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    Guinea battles to contain Ebola as Senegal closes its border

    Guinea battles to contain Ebola as Senegal closes its border
    http://news.yahoo.com/guinea-races-c...013845200.html

    Conakry (AFP) - Guinea is racing to contain a deadly Ebola epidemic spreading from its southern forests to the capital Conakry, as neighbouring Senegal closes its border.

    The European Union pledged 500,000 euros ($690,000) to fight the contagion, while the Senegalese interior ministry said border crossings to Guinea would be closed "until further notice".


    First time Ebola has been seen in West Africa as it occurs in Central Africa. The virus was first identified in Northern Congo (than Zaire). Ebola is a very gruesome and deadly disease.




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    Yikes! Ebola is so virulent, many of those it kills are local health care workers in these developing nations where they have not got the resources to protect themselves. (specialized anti-viral masks, gloves etc)
    Six-year-old Shannon Sherrill disappeared from her front yard in Thorntown, Indiana in October, 1986. Someone knows where she is......

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmaryjean View Post
    Yikes! Ebola is so virulent, many of those it kills are local health care workers in these developing nations where they have not got the resources to protect themselves. (specialized anti-viral masks, gloves etc)
    Yikes is a major understatement.




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    Confirmed cases in Liberia, also

    Confirmed cases in Liberia, also.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...0?feedType=RSS

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday that Liberia has confirmed two cases of the deadly Ebola virus that is suspected to have killed at least 70 people in Guinea.
    meanmaryjean is correct-- health care workers are often infected. 6 of the 70 thus far are health care workers.

    "There have been delays in applying certain measures in our health system," Keita told a news conference, noting six medical staff were among those killed by the disease.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...A2S0JA20140329

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    Advisory: Avoid Bat Soup & Grilled Bat

    Bat soup blamed & banned.

    To combat the spread of this deadly disease, Guinean officials have taken the unusual step of banning the consumption of bat soup, grilled bat and other local delicacies.
    Bats can be prepared for human consumption a number of ways, according to the BBC. Bats are often grilled over an open flame or boiled in a spicy soup with peppers and other ingredients.
    "We discovered the vector [infectious] agent of the Ebola virus is the bat," Remy Lamah, the country's health minister, told Bloomberg News. "We sent messages everywhere to announce the ban. People must even avoid consumption of rats and monkeys. They are very dangerous animals."
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bat-soup...virus-spreads/

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    Tracing the Trail of Ebola in Africa

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5042895.html

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    Yikes that ebola is spreading!
    Yikes that only $690k has been pledged to fight it!
    And double yikes that bat soup is even a thing!



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