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Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency
AP via Yahoo ^ | 7/18/2019 | MARIA CHENG and JAMEY KEATEN

Posted on 07/18/2019 6:16:47 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue

The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday after a case was confirmed in a city of 2 million people .

A WHO expert committee declined on three previous occasions to advise the United Nations health agency to make the declaration for this outbreak, even though other experts say it has long met the required conditions. More than 1,600 people have died since August in the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which is unfolding in a region described as a war zone.

A declaration of a global health emergency often brings greater international attention and aid, along with concerns that nervous governments might overreact with border closures

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; congo; disease; ebola; outbreak
Overreact with border closures? To me, that should be the first priority. Quarantine. WTF?

No wonder the Omars of the world want to come here and never go back.

1 posted on 07/18/2019 6:16:47 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Don’t worry. Global warming will get us first.

Gawd these people crack me up. :D


2 posted on 07/18/2019 6:18:55 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Pfft! Prince Charlie says we’re done in 18 months anyway.


3 posted on 07/18/2019 6:19:30 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Sounds like someone needs more straight cash homie.
4 posted on 07/18/2019 6:20:24 AM PDT by deadrock
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To: TangledUpInBlue; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

If a quarantine saves just one child's life, it's worth it.

5 posted on 07/18/2019 6:24:05 AM PDT by null and void (The Left isn't banning "Hate Speech", they are banning speech they hate. BIG difference.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

We should send The Squat over there to investigate the matter...................


6 posted on 07/18/2019 6:25:45 AM PDT by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.............................😃)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Has anyone considered just nuking it from orbit?


7 posted on 07/18/2019 6:27:44 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Call me when it hits LA.


8 posted on 07/18/2019 6:29:50 AM PDT by fruser1
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To: TangledUpInBlue

To me Ebola is like the Rocky movies. Just when you think it’s done, it comes back for another showing....


9 posted on 07/18/2019 6:30:14 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
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To: TangledUpInBlue

They used to say the United States had 2 friends.. the atlantic ocean and the pacific ocean. Not so today. Do open border advocates not realize 1 who comes into our country, carrying a deadly disease, could wipe out everything
The flu eoidemic of 1918 came from europe and once sick, it killed in 48 hrs.


10 posted on 07/18/2019 6:37:36 AM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Send them to Portland Maine to join there friends and family.


11 posted on 07/18/2019 6:44:50 AM PDT by cp124 (I didn’t leave America, it left me.)
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To: IronJack

it’s the only way to be sure.


12 posted on 07/18/2019 6:56:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

WHO could have prevented this?


13 posted on 07/18/2019 7:10:00 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Trump is Making the Media Grate Again)
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To: frnewsjunkie

When I went to South Africa several years ago, the airlines were doing fever screenings on the way back so as not to let anybody potentially infectious onboard, yet now the human traffickers like the charitable organizations are settling Congolese families in our state, for profit of course.

What kind of screening have THEY had?


14 posted on 07/18/2019 7:23:47 AM PDT by GnuThere
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To: TangledUpInBlue

About bleepin’ time. All it takes is one hopping on a plane to Dallas, TX. Oh, wait, that happened already and we got super duper lucky.


15 posted on 07/18/2019 8:12:54 AM PDT by bgill
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To: TangledUpInBlue

It comes back time and again because Africans can’t keep their nasty infected pee-pees in their pants. They can’t seem to stay away from bush meat. They can’t understand not to poo in drinking water. They think the local medicine man knows more than licensed doctors.


16 posted on 07/18/2019 8:16:52 AM PDT by bgill
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To: TangledUpInBlue

China is making huge inroads into Africa, how about we let THEM lead this little expedition and we stay completely out of it for once.

They want to colonize Africa, well here’s the bad that comes with all the good Mr. China-man, YOU deal with this financially so the natives can ignore you and do it all over again.


17 posted on 07/18/2019 8:53:56 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

That reminds me. I wonder how those 20,000 Africans trying to cross the Darien Gap in Panama on their way to the US are doing.


18 posted on 07/18/2019 9:00:34 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("...that all the donkeys were dead. I know nothing as to the fate of the less valuable animals.")
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To: bgill
Highly emotionally superstitious people will always fair badly....
19 posted on 07/18/2019 9:09:11 AM PDT by caww
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To: Abathar

Solid thinking.


20 posted on 07/18/2019 10:36:41 AM PDT by Silentgypsy (Call an addiction hotline and say you're hooked on phonics.)
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