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Ebola Virus Outbreak Spreads To Canada

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The last few days has seen a sudden jump in the news headlines about one of the deadliest viruses known to man. Ebola haemorrhagic fever has prung up in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone but now, as BBC reports, a man is in hospital in Canada with symptoms of a haemorrhagic fever resembling the Ebola virus, a health official has said.

"Ebola" is in the news again...

  • *GUINEA CONFIRMS EBOLA AS SOURCE OF EPIDEMIC, AFP REPORTS
  • *LIBERIA SAYS FIVE DIE OF EBOLA IN NORTH OF COUNTRY
  • *TWO SUSPECTED CASES OF EBOLA IN SIERRA LEONE, AFP SAYS

 

 

And that is definitley not a good thing...

 

As The BBC reports, Canada is now the latest nation to have a potential case...

The man had recently returned from Liberia in the west African region, currently suffering a deadly outbreak of an unidentified haemorrhagic fever.

 

He is in isolation in critical condition in Saskatoon, the largest city in Saskatchewan province.

 

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Dr Denise Werker, the province's deputy chief medical officer, declined to say how long the man had been in Africa but said he only fell ill after returning to Canada.

 

She said that was in line with the profile of common deadly haemorrhagic fever viruses Lassa fever and Ebola, which have an incubation period of up to 21 days.

 

She said the people most at risk were healthcare workers who do not protect themselves from contact with the patient's bodily secretions.

 

"There is no risk to the general public," she said. "We recognise that there is going to be a fair amount of concern and that is why we wanted to go public with this as soon as possible."

 

A virus resembling Ebola has struck in Guinea, with cases also reported in Liberia.

 

As many as 61 people have died of the disease in the remote forests of southern Guinea.

 

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Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:33 | 4591812 debtor of last ...
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I thought Canada already had a central bank?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:36 | 4591820 YBNguy
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Tylers you actually need to read the articles you link, per the report:

A Canadian man in hospital with symptoms of a haemorrhagic fever resembling Ebola has tested negative for the virus, a health official says.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:45 | 4591862 FieldingMellish
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Lacking in editorial oversight, I think.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:47 | 4591876 Georgiabelle
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Ebola is just one of many different strains of viral hemorrhagic fever. Read The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. Scariest book I ever read.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:57 | 4591902 Urban Redneck
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The ebola outbreak in Guinea is very real, and it's not confined to a few remote villages in the SE (near the diamond fields) and the Liberia/Sierra Leone/Cote d'Ivoire borders- this outbreak has spread to the capital, which has population of over 2 million (and poor sanitation even by African standards).

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:12 | 4591932 dryam
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Ebola has been ruled out in regards to the patient in Canada, but this makes for sensational "reporting".

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:25 | 4591961 Urban Redneck
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The MoH in Conakry came out with an announcement this morning that two of the deaths due to hemorrhagic fever in recent days in Conakry "tested negative" for whatever specific Ebola strains that the Pasteur institute in Dakar tested for, and put this gem as to cause of death in their press release "haemorrhagic fever whose nature remains to be determined"

Which do you trust more- the growing pile of corpses or the health department spokes-bitches?

What are the implications if there actually are simultaneous outbreaks of distinct highly lethal (>60%) hemorrhagic fever variants?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:49 | 4592058 Son of Loki
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Lax immigration laws and forcing moar "diversity" on everyone has a few disadvantages.

This is one of them.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:08 | 4592126 HardlyZero
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"haemorrhagic fever whose nature remains to be determined"

What ?   When ?   How ?   Why ?    Looks like a duck ?

Maybe this is the new under the radar strain ?  that takes 20 days to incubate ?

Two victims in Conakry, Canada ?

Whew it stinks !!!  not good.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:18 | 4593177 Tall Tom
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Maybe we will all get lucky and it is an airborne strain created by a Biological Weapons Laboratory at Plum Island.

 

Don't worry. The Center for Disease CONTROL will come up with 800 Million Doses of vaccine to be distributed globally to the chosen

 

They might have spent too much on developing that virus and they sure would not want to ERADICATE the virus.

 

But as for the other 6.2 Billion consumers of Global resources...DESTROYERS of resources...well....

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:48 | 4591881 Being Free
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Great.  It's not Ebola.  It's something that presents symptoms of hemorrhagic fever; something we don't know anything about; bullish.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:55 | 4591900 McMolotov
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There are still worse ways to go. You could die of suffocation from Hillary Clinton sitting naked on your face, for example.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:59 | 4591908 camaro68ss
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awawaaww, the horror!!!!!!

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:32 | 4592202 Herd Redirectio...
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You're a bad man!

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 20:29 | 4592356 Manthong
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sicko..

oh well, just to add a little color and animation to the conversation..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbSQ6O6kbs&feature=kp

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 21:32 | 4592528 gonetogalt
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To paraphrase another ZHer; "Mucus boarded by the dreaded Hillary."

indeed, the horror!!!!

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 02:25 | 4592983 prains
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she's an obvious case of the dreaded chubola virus, it's in the thighs, the thighs don't lie

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:17 | 4591944 Winston Churchill
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Wearing the strapadicktome ?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:00 | 4592609 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Add in that ugly Chelsea creature and double the fun!!! Uggggggggg I am going to puke.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:38 | 4592017 Kirk2NCC1701
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You're a guy.  You're safe.

No risk to your McPounder.  ;-)

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 20:40 | 4592379 Bogdog
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Oy! I can't un-read that comment. And now I have to eat my dinner.

Well played sir.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:18 | 4592158 fauxhammer
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Short Long Pig!

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:53 | 4592720 rosiescenario
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....maybe this new variant can be spread by sneezing??? Glad to hear it is not the ebola we know about....

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 02:04 | 4592957 New World Chaos
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Ebola/rabies hybrid

Zombie Apocalypse, bitchez

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:54 | 4591894 Uber Vandal
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Hopefully, these "offishuls" are more competent than other "offishuls" that stated that the subprime crisis was contained (On March 28, 2007 in fact)

 

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:04 | 4591914 kito
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ybnguy, tyler very much reads the articles, he even quoted the article about the suspicion of ebola,  zh just banks on sensational, misleading headlines to stir up the emotion pot. it seems its all about clicks these days, and reads, and comments. but hey, we are all here, so there must be something to zh.................... for me, its simon black, and doug casey, and michael synder, and mark faber. i cant go a day without knowing their advice.......

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:15 | 4592146 Meta_Consciousness
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What is wrong with click bait on this site? It is one thing to mention that an article might be clickbait, but on this site what difference does it make?

 

The fact that someone's insides are melting into bile and pestulance means others are at risk. I fear less about these kinds of fevers than the flus. 

 

These fevers incubate in very short amounts of time. When one is spreading active virii and asymptomatic, I fear. The reason these types of virii never killed off Africa is that villages would melt into goo before they could travel to the next village. That speed of active infection with symptoms (vomitting, defecating, pain, fever) alerts others of the need to quarantine. So even if a whole plane got ebola, their families and taxi drivers might get it and spread it. But we don't have personal privacy for medical records for these kind of diseases. The spread would stop before a city disappeared into goo. 

 

Unless it was militarized...

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:39 | 4592222 Herd Redirectio...
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Now, now, you know its forbidden to mention the military and Ebola or AIDS in the same...  Uuuh, there's a knock at the door,  I'll just be a second.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 20:44 | 4592377 Urban Redneck
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I think Ebola probably outranks BSE (mad cow) in the Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Just Baffle Them with Bullshit manual

 

National Meat Association v. Harris

 

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef v. USDA

 

Ag Gag laws at the state level

 

Moving the Plum Island research lab to Kansas 

 

Anything to protect the TPTB's interests...

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:21 | 4592667 Meta_Consciousness
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My momma in law lives down the street. The nuke reactor is more scary, until I see the future fortress. The current wrought iron fencing with cameras isn't impressive. How'd the Russians get in that Ukrainian base they built? Oh yeah a big truck. Hmmm. Hope there aren't any big trucks on any of those farms that are Kansas. 

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:37 | 4591828 Mr Pink
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No worries...we just have to find that cute little monkey and everything will be fine

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:48 | 4592055 STP
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So, just where is our President?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 20:05 | 4592295 Ocean22
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Said that he's worried about a nuke hitting Manhattan. Wonder why he would say that?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:41 | 4591848 jcaz
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Fonestar was visiting his Uncle the Archbishop who sent him a letter about his BitCoin inheritence sitting in a mine......

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:52 | 4591891 fonestar
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If you can't hold your Ebola you don't own it.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:06 | 4591918 Lore
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Even on a page about Ebola, the prattle turns to Bitcoins?  REALLY?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:33 | 4592005 spinone
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Clearly a sign of peak Bitcoin

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:42 | 4592037 fonestar
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fonestar has no shame about hijacking threads.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:50 | 4592062 Silver Bully
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'fonestar has no shame about hijacking threads.'

No worries fonestar. If you want your ebola thread, you can keep your ebola thread.

(walks out of thread, crosses the street, walks down the block, enters another building, locks front door)

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:18 | 4592156 Meta_Consciousness
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The antici.................................................................pation really got to me. 

Very apt use of the joke. The best part of ebola is the death rate is way less than it seems. Don't know what is better though, death or living through ebola. 

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:24 | 4591965 Rafferty
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Ebola virus.....another benefit of DIVERSITEEEE.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:24 | 4591966 BabylonDeer
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TWD virus Canadian version? lol

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:25 | 4592184 caShOnlY
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wait until americans come down with "petrolla", the end of petrodollar.  Suddenly the urge to eat out, buy new car and mall shop is greatly reduced.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:35 | 4591813 NidStyles
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So strange that there would be cases in Liberia considering they use US Naval standards for their ports...

Possibly could this be the result of human trafficking? Not really sure how else it could get to those ports, and it certainly would not get across the Atlantic without having a bunch of people to carry it. 

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:21 | 4591958 lakecity55
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The two countries share a border.

I have been there, it's very African.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:28 | 4591987 Rafferty
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IMHO it's the worst country in Africa.  And that's saying something.  And by the way, it was never colonised by the Wicked West.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:22 | 4592167 Meta_Consciousness
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Sure the heroin might be cheaper in Liberia than the booze is in Uganda but the booze in Uganda is made on every street corner. So maybe the price differential swings the other way. 

 

At least on heroin they just fall asleep in their corner.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:21 | 4592861 Matt
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Liberia was colonized by the west, the freed slaves in America after the Civil War decided to celebrate freedom by going back to Africa and, get this, enslaving Africans.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:35 | 4591814 WhoIsJohnGaltCoin
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this is bullish for Dustin Hoffman and Cuba Gooding Jr.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:40 | 4591845 mrdenis
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Is it safe .....?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:41 | 4592035 Kirk2NCC1701
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And Donald Sutherland -- a Canuck.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:58 | 4592093 Frank N. Beans
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not for justin bieber

 

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:36 | 4591821 Arkadaba
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The guy tested negative for Ebola - reported earlier today

 

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:48 | 4592057 cossack55
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Reported by the BLS no doubt.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:36 | 4591822 negative rates
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So yer tellin me that if I get stung by a porcupine, I can get the ebola virus.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:38 | 4591834 Mr Pink
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Idk, but you can get leprosy from an armadillo 

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:44 | 4591855 negative rates
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For a moment, I think I just ran one of those things over with my car, and now 3 turkey buzzards are workin the carcus. I have yet to hit a buzzard with my car, stole a feather from one a while back though.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 20:35 | 4592372 Big Corked Boots
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Couple of years ago I ran over an armadillo with my truck. Now the truck is all rusty.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:01 | 4592104 Frank N. Beans
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and you can get fonestar from bitcoins

 

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:23 | 4592172 Meta_Consciousness
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And anthrax from a goat skin covering heroin imported from Afghanistan.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:16 | 4592657 Reckonball
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Prairie Dogs tend to carry Bubonic Plague..

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:54 | 4592722 Meta_Consciousness
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What are you doing with p dogs yo

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:36 | 4591825 DrunkenPleb
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This guy has already tested negative for Ebola:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sick-man-in-saskatoon-tests-n...

I know the sensationalism is what makes Zerohedge entertaining... but come on, keep it current...

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 00:29 | 4592867 Matt
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Burn the bodies. Shut. Down. EVERYTHING.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:38 | 4591832 xamax
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Though we take the ebola topic seriously, we think S&S500 will hit easily 2400 by year end, on good job situation and profits.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:38 | 4592020 HardlyZero
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You say Ebola, I say Shinola...lets call the whole thing off.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:38 | 4591833 Let them eat iPads
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Luckily for me, I always wear gloves when handling contaminated corpses.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:45 | 4591864 Jackagain
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Obama should remember that when he's with the First Mooch.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:17 | 4591947 A Lunatic
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Be sure to also cook them to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees prior to consumption......

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:40 | 4591842 AcidRastaHead
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Turns out it was just haemorrhagic tax pain.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:44 | 4591847 HardlyZero
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Where is Tom Clancy (RIP) ?   Where is the lost jet with all the passengers (RIP?)...did it refuel and go to Africa ?   Strange days.  Ebola...it is the Zaire form of Ebola which is the most deadly in Africa...so everyone is upset.  

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:46 | 4591868 negative rates
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New plot, it's the cruise ship adventure from which nearly no one returned.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:40 | 4591956 HardlyZero
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2 day to 21 day incubation for Ebola.   If it is the 21 day version...it could easily be spread for a long time and have global impact.  I'd stay away from any large vessels from/to Africa for 2014.

 

Twelve Monkey scenario ?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:41 | 4591849 CrashisOptimistic
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FYI recent Smithsonian article says bats are the vector/reservoir, not monkeys

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:19 | 4591954 lakecity55
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Fruit bats. Which are eaten. I would suggest the jungle inhabitants swear off a while.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:50 | 4592068 STP
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Deep Fried , chocolate covered Fruit Bats!  Yummmm!  And plenty of toothpicks to go, please!

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:44 | 4592041 Kirk2NCC1701
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How about applying "What happens in Vegas..." to Africa, i.e. "What happens in Africa..."

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:02 | 4592070 Urban Redneck
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Monkeys are carriers too, along with Rodents Of Unusual Size - all of which all are part of the local diet, but the fruit bats also have a habit of 1) occasionally attacking people- far more often than monkeys do, and 2) the bats slobber/spit/salivate/shit on the fruit that people pick and eat...

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:44 | 4591852 observer007
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Canada: no ebola

say officials

 

Lates news:

http://tersee.com/#!q=ebola&t=text

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:44 | 4591854 Protokletos
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I did a report in 8th grade on Ebola.  That shit is really nasty, if I remember correctly.  Ms. Kramer was pretty grossed out.  

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:25 | 4591869 HardlyZero
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If Ebola-Zaire strain gets into the mainstream population its like "Omega Man" for the population, or "Andromeda Strain" w/o the nice ending out at sea.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:44 | 4591856 Spungo
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/Africa

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:47 | 4591872 Mr Giggles
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Like that AIDS, I dont want that again.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:48 | 4591878 tony wilson
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the canuck

and the aussie

are rothschild and royal family rape victims.

they think themselves cool and free.

and do not understand they are a tavistock mi6 test bed.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:57 | 4591879 John McCloy
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   This story is from last night and it has already supposedly been ruled out by numerous sources. This would be the ultimate distractionary game changer however this man would have likely had been in contact with others en route back to Canada and they would have quarantined the entire passenger list by this morning. 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-26726745

    Ebola in Canada or Europe would wipe out millions..the only saving grace of the world to date is that it usually occurs in remote African Village that are isolated from civilization..it will happen one day inevitably and I have been waiting for that since I was 14 s..the corcern over Ebola is so great that terrorist groups how sought to acquire it in remote Africa and introduce it in major cities. You put Ebola in London or a Paris airport or a high destination airport populated by tourists by the time the incubation period has made it's run 3-7 days later it is already too late and the only hope is to stock up and remain in door or get to your farmhouse in the Poconos.

  I was watching this story very closely last night since it is frightening if it escapes from Africa. The greatest fear was that it could become airborne eventually but that seems unlikely with Ebola it would not even have to become airborne to slice 20% of the population in a matter of months. 

     Now as for them lying to us regarding it not being Ebola? IDK...considering the coincidence and the symptoms and for them to say something as ABSURD as " Poses no threat to the general public" before even confirming it is not Ebola sounds hokey..it is the ultimate concern..forget about terror attacks.

    Aside from Small Pox.."The Demon In The Freezer" which is eradicated aside from a few samples that the U.S. has held in storage if I remember for the sole purpose of waging biological warfare one day it can have a 90% kill rate and it is not pretty..your organs essentially liquiefy af microscopic razor blades are slices up your organs from the inside..you organs or what is left of them will slip out of your ass in the final hours in a liquid mush. 

    If you have never read "The Hot Zone" pick it up. This world will end from a strain of Ebola well before a nuclear exchange..the math is not in the favor of the asteroid so..Ebola is what it will be ...especially as it becomes more industrialized in the next few deceades..forget about Avian or Swine Flu. 

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:51 | 4591888 AustrianJim
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It's one of the most deadly viruses known to man. Already it's killed 1200 people since 1976.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:57 | 4591904 Peak Finance
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Maybe I am missing something, common flu kills 10 times that number yearly??  

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:15 | 4591937 outofideas
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Yes, but the flu has a normal mortality rate of 0.1%. The Spanish flu had a mortality rate of 2.5%. Now .. imagine 25-85% from Ebola.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:15 | 4591938 Tenshin Headache
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Flu doesn't kill up to 90% of its victims (like some Ebola strains).

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:15 | 4592150 Ocean22
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Yes it is and one of these days ...

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 17:56 | 4591901 DIgnified
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:09 | 4591924 lakecity55
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For now.

The only good thing about Ebola is it burns fast; usually not enough time to infect large populations---in jungle areas.

What happens if it gets loose in NA may be a different story. There is NO cure.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:07 | 4591920 Peak Finance
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I don't get why this is so deadly. I don't see how in a fully industrial first-world country that this would be any worse than say a collera outbreak.

Namely - 

Exposure:

From Direct Contact with infected blood, faeces, sweat - Ok, who comes in regular contact with other peoples bodily functions? (Duh of course health care workers but they woudl take extra precautions) 

Sexual Contact with Infected Persons - Ok fine, keep it in your pants during outbreak

Unprotected handling of contaminated corpses - Ok, yea I do this daily

Handling of contaminated objects - Well what exactly does this mean? IF I simply touch something an Ebola guy touched? Or touching something already contaminated by their blood, faeces or sweat? or, do I need to touch it and then have the fliud somehow enter my body? 

I would like to know those anwsers before I would panic. 

 

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:17 | 4591945 lakecity55
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The virus lives for some time on contaminated objects. I'd venture 3 days or longer, just a wild guess.

I was exposed to RVF once on TDY, it's bad enough. There is a vaccine, I think, now.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:14 | 4592651 Meta_Consciousness
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Please vomit in public without warning anyone. See what impact you can make, then dismiss your virulent impact, babe.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:16 | 4592656 Jena
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Most transmission in Africa occurs among family members who handle the body (bathing, etc.) prior to the funeral. That's not done in Western culture so you're right, in many ways the virus would be spread differently.  But a virus that lethal would still spread, especially with a 2-21 day incubation period for the various strains. 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 07:25 | 4593121 eurobug
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It takes 7 virus particles to infect a healthy person with ebola if you get it in your eye. A single sneeze will infect anyone within reaching distance. At your EOL, this disease will make you puke/shit out your liquefied organs, which have been reduced to mush and virus particles. Even looking at this stuff will get you infected. Did I mention this happens "explosively"?

Sex? Sure, keep it in. But what if you had sex with the lady, and several days later she starts getting a headache? There's that Oh Shit moment right there.

Bodies? No problem as long as only a few people are infected. But what if 1 out of 10 people has died? During the plague in Europe, 1 in 3 people died in the cities, and corpses were dragged in the street, to be picked up by 12th century garbage carts. Houses with only corpses left were marked, so nobody would enter them.

And I have sweaty palms. How many times do you touch a public door handle, metro seat/pole, toilet, ... Are you in the same office building as me? Bet you we have touched the same objects almost every day?Your soda machine has no buttons? Your toilet tap is touchless? You never handle dollar bills?

You never touch your nose or eyes either of course, not like the average person that does that every 5 minutes...

 

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:22 | 4591936 GhostInTheMachine
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Obamola also can be leathal, but at a slower pace.

But here's the kicker: Obamola's range is bigger, global population is exposed to the disease-carrying faeces of the infected daily through mass media.

Oh, and its the Kenyan strain.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:18 | 4591949 1stepcloser
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Ok I'm starting ZH buyers club...we got all the best drugs...  who needs a subscription, 20 oz of silver per month..

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:26 | 4591978 lakecity55
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Hey, when did the two stories come out?

If Tyler posted the ebola story then a few minutes later the bbc story came out, you can't blame him. I have been on top of this as an associate is right now in Monrovia and scared. I have been emailing him reports. I have to go there in 2 weeks. It is dicey.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:34 | 4592006 HardlyZero
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Yesterday the Canada storey began...guess today confirmed not Ebola.  In any event it may be market shaking news...if the Africa situation escalates...or there is a cruise ship to Africa ?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:42 | 4592038 lakecity55
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Thanks. I would suppose Liberia and Guinea are being locked down (hopefully).

The other posters mentioned the hot zone book, never read it, but this stuff is bad if it escapes.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 22:18 | 4592661 Jena
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Reads like a thriller even though it's factual.  Definitely worth iit.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:01 | 4592114 lotsoffun
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but the good news!  if you do survive - you'll never get it again.  the immune system works.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:28 | 4591986 wjkins
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No need to worry, until a little bearded man comes on television and says it's contained

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:39 | 4592025 taketheredpill
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EBOLA was ruled out in the Canadian case hours ago.  The bad news is the dude was Bankrupt after the stay in the hospital...oh snap...forgot this is Canada.  He's ok, thanks to free socialist medicine!

The real bad news up here is Measles.  Poppin up everywhere, partly due to religious crackers who refuse innoculations.  Never mind, God will provide.

Christ.

 

 

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 01:53 | 4592956 Village-idiot
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Most of the cases of measles are in people that have been vaccinated.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:50 | 4593264 Apply Force
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taketheredpill - not understanding propaganda well, eh?  Measles mutate, as do healthy immune systems - "inoculations" not-so-much.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:49 | 4592061 whatthecurtains
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:50 | 4592063 Clowns on Acid
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Diversity ... is so good. Let's bring 'em all in... and see what happens. Wwe can all be Debt Bro's. 

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:50 | 4592064 Buttertooth
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Zerohedge is more like Alex Jones every fucking day.  WTF happened?  Ps free francis sawyer,  nit because I agree, but because he says something.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:52 | 4592076 robertocarlos
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Did you know that Voodoo is an official religion of Haiti? We may need some help from Montreal.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 18:57 | 4592086 semperfi
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possible false flag US blames on Russia ?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:03 | 4592115 SweetDoug
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I hope people are on top of this. Given the flighty nature of our population, the world over, our simpering sentimentality, I don’t think we have the nerve to do what we need to do, if this little bitch ever got out, let alone into a large, populated area.

There’d better be some smart people overseeing this outbreak, Intelligence types, because if I was Al-Qaeda, I’d be racing there to get a sample.

Then, you know what I do with it!?

Exactly. Can you imagine a modified crop duster, quietly flying over New York city, in the morning rush?

Cue zombie-apocalypse scenario.

It would spread like wildfire in a major, urban centre in the western hemisphere. Think of the soccer-moms and the reaction.

Back in the 90’s when Ebola appeared, a story made the rounds that a small tribe in the Congo, I believe, stopped the outbreak in their area.

If you looked like you had it, you were put in your hut, with some food and water and guarded.

3 days later, they checked on you. If you were alive, you made it. If not, they burnt the hut down.

We don’t have the nads to do that in the western world.

It will be our undoing, eventually.

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V-V

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:20 | 4592159 HardlyZero
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The whole "Andromeda Strain" scenario...or is that Twelve Monkey's at the Central Park Zoo ?   Nuk'n vs. puke'n.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:26 | 4592185 SilverIsMoney
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There's no ebola in Canada. This is a real low point for the site. They should take the article down. All you have to do is click the link in the 3rd line to know it's BS.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 20:48 | 4592406 robertocarlos
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Well the guy in Sask doesn't just have the flu.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 21:16 | 4592490 RichardENixon
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Never believe anything until it's officially denied.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 19:34 | 4592210 dizzyfingers
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One way among many to reduce world population. Any epidemic makes TPTB smile.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 20:17 | 4592322 kurt
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Ebola in the missing jet?  The others continue/continued? Weaponized Ebola... why the closed embassies?

What aren't they telling us?

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 21:13 | 4592484 RichardENixon
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"No worries here. Thanks to the ACA I'm covered!" -- Ebola Boy

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:00 | 4592736 AndrewJacksonsGhost
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Overheard at the WHO headquarters, I wonder if we spliced the ebola virus into the flu virus.......what do you think might happen.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:01 | 4592738 FredFlintstone
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First SARS, now Ebola. Canada will be the gateway for pandemics to North America.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:04 | 4592746 rosiescenario
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Well, since it is not ebola maybe its Marburg? That would be a relief.....

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 23:22 | 4592776 Kina
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Some people getting butt hurt at ZH because it's not actually Ebola..... but however it is something similar as yet unidentified.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 08:40 | 4593236 Ghostdog
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FUCK! I knew I should have been wearing gloves when handling contaminated corpses! I knew it!

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