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  • 20,206 Cases of Ebola Since December 2013

    The Ebola epidemic first introduced itself in December of 2013. There were previously recorded cases before then, but this time it stuck. 20,206 cases of infection and 7,905 of those cases ended in death. This is probably the worst viral epidemic since the Black Plague and it is not over yet. There are still areas where the infection is spreading and there was even a case found in the UK recently. It is slowing, but there is no signs that it is stopping as of yet.
    The World Health Organization says the number of reported Ebola deaths in West Africa has risen to 7,905.The WHO says altogether some 20,206 cases of Ebola virus disease have been...

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    There was some good news to report today as Liberia announced that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country. This is in stark contrast to the height of the outbreak in August and September when the country was recording more than 300 new cases virus each week.

    Sierra Leone and Guinea the other two West African countries hammered by the disease have also seen a dramatic reduction in cases, but they are still recording more new infections than Liberia.
    http://news.yahoo.com/liberia-only-5...154619105.html

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    • #3
      Originally posted by dillinger10 View Post
      There was some good news to report today as Liberia announced that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country. This is in stark contrast to the height of the outbreak in August and September when the country was recording more than 300 new cases virus each week.



      http://news.yahoo.com/liberia-only-5...154619105.html
      That is excellent news. Seems they are slowly getting the disease under control but there are still so many cases out there. Does anyone have any news on the latest drug used to combat the disease? Did it work?

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      • #4
        The numbers seem big but they are nowhere near the hysteria that we were hearing only 6 months ago. We were expecting near-apocalyptic figures by the end of January. That clearly hasn't come to pass. Hopefully things are on the up.

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        • #5
          I read a news article today on a couple of the MSM online websites which stated that scientists have now confirmed that the Ebola virus has in fact mutated, and in its new state could be more contagious. This is obviously a worrying development. I am still not 100 percent convinced that this virus could become airborne in time, and if does happen then it's time to batten down the hatches.
          Last edited by preppergirl; 01-29-2015, 11:47 AM.

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          • #6
            Have they stated how it has mutated? That is very bad news indeed. If it does airborne, we are in a lot of trouble... an airborne disease is much harder to contain. I guess we should cross our fingers and hope.

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            • #7
              news today, someone admitted to part of the California hospital system is "suspected" of illness due to ebola, no real details at this time.

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              • #8
                Keep us informed on that. I am in Nevada, that is practically in my backyard. Where did you get that information from?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kd3pc View Post
                  news today, someone admitted to part of the California hospital system is "suspected" of illness due to ebola, no real details at this time.
                  Reuters reports that the two patients that were hospitalized in Sacramento, California both tested negative for Ebola within hours of each other on Friday.

                  Health authorities would not say whether they believed the two cases to be related or whether the second patient had traveled recently in West Africa, epicenter of the worst Ebola epidemic on record, as had the first. Kaiser made no mention of any symptoms. No information about either individual's identity, background or even gender was released.

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                  • #10
                    Meanwhile, The BBC reports that Liberia has delayed the planned re-opening of schools as they are not yet fully prepared to prevent the spread of Ebola. The schools, which have been closed since July, were supposed to open next week but teaching has now been delayed until February 16.

                    The BBC's Mark Doyle says several schools he has seen are woefully unready to prevent Ebola infection. Mr. Davis says the schools are lacking chlorinated water for hand-washing and thermometers to check pupils don't have fever. It also doesn't help that many of the schools were used as Ebola treatment offices and holding centers.

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                    • #11
                      So not only has the health and economy of the region been affected by this plague.... their education is now suffering. Has anyone heard any news on the types of economical relief efforts that are being conducted for the area? You know that this disease is going to devastate their economy badly.

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