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Illinois Professor–US could be behind deadly Ebola outbreak

Newscast Media NEW ILLINOIS—The United States may be behind the deadly Ebola
outbreak in Liberia and Sierra Leone, two West African countries known to host
American biological warfare laboratories, a University of Illinois College of Law scholar
told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

“US government agencies have a long history of carrying out allegedly defensive
biological warfare research at labs in Liberia and Sierra Leone. This includes the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is now the point agency for
managing the Ebola spill-over into the US,” Prof. Francis Boyle said.

“Why has the Obama administration dispatched troops to Liberia when they have no
training to provide medical treatment to dying Africans? How did Zaire/Ebola get to
West Africa from about 3,500km away from where it was first identified in 1976?”

The US has pledged as many as 4,000 troops to the region. Thomas Duncan, 42, the
first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US, died on Wednesday. He caught the
virus in his native Liberia and traveled to see relatives in the US.

“Why is the CDC not better-prepared for this emergency after the US government
spent about $70 billion since the anthrax attacks of October 2001 to prepare for this
exact contingency?” Boyle said.

More than 3,860 people have died in the worst Ebola outbreak in history and the first
to have occurred in West Africa. It began in southern Guinea in February and spread
to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The World health Organization (WHO) says it
could infect some 20,000 people before it is brought under control.

Source: Ria Novosti

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - October 10, 2014 at 12:33 am

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Ebola-Texas: Close to 100 Texans at risk of Ebola exposure

Newscast Media DALLAS—According to health officials in Texas, almost 100 people in
Texas who came in contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are being
monitored for any symptoms of the fatal disease.

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Duncan, who had
traveled from West Africa to Dallas did not have symptoms when leaving West
Africa, but developed symptoms approximately five days after arriving in the
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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - October 3, 2014 at 1:36 am

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Deputy Prime Minister: Russian Ebola vaccine being approved

Newscast Media MOSCOW—Russian specialists have been taking positive steps
toward developing a vaccine for the Ebola virus, Russian Deputy Prime Minister for
social affairs Olga Golodets said Friday.

“We have no registered cases of Ebola. But our doctors are working successfully in
the Ebola epicenter. We have had positive developments in the development of a
vaccine and currently Ebola is not a threat to the Russian population,” Golodets told
journalists on Friday at the International Investment Forum in Sochi adding that the
vaccine is now being systematically tested.

The Ebola virus is currently spreading across West Africa with cases registered in
Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to figures, released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday,
there have been 5,335 registered cases of the disease in West Africa. The death toll
from the deadly virus stands at 2,622.

Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with the blood, body fluids or tissue of
infected animals or people. There is no officially approved medication for the disease,
and experts claim prevention is the only cure.

Source: Ria Novosti

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - September 19, 2014 at 6:09 pm

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Liberia orders shutdown of all schools to contain Ebola

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Newscast Media MONROVIA—Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says
the country will close all schools in a bid to contain Ebola.

“All schools are ordered closed following further directives from the
Ministry of Education,” Sirleaf said in a televised interview on Wednesday.

“All non-essential staff—to be determined by the heads of ministries and agencies,
are to be placed on 30 days’ compulsory leave.”

Sirleaf also stated that Liberia would allocate $5 million as an “initial contribution” to
the regional fight against Ebola.

The president’s announcement follows her order on Monday to close most of the
country’s land borders.

Liberia, together with neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone, is fighting a hard battle to
prevent the spread of the deadly disease.

According to the World Health Organization, at least 1,201 people have been infected
in these three countries since the start of the year.

Guinea is the worst-hit country with 319 deaths as of July 23. Liberia has reported
129 deaths, while 224 have lost their lives in Sierra Leone.

There is currently no known cure for Ebola, a form of hemorrhagic fever whose
symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding.

The virus spreads through direct contact with infected blood, feces or sweat. It can
also be spread through sexual contact or the unprotected handling of contaminated
corpses.

Ebola was first discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976 in an outbreak
that killed 280 people.

It remains one of the world’s most virulent diseases, which kills between 25 to 90
percent of those who fall sick.

Source: Press TV

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - July 31, 2014 at 4:24 pm

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Report: West African elusive Ebola virus going out of control

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Newscast Media FREETOWN—Humanitarian-aid organization Doctors Without Borders
has warned that the deadly Ebola epidemic in West Africa is now out of control with
over 60 outbreak hotspots.

The medical charity NGO, known by its French initials MSF, said on Monday that the
scale of the current Ebola epidemic is unprecedented in terms of geographical
distribution, the number of people infected, and the tally of deaths.

The organization also added that it is stretched to the limit in responding to the
outbreak that is spreading in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

“We have reached our limits,” said Bart Janssens, the director of
operations for the organization, adding, “Despite the human resources and
equipment deployed by MSF in the three affected countries, we are no
longer able to send teams to the new outbreak sites.”

New sites in the countries have been added to the disease’s reach, prompting
concerns that the disease is quickly spreading to other areas.

In a statement released on the same day, the World Health Organization said at least
337 people have died from Ebola in 2014. Most of the cases and deaths have been
reported in Guinea, where 267 have succumbed to the virus.

There is currently no known cure for Ebola, whose symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting
and bleeding.

The virus spreads through direct contact with infected blood, feces or sweat. It can
also be spread through sexual contact or the unprotected handling of contaminated
corpses.

Ebola was first discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976 in an outbreak
that killed 280 people.

It remains one of the world’s most virulent diseases, which kills between 25 to 90
percent of those who fall sick.

Source: Press TV

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - June 24, 2014 at 9:38 pm

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