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Old 11-17-2014, 11:46 AM   #76
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Article says non-ebola related, but something to keep an eye on.

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BREAKING: Rwandan UN Ebola envoy passes on in Guinea

By: TIMES REPORTER
PUBLISHED: November 17, 2014


Rwanda’s UN official Marcel Kanyankore Rudasingwa, the Ebola Crisis Manager in Guinea, passed on this afternoon in the Guinean capital of Conakry.

This has been confirmed by Ministry of Health spokesperson Nathan Mugume.

According to JeuneAfrique correspondent Pierre Boisselet, the UN says he died of “non-Ebola causes”

Rudasingwa was, until his appointment on October 9, 2014, the Unicef Representative in Kenya.

It was not immediately clear whether he had been ill.
http://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/ar...-11-17/183143/
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Anti-Ebola kits sold on black market in Guinea

17/11/2014 / GUINEA

Over the past few months, the fruit and clothes sold at Conakry’s Madina market have been joined by health kits, chlorine, bedpans and gloves, to help protect against the Ebola virus gripping the country. But if you take a closer look, you’ll see that the products that end up on the market are those that are normally distributed by NGOs, free of charge, to those most in need.

On November 13 and 14, our Guinean Observers in Conakry visited the Madina market, where several Guinean press reports have reported on the unlawful sale of medical supplies designed to fight against Ebola. In particular, some clients noticed that blue chlorine bottles were being sold, though their labels bore the Unicef logo and the words “Not for sale”.
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Greek ship due in Athens port to screen crew for Ebola

By AFP | 17 Nov, 2014, 10.22PM IST

ATHENS: A cargo ship on its way from Guinea to Ukraine was to drop anchor off Athens on Monday to examine a crew-member reportedly showing possible symptoms of Ebola.

Port police said that the Magda P., a bulk carrier owned by Greek shipping company Common Progress and carrying 24 crew, 10 of them Greek and 14 Filipinos, was due at around 1830 GMT.

The source said the ill sailor was Filipino.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/45181173.cms
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This article says that the Rwanadan official's death is the second suspicious death of this nature with high ranking foreigners.

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Mugume said the circumstances surrounding Rudasingwa's death remained unknown.

Rudasingwa is the second foreigner who died mysteriously in Guinea.

Head of Cuban medical delegation Graseciliano Jazbatolo also died in similar circumstances.

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/wn...php?id=1086018
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Guinea Continues Probe Into Slayings of Ebola Health Workers

Karim Camara
November 18, 2014 9:03 AM


CONAKRY, GUINEA—
Guinea’s Ministry of Justice said its investigation into the September killings of Ebola awareness health workers and a journalist in a southeastern village is moving swiftly, with a trial expected by year's end.

The murders of the eight people in the village of Wome sent shock waves of concern through Guinea and the international community that the already-difficult fight against Ebola was going to be that much harder.

The team of health workers and a journalist were brutally attacked in Wome as they traveled through the southeast to raise awareness about the virus. The village is near Guéckédou, the Guinean border town where the worst known Ebola outbreak in history is believed to have originated last December.

Investigation into killings

Guinean authorities acted swiftly to the killings, increasing security for health workers and ramping up efforts to spread awareness.

Justice Minister Cheick Sakho said authorities are also working swiftly on the legal case against those responsible for the murders.

Sakho said 81 people have been indicted so far, and 39 are in custody. Police have 40 more arrest warrants to execute.
http://www.voanews.com/content/guine...s/2524440.html
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:00 PM   #81
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I heard they are working on a book deal...... (just kidding)

Keep an eye on the mysterious deaths. It could be some subterfuge. There is a lot of money, resources, power, and more money at stake here. Remember the Clinton Mantra "...never let a good tragedy go to waste!"
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Old 11-18-2014, 02:18 PM   #82
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I was thinking the same thing andy...there is a lot of wealth on the move in West Africa.
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Hell, Ex, this is really unique. Your right in that wealth is moving around. This needs a new term.... "vironomics" - the economics of outbreaks (Including the economics of scale).

The correct way to do that is to develop a suitable measure of value before/during/and after outbreaks. Normally, units of energy like Calories (which is technically correct (or peg the energy to dollars or yen) would be used and systems could be considered similar to systems in physics or (in my case) systems in electronics. I am running on, sorry about that.
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One more thing, Ebola could be eradicated for the cost of a Nimitz Class Carrier, or a small fleet of Rusky Bear Bombers was dedicated to the effort soon after this mess started - but there is money in war, and little in human life in Africa. The oil and minerals will still be there.
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Cooler With Ebola-tainted Blood Stolen in Guinea

Karim Camara
November 20, 2014 1:30 PM


CONAKRY—Thieves in Guinea have stolen a cooler containing the blood samples of suspected Ebola patients. The robbers took the samples after attacking a vehicle on a remote highway Thursday. Health officials are urging the robbers not to open the cooler and to return it immediately.

The four-wheel drive vehicle was traveling from Kankan in upper Guinea to an Ebola treatment center in Gueckedou, in the southeast, when it was attacked by well-armed robbers.

The thieves intimidated people on board the vehicle and stole a number of items, including cash and the box containing the blood samples.

Dr. Mumeya Barrie, who heads a Guinean committee coordinating the fight against Ebola, says the samples were due to be tested for the deadly virus.

He says armed robbers effectively attacked a vehicle on which there were blood samples of suspected Ebola patients due to be processed at a laboratory in Geuckedou. He says it is after the laboratory tests that we will know whether the blood contains the Ebola virus or not.
http://www.voanews.com/content/coole.../2527980.html?
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People Protest Against New Ebola Clinic in Guinea

World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: December 05, 2014 04:00 IST

CONAKRY, GUINEA: Dozens of youths in the Guinean capital Conakry staged an angry protest against a new Ebola treatment centre on Thursday, halting the launch of the construction project, according to an AFP reporter on the scene.

Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana was about to lay the symbolic first stone for the clinic when a crowd appeared, chanting slogans in Susu, a local language.

"We do not want Ebola in our neighbourhood! We fear Ebola! Do not pollute our environment," they shouted.
http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/pe...url=1417803073
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Ebola: Guinea bans Christmas, New Year celebrations

DECEMBER 16, 2014 BY AFP

Guinea’s capital Conakry has followed Sierra Leone’s example in banning public Christmas and New Year celebrations to combat the spread of the Ebola virus.

Only about 10 percent of Guinea’s predominantly Muslim population is Christian. But like elsewhere in Africa most people join in year-end celebrations, whatever their beliefs.

“Large-scale gatherings in public places are suspended for the moment,” Conakry governor Soriba Sorel Camara announced in a statement.

“Beaches will remain closed” and firecrackers and fireworks are also banned, he added.

Camara appealed to residents to “refrain from anything” that could compromise efforts to contain the spread of Ebola.
http://www.punchng.com/news/ebola-gu...-celebrations/
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Guinea's Ebola Numbers May Be Higher Than Reported

Kim Lewis
Last updated on: January 27, 2015 9:32 AM


The world breathed a sigh of relief after the release of the World Health Organization’s latest findings on Ebola. It said the number of new cases over the past five months showed its first decline since the start of the epidemic a year ago in the three hardest hit countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

However, the international emergency response organization, International Rescue Committee, IRC, warned caution should be used when interpreting what the declining numbers really mean.

Emmanuel d’Harcourt, the senior health director for the International Rescue Committee, warned that the story behind declining numbers of new Ebola cases is different for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

"Our information and our interpretation of the numbers, based both on field realities and what we hear from other sources, is that the declines are definitely real in Liberia. They’re probably real in Sierra Leone and they’re very uncertain as to their meaning in Guinea," d’Harcourt said.
http://www.voanews.com/content/ebola...o/2615225.html
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That is very worrisome.
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Guinea has been an enigma throughout the entire outbreak. I've never felt like anyone had a good handle on what was going on there.
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Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.

Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious.

More than 22,000 people have been infected with Ebola and 8,795 have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Scientists are starting to analyse hundreds of blood samples from Ebola patients in Guinea.

They are tracking how the virus is changing and trying to establish whether it's able to jump more easily from person to person

"We know the virus is changing quite a lot," said human geneticist Dr Anavaj Sakuntabhai.

“A virus can change itself to less deadly, but more contagious and that's something we are afraid of”

"That's important for diagnosing (new cases) and for treatment. We need to know how the virus (is changing) to keep up with our enemy."

It's not unusual for viruses to change over a period time. Ebola is an RNA virus - like HIV and influenza - which have a high rate of mutation. That makes the virus more able to adapt and raises the potential for it to become more contagious.

"We've now seen several cases that don't have any symptoms at all, asymptomatic cases," said Anavaj Sakuntabhai.

"These people may be the people who can spread the virus better, but we still don't know that yet. A virus can change itself to less deadly, but more contagious and that's something we are afraid of."


There were fewer than 100 new cases in a week for the first time since June 2014.

In the week to 25 January there were 30 cases in Guinea, four in Liberia and 65 in Sierra Leone.

The World Health Organization says the epidemic has entered a "second phase" with the focus shifting to ending the epidemic.

But Prof Jonathan Ball, a virologist at the University of Nottingham, says it's still unclear whether more people are actually not showing symptoms in this outbreak compared with previous ones.

"We know asymptomatic infections occur… but whether we are seeing more of it in the current outbreak is difficult to ascertain," he said.

"It could simply be a numbers game, that the more infection there is out in the wider population, then obviously the more asymptomatic infections we are going to see."


Another common concern is that while the virus has more time and more "hosts" to develop in, Ebola could mutate and eventually become airborne.

There is no evidence to suggest that is happening. The virus is still only passed through direct contact with infected people's body fluids.

Infectious disease expert Professor David Heyman said

"No blood borne virus, for example HIV or Hepatitis B, has ever shown any indication of becoming airborne. The mutation would need to be major"

Virologist Noel Tordo is in the process of setting up a new from the Institut Pasteur in the Guinea capital Conakry. He said,

"At the moment, not enough has been done in terms of the evolution of the virus both geographically and in the human body, so we have to learn more. But something has shown that there are mutations,"

"For the moment the way of transmission is still the same. You just have to avoid contact (with a sick person)"

"But as a scientist you can't predict it won't change. Maybe it will."

Researchers are using a method called genetic sequencing to track changes in the genetic make-up of the virus. So far they have analysed around 20 blood samples from Guinea. Another 600 samples are being sent to the labs in the coming months.

A previous similar study in Sierra Leone showed the Ebola virus mutated considerably in the first 24 days of the outbreak, according to the World Health Organization.

It said: "This certainly does raise a lot of scientific questions about transmissibility, response to vaccines and drugs, use of convalescent plasma.

"However, many gene mutations may not have any impact on how the virus responds to drugs or behaves in human populations."

The research in Paris will also help give scientists a clearer insight into why some people survive Ebola, and others don't. The survival rate of the current outbreak is around 40%.

It's hoped this will help scientists developing vaccines to protect people against the virus.

Researchers at the Institut Pasteur are currently developing two vaccines which they hope will be in human trials by the end of the year.

One is a modification of the widely used measles vaccine, where people are given a weakened and harmless form of the virus which in turn triggers an immune response. That response fights and defeats the disease if someone comes into contact with it.


The idea, if it proves successful, would be that the vaccine would protect against both measles and Ebola.

"We've seen now this is a threat that can be quite large and can extend on a global scale," said Professor James Di Santo, and immunologist at the Institut.

"We've learned this virus is not a problem of Africa, it's a problem for everyone."

He added: "This particular outbreak may wane and go away, but we're going to have another infectious outbreak at some point, because the places where the virus hides in nature, for example in small animals, is still a threat for humans in the future.

"The best type of response we can think of… is to have vaccination of global populations."


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A long way to go in Guinea it would seem.

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Violent protests in Ebola-hit Guinea

10 FEB 2015 - 6:02AM

Protesters have used sticks and stones to attack police in Guinea after a imam was arrested for leading a funeral for an Ebola victim.

Source: AAP
10 FEB 2015 - 5:04 AM UPDATED YESTERDAY 6:02 AM


About a dozen Guineans have been wounded in clashes with police after the arrest of an imam who led funeral prayers for a suspected victim of Ebola.

Demonstrators put up barricades, burned tyres and overturned rubbish bins in the capital Conakry on Monday, before using sticks and stones to attack officers who responded with tear gas and baton charges.

"They came for the third imam of our mosque because yesterday he led the funeral prayers in the mosque here for a relative who died a natural death," a protester told AFP on condition of anonymity.

"For the Guinean authorities no one can now die a natural death. All those who die have inevitably died of Ebola," he said.

A policeman told AFP that the officers wanted simply to question the imam on the cause of death and the conditions at the burial.

"It is especially important to know that he didn't have Ebola to ensure the safety of his family and neighbours, including potential contacts," he said.

The demonstrators broke the windshield of at least a dozen private vehicles and burned two buses, one belonging to a hotel and another to a utility company.

Burial rites involving contact with bodies are among the main factors in the spread of Ebola, according to the World Health Organization, which said last week that 11 people had been infected at a funeral in January in eastern Guinea.
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2...la-hit-guinea?
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To end the outbreak in west Africa, Ebola must be snuffed out where it began
Feb 21st 2015 | From the print edition


SOME are attacked with stones, others with fists; a clutch have been killed by machete. Health workers in Guinea face danger even before they encounter Ebola, the virus that has caused over 9,300 deaths in west Africa. Such resistance occurs in Liberia and Sierra Leone, too, but it is more common in Guinea, and makes it harder to end the epidemic.


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Exclusive: Guinea says Ebola patients sent home after botched blood tests

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DAKAR Mon Mar 2, 2015 12:33pm EST


(Reuters) - Health officials botched more than 20 Ebola blood tests in January and February which led to the release of at least four positive patients, two of whom later died, Guinea's anti-Ebola coordinator and other health officials told Reuters.

Five health officials and experts familiar with the incidents said the mistakes occurred at two different treatment centers and resulted as many as 52 botched tests, exposing many others to the virus and revealing weaknesses in Guinea's response to the crisis.

Dr Sakoba Keita, Guinea's anti-Ebola coordinator, confirmed the mistake had occurred but gave lower figures. He said in an emailed response to questions that 23 patients were affected, of whom four tested positive when they were retested and two died.
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And Guinea smolders...

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Guinea Ebola cases climb due to transmissions at funerals

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CONAKRY (Reuters) - Guinea has seen a spate of new Ebola cases due to transmissions at funerals, a worrying sign for the African nation as it seeks to stamp out a year-long epidemic that has killed over 11,000 people across the region, a health official said on Friday.

According to figures released on Tuesday by the special government department set up to fight the disease, treatment clinics were handling just eight confirmed Ebola cases.

"Today we have 27 sick in our treatment centers, including 18 confirmed cases," the department's spokesman Fode Tass Sylla told Reuters. "Yesterday alone we recorded five sick."

Sylla said all the new patients had contracted the disease at funeral ceremonies.
http://news.yahoo.com/guinea-ebola-c...143115429.html
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A Nasty Ebola Story Out of Guinea...

I can only find AP bylines, so will summarize here. Guinea in the last week for which data is available, recorded a spike of 27 news cases. Authorities are pleading with people to cease the following practice. Many who have relatives who have died, who want to transport them back to their home community for funeral rites & burials...

...are dressing up cadavers & popping them sitting upright between live folks in public transport - bus & train, for example, in hopes of getting them 'home' without anyone noticing.

And... as Ebola corpses tend to be highly contagious; you get the picture.
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