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    I know that the borad will close soon but keep feeding the news.

    I attended yesterday on a board report about the rampant Ebola outbreak in Eastern DRC. It has been rampant for months but it is now serious as the cases are rising exponentialy and not withering

    This is the second largest outbreak after the 2013-2016 western african outbreak

    Situation on site is dire, complicated (between rebels randomly attacking villages, angry villagers stoning aid worker vehicles or torching field ICUs, corruption, rumors and whispers and the fact that the area (Ituri and North Kivu) is very densely populated and the cases are closing with Goma, a 3 million inhabitant city.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Kivu_Ebola_outbreak

    WHO has not yet emitted an International Public Health Emergency which is imho a mistake given the volatile situation

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/h...gency-who.html

    https://www.who.int/news-room/detail...2th-april-2019

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    Stick it on militaryimages.net mordoror . Admin have very kindly created a world politics section , ideal for your above posted story .

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    • #3
      Mordoror - some do good nutter will bring it back to Europe - and we know the Yanks have a antidote

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Mordoror View Post
        I know that the borad will close soon but keep feeding the news.

        I attended yesterday on a board report about the rampant Ebola outbreak in Eastern DRC. It has been rampant for months but it is now serious as the cases are rising exponentialy and not withering

        This is the second largest outbreak after the 2013-2016 western african outbreak

        Situation on site is dire, complicated (between rebels randomly attacking villages, angry villagers stoning aid worker vehicles or torching field ICUs, corruption, rumors and whispers and the fact that the area (Ituri and North Kivu) is very densely populated and the cases are closing with Goma, a 3 million inhabitant city.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_Kivu_Ebola_outbreak

        WHO has not yet emitted an International Public Health Emergency which is imho a mistake given the volatile situation

        https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/h...gency-who.html

        https://www.who.int/news-room/detail...2th-april-2019
        I'm wondering about Ebola in MEXICO, because migrants from the Congo and Africa are coming into Mexico, headed to USA.

        https://www.informador.mx/La-salud-d...904050003.html

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        • #5
          In Tapachula, and throughout the southern region of Chiapas, thousands of migrants have arrived from 20 countries, mostly from Africa, Asia and from Caribbean countries such as Cuba or Haiti.
          The other one is outside the migratory station of Tapachula, with hundreds of people, among these many pregnant women, coming from Bangladesh, India or Nepal.

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          • #6
            Cowboy's daughter
            blackcatnursery
            I already answered about the issue with the migrants over the past crisis : this is mostly BS and fearmongering and cheap populist points that bear no relation with field reality.

            Given the speed of incubation and intensity of symptoms there are 0 chances to have a migrant coming through usual illegal migration roads and reach Europe or Mexico
            Would be doable through airplanes but you need to reach an international airport and weasel inside a airplane, survive the flight (some in the past have managed to get in the landing gear opening, they freezed to death), get through the customs and disapear in the landscape

            People with symptoms are ill, very ill, they can do (and spread the infection) over quite a few km (in DRC there are documented cases that began at point A and declared the disease and died at point B, 100 or 150 km further) because few tenth or dozen of km take hours not days to travel
            With this disease, you don't have days at hand ..........

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            • #7
              Congolese Migrants Monitored for Ebola Along Texas Border, Says Official

              https://www.breitbart.com/border/201...says-official/
              A public health official in Laredo, Texas, said 20 Congolese migrants were monitored for Ebola and other diseases in shelters in his city and across the Mexican border in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. Shortly after his announcement during a Laredo City Council meeting, the World Health Organization (WHO) considered declaring a “global emergency” in response to a massive outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

              “We have 8 Congolese right now in one of our shelters and a dozen in Nuevo Laredo,” Laredo Health Director Dr. Hector Gonzalez told the Laredo City Councilman George Altget during a council meeting on April 4. “For them, my concern was Ebola.” He said that due to the time element, the Congolese migrants were not developing symptoms of Ebola. “But, we’re on alert to check that,” he said.
              A report from the WHO states that, as of April 10, there have been more than 1,200 reported cases of Ebola in the Congo (1,140 confirmed, 66 probable). Those cases resulted in the deaths of 764 patients (698 confirmed, 66 probable). On Friday, The WHO decided the outbreak does not yet constitute a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).”
              A top Red Cross official told NBC News on Friday that he is “more concerned than I have ever been” about the current outbreak of Ebola spreading regionally. Emanuele Capobianco cited statistics from the Congolese health ministry confirming 40 new cases over a two-day period last week. NBC reported that the official called the rate unprecedented in this particular outbreak.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mordoror View Post
                Cowboy's daughter
                blackcatnursery
                I already answered about the issue with the migrants over the past crisis : this is mostly BS and fearmongering and cheap populist points that bear no relation with field reality.

                Given the speed of incubation and intensity of symptoms there are 0 chances to have a migrant coming through usual illegal migration roads and reach Europe or Mexico
                Would be doable through airplanes but you need to reach an international airport and weasel inside a airplane, survive the flight (some in the past have managed to get in the landing gear opening, they freezed to death), get through the customs and disapear in the landscape

                People with symptoms are ill, very ill, they can do (and spread the infection) over quite a few km (in DRC there are documented cases that began at point A and declared the disease and died at point B, 100 or 150 km further) because few tenth or dozen of km take hours not days to travel
                With this disease, you don't have days at hand ..........
                the point is you only need one do gooder or one carrier - this is not the flu

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by blackcatnursery View Post

                  the point is you only need one do gooder or one carrier - this is not the flu
                  Exactly, it's not the flu...
                  Hint : look the transmission rate (R0) and how it is transmitted, when and with what symptoms .....Then you'll may stop to swallow the media fearmongering about Ebola in Europe or USA
                  The situation is serious in RDC though

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