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1) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1936837)
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Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients 'taken to church'


Three Ebola patients left a treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo after their families demanded to take them to church, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Two of the patients later died, while the third returned to the centre in the city of Mbandaka.

This presents a new challenge for health workers battling to stop the spread of the contagious disease, says the BBC's Anne Soy in DR Congo.

Ebola has no known cure.

Health officials fear it could spread rapidly in Mbandaka, a densely populated city of one million.

Isolation is the main way to keep the disease under control.
2) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1936711)
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What is Nipah virus?


Nipah virus is suspecting of killing at least 10 people in southwestern India, including a nurse caring for patients, according to officials there.

The little-known virus has never been seen in this part of India before and that’s got global health officials worried. It’s one of the deadliest viruses known.

Just what is Nipah virus and why is it on the priority disease watchlist of the World Health Organization?

It’s one of the deadliest viruses out there.

“It’s the worst disease no one has ever heard of,” said Dr. Jon Epstein, wildlife veterinarian and epidemiologist for the EcoHealth Alliance.

Nipah rarely infects people, but when it does, it can make them very, very sick. “This is a virus that when it gets into people, in Bangladesh, it kills them on average three-quarters of the time and in some cases 100 percent of the time,” Epstein said. It causes encephalitis,a brain inflammation that is often fatal and that can cause long-term disabilities in survivors.
3) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Asteroids & Comets (Message 1936710)
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This object isn't supposed to be in our solar system.
Forgot to post a link to the story.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/21/retrograde-asteroid-is-interstellar-immigrant-scientists-say

Known as asteroid 2015 BZ509


Thanks for your link Michael.
4) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Asteroids & Comets (Message 1936665)
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This object isn't supposed to be in our solar system.

Asteroid from another star system found orbiting wrong way near Jupiter

A permanent visitor from interstellar space has been found in our solar system, astronomers studying an asteroid orbiting our sun have revealed.

While collisions with Earth by comets and asteroids from within our solar system are thought to have brought organic material and water necessary for life to emerge, experts say the latest discovery suggests bodies from beyond the solar system might have also have played a role.

5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1936664)
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There’s no time to explain.. Just get in the car!
6) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1936473)
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Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday


Congo will begin administering an experimental Ebola vaccine Monday in Mbandaka, the northwestern city of 1.2 million where the deadly disease has infected some residents, Congo's health minister announced.

"The vaccination campaign begins tomorrow, Monday, in Mbandaka, capital of the province. It will target, first, the health staff, the contacts of the sick and the contacts of the contacts," Minister of Health Oly Ilunga told The Associated Press Sunday.

The death toll of the current Ebola outbreak has risen to 26.
7) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1936308)
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Congo says 3 new Ebola cases confirmed in large city



Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus have been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million people, Congo's health minister announced, as the spread of the hemorrhagic fever in an urban area raised alarm.

The statement late Friday said the confirmed cases are in Mbandaka city, where a single case was confirmed earlier in the week.
8) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1936066)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to Mbandaka city


The Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has spread from the countryside into a city, prompting fears that the disease will be increasingly hard to control.

Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga confirmed a case in Mbandaka, a city of a million about 130km (80 miles) from where the first cases were confirmed.

The city is a major transportation hub with routes to the capital Kinshasa.

At least 44 people are thought to have been infected with ebola and 23 deaths are being investigated.

Ebola is a serious infectious illness that causes internal bleeding and often proves fatal. It can spread rapidly through contact with small amounts of bodily fluid and its early flu-like symptoms are not always obvious.
9) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Asteroids & Comets (Message 1936005)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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A jumbo-jet-size asteroid gave Earth a close shave today (May 15), whizzing past our planet at a safe distance of 126,000 miles (203,000 kilometers) — or about half the distance between Earth and the moon.
https://www.space.com/40594-lost-asteroid-2010-wc9-earth-flyby.html
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1936003)
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Finally bought a boat...
11) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1935921)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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Ebola vaccine arrives in DR Congo amid outbreak


Kinshasa (AFP) - Thousands of doses of Ebola vaccine arrived Wednesday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is facing an outbreak of the deadly virus, the health ministry said.

Congolese authorities declared the outbreak in the northwest region near Congo-Brazzaville on May 8, and three have died from the disease, according to an official toll.
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 96 (Message 1935818)
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Airline
13) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1935723)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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New Ebola cases reported as WHO head visits DRC


Over the weekend, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reported 7 more suspected cases of Ebola, raising the totals from Apr 4 through May 13 to 39 confirmed, suspected, and probable cases, including 19 deaths, for a case-fatality rate of 49%.

Only 2 cases have been confirmed by laboratory testing, and 25 are probable. The remaining 12 cases are suspected.
14) Message boards : Politics : MH370: Missing Part two (Message 1935606)
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Thanks Wiggo, for the article. Hard to believe it's 4 years since it went missing. :(

I want the plane found, because it has to be. The World, needs the plane found. The theories that are out there are many, and need to be put to rest.
15) Message boards : Politics : Terrorist Attacks (Message 1935435)
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A suspect killed by French authorities after knifing five people and ultimately killing one in central Paris has been claimed as a “soldier” of ISIS, the extremist group’s news agency said.

The Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility for Saturday night’s knife attack, saying it was in response to ISIS' calls for supporters to target members of the U.S.-led military coalition squeezing the extremists out of Iraq and Syria, the Aamaq news agency said in a statement.


ISIS calls suspect in lethal Paris knife attack a 'soldier': report
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW CCLXXII (Message 1935420)
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Congratz again, kittyman. :)


Happy Birthday Admiral! :-)
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's Give us a Caption - number 69. (Message 1934944)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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Now that's what I call decent break down cover.
18) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1934874)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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:-(


Congo confirms first death in latest Ebola outbreak


KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo announced on Thursday the first confirmed death in a new outbreak of Ebola virus and said 11 other people were now confirmed to be infected, including three medical staff.
At least 17 people have died since inhabitants of a village in the country’s northwest began showing symptoms resembling Ebola in December, according to the World Health Organization. However, those cases were not confirmed through testing.

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Ebola: Nigeria begins screening of travelers from high risk countries


Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Nigeria's airports, seaports and land borders have been placed on high alert after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared an outbreak of Ebola this week.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Word Link # 96 (Message 1934762)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Lynn Special Project $75 donor
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History
20) Message boards : Politics : Ebola and Infectious diseases, Food and Drugs, Recalls #5 (Message 1934721)
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Mass vaccinations will not prevent Ebolavirus outbreaks, new research shows



Prophylactic mass vaccination programmes are not a realistic option in the battle to prevent new Ebolavirus outbreaks, a University of Kent-led research team has shown.

The findings come as the World Health Organisation has announced a new Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Kongo.

The team analysed the prospects for various Ebolavirus vaccines and found that, for the foreseable future at least, Ebolavirus outbreak control depends on surveillance and the isolation of cases.

The researchers' analysis revealed that very high proportions of potentially affected populations would need to be protected by vaccination to establish herd immunity, i.e. the level of immunity that prevents virus transmission within a population.


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