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    Massive Ebola outbreak spreads across DRC border, infected 5-year-old in Uganda

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2019...old-in-uganda/

    Health authorities are scrambling to keep the deadly virus from spreading further.

    Beth Mole - 6/11/2019, 11:15 AM

    Health officials in Uganda have confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola stemming from a massive outbreak that has been raging across the border in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since August of 2018.

    The World Health Organization reported Tuesday, June 11, that the case is in a 5-year-old boy from the DRC who traveled with his family into Uganda on June 9. The boy’s case was confirmed by the Uganda Virus Institute (UVRI), and he’s receiving care in the Ebola Treatment Unit in the western Ugandan town of Bwera, which sits at the border with DRC.

    Health officials have feared the spread of the virus, which has festered in DRC’s North Kivu and Ituri provinces for nearly a year. The provinces sit on the eastern side of the country, bordering South Sudan, Uganda, and Rwanda. As of June 9, the WHO reports 2,062 cases (1,968 confirmed and 94 probable), including 1,390 deaths (1,296 confirmed and 94 probable) in the outbreak. It is the second largest Ebola outbreak on record, surpassed only by the 2014 West African outbreak, which involved more than 28,000 cases and 11,000 deaths.

    Violent attacks and community distrust have severely hampered outbreak responses in the volatile region. Militants have injured health responders and, in one case, killed a police officer. In February, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) suspended medical responses after two attacks that left treatment facilities partially burnt down.

    With the potential for the outbreak to spread, Uganda has already vaccinated 4,700 health workers in 165 health facilities and has intensified monitoring. The experimental vaccine being used in the outbreak is 97.5% effective at preventing the viral disease, preliminary data suggests. Ebola treatment centers, like the one in Bwera, are already set up. Further, the WHO has dispatched a Rapid Response team to monitor those who had contact with the boy and help with the response.

    In April, the WHO’s Emergency Committee concluded that the outbreak did not constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, which would have freed more resources to address the spread of the virus. The WHO may reconsider the situation now that the virus has spread across a border.

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    New Ebola cases in Uganda raise fears of further spread

    News Service
    14:35 June 12, 2019
    Reuters
    Uganda announced two more cases of Ebola on Wednesday - confirmation of the first spread of a deadly outbreak beyond the borders of Democratic Republic of Congo.

    The Ugandan cases showed the epidemic was entering a "truly frightening" phase and was likely to spread further and kill many more people, one infectious disease specialist told Reuters.

    Emergency medical teams and Uganda's health minister, Jane Ruth Aceng, were travelling to the border area where a five-year-old boy who contracted Ebola died late on Tuesday.

    He had just crossed the border from Congo with his family who were now being monitored in isolation, a Ugandan health official said.

    "Two more samples ... have tested positive," the World Health Organization agency said on Twitter, citing the health minister and bringing the total tally of confirmed cases to three.

    "This epidemic is in a truly frightening phase and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon," said Jeremy Farrar, an infectious disease specialist and director of the Wellcome Trust global health charity which is involved in fighting Ebola.

    "We can expect and should plan for more cases in DRC and neighbouring countries," he said, adding: "There are now more deaths than any other Ebola outbreak in history, bar the West Africa Epidemic of 2013-16, and there can be no doubt that the situation could escalate towards those terrible levels."

    The current Ebola epidemic began in August last year in eastern Congo and has already infected at least 2,062 people, killing 1,390 of them.

    The viral disease spreads through contact with bodily fluids, causing hemorrhagic fever with severe vomiting, diarrhoea and bleeding.

    This outbreak is the second largest on record after a West Africa epidemic in 2013-2016 infected 28,000 people and killed 11,300, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

    Uganda's health minister was travelling to the Ugandan border town of Kasese where the boy had been treated, a health ministry spokesman said.

    Kasese lies at the site of a copper mine in the foothills of the ice-capped Rwenzori mountains and traders frequently cross over into Congo.

    Experts noted that Uganda, which has been on high alert for possible spread of Ebola and has already vaccinated many frontline healthworkers, is relatively well prepared and should be able to limit the virus' spread.

    "The current cases in Uganda will be quickly contained but the failure to stop the current Ebola epidemic in DRC is simply tragic," said Ian Jones, a professor virology at Britain's Reading University.


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    The horse might be out of the barn now , guys!!!
    Where Doomer Doug?!
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    acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will direct your path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychgirl View Post
    The horse might be out of the barn now , guys!!!
    Where Doomer Doug?!
    Yep, my thoughts exactly. This outbreak is NOT under control.

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    no control on this
    There are two types of people in this world.
    1) Those that can extrapolate from incomplete data

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    Ebola has escaped its quarantine area and will be spreading across the world....

    When it hits America and it will, the panic will shut down America....

    No one will be going out and many will refuse to even go to work....

    Everyone will be wearing face masks, face shields, rubber gloves and long sleeve shirts and blouses, tyvek suits, and carrying and using hand sanitizer when they have to go out....

    MOPP4 suite will be the new dress clothes....

    The death rate if you catch Ebola will be 50% or higher....

    Hospitals will become empty of patients when it is know that they have Ebola patients....

    Are you prepared????

    Texican....

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    I was prepped until i had a little water pipe burst and ran for about 20 minutes.

    Needless to say a little water does a lot of damage. My Ebola stuff was water resistant (of course), but the area needed to be cleaned out. As of now most of my belongings are in storage.

    Sux, but whatcha gone do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texican View Post


    Ebola has escaped its quarantine area and will be spreading across the world....

    When it hits America and it will, the panic will shut down America....

    No one will be going out and many will refuse to even go to work....

    Everyone will be wearing face masks, face shields, rubber gloves and long sleeve shirts and blouses, tyvek suits, and carrying and using hand sanitizer when they have to go out....

    MOPP4 suite will be the new dress clothes....

    The death rate if you catch Ebola will be 50% or higher....

    Hospitals will become empty of patients when it is know that they have Ebola patients....

    Are you prepared????

    Texican....
    My husband is a pilot. Over the years he has had at least 3 dreams that he remembers about flying during a pandemic. In his dreams, people were quarantined several days in an airport hotel before being allowed to fly, flying in paper jumpsuits (like used in OR), plastic sheeting on walls, etc. Three dreams about the same thing over several years is something I personally pay attention to, if only to be encouraged to pray that it doesn't happen. Imagine the Spanish Flu outbreak where people suddenly became ill and died in just a couple hours. Imagine that in an international airport. Pray.
    Tiger

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    For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    Romans 8:38-39

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    CDC director is on record saying that on average 150 people from those same areas legally enter the country every day (even if they pass through some other country).

    According to the records unless they look sick, they are passed right on through into the population here.

    It was recently published that hundreds of illegals from Ebola affected countries in West Africa have been caught at the southern border (meaning thousands haven't been). These are the ones that really worry me.

    Given the 21-day incubation period for Ebola, it's only a matter of time before things time just right and it will be an "its here" moment for all of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bps1691 View Post
    Given the 21-day incubation period for Ebola
    And the lack of an easily testable symptom that can be checked by a high-school dropout.
    Better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war.

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