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    BREAKING – High Probability Ebola Patient In New York City – Testing Mt. Sinai Hospital Patient From West Africa….

    Posted on August 4, 2014 by sundance
    Against the backdrop of the World Health Organization notifying the public the death toll has now reached over 900, and a second Ebola patient is confirmed in Nigeria, a new bulletin reflects a New York hospital may have just encountered a U.S. Ebola patient:
    New York officials are asking the public to remain calm, and if needed to panic in an orderly manner, until further testing can confirm.
    Meanwhile in Liberia society has turned downright medieval.

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The deadly scourge of Ebola means people here no longer shake hands when greeting each other. In taxi cabs where people used to cram onto the laps of others, drivers now can carry only four people or risk fines.
    Plastic buckets are selling at a record pace to people who fill them with chlorine to disinfect their hands.
    And Monday Liberian health authorities ordered that all Ebola victims must be cremated as the virus blamed for killing at least 729 people across West Africa shows no sign of slowing down. At least 17 bodies have been abandoned on Monrovia’s streets in recent days, health officials say.
    “This situation has gotten worse. We need our concerted effort, this country needs everybody right now,” Information Minister Lewis Brown announced Monday.
    West Africa is experiencing the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history, and the virus now has infiltrated three African capital cities. Never before has the disease with a fatality rate of at least 60 percent become so entrenched in urban population centers.
    The situation is particularly dire in Liberia, where at least 156 people have succumbed to the disease, according to Doctors Without Borders.
    Ebola is spread through contact with bodily fluids such as blood, sweat, vomit or feces. Contact with the bodies of victims is particularly dangerous as evidenced by the fact that many victims contracted the disease when touching bodies at traditional funerals.
    The mandate to cremate victims comes amid rising community opposition to burials for fear of contamination. Over the weekend, health authorities encountered fierce resistance while trying to bury 22 bodies in Johnsonville, a township in the northwestern outskirts of Monrovia, the capital. Military police ultimately were called in to help restore order. (more)
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    Quote Originally Posted by grower View Post
    You want to see mass panic and economic collapse on these shores? Just let this virus get abroad in a city like New York or Atlanta, and the "experts" say, "Oops. Maybe it is airborne after all..."
    Some really dense people on twitter....hopefully they'll go back to "entertainment tonight" in a couple hours.....
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    Its quite common for a hospital to take an extremely sick patient, and promptly inform ABC and CBS as to what patient came in for and what his condition is or might be?

    Is this the government's notion of ensuring calm of the citizens and proving protocols exist in an emergency.

    Something smells with all of these reports? Are we going to start having "breaking news" every time a person has the Norovirus? I believe there are something like 20 million cases a year.

    Maybe they are creating this hype now, so they can be politically correct to shut down the airlines?

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    She has asked to have his body returned to her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverheart View Post
    She has asked to have his body returned to her.
    That is problematic. To put it incredibly mildly.
    "See, in the last few years...we've stumbled... And when you stumble a lot, you...you start looking at your feet. We have to make people...lift their eyes back to the horizon and see the line of ancestors behind us saying, 'Make my life have meaning.' And to our inheritors before us saying, 'Create the world we will live in.' I mean, we're not just holding jobs and having dinner. We are in the process of building the future."

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    Reported deaths Friday were 729. Today it's 887. 21% increase. That is not so comforting.
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    WHO has asked for his body to be returned? Sawyer's wife? Too late- they cremated him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSearcher View Post
    That is problematic. To put it incredibly mildly.
    Indeed. I have wondered if it is known whether or not it contaminates the ground where a victim is buried. Sort of like the parvo virus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverheart View Post
    Reported deaths Friday were 729. Today it's 887. 21% increase. That is not so comforting.
    That means we'd have more than 200,000 cases in 30 days, and that's only if it's a linear growth. If it's exponential, oof.
    "See, in the last few years...we've stumbled... And when you stumble a lot, you...you start looking at your feet. We have to make people...lift their eyes back to the horizon and see the line of ancestors behind us saying, 'Make my life have meaning.' And to our inheritors before us saying, 'Create the world we will live in.' I mean, we're not just holding jobs and having dinner. We are in the process of building the future."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverheart View Post
    Reported deaths Friday were 729. Today it's 887. 21% increase. That is not so comforting.
    well, it is STILL only around 50% mortality if that helps any..in fact i think it dipped towards 50% from 56%..
    World Health Organization says Ebola death toll rises to 887, out of 1,603 cases - @Reuters
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