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Ebola death in Congo

Sun May 14, 2017 8:56 pm

Another outbreak of Ebola. Still small and the response seems fast, so hopefully not a repeat of the outbreak of last year of an epidemic in West Africa killed more than 11,300 people mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-healt ... SKCN18A0ZP
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Re: Ebola death in Congo

Mon May 15, 2017 12:58 am

Don't let out politicians know. They'll institute a travel ban and blame it on Obama (because if Obama had contained the Ebola outbreak in Africa with funds that he wasn't granted, this outbreak might not be happening).

The War on Africa begins soon!
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Re: Ebola death in Congo

Mon May 15, 2017 7:39 am

einsteinboricua wrote:
Don't let out politicians know. They'll institute a travel ban and blame it on Obama (because if Obama had contained the Ebola outbreak in Africa with funds that he wasn't granted, this outbreak might not be happening).

The War on Africa begins soon!


I think this is a way to serious issue to muck about, sorry.
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Re: Ebola death in Congo

Mon May 15, 2017 12:53 pm

Dutchy wrote:
I think this is a way to serious issue to muck about, sorry.

The point I'm trying to make is that the Ebola outbreaks are (and still will be) much ado about nothing. The virus is essentially non-contagious unless you come in contact with bodily fluids of an infected person. There's a vaccine readily available (or almost ready) that has shown 70-100% protection rate against the virus, and if infected, if you're lucky enough to be in a developed country, your chances of survival greatly increase.

This isn't the first outbreak of Ebola in the region either. Ebola didn't spring up during the West Africa outbreak; it just so happened that the infrastructure to monitor, contain, and prevent infections was seriously weak in those countries and that's how the virus was able to spread.

In other words: this is nothing to be too concerned about, which is why I made the comment.
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Re: Ebola death in Congo

Mon May 15, 2017 1:13 pm

I am pretty sure that the Congo/Zaire Ebola virus is different from the one that plagued West Africa. The West African Ebola virus stemmed from bats, while the Cong/Zaire virus is from eating bushmeat (monkeys). The latter has a significantly higher mortality rate, and kills off its host too fast to effectively spread.

einsteinboricua wrote:
This isn't the first outbreak of Ebola in the region either.


Yep, the first "major" outbreak was in 1976. They happen on a regular basis, and typically no more than a few hundred die in each outbreak.
 
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Mon May 15, 2017 1:39 pm

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Yep, the first "major" outbreak was in 1976. They happen on a regular basis, and typically no more than a few hundred die in each outbreak.

I'd like to add that I do not want to come out as indifferent to those who live in the region and are at risk BUT let's not overhype things that don't need to be either.
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Mon May 15, 2017 2:48 pm

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Yep, the first "major" outbreak was in 1976. They happen on a regular basis, and typically no more than a few hundred die in each outbreak.


Just a few hundred then? Yeah, why would that matter.
But hey, somebody killed some in a terrorist attack...world is about to end.
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Re: Ebola death in Congo

Mon May 15, 2017 3:08 pm

Nicoeddf wrote:
VSMUT wrote:

Yep, the first "major" outbreak was in 1976. They happen on a regular basis, and typically no more than a few hundred die in each outbreak.


Just a few hundred then? Yeah, why would that matter.
But hey, somebody killed some in a terrorist attack...world is about to end.


Yes, the proportions are at a miss. And ebola virus is potentially very dangerous, people die too quickly to spread, but with mutations who knows. So I am glad WHO responses like they do. No need for panic, but better be cautious with this.
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Mon May 15, 2017 3:45 pm

Nicoeddf wrote:
VSMUT wrote:

Yep, the first "major" outbreak was in 1976. They happen on a regular basis, and typically no more than a few hundred die in each outbreak.


Just a few hundred then? Yeah, why would that matter.
But hey, somebody killed some in a terrorist attack...world is about to end.


It was meant in relation to the West African outbreak, where at least 11.000 died.

And no, I hardly give any attention to terrorist attacks either. But go ahead and be offended on behalf of a few hundred nameless people from a remote village in the Congo basin that you've never met or particularly cared for.
 
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Mon May 15, 2017 8:59 pm

VSMUT wrote:
Nicoeddf wrote:
VSMUT wrote:

Yep, the first "major" outbreak was in 1976. They happen on a regular basis, and typically no more than a few hundred die in each outbreak.


Just a few hundred then? Yeah, why would that matter.
But hey, somebody killed some in a terrorist attack...world is about to end.


It was meant in relation to the West African outbreak, where at least 11.000 died.

And no, I hardly give any attention to terrorist attacks either. But go ahead and be offended on behalf of a few hundred nameless people from a remote village in the Congo basin that you've never met or particularly cared for.


Oh dear, did my remark cause you so much butthurt you felt you need to shoot back? ;)
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Tue May 16, 2017 5:24 pm

VSMUT wrote:
And no, I hardly give any attention to terrorist attacks either. But go ahead and be offended on behalf of a few hundred nameless people from a remote village in the Congo basin that you've never met or particularly cared for.


... to the turn around and enjoy all the cheap products you can have because they are poor.

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Re: Ebola death in Congo

Wed May 17, 2017 7:06 pm

tommy1808 wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
And no, I hardly give any attention to terrorist attacks either. But go ahead and be offended on behalf of a few hundred nameless people from a remote village in the Congo basin that you've never met or particularly cared for.


... to the turn around and enjoy all the cheap products you can have because they are poor.

Best regards
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Dear Thomas,

I am sincerely interested in your world view, could you open a thread where we could discuss it? So we don't clutter other threads by this :)
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Re: Ebola death in Congo

Thu May 18, 2017 8:28 am

tommy1808 wrote:
VSMUT wrote:
And no, I hardly give any attention to terrorist attacks either. But go ahead and be offended on behalf of a few hundred nameless people from a remote village in the Congo basin that you've never met or particularly cared for.


... to the turn around and enjoy all the cheap products you can have because they are poor.

Best regards
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Yep, I make absolutely no secret of the fact that I take full advantage of all the "cheap" Fairtrade/Max Havelaar goods that I buy, decadent western colonist as I am.

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