Friday, July 11, 2014

Ebola Spreads in West Africa - Update

From Reuters:
Ebola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6-8, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

This brought the total in West Africa's first outbreak of the deadly viral disease to 888 cases including 539 deaths since February, the United Nations agency said.

"The epidemic trend in Liberia and Sierra Leone remains precarious with high numbers of new cases and deaths being reported," the WHO said.
So, in less than a week, confirmed deaths from ebola jumped from 467 to 539 which equates to more than 15 deaths per day. Sounds like a crisis to me.

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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
[Previous 7/7/14 Post]
(West Africa)
Hundreds of West Africans could be carrying the deadly Ebola virus and not know it, potentially infecting hundreds more, as cash-strapped governments and overwhelmed aid agencies struggle to contain the virus's spread.

At least 1,500 people have not yet been traced who are known to have come into contact with others confirmed or suspected to be infected with the haemorrhagic fever, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) told The Telegraph.

Many more could be moving freely in the three countries battling the virus, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, but fear of the illness and mistrust of Western medicine means they refuse to come forward to speak to doctors.

The current outbreak is the worst ever. So far 467 people have died and health staff have identified at least 292 other suspected or confirmed cases.
Reportedly, local authorities and medical professionals are overwhelmed by the outbreak.


Wireless.Phil said...

Heard about this years ago, scary deadly disease.
I was just reading about it tonight in Earth Week.

There is a vaccine, maybe, if they put the money in to test it. Several news reports (in me emal) from June on this.

ALso this there is this:

Scientists developing ape Ebola vaccine say human trials are 'just' a question of cash

Wireless.Phil said...

Damn it, I ha e something on global cooling that theyvare all afraid of. This is my only way without emailing you.

Here is the deal.
They are complaining about the climate getting warmer and the glaciers melting, razing the sea levels. They will also tell you that the melting freshwater ice will dilute the salt water, that part is true, but its not climate change or global warming they should be worried about!

Its actually the beginning process for global cooling. Part of the natural cycle of our earth and its atmosphere. You can read about it in this new article below.

Brand new research published today (Friday 27th June 2014) in the journal Nature Specific Reports has provided a major new theory on the cause of the ice age that engulfed large parts of the Northern Hemisphere 2.6 million years ago.


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