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UPDATE: Ebola Outbreak Guinea, Liberia and now Mali!
03-23-2014, 12:19 AM #1
Gumby AKA Chtumby
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Quote:UPDATE:
Health officials in Guinea battled to contain west Africa's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus as neighboring Liberia reported its first suspected victims and a traveler returning to Canada was hospitalized with suspicious symptoms.

The local health ministry in Canada's Saskatchewan province said a man had been placed in solitary confinement, with his family in quarantine, pending expected results on Tuesday of tests.

"All we know at this point is that we have a person who is critically ill who travelled from a country where these diseases occur," Denise Werker, joint director of health in Saskatchewan, in western Canada, said.

Read more: news.yahoo.com

Quote:Guinea confirms Ebola as source of deadly epidemic

By Mouctar Bah (AFP) – 1 hour ago

Conakry — Guinea identified the Ebola virus Saturday as the source of a highly contagious epidemic raging through its southern forests, as the death toll rose to 59.

Experts in the west African nation had been unable to identify the disease, whose symptoms -- diarrhoea, vomiting and bleeding -- were first observed six weeks ago, but scientists studying samples in the French city of Lyon confirmed it was Ebola, the Guinean health ministry said.

"The Ebola fever epidemic raging in southern Guinea, including the prefectures of Gueckedou and Macenta, since February 9 has left at least 59 dead out of 80 cases identified by our services on the ground," said Sakoba Keita, the ministry's chief disease prevention officer.

"We are overwhelmed in the field, we are fighting against this epidemic with all the means we have at out disposal with the help of our partners but it is difficult. But we will get there," he told AFP.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/art...1f4c&hl=en

OP updated 3-25-14 - JR

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03-23-2014, 12:27 AM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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sad2.gif Unreal nasty virus.
03-23-2014, 12:32 AM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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It's horrible! damned.gif I read about the "ebola-like" virus last week, but they hadn't identified it yet. Yes very nasty.
03-23-2014, 12:47 AM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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That could get out of hand in an apocalyptic fashion should it continue to spread.

Viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90%

Filoviruses are not naturally transmitted by aerosol. They are, however, highly infectious as breathable droplets in laboratory conditions; because of this potential route of infection, these viruses have been classified as Category A biological weapons.

They called it "epidemic" which is a concern, the implications of a highly contagious widespread version of this would make zombie apocalypse look... ahh.. not so bad.

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03-23-2014, 12:54 AM #5
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Guinea pigs? dunno.gif
03-23-2014, 12:58 AM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Good question. What "better" place for a test run eh?

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03-23-2014, 01:27 AM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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Well, just look at the Marburg virus for instance. Named after the German town where it was identified after an outbreak. That was the only outbreak in Europe as all subsequent outbreaks occurred in Africa (except for a couple of "lab incidents" in Soviet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marburg_vi...ponization ). coffeetime.gif

Quote:Marburg virus (/ˈmɑrbərɡ ˈvaɪrəs/ MAR-bərg VY-rəs[1]) is a hemorrhagic fever virus first noticed and described during small epidemics in the German cities Marburg and Frankfurt and the Yugoslavian capital Belgrade in the 1960s. Workers were accidentally exposed to tissues of infected grivets (Chlorocebus aethiops) at the city's former main industrial plant, the Behringwerke, then part of Hoechst, and today of CSL Behring. During these outbreaks, 31 people became infected and seven of them died. Marburg virus (MARV) causes severe disease in humans and nonhuman primates in the form of viral hemorrhagic fever. MARV is a Select Agent,[2] WHO Risk Group 4 Pathogen (requiring biosafety level 4-equivalent containment),[3] NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Category A Priority Pathogen,[4] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Category A Bioterrorism Agent,[5] and is listed as a biological agent for export control by the Australia Group.[6]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marburg_virus

Now here's a really interesting tidbit of info I came across years ago while researching the SV40 virus in vaccines:

Quote:In 1968 after the discovery of the Marburg virus in the oral vaccine, he met with Lederle Labs and the same discussion was held. Yes, it's okay if you have these viruses in oral preparations because there's no evidence that it causes any harm.

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbl...059144.pdf

That's the transcript of:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
+ + + + +
CBER-NCI-NICHD-NIP-NVPO
SIMIAN VIRUS 40(SV40):
A POSSIBLE HUMAN POLYOMAVIRUS WORKSHOP
+ + + + +
MONDAY, 27 JANUARY, 1997



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03-23-2014, 03:21 AM #8
Gumby AKA Chtumby
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The first article I saw on this was on the 19th of march and 23 were already dead. Prior to that there is nothing. Ebola has a incubation period of 2 to 21 days. In male semen in can last as long as 7 weeks.

Lets hope they contained this in time. If this makes its way to South Africa via Medical staff that had been exposed prior to being quarantined we may have a nasty little Pandemic here.

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WHO ( The World Health Organization ) has yet to comment. You would think they would be the first.


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03-23-2014, 04:08 AM #9
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(03-23-2014, 12:47 AM)JayRodney Wrote:  That could get out of hand in an apocalyptic fashion should it continue to spread.

Viral haemorrhagic fever outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90%

Nah. Ebola is so bad that it is its own worst enemy. It affects nearly everyone in a local area, but burns itself out too fast to spread around the world. We should be more concerned about a mutant influenza strain or one of those nasties from a gov lab.

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03-23-2014, 04:13 AM #10
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Then again...

It could have mutated...


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03-23-2014, 04:36 AM #11
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(03-23-2014, 01:27 AM)Octo Wrote:  Well, just look at the Marburg virus for instance. Named after the German town where it was identified after an outbreak. That was the only outbreak in Europe as all subsequent outbreaks occurred in Africa (except for a couple of "lab incidents" in Soviet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marburg_vi...ponization ). coffeetime.gif

Quote:Marburg virus (/ˈmɑrbərɡ ˈvaɪrəs/ MAR-bərg VY-rəs[1]) is a hemorrhagic fever virus first noticed and described during small epidemics in the German cities Marburg and Frankfurt and the Yugoslavian capital Belgrade in the 1960s. Workers were accidentally exposed to tissues of infected grivets (Chlorocebus aethiops) at the city's former main industrial plant, the Behringwerke, then part of Hoechst, and today of CSL Behring. During these outbreaks, 31 people became infected and seven of them died. Marburg virus (MARV) causes severe disease in humans and nonhuman primates in the form of viral hemorrhagic fever. MARV is a Select Agent,[2] WHO Risk Group 4 Pathogen (requiring biosafety level 4-equivalent containment),[3] NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Category A Priority Pathogen,[4] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Category A Bioterrorism Agent,[5] and is listed as a biological agent for export control by the Australia Group.[6]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marburg_virus

Now here's a really interesting tidbit of info I came across years ago while researching the SV40 virus in vaccines:

Quote:In 1968 after the discovery of the Marburg virus in the oral vaccine, he met with Lederle Labs and the same discussion was held. Yes, it's okay if you have these viruses in oral preparations because there's no evidence that it causes any harm.

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbl...059144.pdf

That's the transcript of:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
+ + + + +
CBER-NCI-NICHD-NIP-NVPO
SIMIAN VIRUS 40(SV40):
A POSSIBLE HUMAN POLYOMAVIRUS WORKSHOP
+ + + + +
MONDAY, 27 JANUARY, 1997



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03-23-2014, 01:46 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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03-23-2014, 02:58 PM #13
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(03-23-2014, 04:13 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  Then again...

It could have mutated...


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Yes, that is always a concern, but with this particular nasty, it seems to seal it's own fate by killing it's host.
03-23-2014, 06:45 PM #14
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,396 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
(03-23-2014, 04:36 AM)Shadow Wrote:  
(03-23-2014, 01:27 AM)Octo Wrote:  Well, just look at the Marburg virus for instance. Named after the German town where it was identified after an outbreak. That was the only outbreak in Europe as all subsequent outbreaks occurred in Africa (except for a couple of "lab incidents" in Soviet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marburg_vi...ponization ). coffeetime.gif

Quote:Marburg virus (/ˈmɑrbərɡ ˈvaɪrəs/ MAR-bərg VY-rəs[1]) is a hemorrhagic fever virus first noticed and described during small epidemics in the German cities Marburg and Frankfurt and the Yugoslavian capital Belgrade in the 1960s. Workers were accidentally exposed to tissues of infected grivets (Chlorocebus aethiops) at the city's former main industrial plant, the Behringwerke, then part of Hoechst, and today of CSL Behring. During these outbreaks, 31 people became infected and seven of them died. Marburg virus (MARV) causes severe disease in humans and nonhuman primates in the form of viral hemorrhagic fever. MARV is a Select Agent,[2] WHO Risk Group 4 Pathogen (requiring biosafety level 4-equivalent containment),[3] NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Category A Priority Pathogen,[4] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Category A Bioterrorism Agent,[5] and is listed as a biological agent for export control by the Australia Group.[6]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marburg_virus

Now here's a really interesting tidbit of info I came across years ago while researching the SV40 virus in vaccines:

Quote:In 1968 after the discovery of the Marburg virus in the oral vaccine, he met with Lederle Labs and the same discussion was held. Yes, it's okay if you have these viruses in oral preparations because there's no evidence that it causes any harm.

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/biologicsbl...059144.pdf

That's the transcript of:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
+ + + + +
CBER-NCI-NICHD-NIP-NVPO
SIMIAN VIRUS 40(SV40):
A POSSIBLE HUMAN POLYOMAVIRUS WORKSHOP
+ + + + +
MONDAY, 27 JANUARY, 1997



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03-23-2014, 07:36 PM #15
Not Gumby Incognito Anonymous
 
(03-23-2014, 04:13 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  Then again...

It could have mutated...


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Or modified by some mad scientist in the CDC for the military. If Ebola ever becomes Airborne we are all toast



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