Skip to comments.Ebola Spread to Guinea's Capital Raises Fears
Posted on 03/29/2014 1:19:43 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister
CONAKRY, Guinea Ebola, one of the world's most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe bleeding and almost always death, could spread far beyond this tiny West African nation's borders.
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Yes, that “bush meat” is sure good. The problem is, it is infested. Savor it, then you die.
“....could spread far beyond this tiny West African nation’s borders.”
How many fresh Guineans did we let into the country this past week?
Via legal process or the Mexican border?
You would think they would have learned by now.
in all seriousness, this is something to watch
They have an international airport, and they may not be coming directly to the USA but they are going somewhere.
If this jumps to a city served by that airport look for this to get 100 times worse.
90% mortality rate.
Don’t forget the Spanish Flu was only 100 years ago, and wiped out nearly a fifth of the worlds population
Didn’t take you long to blame Bush...
In either case an infected individual would have little chance of surviving a trip to a foreign country, or even a few hundred mile primitive journey within his own country, if symptoms had already begun and he was infectious. People could/would be infected in the latter case but a good chance all involved would be quarantined (as in the Canada suspect case).
What is happening is they are killing these bush animals out in the outback and bringing them into the city and selling them as pork or beef. We have heard about hamburger meat being mixed with horsemeat. In these countries, monkey meat and other “bush animals” are fair game to be slipped onto the grocery shelf in the guise of real beef—or pork. In these countries, it is all about the power over the people and the safety of the food supply be damned.
Old fashioned Kyoto Protocol.
LOL! It’s that bush meat alright. Hasn’t the UN stopped these bushies yet?
....all that asked for asylum.
“How many fresh Guineans did we let into the country this past week?”
30,000 annually, according to Google.
Time to move United Nations HQ to Conakry.
More virus hysteria. Ebola is no match for basic personal hygiene.
I’d worry more about those who were exposed but haven’t displayed symptoms.
“The incubation period, that is, the time interval from infection with the virus to onset of symptoms, is 2 to 21 days.”
Much like the common cold, right?
I have read multiple references in the past indicating that transmission through casual contact (i.e. just being in the area) is not possible until symptoms are manifest. Prior to that, contact with bodily fluids likely would be required. The average incubation period is 2-4 days.
I’m so glad that Canada did quarantine the guy and acted quickly.
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