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Well, it's official ~ Ebola is in America

Plane Carrying American Ebola Victim Lands in Georgia

Family of Doctor With Ebola Optimistic About His Recovery
Aug 2, 2014, 1:28 PM ET


Hate tell you , but its been here and in bio labs probably since the 80's. Watch the movie ' Outbreak' its more fact than fiction ! I am sure it was at Plum Island where many lethal bio hazards have been studied for their effect on livestock before its supposed closing.

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I have no doubts about its presence here, but now there's a big threat, and it's in the news every day. The movie was good and scary at the same time and I have Jesse Ventura's video on Plum Island.

Now there's a story about an experimental drug used on the two Americans and who should and shouldn't have first access. Ya think maybe Africa.

Ethical issue: Who gets experimental Ebola drug?


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The World Health Organization is convening a meeting of medical ethicists next week to examine what it calls "the responsible thing to do" about whatever supplies eventually may become available of a medicine that's never been tested in people.

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CDC issues emergency 'all-hands' call for Ebola response


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday issued its highest alert for an all-hands on deck response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
"Ops Center moved to Level 1 response to given the extension to Nigeria & potential to affect many lives," CDC chief Tom Frieden said on Twitter.
Level 1 is the highest on a 1-6 scale and signals that increased staff and resources will be devoted to the outbreak.
"Basically this activation allows us to pull resources from throughout the agency to respond to this," said CDC spokesman Tom Skinner.
He said it was the first time since 2009 that the Level 1 alert had been issued. Back then it was in response to the outbreak of H1N1 flu.
West Africa is experiencing the largest outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in history.
A total of 932 people have died since March in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria.
Ebola is spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person.
Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, red eyes, diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding.
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They better not forget about MERS while watching Ebola so closely. That's another bad one.

Remember Peter Watts telling Frank about the labs in Russia that housed all kinds of viruses and bio-weapons? That wasn't a made up story. When Russia fell, the labs were abandoned, ransacked and stuff did corrode, and leak. It's out there. Not much we can do, but " Wait, worry"

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I have always felt that it was a matter of time before Ebola would hit the states. But I hope it's success rate in America would be limited.One has to take into account the geography and climate of Africa, which might allow it to thrive there. There's a possibility that it won't work in the colder climates of the states. I feel the big concern is a mutated strain that is airborne, and that is highly adpatable to various environments, then you could have a 'game over' scenario. But westen countries moved quickly to find a vaccine to N1H1, so let's just hope there's a new commitment for a vaccine, or a preventative test to weed out the inflected from your normal flu.

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Tracing Ebola’s Breakout to an African 2-Year-Old
This article shows maps of how the outbreak spread.
Ebola doctor Kent Brantly: 'Growing stronger every day'
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Sorry, I couldn't get the "quote" function to work.

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" Madrid hospital: Spanish priest with Ebola dies

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish missionary priest being treated for Ebola died Tuesday in a Madrid hospital amid a worldwide ethical debate over who should get an experimental Ebola drug.
Spain's Health Ministry said Monday it had obtained a course of the U.S.-made experimental Ebola drug ZMapp to treat Father Miguel Pajares, 75.
Pajares died Tuesday at Carlos III Hospital, the hospital and his order said. The hospital would not confirm that he had been treated with the drug, but his order said earlier that he would be.
He is one of only three Ebola patients thought to have received the experimental treatment. The others are two Americans evacuated to Atlanta. The vast majority of those sickened by the virus have been Africans.
The World Health Organization says 1,013 people have died so far in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and authorities have recorded 1,848 suspected, probable or confirmed cases of the killer virus. The virus was detected in Guinea in March and has since spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and possibly Nigeria.
Pajares had been treating people with Ebola at the San Jose de Monrovia Hospital in Liberia when he became ill, and was evacuated to Spain on Thursday. He worked for the San Juan de Dios hospital order, a Spain-based Catholic humanitarian group that runs hospitals around the world.
On Tuesday, the U.N. health agency denied reports from Liberia that it had authorized the experimental Ebola drug for that hard-hit nation.
"We were not involved in transferring the serum and we will not be involved in any future transfers of it," said Gregory Hartl, a WHO spokesman. "WHO doesn't have any role in handing out the serum or any other experimental medicines."
WHO was holding a news conference later Tuesday to discuss the ethical issues surrounding unproven Ebola drugs and vaccines.
Liberia also backed away from its earlier claim that President Barack Obama had approved the use of experimental Ebola drugs for two Liberian doctors.
In a statement Tuesday, a U.K.-based public relations firm representing the Liberian government said the experimental Ebola treatment would be arriving within the next 48 hours.
"The two doctors gave their consent, themselves being medical professionals, for the drug to be administered," the statement said. "The drugmaker has agreed to supply a sufficient amount of this drug only for these two patients."
Also Tuesday, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf suspended all travel by executive branch officials for one month. She also ordered those already abroad to return home within a week "or be considered as abandoning their jobs," according to a statement from her press secretary.
Most airlines flying in and out of the Liberian capital of Monrovia have suspended flights amid the unprecedented health crisis.
Associated Press writer Jonathan Paye-Layleh in Monrovia, Liberia contributed to this report. "
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WHO: Ebola toll may 'vastly underestimate' crisis


MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — There is evidence the numbers of dead and sickened by Ebola in West Africa may "vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak," the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency said it was prepared for the crisis to continue for months.
With more than 1,060 deaths and 1,975 sickened, the Ebola outbreak is already the deadliest ever........................
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