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ARCGIS Sitrep # 27
 

Oyibo

LE
The only loss would be if it affected the nuns making cheese in Goma. Everything else there is shit.

Still being made, but not by nuns. Present from my neighbour, Pascal the French pilot, this evening:

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Drooling now. Cheese triggers instant gout but I'd still get into that with a jar of Branston and a loaf of pumpernickel.
 
A potential game-changer both in terms of international visibility and the body count.

'Ebola case confirmed in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, a major metropolitan city home to two million people'

Ebola case confirmed in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, a major metropolitan city home to two million people

Not sure I'd trust either the DRC's bio-security or judgement.

'The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed an Ebola case in Goma, marking the first time the virus has reached the city of more than two million people since the epidemic began nearly a year ago. The health ministry said the man who had arrived earlier on Sunday in the regional capital had been quickly transported to an Ebola treatment centre.

'Authorities said they had tracked down all the passengers on the bus the man took to Goma from Butembo, one of the towns hardest hit by the disease. "Because of the speed with which the patient was identified and isolated, and the identification of all the other bus passengers coming from Butembo, the risk of it spreading in the rest of the city of Goma is small," the health ministry said in a statement. The virus has killed more than 1,600 people in Congo and two others who returned home across the border to neighbouring Uganda.'


Ebola spreads to city of Goma after pastor travels to preach shows symptoms of deadly virus - Premier Christian Radio
 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
Further outbreak now identified in Uganda. This one's not going away; is it less lethal than previously in terms of speed of death, so more chance for patients to remain active and spread the infection?

'A fishmonger vomited at Mpondwe market in Uganda on July 11 before dying of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, an incident that could spread the disease in Uganda, the World Health Organisation reports. WHO said in a report that about 590 fishmongers at the market could be targeted for vaccination, and it had yet to establish the woman's movements or who had transported her or her goods. The organisation made the declaration on Wednesday.'

WHO reports new Ebola incident in Uganda
 
What I can't understand is that they'll never beat Ebola, they should just quarantine those affected countries, borders and villages. Ebola is just nature's way of population control, the same as earthquakes and hurricanes.
The 21st C's version of 'The Plague' which devastated much of Europe and Asia.
 
Further outbreak now identified in Uganda. This one's not going away; is it less lethal than previously in terms of speed of death, so more chance for patients to remain active and spread the infection?

'A fishmonger vomited at Mpondwe market in Uganda on July 11 before dying of Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, an incident that could spread the disease in Uganda, the World Health Organisation reports. WHO said in a report that about 590 fishmongers at the market could be targeted for vaccination, and it had yet to establish the woman's movements or who had transported her or her goods. The organisation made the declaration on Wednesday.'

WHO reports new Ebola incident in Uganda
This may be the game-changing mutation. So far what has helped is that the Ebola virus is so virulent that it often manifests and then kills the host before it has been passed on to many more vectors. If it manages to be active and spreadable without manifesting itself so soon, then the pestilent cat is really out of the bag.
 
A short but damning piece from Deutsche Welle. In addition to the headline the reporter cites violence, lack of education, misplaced persons avoiding treatment, mobility, lack of interest from the DRC gov't and slowness of the WHO in declaring a health emergency.

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There is some hope perhaps but it seems late in the day and an uphill struggle. A short video on the web page mentions a Canadian developed experimental vaccine which appears effective in preventing spread of the disease after ten days but is not yet officially licensed.

Opinion: Ebola in Congo — incompetence, mistrust and greed | DW | 01.08.2019
 
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