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Old 08-08-2019, 07:58 PM
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It's in Goma.

Goma has an international airport and a shantytown slum... if the disease takes hold in the shantytown they'll never stop it..

All it takes is ONE infected person to fly from Goma Int'l to anywhere else in Africa....
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It's in Goma.

Goma has an international airport and a shantytown slum... if the disease takes hold in the shantytown they'll never stop it..

All it takes is ONE infected person to fly from Goma Int'l to anywhere else in Africa....
Well, it was getting kind of boring, so that should spice things up.
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Yeah, I've been sick with stomach bug/diahrehea, flu since yesterday, it is scary to think that if I were in the DR I might be hauled off to an Ebola treatment facility where my chance of catching ebola would increase dramatically. I just read an article where people were complaining and threatening to burn the ebola facilities down because their family members are being taken away for having flu/diahrehea, and that they have had those issues since forever,now the flu is equating possible ebola and they are taking steps for peope with flu symptoms because they overlap ebola symptoms, so more people are getting caught in the dragnet. This is why suspected, vs. confirmed cases are important but it is also creating an environment of fear where people ho do havethe symptoms arn't reporting them because it may only be the flu and getting taken away is a bit like a chance of a death sentence for them.

None the less no big change here just a slow and steady deathflow, but still the common flu is killing more people globally. Way more risk if this ramps but the situation is not greatly spiraling out of control.

The scale of the issue isnot to be underestimated.
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around half of all Ebola patients admitted to treatment centers in eastern Congo aren’t part of any known chain of transmission. In other words, the infected person has caught Ebola from somebody whom disease investigators haven’t yet identified.
https://www.newyorker.com/science/el...e-deadly-virus

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Well, it was getting kind of boring, so that should spice things up.
Well, you remember the old curse?

"May you live in interesting times"?

Yeah, thanks but no thanks.

Keep watch and stay safe.
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It alarms me that when people should most tighten up their protocals to take care , they still do the most assinine things to put them and others around them at risk .
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https://www.voanews.com/episode/ebol...border-3975286

Border slowdown

Antiparasite drug being trialed as a way to strengthen immunity to Ebola.

http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-persp...ak-grows-6-drc

Health care workers continue to become infected.
"In the last 21 days, 14 new cases were reported among health workers from Mandima (5), Beni (4), and one each in Katwa, Mambasa, Masereka, Oicha, and Vuhovi. Cumulatively, 149 (5% of all cases) healthcare workers have been infected to date," the WHO said.

"a study from Boston Children's Hospital suggests that an anti-parasitic drug, nitazoxanide, enhances the immune system's ability to detect Ebola."

"No new cases have been recorded in Goma. As of Aug 3, all 256 contacts related to the first confirmed case in Goma Health Zone finished their 21-day follow up period."

Good grief, re-using ebola needles is infecting others?

https://www.statnews.com/2019/08/09/...s-not-improve/

“Even if the infection prevention and control efforts have yielded some progress, the relatively large proportion of cases due to reuse of material (e.g., syringes, needles, and perfusion tubes) is unacceptable,” Rollin wrote.
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Good grief, re-using ebola needles is infecting others?

https://www.statnews.com/2019/08/09/...s-not-improve/

“Even if the infection prevention and control efforts have yielded some progress, the relatively large proportion of cases due to reuse of material (e.g., syringes, needles, and perfusion tubes) is unacceptable,” Rollin wrote.
This is definately something that hasn't been in the minds eye on this issue and how it might effect the west. really good of you to raise this.


Thank goodness there is no opiate crisis there, think how fast that could spread in the west with shared IV use of drugs - if that actually happens (I suspect it does unless there are HARM reduction programs that hand out and do needle exchanges)


Wow that could be a real wildfire point if it ever actually got entrenched in the US.

https://pharmajet.com/needle-reuse-g...jor-issue-u-s/


This is actually an argument for HARM reduction programs such as safe injection and needle exchange programs to benefit general public health.

https://sdtreatmentcenter.com/califo...on-facilities/

The contageous disease risk to public health might provide more than simply providing drug treament and harm reduction strategies for drug users -- instead these programs would contribute to general public health in a context of bloodborn illness gaining traction in the US as a measure to slow the spread of diseases like Ebola should they ever find themselves in the US uncontrollably.
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This is definately something that hasn't been in the minds eye on this issue and how it might effect the west. really good of you to raise this.


Thank goodness there is no opiate crisis there, think how fast that could spread in the west with shared IV use of drugs - if that actually happens (I suspect it does unless there are HARM reduction programs that hand out and do needle exchanges)


Wow that could be a real wildfire point if it ever actually got entrenched in the US.

https://pharmajet.com/needle-reuse-g...jor-issue-u-s/


This is actually an argument for HARM reduction programs such as safe injection and needle exchange programs to benefit general public health.

https://sdtreatmentcenter.com/califo...on-facilities/

The contageous disease risk to public health might provide more than simply providing drug treament and harm reduction strategies for drug users -- instead these programs would contribute to general public health in a context of bloodborn illness gaining traction in the US as a measure to slow the spread of diseases like Ebola should they ever find themselves in the US uncontrollably.
There is no opiate crisis. There's the same heroin use we've had for generations. But we do have insurance companies that don't want to pay for chronic pain management and lobbied and put out ad campaigns that turned into a giant cluster**** of virtue signaling and exploited fake crisis.

Used needles are not an issue for Ebola unless you're talking about professional re-use, which doesn't happen here. It can already spread much faster without it. It's not something you have without symptoms for years and casually spread to other drug addicts with no one realizing it. By the time you're passing the needle off you've already infected the person you're handing it to.
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There is no opiate crisis. There's the same heroin use we've had for generations. But we do have insurance companies that don't want to pay for chronic pain management and lobbied and put out ad campaigns that turned into a giant cluster**** of virtue signaling and exploited fake crisis.

Used needles are not an issue for Ebola unless you're talking about professional re-use, which doesn't happen here. It can already spread much faster without it. It's not something you have without symptoms for years and casually spread to other drug addicts with no one realizing it. By the time you're passing the needle off you've already infected the person you're handing it to.
Yes, the needle re-use thing they mentioned in the Congo seemed odd. I can't quite picture how needles get reused from an ebola patient to an uninfected person, since the ebola facilities and the non-ebola patients are supposed to be in separate places. I guess strange stuff happens in Africa.
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Yes, the needle re-use thing they mentioned in the Congo seemed odd. I can't quite picture how needles get reused from an ebola patient to an uninfected person, since the ebola facilities and the non-ebola patients are supposed to be in separate places. I guess strange stuff happens in Africa.
They typically boil their needles and syringes to sterilize them. Like we used to do before disposable plastic stuff. But I have a really hard time believing that's happening at ebola clinics under the supervision of Doctors Without Borders and such.
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More from the ground here in Uganda:

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a. UGANDA STARTS LARGEST EBOLA VACCINE TRIAL: Uganda has started one of its largest trials of the new Ebola vaccine in Mbarara district. The trial targets 800 healthcare and frontline workers in the fight against the deadly and highly infectious Ebola viral disease. The participants will undertake the procedure on a volunteer basis. A study carried out in Guinea during the 2014-2016 outbreaks in West Africa, found that up to 38% of the Ebola patients were healthcare workers. (New Vision, Pg.13, Mon. 5 Aug. 2019).
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https://www.wired.com/story/ebola-is...Cpi3cP8TN5TFPQ

Reduced mortality rates from four different treatment methods.

"“From now on, we will no longer say that Ebola is incurable,” said Jean-Jacques Muyembe, director general of the Institut National de Recherche Biomedicale in the DRC, which has overseen the trial’s operations on the ground."
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Reduced mortality rates from four different treatment methods.

"“From now on, we will no longer say that Ebola is incurable,” said Jean-Jacques Muyembe, director general of the Institut National de Recherche Biomedicale in the DRC, which has overseen the trial’s operations on the ground."

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Reduced mortality rates from four different treatment methods.

"“From now on, we will no longer say that Ebola is incurable,” said Jean-Jacques Muyembe, director general of the Institut National de Recherche Biomedicale in the DRC, which has overseen the trial’s operations on the ground."
The problem with any "cure" is that one must first become ill, and also that it isn't by any means certain. In the trials, the treatments did reduce the death rate by as much as half -- but that still meant one of every three infected died.

And now it's in South Kivu, and who knows who else was exposed?

Ebola spreads to 3rd DRC province — South Kivu
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The mother is a 24-year-old woman who had been identified as a high-risk contact of an Ebola patient in Beni, and had traveled to Mwenga in South Kivu province by bus, road, and boat with two of her children, Reuters reported today, citing a DRC government statement. She died the evening of Aug 13.

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They always respond to getting Ebola by running away, like Ebola's going to get lost along the way and get left behind.
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Their new drug trials are showing a 90%+ cure rate if caught and treated early.
So instead of trying to flee the treatment centers, they should be seeking treatment willingly now.

"Moreover, the survival rate among patients with low levels of the virus in their blood was as high as 94 percent when given REGN-EB3 and 89 percent when on mAb114.

“It’s really good news,” says Sabue Mulangu, an infectious-disease researcher at the National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB) in Kinshasa and an investigator on the trial. “Now we will be able to stress to people that more than 90% of people survive if they come into the [ETU] early and get this treatment.”

https://thehill.com/opinion/healthca...alley-of-death

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Africa wins again.

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The ex-health minister has been arrested.


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49702705

Controversy over using a new largely untested vaccine (made by J&J) that the former health minister opposed.
As shortages of the Merck vaccine are anticipated.
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The ex-health minister has been arrested.


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49702705

Controversy over using a new largely untested vaccine (made by J&J) that the former health minister opposed.
As shortages of the Merck vaccine anticipated.
Guess they don't want him running around loose talking bad about the vaccine.
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Guess they don't want him running around loose talking bad about the vaccine.
Or maybe they don't want him talking about the hokey numbers that are coming out now that he's no longer in charge.

I find it curious indeed that over the past few weeks the infection rate has dropped by at least 30%, but the mortality rate has risen to 80%!

Could it be that the most of the Ebola cases they are reporting are the ones they must report, because they're dead?

Or has the disease suddenly become overwhelmingly virulent, in spite of advances in treatment?

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