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    And now a British woman dies in Vomp Austria

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    The 48-year-old British national died at home in Vomp, Austria, on Saturday

    It is unclear if she lived there permanently or had a holiday home there. The Doctor who attended scene recorded cause of death as a viral infection. Blood and urine sent to Centre for Tropical Diseases in Hamburg, Germany. Officials say risk that woman actually died of Ebola is 'extremely low'. 'The 48-year-old recently entered Germany from Nigeria.

    Her apartment has been sealed and officers who found the body have undergone medical counselling and inspection.

    Countries with confirmed Ebola* (Cases/deaths):
    Guinea - 519/380
    Liberia - 786/413
    Nigeria - 12/4
    Sierra Leone - 810/348
    Total - 2127/1145

    Suspected cases elsewhere (suspected case2/deaths):
    Austria - 1/1
    United Arab Emirates - 1/1
    America - 2/0
    *Latest figures as of August 15 2014 (source: WHO)

    'All possible precautions have been taken,' according to the Health Ministry.

    'All persons who had been with the corpse in Tyrol would have worn protective clothing.

    He confirmed that it was nevertheless vital to implement emergency measures even when there was just a suspicion, adding that even if the woman did turn out to have died from Ebola, it was unlikely to have passed on to anyone else as the infection is only transmitted through direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids of an infected person.

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    Dead are now over 1200 according to WHO

    (do recall that the numbers could be under-reported, and dead may be closer to 2400.. due to fear of letting authorities know that the deaths have happened, taboos, etc.)

    (Sources, assorted, WHO, ABC, CBC, BBC, etc.)

    Nigeria reports at least 4 infected have managed to recover, out of the 15 affected so far. Nigeria has now seen 15 cases and four fatalities, according to the data.

    Seventeen suspected Ebola patients are "missing" in Liberia after a health centre in the capital was attacked have been found, but looters still took contaminated objects, infected sheets and valuable equipment , potentially spreading the disease to many people.. Due to the incubation period needed when a person is infected, new cases won't appear for 2-21 days.. In that time Liberia could then know the increase in infections and see if the city has been massively infected. Armed men claiming that "there's no Ebola" in Liberia raided a quarantine centre for the deadly disease in Monrovia overnight, prompting at least 20 patients infected with the deadly virus to flee, a witness said on Sunday.

    "They broke down the door and looted the place. The patients have all gone," said Rebecca Wesseh, who witnessed the attack and whose report was confirmed by residents and the head of the Health Workers Association of Liberia, George Williams.

    Williams said the unit housed 29 patients who were receiving preliminary treatment before being taken to hospital. It was unclear how many are now at large. "They had all tested positive for Ebola," he said, adding that nine had died, without elaborating. Wesseh said she heard the assailants shouting that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf "is broke", adding: "She wants money. There's no Ebola" in Liberia. (dohh..)


    The three doctors in Liberia who received the zMapp mAB product are doing better. The two patients in Emory University Hospital Isolation unit who have received zMapp mAP product treatment are doing much better. Dr Brantly wants to go home, and Nancy Writebol is getting stronger.

    One priest in Spain who received zMapp did die. It was not known if it was from too much damage from Ebola, or if the zMapp was able to do any good, or hastened his death.

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    Saudi Arabia - two men suspected WITH EBOLA have run away from a clinic and are roaming free somewhere..

    The two men ran away from a rural health center in the Al Madinah province in Saudi Arabia, according to reports.

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    This is potentially very serious for Saudi Arabia.

    Two men, displaying suspected symptoms of the Ebola virus, ran away from a rural health center located in the Madinah province of Saudi Arabia on Sunday, a Saudi daily reported.

    “The two African nationals, who did not have residency permits or any other documentation, came to see the doctor at the health center, complaining of difficulty breathing and bleeding while passing urine,” an official who requested anonymity told Arab News.

    Medical officials were unable to conduct a thorough examination and confirm that the patients were infected with the Ebola virus as they ran away after being asked to produce their residency permits.

    The doctor present had instructed the center to take the patients to a hospital with better facilities before the duo took off.

    The matter was reported to police instantly, the source said.

    The police are still searching for the patients, the report added.

    The Health Affairs Directorate in Madinah said the patients were from East Africa, a region not affected by Ebola, although their precise nationality had not been identified.

    The deadly Ebola virus, declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO), has killed over 1,140 people in West Africa and is spreading rampantly.

    Saudi Arabia has been taking several measures to prevent the entry of the virus into the country, and earlier this year declared that haj and umrah pilgrimage visas will not be granted to people from Ebola-hit countries.

    Earlier this month, a Saudi businessman who returned from a business trip to Sierra Leone showed symptoms of the virus and later died in a hospital in Jeddah. However, test results later confirmed that he had not been infected with Ebola.

    Meanwhile in other locations in Europe,
    Two men in Austria who came back from Nigeria have tested negative.
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    Sacramento California - Patient being tested for Ebola

    A patient at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center is being tested for possible exposure to the Ebola virus, officials confirmed.

    The person has been admitted to the hospital and is in isolation as a precaution, according to Kaiser spokesperson Edwin Garcia.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be testing blood samples to rule out the presence of the virus, Dr. Stephen M. Parodi, Kaiser infectious diseases specialist, stated in a news release.

    We are working with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health regarding a patient admitted to the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be testing blood samples to rule out the presence of the virus.

    In order to protect our patients, staff and physicians, even though infection with the virus is unconfirmed, we are taking the actions recommended by the CDC as a precaution, just as we do for other patients with a suspected infectious disease. This includes isolation of the patient in a specially equipped negative pressure room and the use of personal protective equipment by trained staff, coordinated with infectious disease specialists. This enables the medical center to provide care in a setting that safeguards other patients and medical teams.

    The safety of our members, patients and staff is our highest priority..

    What about the community? Who the person came in contact with?

    (Source)

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    Default Re: Haemorrhagic fever / Ebola outbreaks have been reported - accident, natural or bio-weapon?

    Two years ago Mapp Pharma and USAMRIID had the Ebola CURE and effective treatment.

    CEO's said all it takes is TWO WEEKS and can be manufactured within a plant, the monoclonal antibodies simply duplicated over and over, by the thousands..

    Recently Mapp Pharma has been saying the CURE won't be available to anybody, cause it simply will take months and months before it could possibly be ready..

    Contradiction or somebody else receiving the product?

    Here are the two documents... The original study, and the USAMRIID Notice of Development release



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    LIberia - Corpses now litter the streets

    West Point subdivision in Monrovia where a few days ago, residents broke into the Clinic, stole hospital supplies, as well as contaminated sheets with Ebola soiled with feces, blood, vomit..

    The Authorities have cordoned off the area, firing into the sky to stop angry residents who are saying they can't get to their homes.. The attempts are to stop the movement of potentially infected people from moving freely and carrying the deadly Ebola and spreading it throughout the City of 1,413,000 million.

    Liberia has the highest death toll, and its number of cases is rising the fastest. In response, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ordered West Point sealed off and imposed a nighttime curfew, saying authorities have not been able to curtail the spread of Ebola in the face of defiance of their recommendations.

    Sirleaf also ordered gathering places like movie theaters and night clubs shut and put Dolo Town, 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of the capital, under quarantine as well.

    "These measures are meant to save lives," she said in an address Tuesday night.

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    On Wednesday, riot police and soldiers created roadblocks out of piles of scrap wood and barbed wire to prevent anyone from entering or leaving West Point, which occupies a peninsula where the Mesurado River meets the Atlantic Ocean.

    Few roads go into the area, and a major road runs along the base of the isthmus, serving as a barrier between the neighborhood and the rest of Monrovia. Ferries to the area have been halted, and a coast guard boat was patrolling the waters around the peninsula.

    At least 50,000 people live on the half-mile-long (kilometer-long) West Point, which is one of the poorest and most densely populated neighborhoods of the capital.

    Sanitation is poor even in the best of times, and defecation in the streets and beaches is a major problem. Lovely, eh?

    Is Monrovia a dump? Not by these figures:

    $202 is the average cost for 3 meals, incidentals and overnight lodging in Monrovia.
    Nearly half of the population of the Country lives in Monrovia.


    The city is surrounded by slums.

    This is a picture a small portion of the West Point shanty town which has been cordoned off:


    Another view heading towards the city of Monrovia:


    Look at the EXTREME density of the "housing". Zero separation.

    And as the article described sewage is everywhere:


    What will be the solution if Ebola spreads to this area of 50,000 people?


    Why is there no sanitation, no infrastructure, no healthcare, no education, no power, no communications, why are the people not helped?
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    NEW MEXICO now has a young woman of 30 in Isolation in Albuquerque Hospital

    A New Mexico woman is being tested for the Ebola virus in Albuquerque after recently returning from Africa, according to state health officials.

    The 30-year-old woman is in isolation as a precaution at the University of New Mexico Hospital after experiencing symptoms similar to the virus that has killed more than 1,200 people overseas as of Tuesday, according to health officials.

    The woman from Bernalillo County has had no known exposure to the disease but had been teaching in Sierra Leone, one of several African countries with known cases of Ebola, according to the state's health department.

    They said blood work was sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta where it will be tested for the virus.

    They expect to have the results back by the end of the week.

    Do notice the length of the proper TESTING TIME for blood samples. Any QUICKIE testing is not guaranteed to show what's happening (or about to).

    WHO did this woman come in contact with when she entered New Mexico? Did she fly in through Denver, or up from Houston?

    Houston is the major international HUB.

    (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.1909383)


    "The Department of Health is working closely with UNM Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on this investigation," said Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Retta Ward, MPH. "UNM Hospital has isolated the patient, and is following the appropriate protocols to ensure other patients and health care workers are safe."

    AGAIN - THE QUESTION IS WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE SHE CAME IN CONTACT WITH FROM SIERRA LEONE TO NEW MEXICO??
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    Myanmar and Viet Nam concerned about Ebola

    Ebola Scare In Southeast Asia As Vietnam And Myanmar Test Suspected Patients

    Two Nigerians, who arrived in Vietnam late on Tuesday, and a 22-year-old Burmese national, who landed in Myanmar after a trip to Guinea and Liberia -- two of the worst-hit countries in the current Ebola outbreak -- are being tested for symptoms of the viral disease, Agence France-Presse, or AFP, reported Wednesday.

    The Nigerians were sent to the Tropical Diseases Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, where they are being kept in isolation, the report said, citing Vietnamese health ministry officials. The Burmese national was taken to a hospital in Yangon in Myanmar.

    “Samples were sent to a WHO (World Health Organization) recognized laboratory to check whether or not Ebola was present,” an official at the Myanmar Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reportedly said, adding that four people who accompanied the man to the hospital were also being kept under observation.

    Airline passengers sitting next to the pair - who traveled to Vietnam on Monday from Nigeria via Qatar - have been advised to monitor their health conditions.

    Vietnam has introduced mandatory temperature checks at its two major international airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in a bid to prevent passengers bringing the deadly virus into the country.

    (Source)

    Meanwhile statistically speaking to date, Hospitals in 27 US states alerted the CDC of the possible Ebola cases out of an abundance of caution amid the growing outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. A total of 87 scares have happened.

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    Interesting breakthrough for treating MARBURG virus, same family that the Ebola is part of..

    (Source)

    A new type of drug, which uses “small interfering RNA,” or siRNA, a technology that interferes with how the virus grows once it gets into a cell was used.

    Some of the monkeys were treated as soon as 30 minutes after being infected, while others received treatment beginning three days after exposure. All of them survived, while the monkeys that received no treatment died.

    Canada's Tekmira developed the product.

    The study, was funded by the U.S. government and conducted in collaboration with the drug’s manufacturer, Canadian firm Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, involving giving 21 rhesus monkeys lethal doses of the MARV-Angola virus.

    Prior to Wednesday’s findings, no long wait time post-exposure treatment had been shown to entirely protect non-human primates. This treatment IS successful.

    The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, could prove significant in part because the type of Marburg involved — the most lethal form — is closely related to the Ebola virus responsible for the devastating outbreak in West Africa.

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    Breaking news - Brantly and Writebol released today

    Dr. Kent Brantly who contracted a potentially fatal case of Ebola, given zMapp treatment not only survived, today is his day to see the sun and walk freely amongst the people again.

    (Source)

    Nancy Writebol who was a bit weaker, needing to be taken into Emory University Hospital Isolation unit on a stretcher, while Brantly was able to walk in with some assistance, will also be released today from the isolation unit. Dr. Brantly will speak at a press conferences shortly, and we will update this post if he reports anything substantial.

    It is not clear if she will remain in the general hospital for a short period (for unknown reasons). Ebola destroys major body organs, and there could be an issue with organ damage have to be looked at. She may be clear of Ebola, but organ damage may not be over yet.

    The body HAS to try to repair itself after this nasty virus damages so much of it.

    Being able to successfully clear post infection Ebola with a molecular anti-body treatment is wonderful. Now, it it were later in the infection, and severe organ damage, such as kidneys, lungs, liver, heart, intestines, spleen, pancreas.. etc. has happened, one may not be out of the woods..

    UPDATE from the Press Conference at the Emory facility -

    21 August 2014 - historic breakthrough, patient with ebola, did not infect others, effectively contained, and treated, supportive therapy (he said the doctors there were the best and performed admirably), the treatment zMapp is still considered as one of the factors in the "cure".. the statistical average is insufficient to verify zMapp, exactly how instrumental it was in the case recovery.

    Statistics are required to see effectiveness in any treatment. If 100 cases are infected, and the normal statistic is 50% die without the monoclonal antibody treatment (your body NORMALLY makes antibodies to go after an infection; being given a BOOST of needed antibodies specifically for the infection (at hand) makes perfect good sense as your body would be trying to do it otherwise if it were not overwhelmed by the infection for instance)... if after being given the antibody booster, 80% survive, that is a substantial statistical win. IF 100% survive, that is a win, that is a godsend.

    Dr Bruce Ribner of the infectious disease unit at Emory explained that Dr. Brantly is being discharged, he has had a thorough treatment, CDC has certified him CLEAR of Ebola, no public health concerns, no threat. Nancy Writebol asked to NOT have any statements being made on her condition or health and the hospital will therefore make no more statements about her. We are never going to be taking any success for granted.

    Dr. Brantly dressed in a blue shirt was grinning from ear to ear walking on his own, not shaking, not twitching, in apparent perfect health. Smiling strong, and happy.. his first words were, "Today is a miraculous day I am thrilled to be alive and well and to be reunited with my family"

    His voice was strong and humble. He said his mission was God's call to go to Liberia to help people. He said that was his only desire. He was not a false flag, he was not a plant. He is a real person who was struck with a disease that he did not expect and was not fully prepared to handle.

    He attempted to come up with the needed tools. He was 9 days sick in Liberia with an increasing infection, getting sicker by the moment. He said he didn't know millions were praying for him worldwide. He says he cannot thank us enough for our prayers and thoughts.

    He says that he is grateful he was given the successful experimental drug, but it was God who was the ultimate who helped in this situation, to allow him to be a survivor. He thanked Samaritans Purse and SIM Liberia community for support, never ending hope that things would work out.

    His humbleness was tender, sincere, and one could see he was a man on the brink of a most horrible death,and now being back into the light once again.

    He made a statement on Nancy Writebol. She said "To God be the Glory". Nancy did walk out of the hospital and is with her husband..

    Dr Brantly is going to spend some private time with his wife and family, in private. Later he will talk with people for personal thoughts and sharing.

    Dr Brantly says he is glad he was used by God to help call attention to the plight in West Africa, and to please help to come up with solutions to bring this blight to an end.

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    Being caring and responsible, something we don't see very often these days, with radical and excited people jumping on soapboxes screaming at the top of their lungs, "the system is corrupt, the system is monstrous, the system (health, food, vaccine, banking, political, corporate..) just fill in the blank.. If you feel that you get upset or riled, or disgusted, you have been programmed with that whatever button.. and you are then a "useful energy source" to them.. think about that for a moment. Accurate information enlightens, it doesn't put you into a spin.

    HOWEVER we see a person, named Kwazi Lawrence who didn't buy into the "programming".

    He was over in Liberia because of his job, and on his own, without fanfare, without drama, called up his doctor and said, "just came back", and although he was not exposed by his knowledge, he felt it was the best possible thing, for family, and for his community, to put himself in isolation (at home) for the required maximum time, 21 days to "just be sure".

    He did not get into the Ebola Madness, the fear or sensationalism.. or the misinformation.

    (Source)

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    State Department orders family members to leave Sierra Leone

    The US Embassy staff's families were told to leave Sierra Leone due to the Ebola concerns. The statement described the overwhelmed medical facilities as the reason.

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    "The agency added that it is “reconfiguring” staff at the embassy in Freetown “to be more responsive to the current situation.” That includes focusing on helping U.S. citizens in the country, as well as working with Sierra Leone’s government and international health and non-government relief organizations.

    “We remain deeply committed to supporting Sierra Leone and regional and international efforts to strengthen the capacity of the country’s health care infrastructure and system,” Harf said, “specifically, the capacity to contain and control the transmission of the Ebola virus, and deliver health care.”

    "Asked about the number of family members leaving Sierra Leone, and the number of embassy and consular staff remaining, Harf said, “We don’t give exact numbers in any of our posts for security reasons.”

    Earlier this month (August 2014), the U.S. government also ordered family members of the embassy in Liberia to leave that country’s capital, of Monrovia.

    Embassies with consular services will remain open, and that the agency is “taking a look” at situation in Guinea to determine whether family members of U.S. personnel there also should be evacuated.

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    Default Re: Haemorrhagic fever / Ebola outbreaks have been reported - accident, natural or bio-weapon?

    . If you feel that you get upset or riled, or disgusted, you have been programmed with that whatever button..

    This is surely the most important sentence of the week. When we get information and we get a feeling of victim, we are responding to a program. Otherwise the information is simply used or noted. Action taking may result or just note taking mentally

    Anger, upsets, fears, are all programs when they do not arise based on immediate needs around survival. Took me years to comprehend this. However we can use them to wake us up as THEY can use them for their energy or to program further or to direct OUR actions.

    Thanks bob for all the intelligent info you provide us

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    Sigh, this breaks our hearts seeing this:


    Medical 'treatment' in Monrovia, Liberia, where the sick who were alive 'escaped'

    (Source)

    The situation in Liberia has been described by an experienced member of one response team as being in "free fall," while Doctors Without Borders said the situation in Monrovia is "catastrophic." Liberia now has more cases and more deaths than any other country, with 576 patients dead, compared to 396 in Guinea and 374 in Sierra Leone. Dozens of health care workers in the country have been infected with the virus.

    In the picture above, a corpse is laying face down, on the floor in the 'clinic' established to treat patients.. (sigh) and being sprayed with disinfectant which won't work to deal with the internal reservoir 'petri dish' overload of the virus.

    Note - currently over 1350 reported dead from the Ebola outbreak (Source)

    Persons that are sick are still being hidden, deaths under-reported, burials not being reported.. so the numbers reported are only what has been officially obtained. Sources are saying the number is at least 2 times higher, putting this into epidemic category.
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    Interesting breakthrough for treating MARBURG virus, same family that the Ebola is part of..

    (Source)

    A new type of drug, which uses “small interfering RNA,” or siRNA, a technology that interferes with how the virus grows once it gets into a cell was used.

    Some of the monkeys were treated as soon as 30 minutes after being infected, while others received treatment beginning three days after exposure. All of them survived, while the monkeys that received no treatment died.

    Canada's Tekmira developed the product.

    The study, was funded by the U.S. government and conducted in collaboration with the drug’s manufacturer, Canadian firm Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, involving giving 21 rhesus monkeys lethal doses of the MARV-Angola virus.

    Prior to Wednesday’s findings, no long wait time post-exposure treatment had been shown to entirely protect non-human primates. This treatment IS successful.

    The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, could prove significant in part because the type of Marburg involved — the most lethal form — is closely related to the Ebola virus responsible for the devastating outbreak in West Africa.

    They say that authorities are debating whether or not to provide Tekmira or Zmapp to Ebola patients in West Africa even though, in the case of Tekmira, it saved all of the lives of those monkey's injected with it 3 days after they had been intentionally infected with Marburg.

    I don't see what they are debating about. They could simply inject everyone living in that slum in Liberia with that drug or Zmapp just to contain the spread of this disease... There are 50,000 people living in that slum and taking blood tests of all of them is too time consuming. Too much time has gone by already and it seems to me that drastic actions need to be implemented immediately, if not sooner to contain this epidemic in that slum.

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    I think what caught my attention is USAMRIID said the mAB (monoclonal antibody) treatment WAS available 2 years ago, that it worked effectively, that ALL IT TAKES is 2 weeks to make a highly cost effective (to produce) product.. BUT Mapp Pharmaceuticals says NOPE will take many months to produce..

    THAT is a big contradiction saying something is up and SOMEBODY IS getting the actual treatment products. I suspect it is military stockpiling, just because who funded the development, and that the push is to "spin things away" from getting treatment to Africa, letting the "dialog discussion" committee meetings, and whatever can be used as an excuse..

    This stuff worked 2 years ago.

    There is no way with a system like that in place, that people will receive solutions. The US military paid for the work, the research, the studies, the tests, the salaries, the product, they OWN IT, it's theirs. WHY would the US military want AFRICA to have a treatment? From a military strategic viewpoint it makes no sense to tell the enemy (whomever they believe that to be), that they have effective treatment for weaponized Ebola Zaire strain.

    Dr Bruce Ribner of the infectious disease unit at Emory explained that although Dr. Brantly and Nancy Whitebol are now effectively IMMUNE to Ebola Zaire strain, there are 4 other strains of ebola that they are NOT IMMUNE to, (nor are anyone else who survived that particular strain).. NOR are they immune to MARBURG virus, another virus in the same family as ebola..

    AND the military controls the development of weaponized Marburg treatment solutions, again the same companies making the current Ebola treatments for the weaponized strains which apparently are what is hitting Africa..

    That's the hurdle it seems.. WHY would the US military care to help a foreign country..

    It seems it would have to be a POLITICAL POLICY directive coming from the White House, right? if treatment supplies destined for American Troops (and their allies?) would be released.. IMHO

    Quote Posted by Roisin (here)

    [..]

    They say that authorities are debating whether or not to provide
    Tekmira or Zmapp to Ebola patients in West Africa even though,
    in the case of Tekmira,
    it saved all of the lives of those monkey's injected with it
    3 days after they had been intentionally infected with Marburg.

    I don't see what they are debating about. [..]
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    That's clear proof and evidence that the depopulation agenda is operating at full strength. No intervention on our part to help contain this epidemic hence jeopardizing the people of our nation too. The depopulation agenda is the only one that fits. There's a reason behind this madness and that's it... nevertheless, I still can't wrap my mind around it because it's just too horrific to even contemplate that all of this is really happening now. Very, shocking.

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    It bothers me too; I have the medical experience, training, research skills to keep up with the technical reports and interpret them for the group, which I will try to do the best I can. It is emotional, and concerning the actions being carried out and not.. by those involved with allowing this atrocity and tragedy to go on.. those compassionate enough to put themselves at substantial risk are carrying an immense burden trying to be on the front lines where these diseases occur..

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    I really appreciate what you're doing here Bob and I know it's not easy either. Definitely am glad you're a member of this forum to be able to do this. Only someone with your background can separate the wheat from the chaff to narrow down technical information like this and interpret it in a way that the layman can understand. You're doing a great job at that too!

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    BBC reporting Ebola Scare ? in County Donegal IRELAND

    The post-mortem room at Letterkenny General Hospital will remain sealed-off for up to 18 hours, while tests are carried out on the body which was brought there.

    The body arrived at Letterkenny General Hospital on Thursday.

    He had recently returned from Sierra Leone.

    The HSE said that test results are expected on Friday.

    The man, originally from the Mountcharles area, near Donegal town, is said to have been in his 40s.

    It is believed he had been living in Dublin and had visited Sierra Leone a number of weeks ago for work.

    In a statement, the HSE said: "The public health department was made aware earlier (on Thursday) of the remains of an individual, discovered early this morning, who had recently traveled to one of the areas in Africa affected by the current Ebola virus disease outbreak.

    "The appropriate national guidelines, in line with international best practice, are being followed by the public health team dealing with the situation."

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    Dessie Quinn, 43, from Mountcharles is who died.


    Mr Quinn had recently been working in Freetown, Sierra Leone for a telecommunications company.
    It is understood that he returned home on holiday one week ago.

    They are calling the case "suspected".

    Donegal Mayor John Campbell said the county was shocked but urged people not to panic.

    'It is unconfirmed that it is Ebola at this stage and even if it was confirmed the chances of it being passed on to anyone else are very small so people shouldn't panic,' he said.

    'It's a big shock in the area. I know the family well and our thoughts are with them.'

    additional Source

    FYI - couple pictures of FreeTown Sierra Leone.. Not what one expects to find Ebola in.



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