Ebola Watch!

#2
William Hague should threaten the virus with very serious consequences, in person.
 
#6
Of course whether that's a good thing or a bad thing remains to be seen, if they've had patients reporting with symptoms and they don't have Ebola.... They've got something else.
I thought Ebola acted so fast that you died as soon as symptoms began to manifest themselves.

The only prior case of a human contracting the virus in west Africa came in 1994, when a scientist fell ill while responding to ebola cases among chimpanzees in a national park in Ivory Coast, said Dr Esther Sterk, tropical disease adviser for Doctors Without Borders.
Someone should tell the WHO

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs103/en/
 
#13
William Hague should threaten the virus with very serious consequences, in person.
Nope, send Cherie Blair.

One sight of her mush and every deadly virus in the region will run away and hide forever, fearing the thought of it giving them a hug and kiss
 
#14
Nope, send Cherie Blair.

One sight of her mush and every deadly virus in the region will run away and hide forever, fearing the thought of it giving them a hug and kiss
They should go as a tag team.
 
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Djelli Beybii

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#16
The trouble with these virus's and their incubation periods, is that they allow sufficient time for an infected person to travel anywhere across the globe by air.

The Tom Clancy Novel "Executive Orders" is a good read, fiction, but a bit close to what could actually happen
 
#18
The trouble with these virus's and their incubation periods, is that they allow sufficient time for an infected person to travel anywhere across the globe by air.

The Tom Clancy Novel "Executive Orders" is a good read, fiction, but a bit close to what could actually happen
Based on some meetings I had a few years ago at the US CDC in Atlanta one of the few good things about Ebola is that the victim becomes seriously ill quite quickly and has fewer chances to spread the disease. Contrasted to smallpox which takes longer and can easily be spread by droplets from coughs and sneezes and therefore spreads more widely.

Ebola victims are debilitated fairly quickly although they can live for a while lying in bed as the internal organs fail. One of the officers at the CDC had participated in a postmortem on an Ebola victim and said that the internal organs appeared to have begun decomposing while the victim is still alive.

Some here have questioned why commissioned officers in the USPHS are awarded medals. IMHO anyone who goes hands on with ebola patients (dead or alive) is a far braver man (or woman) than me.
 
#20
Good news but we shall see...

After two people died from a haemorrhagic fever in Conakry, samples were sent to the Pasteur Institute in neighbouring Senegal for testing.

WHO spokesman Collins Boakye-Agyemang told the BBC these had shown that the victims had not been infected with Ebola. It is not known what killed them.

???
There are lots of haemorrhagic fevers out there - Ebola is the most well known, but there are others:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viral_hemorrhagic_fever
 

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