Friday, August 15, 2014

Ebola Outbreak Update: Liberia Clinic Attacked/Virus death toll may be 'vastly underestimated' - World Health Organization | CNN/WHO

BREAKING NEWS: EBOLA CLINIC in Liberia attacked and looted, 30 Patients Freed 17.08.2014

Last Updated Aug 17, 2014 1:45 PM EDT

Report: Armed men attack Liberia Ebola clinic, freeing patients

MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including bloody sheets and mattresses.

The violence in the West Point slum occurred late Saturday and was led by residents angry that patients were brought to the holding center from other parts of Monrovia, Tolbert Nyenswah, assistant health minister, said Sunday.
Local witnesses told Agence France Presse that there were armed men among the group that attacked the clinic.
"They broke down the doors and looted the place. The patients all fled," said Rebecca Wesseh, who witnessed the attack and whose report was confirmed by residents and the head of Health Workers Association of Liberian, George Williams.
Up to 30 patients were staying at the center and many of them fled at the time of the raid, said Nyenswah. Once they are located they will be transferred to the Ebola center at Monrovia's largest hospital, he said.
The attack comes just one day after a report of a crowd of several hundred local residents, chanting, 'No Ebola in West Point,' drove away a burial team and their police escort that had come to collect the bodies of suspected Ebola victims in a slum in the capital, Reuters reports.
West Point residents went on a "looting spree," stealing items from the clinic that were likely infected, said a senior police official, who insisted on anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the press. The residents took medical equipment and mattresses and sheets that had bloodstains, he said. Ebola is spread through bodily fluids including blood, vomit, feces and sweat.
"All between the houses you could see people fleeing with items looted from the patients," the official said, adding that he now feared "the whole of West Point will be infected."
Some of the looted items were visibly stained with blood, vomit and excrement, said Richard Kieh, who lives in the area.
The incident creates a new challenge for Liberian health officials who were already struggling to contain the outbreak.

BREAKING 14.08.2014


WHO: Ebola Crisis death toll "Vastly Underestimated"

(CNN) -- The magnitude of the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "vastly" underestimated, the World Health Organization said this week, as the death toll rose to more than 1,000.
Ebola has infected at least 1,975 people in Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Of those, at least 1,069 have died, according to the #WHO. It said the number reflects the count as of Monday.

"The outbreak is expected to continue for some time," the WHO said in a statement Thursday. "Staff at the outbreak sites see evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak."



U.N. convoy of soldiers passes a screen displaying a message on Ebola on a street in Abidjan August 14, 2014. 
(REUTERS/Luc Gnago)

(CNN) -- The magnitude of the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "vastly" underestimated, the World Health Organization said this week, as the death toll rose to more than 1,000.
Ebola has infected at least 1,975 people in Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since the outbreak began this year.
Of those, at least 1,069 have died, according to the WHO. It said the number reflects the count as of Monday.
"The outbreak is expected to continue for some time," the WHO said in a statement Thursday. "Staff at the outbreak sites see evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak."
It did not provide an estimate of unreported cases.
The United Nations agency said it's teaming up with the affected countries to gather more on-the-ground intelligence for a coordinated response.
"
WHO is mapping the outbreak, in great detail, to pinpoint areas of ongoing transmission and locate treatment facilities and supplies," it said.
The new numbers come as health officials are considering the use of experimental treatments and vaccines since no proven treatment or vaccine exists.
Ebola doesn't spread through airborne or waterborne methods. It spreads through contact with organs and bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, urine and other secretions of infected people.
The Ebola virus causes viral hemorrhagic fever and affects multiple organ systems in the body.
Early symptoms include sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headaches and a sore throat. They later progress to vomiting, diarrhea, impaired kidney and liver function -- and sometimes internal and external bleeding.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

USA and Ebola (The Real Facts) - Ebola HF Home Isolation Protocols | USAEBN/SitPrep


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Source Report:
http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/15/health/ebola-outbreak/index.html
http://www.thesudburystar.com/2014/08/14/guinea-declares-public-health-emergency-over-ebola
http://madtownpreppers.blogspot.com/2014/08/usa-and-ebola-real-facts-ebola-hf-home.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/report-armed-men-attack-liberia-ebola-clinic-freeing-patients/

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