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  • Cargo ship from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone bound for Port Canaveral (Self-monitoring)

    10/31/2014 5:07:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WOFL-TV ^ | October 31, 2014 | Derrol Nail, Reporter
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The EOT Spar is a 300-foot-long cargo ship due in Port Canaveral just 17 days after leaving the port of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone in West Africa. The country has documented 5,235 Ebola cases so far, according to the World Health Organization. The U.S. Coast Guard says federal requirements already in place, as well as self-monitoring by the crew is enough to reduce risk to Central Floridians. The Coast Guard says it is in close communication with the EOT Spar, an American-flagged cargo ship out of Annapolis, Maryland. It's scheduled...
  • Canada bans travelers from Ebola hot spots

    10/31/2014 3:58:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | October 31, 2014 | Ralph Ellis, CNN
    Canada will stop processing visa applications from foreign nationals who have visited West African nations with large outbreaks of the Ebola virus, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said Friday. Applications will be returned to people from Ebola hot spots who have already applied for visas, officials said in a press release. The changes do not affect Canadians currently in West Africa, the press release said. Health care workers in West Africa will be permitted to travel back to Canada. The action is similar to that taken by Australia several days ago. "Our number one priority is to protect Canadians,"...
  • Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres: witnesses

    10/31/2014 3:34:23 PM PDT · by Trapper6012 · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:05pm GMT
    BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels. The incident in the town of Beni followed a number of overnight raids in the area blamed on the Islamist group ADF-NAUL, who are thought to have massacred more than 100 people this month, using hatchets and machetes to kill their victims. Witnesses said the man, who has not been identified, aroused suspicion on a bus when passengers discovered he could...
  • (Vanity) Scouter's New Ebola Projections - Version 2.4

    10/31/2014 3:20:01 PM PDT · by scouter · 13 replies
    Self | October 31, 2014 | Scouter
    I thought the end of October would be a good time to publish some new projections. Here's an overview of the method I used. To project the number of future cases I calculated the daily rate of increase over the last 21 days for each of the three major countries and used that rate to make individual projections into the future at various intervals. I then added them up. I chose to use the last 21 days because that is the incubation period of the disease, and to my way of thinking, represents how fast the epidemic is growing now....
  • Will Ebola kill you? It depends on your genes

    10/31/2014 7:52:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    The Dailly Mail ^ | 10-30-14 | Lizzie Parry
    Genetics will determine whether a person infected with Ebola dies, scientists claimed today. A new study has found DNA could be the key to tracking the deadly effects of the virus which has ravaged West Africa. The World Health Organisation revealed nearly 5,000 people have died from the disease, which has devastated Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. A team of scientists at Washington University believe their study has identified genetic factors behind the mild-to-deadly range of reactions to the virus.
  • Why Ebola Quarantines Will Grow Larger -- And More Troubling

    10/30/2014 3:56:30 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 42 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/30/14 | Scott Gottlieb
    The critical reckoning over forced quarantines is still to come. Consider this scenario. Sometime in January or February – as the Ebola epidemic explodes out of West Africa – we’ll start experiencing larger, more frequent outbreaks in American cities. With the flu as a background to confound suspected cases of Ebola, public health departments will be hard pressed to “track and trace” all of the potential “contacts” when perhaps dozens of Ebola cases pop up in their cities. Unable to pinpoint who might have come in close contact with Ebola, and be at risk of contracting the virus, they will...
  • Pinoys urged to leave Ebola-hit West Africa (Philippines)

    10/30/2014 1:10:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Philippines on Thursday urged hundreds of its citizens to leave Ebola-hit west African nations, as it announced anyone who returned would be placed under a 21-day quarantine. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said the government had made a "voluntary repatriation" call to about 900 workers in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. He told a local television network that President Benigno Aquino III had also ordered those who did return would have to be isolated in a government facility. "The president has asked us to come down with a ruling, anyone coming from those countries, they must undergo a...
  • U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

    10/29/2014 11:46:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 30, 2014 | Nelson Acosta in Havana
    U.S. government officials joined health experts from throughout the Americas at an Ebola conference in Cuba on Wednesday, the latest show of cooperation between the historic adversaries on fighting the disease. The meeting organized by ALBA, a bloc of leftist-governed countries, aims to coordinate a regional strategy on the prevention and control of Ebola, which has killed about 5,000 people in West Africa but in the Americas has only reached the United States. U.S. military personnel and Cuban medical specialists are already posted in West Africa and prepared to work side by side if needed, officials have said, and Washington...
  • De Blasio rebukes report about Ebola patient

    10/29/2014 11:32:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Capital New York ^ | October 29, 2014 | Sally Goldenberg
    Mayor Bill de Blasio admonished a report in Wednesday's New York Post that accused Dr. Craig Spencer, the Harlem physician who tested positive for Ebola last week, of lying to authorities about his self-monitored quarantine. "I'm sick of these attempts to belittle a man who is a hero. It's got to end," de Blasio told reporters after a Hurricane Sandy-related press conference on Staten Island. "This is a guy who went into danger to protect all of us. We don't spend a lot of time when someone comes back wearing a military uniform questioning their desire to do good." The...
  • Obama on Ebola fight: US can't seal itself off

    10/29/2014 2:23:33 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 81 replies
    AP ^ | 29 Oct 14 | JIM KUHNHENN
    Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return from the afflicted region. "We can't hermetically seal ourselves off," he declared. Obama said doctors and nurses from the United States who have volunteered to fight Ebola in West Africa are American heroes who must be treated with dignity and respect. His remarks came amid debate between the federal government and several states over how returning health care workers should...
  • Africa: A Tragic Continent

    10/28/2014 7:25:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/28/2014 | Walter Williams
    Though there's a strong case for us to help with the Ebola crisis, the worst thing Westerners could do to Africa would be to send more foreign aid. Foreign aid provides the financial resources that enable Africa's grossly corrupt and incompetent regimes to buy military equipment, pay off cronies and continue to oppress their people. It also provides resources for the leaders to live lavishly and set up "retirement" accounts in foreign banks.
  • Kaci Hickox Won't Follow Maine Ebola Quarantine Rule,

    10/28/2014 8:48:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Oct 28, 2014
    Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital despite exhibiting no Ebola symptoms after arriving from West Africa, won't follow the quarantine imposed by Maine officials, her attorney said tonight. "Going forward she does not intend to abide by the quarantine imposed by Maine officials because she is not a risk to others," her attorney Steven Hyman said. "She is asymptomatic and under all the protocols cannot be deemed a medical risk of being contagious to anyone." ... Maine requires that health care workers such as Hickox who return to the state from West Africa will...
  • WH: Army Ebola policy not needed for civilians

    10/28/2014 6:43:04 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 28 Oct 14 | Justin Sink
    The Army's decision to quarantine soldiers returning from West Africa is related to logistical concerns, meaning that the same protocols would not be appropriate for civilian doctors traveling back to the United States from the region, the White House said Tuesday. "The science would not back that up," press secretary Josh Earnest said. "In fact, implementing this military policy in a civilian context would only have the effect of hindering our Ebola response by dissuading civilian doctors and nurses from traveling to West Africa to stop the outbreak in its tracks." On Monday, the Army announced that soldiers returning from...
  • Fox: Memo Shows State Dept. Wants to Send African Ebola Patients Here

    10/28/2014 5:22:57 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 43 replies
    mediaite. ^ | Oct 28, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Fox News obtained a State Department memo today that reportedly details a plan to bring Ebola patients from Africa into the United States for treatment. Last night Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte claimed there was “increasing evidence” that the White House has been making such plans, before anything was actually confirmed. According to Fox correspondent Mike Emanuel, this internal memo they obtained was marked sensitive but unclassified, and goes over a proposal to determine whether the U.S. should accept non-citizens for Ebola treatment. And what they recommend is that there should be medical evacuation for eligible non-citizens, and the State Department...
  • Joint Chiefs recommend quarantine for all US troops returning from West Africa

    10/28/2014 4:28:30 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | October 28, 2014 | John Harper and Chris Carroll
    The military’s top brass has recommended that all American troops returning from the mission to combat Ebola in West Africa be quarantined, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel “shares the concerns by the chiefs about the safety and well-being not only of our troops but also of their families,” but has not yet made a decision about whether to approve the recommendation from the Joint Chiefs. Hagel received the chiefs’ recommendation on Tuesday, shortly after Army leadership decided to isolate Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams and 10 other...
  • Lawmaker claims plans may be in pipeline to bring non-citizens to US for Ebola treatment

    10/28/2014 7:44:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10-28-2014 | FoxNews.com
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Fox News that his office has received "information from within the administration" that these plans are being developed. So far, only American Ebola patients have been brought back to the U.S. for treatment from the disease epicenter in West Africa. Goodlatte warned that expanding that policy could put the country at more risk. "Members of the media, my office have received confidential communications saying that those plans are being developed," Goodlatte said Monday night. *************** The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch also reported, shortly before Goodlatte sent the letter,...
  • Minn. African restaurant owner forced to change sign over Ebola fears

    10/27/2014 10:20:26 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 Oct 14 | Fox News Staff
    Concern over Ebola has forced a Minnesota restaurant owner who serves African food to cover up part of her sign and reconsider her Liberian-themed menu. Kellita Whisnant has owned Mama Ti's African Kitchen in Brooklyn Park, Minn. for three years. Now that confirmed cases of Ebola have reached U.S. soil, she says business is down by about 50 percent. “This African name that brought people in before, is now hurting me," Whisnant told Minneapolis-St.Paul's KMSP Fox9 . "We get the jokes, the ridicule." Amid declining sales—and a customer flat out asking her if the restaurant had Ebola—Whisnant covered up the...
  • Letter: Many Americans are extremely tired of the victim scenario

    10/27/2014 9:41:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 26, 2014 | Von W. Mueller
    With the death of Michael Brown, the racial divide in this country has gotten worse. That is because of two diametrically opposed perspectives that permeate race relations. The first perspective is well-known and is reinforced repeatedly by the press and television media. Many Americans are angry and frustrated because of the belief the playing field for African-Americans is not level. White privilege keeps blacks down through job discrimination; blacks are profiled by law enforcement, resulting in much higher percentages of incarceration; the schools blacks have to attend are substandard and testing is biased. The first Ebola patient in Dallas was...
  • High turnout in Tunisia vote defies forecasts

    10/26/2014 8:57:57 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | October 26, 2014 | Ahmed El Amraoui
    Millions take part in elections to new parliament even as cradle of Arab Spring remains divided over post-2011 path... Sunday’s general election is the first under the North African country's new constitution and the second since the 2011 uprising that overthrew the regime of Zine el Abidine Ben Ali. Turnout defied most opinion polls, which had projected a decline in popular participation in the election of a 217-member legislature with a five-year term... One of the places where turnout was perceptibly high in Oued Ellil, on the outskirts of the capital Tunis, where a siege and gun battle left five...
  • Book Review: 'A Troublesome Inheritance' by Nicholas Wade

    05/03/2014 1:51:51 PM PDT · by globelamp · 82 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 050214 | Charles Murray
    ".. The orthodoxy's equivalent of the Nicene Creed has two scientific tenets. The first, promulgated by geneticist Richard Lewontin in "The Apportionment of Human Diversity" (1972), is that the races are so close to genetically identical that "racial classification is now seen to be of virtually no genetic or taxonomic significance." The second, popularized by the late paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, is that human evolution in everything but cosmetic differences stopped before humans left Africa, meaning that "human equality is a contingent fact of history," as he put it in an essay of that title in 1984." "Since the sequencing...
  • There Are Now 10,000 People Who Have Been Sickened By Ebola (and it's getting worse)

    10/25/2014 10:08:21 AM PDT · by blam · 13 replies
    BI ^ | 10-25-2014 | Stephanie Nebehay
    Stephanie Nebehay October 25, 2014 The death toll from the Ebola epidemic rose to 4,922 out of 10,141 known cases in eight countries through Oct. 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. The virus, which reached Mali through a two-year-old girl who died on Friday, now threatens Ivory Coast, having infected people virtually all along its borders with Guinea and Liberia. Ivory Coast is the world's biggest cocoa producer. The Ebola outbreak has hurt the economic growth that has been raising living standards in the region. The three worst-hit countries of West Africa -- Guinea, Liberia and Sierra...
  • NJ official: Female health care worker who'd been in Africa isolated with fever

    10/24/2014 6:48:33 PM PDT · by boycott · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | October 24, 2014 | Ray Sanchez, Jason Hanna and Shimon Prokupecz
    New York (CNN) -- One day after New York officials announced a Doctors Without Borders physician had tested positive for Ebola, another person who treated patients in West Africa developed a fever and was put in isolation at a northern New Jersey hospital. The second health care worker, a woman who hasn't been identified by name, did not have any Ebola symptoms upon arrival Friday at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey health department spokesman Donna Leusner said. Yet things changed in the hours that followed. According to Leusner, "This evening, the health care worker developed a fever and is...
  • Ebola vaccine trials could start in Africa in December: WHO

    10/24/2014 8:54:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Times of India ^ | 10/24/2014 | Kounteya Sinha,TNN
    LONDON: One million doses of an Ebola vaccine will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced. Vaccines, "several hundred thousand" of which will be produced in the first half of the year would be initially made available to front line health workers in West Africa as early as by December 2014. Dr Marie Paule Kieny, WHO assistant director-general, said: "While we hope that the massive response, which has been put in place will have an impact on the epidemic, it is still prudent to prepare to have as much vaccine available if they are...
  • Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks

    10/24/2014 5:23:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Richard Weizel
    Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus. The family of six West Africans, who arrived Saturday and were planning to live in the United States, will be watched for 21 days, Connecticut state health authorities said Thursday. Officials have yet to say where the family came from. ... Ebola fears have also touched one of the world's most reclusive countries, North Korea, which will bar entry...
  • Family, friends of Thomas Duncan protest outside hospital

    10/23/2014 11:29:47 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 58 replies
    MyFoxDFW ^ | Oct 23, 2014 9:46 PM CDT | myfoxdfw.com Staff
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has admitted that mistakes were made in the treatment of the first Ebola patient in the U.S., Thomas Duncan, and his family members have been very critical of the hospital since his death. Some family members and friends went to Presbyterian to stage a silent protest Thursday night. The silent protest boiled over into strong emotions, with some speaking out about their feelings.
  • Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000

    10/23/2014 9:59:04 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu, Oct 23 00:08 AM BST | Tom Miles
    At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO has said real numbers of cases are believed to be much higher than reported: by a factor of 1.5 in Guinea, 2 in Sierra Leone and 2.5 in Liberia, while the death rate is thought to be about 70 percent of all cases. That would suggest a toll of almost 15,000.
  • Ebola Surveillance Thread

    08/10/2014 12:46:23 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 4,654 replies
    Free Republic Threads ^ | August 10, 2014 | Legion
    I have spent a little time compiling links to threads about the Ebola outbreak in the interest of having all the links in one thread for future reference. Please add links to new threads and articles of interest as the situation develops. Thank You all for you participation.
  • Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Bumps Ebola Effort to $100 Million

    10/23/2014 3:28:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 23, 2014 | Maggie Fox, senior health writer
    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said Thursday he would raise his Ebola-fighting investments to $100 million, with programs to train doctors in Massachusetts and to build special containment units to evacuate any who get infected. Allen, the shyer sidekick of billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates, wants to use the cash both to strategically help the fight against Ebola and to attract even more money. “The Ebola virus is unlike any health crisis we have ever experienced and needs a response unlike anything we have ever seen,” Allen said in a statement. “To effectively contain this outbreak and prevent it from becoming a...
  • Kenya Catholic Bishops criticise Tetanus vaccinations (Tetanus Vaccine Sterilize Women)

    10/22/2014 6:24:38 PM PDT · by Coleus · 25 replies
    NEWS.VA ^ | 10.10.2014
    The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Health Commission has criticised the Government’s planned nation-wide Tetanus vaccination campaign. The statement has expressed deep concern regarding the vaccinations. It says that the campaign leaves many questions unanswered hence the alarm. This is contained in a media statement released by the Catholic Health Commission of Kenya currently meeting at St Patrick’s Pastoral Centre, Kabula in Bungoma. The statement is co-signed by Bishop Paul Kariuki Njiru of Embu Diocese with his counterpart, Bishop Joseph Mbatia of Nyahururu on behalf of the Commisssion of the Bishops' Conference. The Commission includes 24 health facility managers drawn...
  • CDC Ebola Plane N163PA Scheduled To Go to Africa Tonight?(Atlanta-Bermuda-Dakar)(Vanity)

    10/22/2014 3:30:59 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Flightaware ^ | 10-22-2014 | TCRLAF
    It appears that the one of the CDC's Ebola patient planes will soon be on the move again, heading to Africa. This is from the flight-following website FlightAware. 23-Oct-2014 GLF3 Bermuda Int'l (TXKF / BDA) Dakar (GOOY / DKR) 06:25AM ADT 03:33PM GMT Scheduled 23-Oct-2014 GLF3 Cartersville (KVPC) Bermuda Int'l (TXKF / BDA) 02:10AM EDT 05:27AM ADT Scheduled http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N163PA
  • Ali Mazrui, scholarly voice for African empowerment, dies at 81 (Kenyan Muslim, wanted reparations)

    10/22/2014 1:22:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | October 22, 2014 | Matt Schudel, The Washington Post
    Ali Mazrui, a Kenyan-born political scientist who was one of Africa’s leading public intellectuals and whose nine-part 1986 television documentary, “The Africans,” was praised in some corners but criticized in the United States as a diatribe against the West, died Oct. 12 at his home in Vestal, New York. He was 81. His death was announced by Binghamton University, the State University of New York, where Mazrui was a faculty member. The cause was not disclosed. Mazrui, the scion of a prominent Islamic family in Kenya, had been one of the foremost scholars of African politics and society since the...
  • If no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa

    10/22/2014 7:22:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 10/22/2014 | Maria Cheng
    LONDON (AP) — A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month. The hardest-hit West African nations have been checking passengers since summer, but the new work is a reminder of how much easier it could be for the virus to travel outside the outbreak region if those measures weren't in place — and that screening can't catch every case. Since the Ebola outbreak was first identified in March,...
  • Ebola lockdown: British plan to send 3,000 UK troops to Sierra Leone(title shortened)

    10/21/2014 5:19:34 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 11 replies
    Mail On Line ^ | 10/19/2014 | Mark Nicol
    Ebola lockdown: British plan to send 3,000 UK troops into Sierra Leone to set up military blockades to restrict movement in attempt to stop the virus spreading Chief of the General Staff General Sir Nick Carter heads review of UK response to disease One suggestion is to use Royal Navy ships to patrol its coastal waters Oxfam said lack of Western military personnel in West Africa puts lives at risk Charity wants troops to deliver vital supplies and build treatment centres Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2798713/3-000-uk-troops-germ-warfare-style-ebola-blockade-plan-sierra-leone.html#ixzz3GpOlWDAk Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • A Promising Experimental Ebola Drug Goes Overlooked

    10/21/2014 12:05:50 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Bloomberg Businessweek | October 20, 2014 | Paul M. Barrett
    Bloomberg - link and title only.
  • Muslim Burial Practices Blamed for Spread of Ebola Virus

    10/21/2014 12:48:55 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Muslim burial practices are being blamed for the spread of Ebola.</p> <p>Remains of Secretary General of The Nigeria Supreme General for Islamic Affairs and Seriki of Egbaland, Alhaji Lateeef Adegbite at his burial in 2012.</p> <p>Islam requires family members to personally wash the corpses of loved ones from head to toe. This practise is putting more Africans at risk to catch the disease that is spread by body fluids.</p>
  • Ebola, race and fear (Only in the US, of course)

    10/21/2014 12:57:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    BBC News Echo Chambers ^ | October 21, 2014 | Anthony Zurcher, Editor, Echo Chambers
    The examples of Ebola hysteria in the US are starting to get too numerous to count. Two students from Rwanda, 2,600 miles away from West Africa, are sent home from a New Jersey elementary school for 21 days. A Maine high school teacher is given three weeks off because she attended a convention in Dallas, Texas. A Texas college sends out letters to prospective students from disease-free Nigeria that informing them that they are no longer accepting applications from countries with "confirmed Ebola cases". A Pennsylvania high-school football player is met by chants of "Ebola" from the opposing team. A...
  • Now an African country is screening incoming Americans and Spaniards for Ebola

    10/21/2014 8:48:33 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 9 replies
    WP ^ | 10/21/14
    The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States last month brought with it a fair share of panic to American shores, with questions raised about travel bans on the West African nations hit hardest by the disease and airport screening to find and isolate those who are already sick.
  • Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

    10/21/2014 5:54:36 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 21 2014 | CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government and local media reported Tuesday.
  • Who Is Louise Troh? Fiancée Of Dallas Ebola Patient Thomas Duncan Will Write Book About Experience

    10/20/2014 11:44:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 20, 2014 | Philip Ross
    When Thomas Duncan flew to the U.S. from Liberia in September, it was to marry his longtime girlfriend and fiancée, 54-year-old Louise Troh. Now, 12 days after Duncan died from Ebola at a hospital in Dallas, Troh will be released from quarantine, and she plans to write a book about her experience, according to CNN. “I do have a story to tell, and I look forward to telling it in my own way at the right time,” Troh, who is a nurse’s assistant at a nursing home, said in a statement on Sunday. She added that even though the quarantine...
  • CNN’s Isha Sesay is ‘an angry black woman’ over Ebola

    10/20/2014 10:36:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    South Africa's News 24 ^ | October 20, 2014 | Thinus Ferreira
    Dar es Salaam – The CNN International (DStv 401) anchor Isha Sesay whose parents are from Sierra Leone – the epicentre of the Ebola pandemic devastating West Africa – says she is "an angry black woman" over the media coverage and the world's inadequate response to Ebola. "I am an angry black woman. I have a very tense relationship with the story because I'm living in the United States but my family is in Sierra Leone. My mother, brother, grandmother – most of my family – are in Sierra Leone right now.” Isha Sesay was speaking as a panelist member...
  • CNN Columnist: Americans don't care about Ebola in Africa, because they're racists

    10/20/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/20/14 | Robert Laurie
    A CNN "journalist" named John D. Sutter wants to scream "racism" and the station is eager to help. Apparently, as MSNBC has shown, that's how failing networks think they'll turn their fortunes around Ah, CNN. At one time, Ted Turner’s news network was the only one of its kind. These days, it’s near the bottom of a rather large pack, and has become the most banal example of an entire genre. When your claim to fame is “doing slightly better than MSNBC” you know things are bad. Perhaps, like their closest rival, CNN’s years of painfully obvious bias have something...
  • Fort Campbell Troops On Ebola Mission to West Africa Won’t Get Full Protective Gear

    10/20/2014 1:27:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Nashville Public Radio ^ | 10/20/2014 | Blake Farmer
    Troops from the 101st Airborne Division leading the military response to Ebola in West Africa will only need gloves and masks to protect themselves from the deadly virus, so said Gen. David Rodriguez at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday. “They don’t need the whole suit – as such – because they’re not going to be in contact with any of the people,” the commander of U.S. troops in Africa said. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne will primarily be building hospitals, ultimately leading what could be a contingent of 4,000 American service members. They’ll be housed either in tent cities at military...
  • How many American lives will be threatened by 7th Century ignorance and agenda driven politics

    10/20/2014 10:21:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/20/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The cleansing of all bodily orifices of dead Ebola victims by relatives of the same gender is a big factor in the uncontrollable spread of this deadly disease in West Africa. Yet our corrupt media refuse to fully vet this principle cause of contagion thereby allowing silence to spread the hemorrhagic disease. Ancient burial traditions, so deeply rooted in the native culture that government authorities are unable to bridge the gap of distrust, really are big factors because healthy relatives are required to put their hands into the Ebola bodies, still warm, just after death. And commonly known is the...
  • What Does It Mean for an Ebola Outbreak to End?

    10/20/2014 9:21:00 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Time ^ | 10-20-2014
    Nigeria’s most recent outbreak of Ebola is over, the nation’s government and World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday. But — with fear of Ebola continuing to grip the world — what does that even mean? How does the WHO know that Nigeria is in the clear? The answer, it turns out, is very specific: The WHO says a country can declare their outbreak to be over when it makes it through 42 days without a new case.
  • Flawed Ebola protocols left U.S. nurses vulnerable, health official says

    10/20/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    An Obama administration health official said Sunday that U.S. protocols on Ebola failed because they originally were intended for African field hospitals, while the White House came under another round of attacks for its refusal to restrict travel from nations suffering epidemic outbreaks. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the original Centers for Disease Control and Prevention instructions for dealing with the virus were taken from the World Health Organization’s protocol for Africa, where conditions are much different from those in U.S. hospitals. Two nurses caring for an Ebola patient flown into...
  • Current Global Ebola Outbreak Traced Back to 2-y.o. Child Fed Infected Bat-Meat in Guinea…

    10/20/2014 3:17:12 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Bushmeat -specifically bats known to carry strains of the deadly Ebola virus- is now believed to be behind the start of today's unsettling Ebola crisis.  The first victim of the current outbreak in humans was a two-year-old child in Guinea -who’s family hunted bats for food- and it's starting to look like the common African practice of eating bushmeat could very well be responsible for the mess we now find ourselves in. The family said to have introduced the disease to the human race are from the village of Gueckedou in SE Guinea, where bats known to carry the Ebola virus are...
  • Ted Cruz: Obama’s Public Health Experts Can’t Be Trusted

    10/19/2014 4:24:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | October 19, 2014 | Rob Garver
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Sunday dismissed President Obama’s newly appointed Ebola czar as a “political operative” without the medical background necessary for the job — and he urged Americans to ignore the judgment of government health officials because they “are repeating the administration’s talking points.” Cruz is one of a number of politicians calling for a more drastic response to the disease which, to date, has infected two Americans, both nurses who cared directly for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who contracted the disease in his home country and fell ill in Texas. Cruz’ and other Republicans have...
  • 101st Airborne Won’t Get Full Protective Hazmat Suits for Ebola Mission in West Africa

    10/19/2014 9:16:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 144 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/19/14
    Unbelievable. Troops from the 101st Airborne Division will not receive full protective Hazmat suits for their mission in West Africa. They’re being sent to West Africa – but won’t get full protective Hazmat suits.
  • Media: Germany 'working to build Ebola transport plane'

    10/19/2014 12:33:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    A German newspaper has reported that the government is developing a special aircraft designed to transport Ebola patients. At present, only the US has planes equipped for the task. The German government has commissioned flag carrier Lufthansa to develop special aircraft equipped to carry patients infected with the deadly Ebola virus, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Citing government sources, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported that officials planned to develop several planes that were designed to safely carry such highly infectious patients. According to the paper, the planes are meant to be ready by mid-November, which is when the first German...
  • Family of Ebola victim Duncan holds memorial service in N.C.

    10/18/2014 8:06:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 18, 2014 | Ben Brumfield and Ray Sanchez
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Are you on the front lines of Ebola? We'd like to hear your story.As questions continue to swirl about how to deal with the ever-growing fears of Ebola, relatives of the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in the United States gathered to grieve Saturday. Wiping tears from their eyes, family and friends of Thomas Eric Duncan told CNN affiliate Time Warner Cable News Charlotte he was a "compassionate and respectful young man." As relatives said their final farewells to Duncan, a Liberian national and father of four, at Rowan International Church in Salisbury, North Carolina, they...