Guinea battles to contain Ebola as Senegal closes its border

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  1. HMSHood

    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

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    Guinea battles to contain Ebola as Senegal closes its border
    http://news.yahoo.com/guinea-races-contain-spreading-deadly-ebola-epidemic-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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  3. meanmaryjean

    meanmaryjean Verified RN (Pediatrics Specialty)

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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)
     
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    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

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    Yikes is a major understatement. :eek:
     
  5. K_Z

    K_Z Verified Anesthetist

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    Confirmed cases in Liberia, also.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/30/us-liberia-ebola-idUSBREA2T0ON20140330?feedType=RSS

    meanmaryjean is correct-- health care workers are often infected. 6 of the 70 thus far are health care workers.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/29/us-guinea-ebola-idUSBREA2S0JA20140329
     
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    K_Z Verified Anesthetist

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    Bat soup blamed & banned.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/bat-soup-blamed-as-deadly-ebola-virus-spreads/
     
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    K_Z Verified Anesthetist

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  8. Flutterby80

    Flutterby80 New Member

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

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