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Old 10-04-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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A US television network prepared to evacuate a cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia, as the UN’s pointman flew to Sierra Leone, calling the epidemic the world’s “highest priority”.

Ashoka Mukpo, 33, who was working as a freelancer for NBC news, discovered he was running a fever on Wednesday, his network said, and is in quarantine in a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) treatment centre.
Source: Ebola Disease: Fourth American Infected in Liberia - eReporter
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Old 10-04-2014, 03:24 PM
 
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Since the US hasn't banned travel to West Africa yet, I would imagine that we'll see more of this.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:16 PM
 
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The cost of building a few modern hospitals in Africa would be peanuts compared to what the economic ramifications of this outbreak could be. Instead locals are building care facilities out of storage/transport containers and scrap lumber and tarps. Nope, no stopping it now.
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Old 10-05-2014, 04:13 AM
 
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A "modern hospital" is the last stop in the chain of infection-illness-death. Also, a Western-style modern hospital would take months to build. What care facilities need is a way to isolate people physically, disinfect completely, and the proper gear to wear around body fluids and an absolute proper way to put it on and take it off and dispose of it.

People are being infected at home and on the way to care facilities, such as they are. Ideally, the treatment that is possible could be done at home. One doesn't require an M.D. to start I.V.'s and disinfect well, in fact, most of that work isn't done by M.D.'s, it's done by nurses and assistants- who absolutely must have the cheap coverings and rigidly safe method of using those coverings. Same for people caring at home.

In an environment with no protective gear, little to no sanitation/running water, and end-stage disease, it will spread as it has, hospital or no.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:29 PM
 
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WTH are all those do-gooders doing over there in the first place? They don't accompllsh anything, except to waste valuable years of their own life. Now looks like they could be risking their very life as well, for what? If there are people who truly get off to wallowing in someone else's misery, go to the local homeless shelters, etc, right here in the good ol' USA.Why can't those miserable countries take care of their own, instead of trying to sneak onto planes here, masking their symptoms with Tylenol, then complain oh, how we're so racist because we don't treat them, when we routinely turn away our own indigent sick population. Maybe when those filthy countries are stuck with the results of their own lifestyles, they might just do something about it, instead of looking to us!
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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Since the US hasn't banned travel to West Africa yet, I would imagine that we'll see more of this.
Sure, let people go to W Africa, just don't let them back
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:30 AM
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WTH are all those do-gooders doing over there in the first place? They don't accompllsh anything, except to waste valuable years of their own life. Now looks like they could be risking their very life as well, for what? If there are people who truly get off to wallowing in someone else's misery, go to the local homeless shelters, etc, right here in the good ol' USA.Why can't those miserable countries take care of their own, instead of trying to sneak onto planes here, masking their symptoms with Tylenol, then complain oh, how we're so racist because we don't treat them, when we routinely turn away our own indigent sick population. Maybe when those filthy countries are stuck with the results of their own lifestyles, they might just do something about it, instead of looking to us!
Cruel as this sounds, it is true. You voluntarily go there then catch some funky disease and you have nobody to blame but yourself. Sad but true.
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