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  • Sun, May 19, 2019 - 05:46am

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    sand_puppy

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    Novel, "The Hot Zone" on National Geographic TV show.

The Hot Zone is a great story of an ebola virus outbreak in a monkey house in Virginia.  A friend just announced that National Geographic is doing a 3 part TV series of this novel over Memorial Day weekend.

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  • Sat, Jun 01, 2019 - 07:03pm

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    Depressing: it’s getting worse, not better

http://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2019/06/june-ebola-update.html

”Happy Hunger Games. And may the odds be ever in your favor.”

  • Sat, Jun 01, 2019 - 08:44pm

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    Ebola

Thanks, thc0655!  My husband and I just watched a Doc-drama on the National Geographic channel in Ebola.  They did a post show commentary and mentioned the latest outbreak.  I suggested to my husband that maybe the timing of the show was meant to educate the population.  Check out National Geographic, I bet it’s available.

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  • Sun, Jun 02, 2019 - 02:19am

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    Doctors Without Borders Ebola Report also bad

I love the drama of the writer Aseop at the post thc0655 put up.  But I also agree with a number of his points.  Especially about the complete and absolute inability of the US healthcare system to manage any significant number (like 10) of Ebola cases.

The latest Doctors Without Borders report agrees that the efforts to identify, isolate, ring vaccinate contacts in the central African EBOV outbreak area is utterly failing.

Remember that quarantine (where the sick agree to stay in a contained space) is not primarily for the treatment of the sick, but for the benefit of those currently NOT infected.  Being trapped inside a quarantine zone greatly increases infection risk for those not yet infected.  For those who are NOT SURE if they are infected, getting OUT and AWAY from the quarantine zone is in their self interest.  The frightened scatter.  And some of the scattering will already be infected carrying the disease.  (Lawrence Fishburne’s character in the movie Contagion shows this dynamic when he urges his wife to get out of Chicago immediately as the military will impose a quarantine on the city where flu is running rampant.)

The spread of infectious diseases is closely related to population density.

And fortunately, the mode of transmission of EV is predominantly contact.  It is spread primarily by touch.  Ebola is not nearly as infective as flu or measles spread by fine droplets.

Aesop’s writing is a bit over-the-top, but very colorful, and contains some truth:

Proper protective equipment for Ebola, we repeat and belabor, is … military-grade concertina wire, warning signs, a shotgun and supply of buckshot, and small breakable containers with a suitable flame accelerant, for emergency decontamination beyond the perimeter.

Chance of Ebola sneaking up your driveway and into you behind such a perimeter: 0%.

Odds of seeing this material again before the end of the year: better than even.

  • Sat, Jun 08, 2019 - 10:23am

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    Are refugees from the Congo really coming across the Mexican border?

This seems very risky.

https://www.infowars.com/hundreds-of-illegals-from-ebola-ridden-congo-dumped-in-texas-350-more-on-the-way/

Hundreds of illegal aliens from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa, which is currently experiencing a massive Ebola virus outbreak, have been dropped off in San Antonio, Texas and hundreds more will arrive in the near future.

A local news reporter looking for French-speaking volunteers to communicate with the individuals made a request on Twitter.

“City confirms hundreds of migrants from the Congo have arrived in SA. The city is in desperate need for French-speaking volunteers,” Jaleesa Irizarry of Kens 5 San Antonio wrote on Thursday.

  • Sun, Jun 09, 2019 - 05:27pm

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    Congolese crossing the southern border

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/ebola_cases_explode_in_congo__just_as_congo_migrants_begin_crossing_our_unguarded_border.html

What’s terrible here is that we’ve already seen what can happen when unvetted people are allowed into the country.  In 2014, an ebola patient from Liberia, Eric Duncan, came to an unprepared Dallas hospital and spread the disease to two nurses, who in turn unwittingly exposed other places to the epidemic.  A wedding gown shop in Ohio was shut down.  The nurses had to undergo extensive treatment at a specialized facility in Maryland.  At least one sued the hospital and now refuses to work as an intensive care nurse.

Duncan, meanwhile, gave conflicting stories to investigators on how he was exposed to the epidemic, and he certainly should not have been traveling after his exposure to previous victims.  Whether he came her for medical care for ebola was unknown, but obviously, people who have this dreaded illness are not always going to be honest because the fact is, they are desperate.

What the Duncan case showed is that all it takes is just one unvetted migrant from the ebola epidemic area to throw the U.S. health system into disorder.  You can bet some of these current Congolese migrants are going to be making asylum claims based on the known political violence from ISIS terrorists in their country.  But any asylum claim based on that raises the possibility that they are coming from the ebola zones, and it’s unknown if they are desperately fleeing that or if they have been exposed or if they are going to be honest about it.  Who knows if Customs and Border Protection officers are going to be able to keep them out if they are, anyway?

  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019 - 03:05pm

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    Oh no! Ebola crosses the border into Uganda.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-12/ebola-jumps-borders-drc-epidemic-rages

Three cases of cross-border Ebola transmission have been reported in Uganda since the outbreak began in eastern Congo last year, according to the Financial Times. One of the victims, a five-year-old boy, has died of the disease while two of his relatives also tested positive.

On Wednesday, health experts in both countries were scrambling to understand how the boy’s relatives crossed the border on June 9th, and who they may have infected along the way. The boy was taken to a Ugandan hospital after vomiting blood and exhibiting other symptoms, while two relatives of the boy also tested positive for Ebola. Uganda has been heavily screening visitors from Congo for signs of fever, and has vaccinated more than 4,700 health workers against the disease according to a joint statement by WHO and Ugandan officials.

http://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/

The original Uganda case is dead, and that means he probably had Ebola for three weeks, and was infectious for two. The two new cases mean his parents probably killed two more people, and will ultimately be responsible for hundreds to thousands of deaths in Uganda.

And the shit has officially hit the fan.

Ebola hit Uganda, and officially doubled in 24 hours.
This is now West Africa 2014, all over again.
And I repeat what I said on the 5th:
At this point in 2014, the U.S.A. was 6 weeks from the first Ebola case here when the outbreak had reached this size. (We didn’t know that at the time, but that’s how it worked out.) The only difference is this outbreak is moving half as fast.
And unlike 2014, we have hundreds of refugees headed here from the exact affected country. This time around, fever (or lack of it) is no longer a reliable tool to screen out the infected from the uninfected.
And it’s the only tool anyone, including the TSA, is using.

Meanwhile, WHO had barely 50% of the resources they needed, to monitor Ebola in only 75% of the affected health zones in DRC.
Now they’ve got to shift some of the resources they already don’t have enough of to Uganda, to try and head off things there going totally to crap, like they will.
That will end well. Not.

Sleep tight, folks. Nothing to see here.

  • Wed, Jun 12, 2019 - 10:59pm

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    Ebola on 60 minutes

  • Thu, Jun 13, 2019 - 03:47pm

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    Ebola mode of transmission

An article by Daisy Luther, TheOrganicPrepper, reposted at ZH, pointed me to the cdc website on the mode of transmission of Ebola.  Good to have this awareness.

https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/transmission/index.html

Contact with body fluids is the bottom line.

 

  • Thu, Jun 13, 2019 - 03:51pm

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    Fever is not present in 50% of cases

But fever is the only symptom checked at border crossings.

http://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2019/06/trust-but-verify.html?m=1

“In addition, around 50% of confirmed cases do not present fever symptoms which hinders their detection in health facilities and increase the risk of exposure for health workers.” – WHO 10/26/2018 Outbreak Summary, p.3 (bottom of page) {emphasis mine -A.}

The UN’s best and brightest medical experts admitted 9 months ago, publicly, and in their own house bulletin, that fever doesn’t appear in 50% of people with actual Ebola, in this outbreak.

So no, I didn’t just pull this out of my fourth point of contact, or, unlike the CDC @$$clowns, “just make sh*t up”.

Now you’ve got chapter and verse on where this came from.
And it’s as reliable a source as you’ll ever get.

So now I can say, with a straight face, that when I tell you something, you can trust me.
But I’ll give you the references and bibliography if necessary.

Now bear in mind that the one and only tool they use to screen people at airports and Ports Of Entry is…fever.

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