Mapping The World's Ebola Outbreaks

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Ebola is one of the deadliest diseases on Earth, with a fatality rate as high as 90%. It causes bleeding from the eyes, ears, mouth and rectum and a bloody full-body rash leading to a quick demise. It’s one of a handful of diseases that are so deadly that governments consider it a threat to national security. Luckily, so far the cumulative death toll from Ebola has been limited to sporadic epidemics in Africa, although that may change. Here, courtesy of Blooomberg, is a map of Ebola's African outbreaks in recent history.

This map is relevant because as has been reported previously, In March, Ebola was reported in Guinea and neighboring Liberia, killing 93 people out of 151 suspected cases in the worst outbreak in seven years. While previous epidemics have affected larger populations, what’s unusual this time is how the disease has spread. Originating in small towns in southeast Guinea, the virus traveled 660 kilometers (410 miles) to the coastal capital of Conakry. Earlier outbreaks have been in remote locations. The spread of the disease is fueled by poor health infrastructure and hygiene practices. Western Africa has an acute shortage of doctors; Guinea has just 0.1 physicians per 1,000 people, among the lowest ratios in the world. International aid groups such as Doctors Without Borders sent specialist teams with biohazard suits to set up isolation units and contain the outbreak. Ebola jumps to humans from infected animals that live in the rainforest through contact with blood and other secretions from chimpanzees, gorillas, bats and other species. It spreads among humans the same way. Sick people begin to erupt with symptoms two to 21 days after exposure, leaving health-care workers and family members the most at risk. To prevent the disease from spreading, Guinea has forbidden the sale and eating of bats. Senegal closed its southern border with Guinea and governments around the world are on high alert 

Researchers think fruit bats are the most likely host of Ebola, which was first identified in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Outbreaks have also been reported in Congo Republic, Uganda and Sudan and are typically contained within a few months. Prior to the current wave, a total of 2,387 cases had led to 1,590 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. There are no drugs or vaccines approved to treat or prevent Ebola. The rarity of the disease and its prevalence in rural areas of poor African nations doesn’t provide enough incentive for big drugmakers to tackle the virus. Instead, smaller biotechnology firms and government-funded labs have taken up the challenge. The quick and horrible death of Ebola victims and the potential threat of an epidemic was captured in the 1994 best-selling non-fiction thriller “The Hot Zone.” It’s also considered a possible vehicle for terrorism. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the virus as a Category A bioterrorism agent, alongside anthrax and smallpox, compelling an expensive search for remedies.

Ebola doesn’t travel through the air, making it harder to transmit than other pathogens, such as influenza, as long as adequate health-care practices are followed. Other diseases kill many more people. Influenza kills up to half a million people a year around the globe, and resurgent diseases such as tuberculosis and the growth of antibiotic resistance are a bigger focus for global public health organizations. While Ebola is unlikely to leave Africa, the stigma and fear associated with it can prompt people to flee to hospitals outside the affected area, spreading the disease across borders and around the continent. That panic gives governments an excuse to impose travel and trade restrictions on the affected countries each time Ebola emerges from the forest.

And the latest news in the ongoing underreported epidemic, explianable considering the major US "news" outlet refuses to shift from its 24/7 coverage of the disappearance of flight MH370 (which may have been discovered today), is that an Ebola isolation center in Guinea was attacked by the public which has decided to take vigilante order into its own hands.

From BusinessWeek:

Officials in Guinea are condemning an attack on a health center where Ebola patients are being isolated from the public.

In a government statement issued Saturday, authorities said the support of aid groups such as Doctors Without Borders is essential to controlling the deadly disease.

The violence took place in the town of Macenta in southern Guinea where at least 14 people have died.

A total of 86 people have died so far from Ebola in Guinea and two other confirmed deaths have been reported in neighboring Liberia.

Aid workers have tried to inform people about how the disease is spread, though rumors and misinformation have led to panic amid the first outbreak ever in Guinea.

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Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:20 | 4627875 centerline
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Nasty mortality rate.  If was (goes) airborne, it could certainly turn ugly.


Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:27 | 4627886 Stackers
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Monkey fornication never ends well. Dont do it.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:53 | 4627916 Harbanger
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And stay away from Moonbats.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:02 | 4627927 Looney
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No moar monkeys? Damn! I better go catch me a snapping turtle then… ;-)


Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:16 | 4628045 The Juggernaut
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An outbreak to declare Martial law and to enroll more people into OCare.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 15:17 | 4628424 General Decline
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Wouldn't that just make a great bio weapon?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:08 | 4627938 Buckaroo Banzai
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Moonbattery has a 90% intellectual mortality rate.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:42 | 4627995 Harbanger
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Yep, Moonbats are carriers of libola which is much more dangerous.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:48 | 4628003 remain calm
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Can someone send some fruitbats to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave?  Thanks in advance

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:55 | 4628011 Harbanger
Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:16 | 4627956 giggler321
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Passing any McDowell's, the smell is enough to make you want a triple McBat sandwich with extra cheese and a side of something else fried.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:19 | 4627964 Payne
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It is good to see that few True Evil Genius exist in the world.  Fictional drama plot:  Get an Ebola victim, culture the disease, sneak it into the US/Brussels/UK.  Get a job as a janitor in JP Morgan Chase Office Buildings.  Apply the culture to all the door handles of executives offices.  Result- New world Order.  Won't work on Brass or Copper door knobs so some survive. Immediately after I post this all executives begin to have someone else open doors for them thereby creating a new job, hurray.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:56 | 4628010 Bunders
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I worry about that scenario with all this talk of WWIII and nukes. Who is going to use nukes? I doubt if even a sub launched nuke comes with plausible deniability and I doubt anyone can nuke "an enemy" without fear of retaliation. I'm just waiting for some subset of the human species to be wiped out by a disease outbreak. Do any nations on earth have "leaders" that would use a bioweapon internationally on behalf of their own population and then deny it's use later? We in the west were able to justify the vaporisation of two japanese cities, carpet bombing in Germany and the killing of between 81,977 and 1,182,934 in the Global War on (Threats to the Petrodollar) Terror so I'm guessing that we do. That's not to say that any other nation is different.

edit: Why doesn't strikethrough work?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:16 | 4629199 neidermeyer
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Payne my man ,, you're not putting enough thought into it ... simply polish the door handles and apply a quick spray of laquer/varnish to seal in the glow ... the culture will live just fine on the (clear) painted surface.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:48 | 4628004 Kirk2NCC1701
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Rx = Isolation of infected humans. Kinetic injection of Pb works faster. Dispose remains in 541 Fahrenheit party.

Moral: Stop feeding it new human hosts! God, are 'smart' people (health care workers) 'dumb'.

Alas, it's their religion that often makes them dumb, in not knowing when to stop playing, when to walk away, when to run. Some religions and cultures do not have this "problem", if you know what I mean.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 16:53 | 4628568 Hobbleknee
Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:51 | 4627912 Nacho.Libre
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My personal theory is that the virus causes acute scurvy through the depletion of Vitamin C.  Vitamin C given in large doses, either orally or by IV would probably help tremendously.  I find it interesing that the carriers, and hence those species affected, are on the very very very short list of animals that don't produce their own vitamin c.  That's why only fruit bats are listed, not regular bats. 

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:10 | 4627943 Buckaroo Banzai
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Not a bad theory.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:30 | 4627977 _ConanTheLibert...
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It's a bat theory.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:42 | 4628088 Nacho.Libre
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Look up "Klenner clinical use of vitamin c".  It's a free book.  Also, "vitamin c against disease" (the author's last name is stone, I believe).  Vitamin C is one of the key foundational components of collagen, low vitamin c, and you get scurvy.  High viral loads will deplete vitamin c levels.  that's why only the species that don't produce their own vitamin c are affected by this virus.  Since one of the symptoms is hemorrhagic bleeding, it would seem that tissues have lost their structural integrity.  This would be akin to scurvy, except the onset is brought on in a matter of weeks due to the virus, instead of months. Since no other species are affected, I would guess that even low levels of vitamin c would be sufficient to treat/cure these people.  At the very least, a bottle of vitamin c in the kitchen cabinet might not be a bad hedge.

Though, I could be wrong, and it is actually an acute nacho cheese deficiency.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:05 | 4628148 corporatewhore
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theory is plausible.

is there enough time to give the C in sufficient quantities between symptom onset and death in order to save the victim?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:33 | 4628190 Nacho.Libre
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You could give the vitamin c at the onset of symptoms.  You would just need to give it in large enough dose, that would be the issue.  And it would be an battle with status quo medicine.  There's a video about a guy who had h1n1 from australia or new zeland and his life was saved by vitamin c because of the insistence of his family.  It was a huge fight with the hospitals and doctors.  But read Klenner's work, he even reversed paralysis in polio patients. 

and as an aside, the only other animal that does not produce it's own vitamin c and is not on the list of carriers, is the guinea pig, ironically enough.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:41 | 4628096 1fortheroad
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Yes indeed, dengue fever I believe does the same thing. The Rockerfellar Modern medicine ponzie foundation took a big shit all over Vitamin C. Lifes be dammed, they will not prescribe Vitamin C.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 14:23 | 4628306 Aussiekiwi
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You would think all that fruit would boost their vitamin C levels now wouldn't you? lol. There is no way your body could be stripped of vitamin C that fast to produce Ebola like symptoms.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:49 | 4628673 RichardParker
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Interesting theory you have...  Found this on the loss of vitamin C biosynthesis:

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:07 | 4627935 Bangin7GramRocks
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WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:32 | 4628071 Pool Shark
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 On a long enough timeline...



Sat, 04/05/2014 - 15:56 | 4628479 The Chief
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One of my favorite quotes from Predator. Well done!

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:12 | 4629192 neidermeyer
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I'm leaving on a jet plane.....

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:22 | 4627877 MFLTucson
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Why is it that all of these viruses including AIDS all start in Africa?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:25 | 4627882 BabylonDeer
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Cause no one cares if someone start testing biological weapons there :)

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:32 | 4627979 AlaricBalth
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"So who has got away with murder? Not, of course, the British government. They merely covered up, as one does, the offensive corpses. Though not literally. That was done by person or persons unknown. So who has committed murder? Not, of course, the highly respectable firm of KDH Pharmaceutical, which has enjoyed record profits this quarter, and has now licensed ZimbaMed of Harare, to continue testing Dypraxa in Africa. No, there are no murders in Africa. Only regrettable deaths. And from those deaths we derive the benefits of civilization, benefits we can afford so easily... because those lives were bought so cheaply"

Spoken by attorney Arthur Hammond from John le Carre's The Constant Gardener

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:27 | 4627885 _SILENCER
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There's crazy bio diversity there allowing crazy shit to grow and mutate unchained, 9th century sanitation, and who knows if they're all being used as lab rats for Merc and Pfizer and all those fine folks, which I suspect is largely the case.


AIDS is most likely human engineered and released deliberately.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:57 | 4627920 UselessEater
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Endless messing with Africa by TPTB (UK, USA, Russia, China & their various darlings invarious guises eg WHO, UN, IMF etc) ensures that the worst conditions exist (bread baskets become starving unsanity hell holes), the worst medical conditions exist (reuse of plastic syringes which can't be sterilised, auto-immune deficiency overly cited to quell alarm over starvation related deaths thereby hiding the true horror, then a weakened population gets one toxic vaccine after another).

But Billy Gates is going to give them all a mobile phone so they can get into the banking system (as opposed to cash and/or barter) and so local "health workers" can schedule vaccines based on village gossip about who might be pregnant.

Ebola has been around for a long while, even made it to Hollywood. These pricks have worked out how to make it evoke ongoing fear in our minds but not how to seriously spread the dam thing just yet. However it serves the memes of fear and reinforces the premise that the CDC, WHO, etc are there for us.

Meanwhile these savages cite laziness as a cause for an upcoming epidemic cancer rather than EMF smog from wifi, smart meters, mobile phones, towers, etc. But the truth would hurt Billy Gates who profits from illness and product movement.


Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:11 | 4627946 Buckaroo Banzai
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Sorry, but you can't attribute Africa's problems to the white man. Liberia is proof of that.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:19 | 4627961 UselessEater
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Huh? I'm white African and was attributing massive manipulation to those PTB coveting resources without practising genuine capitalism.

I know southern Africa but if you are confident you've got "Liberia" nailed then good for you (a learning experience lost?).

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:39 | 4627991 One And Only
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How about Rhodesia?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:45 | 4628001 Buckaroo Banzai
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Case closed.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:20 | 4628052 Leaping Lizard
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USSA run by a (semi) black man.  Case closed!

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 13:16 | 4628165 UselessEater
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cute comment but I do hope people are not confusing African-American issues nor ME issues with southern africa, and we all kinda know nothing is as simple as it appears to be.

Behind every (semi) black man is ??????ho hum

Its not an antognistic question merely a point to be made because our 'white' leaders are also corrupted tools with a little more finesse but still fronting the same special interests.


Sat, 04/05/2014 - 17:55 | 4628681 shovelhead
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USSA run by a (semi) black man.  Case closed!



But at least he's not an American.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 21:07 | 4631051 UselessEater
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who put sanctions on Rhodesia? who financed and armed Mugabe's cohorts? who celebrated his take over and sang 'Freedom has come to Zimbabwe' then looked away as his reign of terror and decimation began?

hint: those who coveted the natural resources.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:01 | 4628028 UselessEater
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Yes my birth place.

Cecil Rhodes - nuff said.

Non-tribal borders turning blacks into minorities based on tribe.

Mining rights and enourmous money allocated mysteriously to an ever shrinking populace (haha).

Life conditions reduced from the approx the best to the worst within a generation or two.

Independence twisted from freddom in a bread basket to digging for gold to buy bread.

Restrictions on the ability to send money to Zim to family members who check on elderly white and black folks sitting in their homes suffering in silence with no food, glasses to see/read nor their own freakin water bottles to take to hospital.

Everyone (UK. USA, USSR, China, Australia etc.) had a piece of arming, sanctioning and fighting for the "freedom of Zimbabwe" and everyone fucked it so a few could pilfer its resources with a cut out in charge.

Everyone ignored tribal lines and the massacre afterwards, and while I get the Zim jokes about inflation, spend 30 seconds considering the consequences and opportunities for the very same parasites descending on Canada, USA, UK, Aust, etc.

I know most of you get this but a few seem to have their head in lala land, the future is dependant on being very aware and very wary of the African shenanigans -they are being played in our front yards and must be stopped.


Sat, 04/05/2014 - 19:19 | 4628842 PrintemDano
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I suspect tearing fecal ridden anuses apart with fithy penises may have a weeeee bit to do with AIDS.


Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:44 | 4627910 CrashisOptimistic
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The air is humid 24/7/365.  That's mostly it.

The background radiation there is a bit higher, too.  Lots of uranium down below.  Mutations.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 12:01 | 4628019 One And Only
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Wrong. It's called sanitation....

Washing your hands after you wipe, cooking food, not eating bats and bush meat (animals that are already sick and(or) have died), lack of white people means lack of education to preventative care and general hygeine practices.

It's warm/humid in lots of places around the world, year round. Take a look at South America for example.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:16 | 4627957 TheObsoleteMan
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Several factors: Filthy living conditions, poor to non existant personal hygene practices, people ans animals living under the same roof, contaminated water, no sanitation, and as mentioned in the article, THEY EAT THINGS LIKE BATS, CATS, AND MONKEYS. Is it any wonder? If it were not for the "bleeding hearts of the whites", natural selection would have killed half of them by now.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:41 | 4627993 Things that go bump
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It also has something to do with their funerary traditions, though the things I've read were too delicate to do more than allude vaguely to certain practices performed by family members preparing a corpse for burial. 

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:50 | 4628006 MeMongo
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Indeed Man 2000 years on a continent and no one ever fathomed a sail! Never even built a dwelling above one story! Savages.

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 22:25 | 4629212 neidermeyer
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Never built a dwelling above one story? I have seen 2 story buildings in Africa ,, 3 stories is a rarity... What I don't understand is why they don't dig a new home into the soil... it's f'ing hot there ,,, just going down 3 stinking feet makes life bearable.

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