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Message 1671246 - Posted: 28 Apr 2015, 22:08:30 UTC

Dallas health department was under-equipped to handle Ebola alone, says chief epidemiologist

WASHINGTON—Dallas’ head disease expert said Tuesday that the city’s health department was unequipped to handle last year’s Ebola scare on its own.

Wendy Chung, chief epidemiologist for Dallas County Health and Human Services, said her team lacked the resources it needed to track and manage the Ebola outbreak. Without enough staff or proper infrastructure, her team needed significant help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2015/04/dallas-health-department-was-under-equipped-to-handle-ebola-alone-says-chief-epidemiologist.html/
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Message 1671249 - Posted: 28 Apr 2015, 22:10:27 UTC - in response to Message 1671246.  

Too many dying in Sierra Leone as result of Ebola response not virus itself – report

Too many people are dying in Sierra Leone not from Ebola but as a result of the response to it, according to a report on the collapse of healthcare in the west African country.

Ebola has killed at least 3,900 people in Sierra Leone so far, but the epidemic has critically damaged the ability of the country’s limited healthcare system to cope with anything else, including soaring HIV and tuberculosis rates.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/28/too-many-dying-sierra-leone-response-ebola-report
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Message 1671251 - Posted: 28 Apr 2015, 22:11:52 UTC - in response to Message 1671249.  

WHO wants to identify all West African Ebola cases by June



LONDON — The World Health Organization says it aims to identify and isolate all new Ebola cases in West Africa by the end of May to stop the spread of the lethal virus before the rainy season.

In a new Ebola plan released on Tuesday, the UN health agency said it hopes to limit transmission of the virus to the coastal areas of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone before the rainy season begins, normally in April or May.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2015/04/28/who-wants-to-identify-all-west-african-ebola-cases-by-june.html
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Message 1671256 - Posted: 28 Apr 2015, 22:18:07 UTC - in response to Message 1671251.  

Fiancée of First U.S. Ebola Victim Can 'No Longer Sleep at Night'


Dallas resident Louise Troh is breaking her silence on the death of her fiancé Thomas Eric Duncan – the first person to die of the Ebola virus in America on Oct. 8, 2014.

"I don't like thinking about it," Troh, 55, tells PEOPLE of the events that unfolded after Duncan arrived from Liberia to plan their wedding and, 10 days later, died of Ebola. "Just talking about it brings everything all back. It was all too much for me, for all of us."

http://www.people.com/article/fiancee-of-ebola-victim-thomas-eric-duncan-releases-memoir
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Message 1671383 - Posted: 29 Apr 2015, 7:09:48 UTC

I'm glad the WHO, CDC and other health organizations were able to contain this outbreak of ebola. And I hope the people of that region of Africa will now quit eating bats, but I bet they won't.

I wonder how close this situation came to a worldwide pandemic.
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Message 1672309 - Posted: 30 Apr 2015, 23:23:20 UTC - in response to Message 1671383.  

Liberia Burials Key in Ebola Fight

The World Health Organization is set to declare Liberia Ebola free. It will make that declaration on May 9th if no new cases are reported. In a sign of how the situation has improved, the Liberian Red Cross has handed back responsibility for safe burials to the Ministry of Health.

http://www.voanews.com/content/ebola-burials-liberia-30apr15/2743281.html
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Message 1672325 - Posted: 1 May 2015, 0:09:07 UTC

There is Ebola and there is other infectious diseases...
80% of all children get life saving vaccines.
Ending extreme poverty requires vaccinating all!
A recent study projects that due to the interruption of regular vaccine services caused by the 2014 Ebola outbreak, up to 350,000 additional children in West Africa may be at risk of measles. If a measles outbreak were to occur, as many as 16,000 additional children could die.
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Message 1672339 - Posted: 1 May 2015, 0:50:38 UTC - in response to Message 1672325.  

A recent study projects that due to the interruption of regular vaccine services caused by the 2014 Ebola outbreak, up to 350,000 additional children in West Africa may be at risk of measles. If a measles outbreak were to occur, as many as 16,000 additional children could die.


These disease's should have been wiped out like smallpox was a long time ago ...


WHY do we still have them , Africa will have to add Ebola to there vaccine's

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Message 1672353 - Posted: 1 May 2015, 1:19:38 UTC - in response to Message 1672339.  

A recent study projects that due to the interruption of regular vaccine services caused by the 2014 Ebola outbreak, up to 350,000 additional children in West Africa may be at risk of measles. If a measles outbreak were to occur, as many as 16,000 additional children could die.

These disease's should have been wiped out like smallpox was a long time ago ...
WHY do we still have them , Africa will have to add Ebola to there vaccine's

I Think you know the answer:(
1. It's big med companies that are VERY greedy.
2. And the finance World who Thinks that help would disturb the global economy,
3. Politicians who are only listen to arguments from 1 and 2.
4. We who dont care at all...

There is also a lot of TB killing masses...
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Message 1672361 - Posted: 1 May 2015, 1:29:22 UTC - in response to Message 1672353.  

I Think you know the answer:(
1. It's big med companies that are VERY greedy.
2. And the finance World who Thinks that help would disturb the global economy,
3. Politicians who are only listen to arguments from 1 and 2.
4. We who dont care at all...

There is also a lot of TB killing masses...


You left one out

The campain against having Vaccines , because it causes Autism

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Message 1672370 - Posted: 1 May 2015, 1:45:41 UTC - in response to Message 1672361.  

I Think you know the answer:(
1. It's big med companies that are VERY greedy.
2. And the finance World who Thinks that help would disturb the global economy,
3. Politicians who are only listen to arguments from 1 and 2.
4. We who dont care at all...
There is also a lot of TB killing masses...

You left one out
The campain against having Vaccines , because it causes Autism

There are much more on my list:(
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Message 1672673 - Posted: 1 May 2015, 18:26:21 UTC - in response to Message 1672370.  

Liberian woman appears to have contracted Ebola through sex with survivor

A Liberian woman appears to have contracted Ebola from unprotected sex with a man who survived the virus, health officials said today.

The 44-year-old woman was diagnosed March 20, the first new Ebola case in Liberia in a month. Doctors were perplexed by her case, because she hadn't been to a funeral or had any other contact with current patients, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/05/01/ebola-survivor-sex/26698329/
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Message 1673463 - Posted: 3 May 2015, 18:26:10 UTC - in response to Message 1672673.  

Mystery ‘post-Ebola syndrome’ emerges in West Africa

MONROVIA – As the Ebola epidemic retreats across West Africa, international health authorities are turning their attention to the little understood long-term effects of the often-deadly virus on the survivors.

There is little research on patients cured of the tropical fever, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged that many are experiencing crippling complications long after walking out of treatment units.

Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO’s new head in Africa, said that Liberian survivors had been reporting a range of problems, including sight and hearing impairment.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/05/03/world/science-health-world/mystery-post-ebola-syndrome-emerges-in-west-africa/#.VUZnN5MuoVB
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Message 1673903 - Posted: 4 May 2015, 18:18:47 UTC - in response to Message 1673463.  

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Ebola Survivors Can Spread Disease Through Sex For Longer Than Previously Thought

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials now think Ebola survivors can spread the disease through unprotected sex nearly twice as long as previously believed.

Scientists thought the Ebola virus could remain in semen for about three months. But a recent case in West Africa suggests infection through sex can happen more than five months later.

Based on the case, officials are now telling male Ebola survivors to avoid unprotected sex indefinitely. They had previously advised using condoms for at least three months.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/04/ebola-transmission-sex_n_7205518.html
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Message 1673908 - Posted: 4 May 2015, 18:23:30 UTC - in response to Message 1673903.  

Suspected Ebola case being treated in Düsseldorf

Fire services took the man from his home in the city of Bochum to the University Hospital in Düsseldorf, around 43 kilometers away (27 miles), on Sunday night.

He is currently receiving treatment in a special isolation unit, under strict security.

The unit can be totally sealed-off from contact with the outside world.

The hospital said it also has special facilities to catch and sterilize air, as well as waste water, to prevent the release of pathogens into the city's sewage system, ensuring "complete protection of patients, visitors and attending staff."

http://www.dw.de/suspected-ebola-case-being-treated-in-d%C3%BCsseldorf/a-18426733
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Message 1673920 - Posted: 4 May 2015, 18:42:07 UTC - in response to Message 1673908.  

That means that WHO's work are being successful...
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Message 1674216 - Posted: 5 May 2015, 21:57:59 UTC - in response to Message 1673920.  

Scientists are using blood samples collected throughout the Ebola outbreak to map the virus’s spread from country to country by tracking tiny mutations in its gene sequences.

The picture is not yet complete, but intriguing discoveries have been made. Virus mutations first detected in Sierra Leone last spring were found later in Liberia and Mali, and scientists are examining whether this resulted from the chance movements of people across borders.

Tracing the Ebola Outbreak, Scientists Hunt a Silent Epidemic
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/06/health/frontline-tracing-the-ebola-outbreak.html?_r=0
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Message 1674217 - Posted: 5 May 2015, 21:59:16 UTC - in response to Message 1674216.  

Good News!

UN hails progress on Ebola as new weekly cases below 20

(Reuters) - The U.N. envoy on Ebola on Tuesday hailed "extraordinary progress" against the outbreak in West Africa after new cases last week fell below 20 for the first time since mid-2014, but he warned it would take time to end the epidemic completely.

David Nabarro said that in the week to May 3 only nine new cases were reported in Guinea and the same number in neighboring Sierra Leone. Liberia once again had no new cases.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/05/us-ebola-health-un-idUSKBN0NQ22R20150505
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Message 1674663 - Posted: 7 May 2015, 12:41:36 UTC
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That is why some of us are on WCG...almost all my CPU power is donated to their project, one of which is Outsmart Ebola Together which is done on Android devices also.

Hopefully before the end of the year will have crunched all the data for the Scripps Research Institute. And for 2016 we can be ready!

If some of you want to help, you can join by clicking on my WCG stats in signature.
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Message 1674664 - Posted: 7 May 2015, 12:47:17 UTC - in response to Message 1674663.  
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Let's outsmart Ebola together.
http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/research/oet1/overview.do
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A milestone and a roadmap: progress in the fight against Ebola
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5 May 2015
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