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Fri Mar 28, 2014, 02:54 PM

 

Ebola ‘a regional threat’ as contagion hits Guinea capital


The Strain has been Identified as "Ebola Zaire" the most virulent form.

Guinea’s capital Conakry was on high alert on Friday after a deadly Ebola epidemic which has killed dozens in the southern forests was confirmed to have spread to the sprawling port city of two million people.

Four people believed to have been infected after attending the funeral of a brother in central Guinea have been put into isolation centres to avoid the highly contagious virus getting into the population.

Aid organisations have sent dozens of workers to help the poor west African country combat a haemorrhagic fever outbreak which has killed at least 66 people, many of whom have been confirmed to have been infected by Ebola.


“Intensive case investigations are underway to identify the source and route of these patients’ infection, record their travel histories before arrival in Conakry and determine their period of infectivity for the purposes of contact tracing,” the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a statement.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/28/ebola-a-regional-threat-as-contagion-hits-guinea-capital/

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Fri Mar 28, 2014, 02:59 PM

1. Cue Dustin Hoffman and Cuba Gooding Jr....

 

....but seriously I hope this gets contained...fast...

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Fri Mar 28, 2014, 03:10 PM

2. This is so not good.

 

Usually the outbreaks are in isolated areas and it burns itself out very quickly.

In a city of 2 million people, a significant number who might be getting on planes?

Don't want to contemplate too hard on this.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014, 03:15 PM

3. WHO on the outbreak:

 

"But the WHO played down fears of a massive spread, pointing out that the disease typically caused much less death and sickness than influenza, and adding that it was not recommending travel restrictions."

Seriously WHO??

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