso units for an Ebola outbreak, perhaps enough for a handful of patients.
we are prepped to a certain extent. we carry the suits and have protocols for suspected cases. the mater has a specialised unit at the top of eccles street.

Be Grand.
 

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We are allowing people from disease ridden countries into Europe without any proper medical screening so what can we expect. That fact that the NGO staff on the ships rescuing refugees all wear masks should be enough to ring the alarm bells but this seems to go unnoticed by the media and the liberal/left whose agenda is to open the floodgates to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants no matter what the cost to the native population.
 

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Perfect Storm here - slowly but surely spreading in a vast wilderness where Government writ does not run and is wracked by ethnic violence πŸŒ‘

Danger is that it spreads into other States at a rate that cannot be controlled.

Its a difficult disease to control - if it takes root in the metropolis of Africa

- then its only a matter of time till it reaches the Emerald Isle....☘
We'll see who'll be laughing at the plastic bottles of Lourdes water then.
 

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We are allowing people from disease ridden countries into Europe without any proper medical screening so what can we expect. That fact that the NGO staff on the ships rescuing refugees all wear masks should be enough to ring the alarm bells but this seems to go unnoticed by the media and the liberal/left whose agenda is to open the floodgates to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants no matter what the cost to the native population.
I do hope you bump into one , today
 

silverharp

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I don't like the look of this chart:
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"The danger of this particular outbreak, which began Aug. 1, 2018, is that it's what several experts call the "perfect storm" of a highly lethal and contagious virus in an area of the DRC that's a hub for poverty and neglect, insurgent activities, distrust of government and international organizations, and a mobile population with many refugees."

Chart: Second-largest Ebola outbreak on record continues to spread in Congo
also "confirmed deaths" how many others nobody knows about?
 

Lagertha

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Very true - these numbers come from the DRC Ministry of Health and must be viewed through that lens.
True, when you think that the estimated death toll from Chernobyl is between 4000 and 73,000 but the official government figure hasn't changed since 1987 and stands at 31 deaths it does make one wonder. Governments want to give the impression that everything is under control and there's nothing to worry about regardless of the truth. Corrupt governments, poor standard of living, limited medical care and hygiene doesn't help either.
 

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I think something like Marburg or Ebola with the ability to transmute or mutate into new strains and can be passed via the air is a far more terrifying vista in terms of social disaster than climate change right now.

I think it is the number one existential risk facing the planet, and irretrievably linked with human overpopulation.

Every time I read of something like this report of Ebola in Uganda it is as if I've felt another polite murmur from the volcano under my feet.

Someday, and I hope it is a long way away, that particular volcano may blow.

Every billion onto the population figures just brings that event horizon a leap closer.
 

Lagertha

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I think something like Marburg or Ebola with the ability to transmute or mutate into new strains and can be passed via the air is a far more terrifying vista in terms of social disaster than climate change right now.

I think it is the number one existential risk facing the planet, and irretrievably linked with human overpopulation.

Every time I read of something like this report of Ebola in Uganda it is as if I've felt another polite murmur from the volcano under my feet.

Someday, and I hope it is a long way away, that particular volcano may blow.

Every billion onto the population figures just brings that event horizon a leap closer.
It's like those pandemic horror films where you see one infected person get on a plane and then everyone on the plane is infected then everyone they come into contact with is infected. So you can have thousands of people infected in a very short space of time by touching things that the person has touched.
 

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We are allowing people from disease ridden countries into Europe without any proper medical screening so what can we expect. That fact that the NGO staff on the ships rescuing refugees all wear masks should be enough to ring the alarm bells but this seems to go unnoticed by the media and the liberal/left whose agenda is to open the floodgates to refugees, asylum seekers and migrants no matter what the cost to the native population.
Is that you Crazy Horse ?

Ebola touches down in Dublin
 

HenryHorace

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This has the potential to be very very serious indeed. There was a chap on talk radio today who stated worst case scenario over 10 million could die worldwide if urgent precautions are not taken post haste.
 

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