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Old 05-12-2017, 02:57 PM   #1
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Exclamation Epidemic Declared in Congo!

3 dead since last post an hour ago.

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ebola-thre...133141507.html
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:01 PM   #2
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Those MSF doctors/staff have cojones gigante to go there.
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:57 AM   #3
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"On 9 May 2017, WHO was informed of a cluster of undiagnosed illness and deaths including haemorrhagic symptoms in Likati Health Zone, Bas Uele Province in the north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), bordering Central African Republic. Since 22 April, nine cases including three deaths have been reported. Six cases are currently hospitalized."

The investigation is currently ongoing and information is available for only three of the suspected cases: The first case (and possibly the index case), a 39-year-old male presented onset of symptoms on 22 April 2017 and deceased on arrival at the health facility. He presented with haematuria, epistaxis, bloody diarrhoea, and haematemesis. Two contacts of this case are being investigated: a person who took care of him during transport to the health care facility (he has since developed similar symptoms) and a moto-taxi driver (deceased) who transported the patient to the health care facility.
https://www.newsghana.com.gh/ebola-d...reas-in-congo/
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"In addition, two more people in the area have been identified as suspected cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 11(!!!!!), WHO's Congo spokesman Eugene Kabambi told Reuters. Three of them have died of fever."


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Ebola vaccine could get first real-world test in emerging outbreak
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We know the index case, and when the next two cases were exposed, and now more. This version may be more infectious?! Additionally, the CFR seems a little high. And not to mention where the index case came from!!!!!
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Up to 17 with 125 others being tracked or attempted to find.
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Up to 17 with 125 others being tracked or attempted to find.
That's how it always is. Will be interesting to see how adjoining countries react.
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Until they get the bugs worked out of the vaccine and stockpile enough of it to inoculate a fair part of the population in the most likely areas this is simply going to be a once in a while event.
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Until they get the bugs worked out of the vaccine and stockpile enough of it to inoculate a fair part of the population in the most likely areas this is simply going to be a once in a while event.
That is very astute. I agree. The transportation issues alone assure that outcome.
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Until they get the bugs worked out of the vaccine and stockpile enough of it to inoculate a fair part of the population in the most likely areas this is simply going to be a once in a while event.
Having read the article
in Dietrich's post above, it's apparent we have sufficient quantities of a very effective, quick acting, one dose, Ebola Vaccine (the Canadian Vaccine).
And on 27 April, the WHO’s advisory group on immunization recommended that an experimental vaccine called rVSV-SEBOV (the Canadian Vaccine) be deployed promptly. However, as of yet there's no word of anyone being vaccinated in this outbreak. eg, ""If public-health authorities decide to proceed, there is a supply of rVSV-ZEBPV at the ready:"

So I'd like to understand just what are the issues that are delaying deployment of the Vax.

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I assume it takes a while to grease all the right palms sub saharan africa to get such a thing going.
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20 suspected cases and three deaths,

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/...es-more-urgent
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29 cases, 416 contacts, no new deaths.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/suspected...101556793.html
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20 suspected cases and three deaths,

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/...es-more-urgent

That article is worth reading, thks Andy

"experts want to know, what the fuk is DRC officials problem with deployment of the vaccine ?

One of the latest suspected cases inexplicably is several hundred kilometers from the confirmed outbreak
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Sonny, we have seen all this before.
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In general, I wonder about people that refuse the help that would fix the problem while the help they are willing to accept won't.

There's probably a phrase or term for that.
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50 possible cases of Ebola in Hwange
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