This page has been archived and commenting is disabled.

Ebola Outbreak "Moving Faster" Than Reported Cases Suggest, May Be Far Worse WHO Warns

Tyler Durden's picture


The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa continues to escalate, with 1975 cases and 1069 deaths reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, according to the WHO, but warns that "there is evidence that the number of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak." While Nigeria remains 'contained' for now, Ireland now has its first suspected case of Ebola according to The Journal. What is perhaps most concerning is Doctors Without Borders warn the ebola outbreak is "moving faster" than they can handle.



The WHO warns...

Elsewhere, the outbreak is expected to continue for some time. WHO’s operational response plan extends over the next several months. Staff at the outbreak sites see evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak.

As The Journal reports,

THE HSE HAS said today that it has not been notified of any official suspected case of Ebola in a Dublin hospital – but that it could not rule out that the virus was being looked at earlier this morning as one of several possibilities for a patient being treated there. has confirmed with hospital sources this morning that a patient who had recently travelled abroad was being investigated as having a suspected virus. He is suffering from flu-like symptoms and consultants had been looking at Ebola as one of the possibilities.

As Bloomberg notes,

aid groups such as Doctors Without Borders, with almost 700 workers in the affected region, have criticized the WHO and governments including the U.S. for failing to recognize the devastation being caused since January by the spread of the deadly virus. It’s the first time Ebola has appeared in West Africa.

Interestingly Fujifilm says it has over 20,000 doses of potential Ebola vaccine...

Co. produced drug when it filed data to seek approval to treat flu in Japan, spokesman Takao Aoki says by telephone today.


Co. has capability to mass-produce drug at factory in Toyama prefecture in Japan: Fujifilm


Co. told World Health Organization it can supply drug if requested: Fujifilm

*  *  *

Bloomberg Roundup:
• Latest WHO death toll: 1,069
• Liberia minister warns of price hikes on medicated soap, chlorine, chloride
• Ireland may have first suspected Ebola case, reports
• NOTE: Irish Independent says no confirmed case seen
• Spread in West Africa worse than cases suggest, WHO says
• Athletes from Ebola-affected regions banned from some Youth Olympic events
• Togo PM denies religious leaders’ claims of Ebola in country
• African air links at risk as virus ravages region
• Ebola stigma increases survivors’ burden in long recovery effort


- advertisements -

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:53 | 5096728 HobbyFarmer
HobbyFarmer's picture

I wouldn't volunteer to go through the villages doing a body count.

I wish those at Goldman doing God's work would volunteer and do God's work over where people need the help....

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:57 | 5096746 Hippocratic Oaf
Hippocratic Oaf's picture

Lets get it over here so everything can move faster according to plan.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:00 | 5096765 QEternity
QEternity's picture

They won't admit its spread to the developed world to prevent a panic until it is completely impossible to control or it becomes glaringly apparent

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:05 | 5096779 kliguy38
kliguy38's picture


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:54 | 5097081 TBT or not TBT
TBT or not TBT's picture

The "without borders" bit is where the Doctors Without Borders have it all wrong. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:31 | 5097366 MalteseFalcon
MalteseFalcon's picture

"African air links at risk as virus ravages region"

LOL.  The "risk" is that African air links might be closed.

If Ebola shows up anywhere other than Africa, there is only one way that it happened.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:58 | 5097567 Pie rre
Pie rre's picture

Same with Fukushima.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:12 | 5096813 101 years and c...
101 years and counting's picture

Agreed.  Its already in the US, Europe and Asia.  by the time they tell you, it will be too late.  Prepare now.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:54 | 5097085 sleigher
sleigher's picture

Was reported this AM on the OAN news channel they are shipping nano-silver to Africa as a treatment.  Does this mean they are giving credence to nano-silver as a therapy and not calling it a tinfoil hat whacko medicine?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:26 | 5097808 Freedom In Your...
Freedom In Your Lifetime's picture

The company sending the silver to africa was interviewed in this podcast. There are still quite a few questions about whether or not the silver works with oral consumption against the virus in question though. The comments to this podcast have a lot of good information. That all being said, I doubt it would hurt and if there is a chance it will work with very little harm done there is no reason not to try it.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:19 | 5102006 _ConanTheLibert...
_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

Swallowing a 1 oz silver coin a day, keeps Ebola away.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:13 | 5096822 Oldballplayer
Oldballplayer's picture

When it breaks out here, you won't be able to hide it. The process of bleeding out is so horrific, hospital workers will run, not walk to the exits.

They might be able to control one or two cases...but not much more.

And really, by the time it shows up here it will have wiped out Africa and will be burning through Europe and India.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:19 | 5096852 Bindar Dundat
Bindar Dundat's picture

A friend in Canada states that a very high ranking member of the Military is taking his whole family up to the cottage until this blows over.She was invited along with the family.  The chap was a #2 and very well connected internationally.  mmmm me thinks this is bigger then what we are being told.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:27 | 5096894 americanreality
americanreality's picture

Ahhh, the old "a friend in XYZ" bit.  

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:32 | 5096938 Minnalousha
Minnalousha's picture

Hey! A friend of mine told me that XYZ is a real place!

He hasn't been there, but he has an old army buddy who has.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:49 | 5097048 Bindar Dundat
Bindar Dundat's picture

TS 2

Viam Inveniemus

Facia Non Verba


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:00 | 5097141 Citxmech
Citxmech's picture

"The old friend in XYZ. . ."

That's funny.  I had a buddy in H.S. (Virgin) who always went on about his hot girlfriend from "the Onterio area."

Fucking guy was so full of shit.

PS  If/when this shit hits India - they are probably going to be more fucked than Africa is.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:10 | 5097213 Bindar Dundat
Bindar Dundat's picture

Tough audience -- sorry I brought it up.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:25 | 5097321 HobbyFarmer
HobbyFarmer's picture

Don't be sorry.  I appreciate hearing the different bits and trying to connect the dots.

Most people are naturally suspicious of anything along the lines of 'a friend of a friend'.

God knows the truth won't come from the MSM....but more along the lines of 'A friend just told me that she saw three people collapse while shitting blood in the something going on back east, too?'

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:00 | 5098021 Citxmech
Citxmech's picture


I always put all the snippets of info in my hat and see where the tea leaves seem to point.  You never know where the gems lie.

On a side note:  I listened to an interview with a computational epidemiologist the other day and he basically said his models are good for about a week out - just like the weather report.  

So basically, no one knows what's going to happen for sure (although his models did indicate that Africa is completely fucked absent some kind of radical containment (80+%) and that the US can expect cases within 6 weeks).

Keeping my ear to the ground. . .  

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:01 | 5098022 Citxmech
Citxmech's picture

Double post.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:31 | 5097369 Rakshas
Rakshas's picture

forgive the edge .... hell even Ghandi would boot fuck a baby if he had to eat the amount of bullshit being force fed to us on a daily basis from every direction.... folks are just gettin cranky..... 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:13 | 5097689 Oldballplayer
Oldballplayer's picture

Upvote for the mental image of Ben Kingsley boot fucking a baby on the street. get a couple of hours in hell for that one!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:35 | 5097392 Monty Burns
Monty Burns's picture

I say that in a year's time we'll look back and say whatever happened to that ebola thing.. Can't count the number of times I've heard we're all doomed by the new incurable virus.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:04 | 5098042 Citxmech
Citxmech's picture

Of course some folks probably said: "I say that in a year's time we'll look back and say whatever happened to that bubonic plague thing." or "I say that in a year's time we'll look back and say whatever happened to that small pox thing." or "I say that in a year's time we'll look back and say whatever happened to that Spanish flu thing." or. . . 

Hope your right - but either way, this should be a wake-up call to the reality of global pandemics - which would hit our just-in-time delivery, rapid transport world harder than any disease in the past.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:16 | 5098448 SilverRhino
SilverRhino's picture

I hope you're right.  I think you're wrong.   Plan accordingly.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:32 | 5098557 Oldballplayer
Oldballplayer's picture

I think someone else posted about this really being a drop in the bucket in terms of people dying of creepy shit.  Think of people dying from starvation, malaria, other types of jungle fevers, and shit like TB.

Ebola is horrible.  If it takes out a million people in a large city, there won't be a much worse way to go.

But in the grand scheme of things, here in my little country estate in Vermont, I am more concerned about stepping on a freakin' rusty nail.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:36 | 5098222 Debt Man Walking
Debt Man Walking's picture

Until Live tweets from Times Square show bloody people dropping on the streets, All the suspected cases will turn out to be 'negative'. 6 cases in NYC- one 'negative' the others we havent heard a word about since. Woman in Kansas CIty hospital bleeding out everywhere? diagnosed as malaria. Its all over already folks, the rest is just PR. As they said in CONTAGION: "No one gets to know, till everyone knows." (Excluding The Elite of course).

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:05 | 5096769 GetZeeGold
GetZeeGold's picture



Lets get it over here so everything can move faster 


Oh....we're on that!


Anyone from Atlanta in the house?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:24 | 5096881 BlindMonkey
BlindMonkey's picture

I drive by the CDC almost every day.  


Lucky me.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:23 | 5096883 Minnalousha
Minnalousha's picture

Burbs, actually.

That tickle in my throat is JUST POLLEN!!!!!!!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:49 | 5097036 Hephaestus
Hephaestus's picture

N Atlanta suburbs. All seems normal around me.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:58 | 5097119 sleigher
sleigher's picture

Don't say that.  My kid just came down with strep throat.  oh boy...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:03 | 5097154 Citxmech
Citxmech's picture

Sorry - that shit is terrible (ebola notwithstanding).  Had it once and I seriously though I was going to die.  Couldn't sleep, couldn't swallow.  Had to spit out my window.

A shot of Penicillin fixed me right up (took a few days though).  Thank God for antibiotics.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:25 | 5097326 sleigher
sleigher's picture

Yeah, I used to get it every september as a kid.  It was awful for a week or so.  Eventually the antibiotics fixed it though.  

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:33 | 5097374 dontgoforit
dontgoforit's picture

We won't be able to report anything until after the incubation period in the Athens, GA area (60 miles from downtown).

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:56 | 5097099 sleigher
sleigher's picture

Yes, although I question myself still being here.  Actually Alpharetta/Cumming roughly, but the greater area nonetheless.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:48 | 5097039 junction
junction's picture

The Fujifilm Ebola virus treatment is a developing story.  Who would have thunk, 20 years ago, that Fujifilm would be out of the 35mm film business and making drugs to treat viruses that threaten the world. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:59 | 5097129 TBT or not TBT
TBT or not TBT's picture

To date, it mostly just threatens the third world, and some delusional first world medical people who live and work there, but yeah.  

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:53 | 5096729 intric8
intric8's picture

Ireland? WHAT????

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:55 | 5096739 dariomilano
dariomilano's picture


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:54 | 5096730 yogibear
yogibear's picture

Winter is on it's way. Have the flu or Ebola? Keep it quiet and calm until you can't.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:54 | 5096737 q99x2
q99x2's picture

Al Gore tried to impose a carbon tax but people wouldn't listen to him. Because of the weather we are all going to have to die in the plague M'Fers.

Is climate change key to the spread of Ebola?
Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:59 | 5096757 KidHorn
KidHorn's picture

I think global warming is real but to say it caused the ebola outbreak is really stretching things. An outbreak like this was bound to happen sooner or later.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:11 | 5096796 LawsofPhysics
LawsofPhysics's picture

Yes, the genetic record, fossil record, chemical record, and phylogenic record do suggest that the earth's biosphere does indeed have a problem with the infinite expansion of any single species.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:17 | 5096840 BringOnTheAsteroid
BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

Hey, better watch it, I don't think you can say anything about population control/reduction/management even in the bloodied halls of the ZH fight club. People are very sensitive when you start talking about reducing the number of children they have, veeerrryyyyyyy sensitive.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:54 | 5097088 Spastica Rex
Spastica Rex's picture

US birthrate at record low

Better import some children, quick!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:18 | 5096848 sushi
sushi's picture

the earth's biosphere does indeed have a problem with the infinite expansion of any single species.


But absolutely no evidence of any problems due to the infinite expansion in the number of FRNs.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:25 | 5096890 Minnalousha
Minnalousha's picture

Yes. I think "Gaia" wrote a paper about that very thing in an issue of Cell.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:51 | 5097059 junction
junction's picture

Are you suggesting banksters are going to become extinct?  Like roaches, banksters cannot be totally exterminated.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:41 | 5098242 Debt Man Walking
Debt Man Walking's picture

US military and CDC created the PATENT on the EBOLA VIRUS.  They must have patents on the antidote too. This thing is a BIOWEAPON, just like AIDS

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:10 | 5096808 MeMongo
MeMongo's picture

Hey kidhorny

"I think global warming is real"

It's so fucking cold this morning in SWPA Mongo's dick looks like a fucking green bean!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:13 | 5096817 LawsofPhysics
LawsofPhysics's picture

yes kid, put all your faith behind that single data point from joe the plumber in whogivesafucksville Alabama.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:29 | 5096915 BlindMonkey
BlindMonkey's picture

As you have put your faith into the Copperfield like powerpoint dramas of an incestuous "scientific" community that has whored itself out to the government political bodies, got caught cooking the books and won't release the raw data let alone the methodologies they use to draw their conclusions.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:58 | 5097116 Spastica Rex
Spastica Rex's picture

Hottest summer on record here in the Pacific Northwest.

But I'm not a scientist.

But I do have my own weather station.

I could trade anecdotes all day!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:02 | 5097146 TBT or not TBT
TBT or not TBT's picture

Michael Mann. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:06 | 5097179 Citxmech
Citxmech's picture

No shit.  Thunderstorms and high humidity here in Seatlle - f'n just like the East Coast right now. . .

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:20 | 5097745 still kicking
still kicking's picture

And one of the coolest in the southwest and midwest so what's your point?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:08 | 5098060 Citxmech
Citxmech's picture

Probably that patterns are not normal.  Of course to detect any warming or cooling trend on a global scale you would need to average data over the globe.

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:30 | 5101135 BlindMonkey
BlindMonkey's picture

Which would prove what exactly? The weather changes a the time. Global averages are just that and nothing more.

I am not sure how to measure weather sigma events but that is what you want to look for. Again, you need the raw data for that and not smoothed and refined pseudo data.

The climate guys are a fucking joke with their mix of rheteroic and anecdotes.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:02 | 5097133 GeorgeWKush
GeorgeWKush's picture

Spare us the crap. The oil industry is perhaps the most profitable and hence powerful industry in the world and they, together with many others, spend massive amounts of money casting doubt on climate change theories so none will prevent them from earning their trillions. Believing that AGW is bullshit because 0bummer says it isn't, is just childish and naive.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:10 | 5098398 InflammatoryResponse
InflammatoryResponse's picture

you do need to realize that the oil industry has about a 10% profit margin.

for example XOM

shows almost 8%




Apple  21.6%


So people get worked up about their profits, which are 8% on enormous amounts of SALES.  they don't even realize that if apple had the same level of sales, their "profit" would be almost 3x Exxon's.



Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:44 | 5099238 dizzyfingers
dizzyfingers's picture

The most powerful "industry" today is government.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:18 | 5097266 KidHorn
KidHorn's picture

How can you see if there's a trend with a single data point? Don't you need at least 2? Your knowledge of the subject is likely only less dillusional than your moniker, LawsofPhysics.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:15 | 5096836 Oldballplayer
Oldballplayer's picture

It is more likely that it's "triggered" by development pushing deeper into the virus' habitat and their host animals. Global warming does not create a virus millions of years old.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:05 | 5097172 TBT or not TBT
TBT or not TBT's picture

Disease used to keep a lid on development in Africa.  True story. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:09 | 5098071 Citxmech
Citxmech's picture

Climate sure can push a disease like Malaria into new areas though. . . 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:38 | 5098584 Oldballplayer
Oldballplayer's picture

From what I've read about these diseases (which is about three pretty good nonfiction books in the past month or so) its the human encroachment into the enivronment where the "host" creature lives.  This creature could be a bat, a pig, whatever.  Generally speaking, ebola has lived in the deep, deep jungle.  So deep that those that catch it do not have enough time to get to a hospital.  This is why it wipes out little hospitals.  There are so many people with malaria and what not the initial symptoms are not noticed.  So everyone there dies.  But they cannot get anywhere else, so it just dies out and goes back into the woods.

Having seen deep desert, but not jungle, it was a little hard to get my head around not being able to be airlifted to a hospital.  In most places in the Continental US, if you have access to a sat phone, you are generally not more than many hours to a couple of days away from world class help.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:20 | 5096854 Drop out
Drop out's picture

"Al Gore tried to impose a carbon tax but people wouldn't listen to him. Because of the weather we are all going to have to die in the plague M'Fers."

I had to vote you up on that because so many people believe you were being serious when you typed that in. I really hope it was sarcasm...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:16 | 5097256 armageddon addahere
armageddon addahere's picture

Ah cut the crap. You have been promising global warming for 30 years, where is it? We have just had the coldest, wettest summer I remember. I live in Canada and could use a little global warming. It's just another bullshit scam, all promises and no action.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:54 | 5096738 KidHorn
KidHorn's picture

Fuji is in the vaccine business? I guess with the film business going away, they had to do something else.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:20 | 5096866 sushi
sushi's picture

You take the Fuji vaccine you develop great colours.

The only drawback is the row of sprocket holes down each side of your body.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:43 | 5098623 SilverRhino
SilverRhino's picture

Blue Fuji.  Assuming some MBA / management prick hasnt liquidated their silver stocks for a quick bonus they probably have tons of silver nitrate laying around.    Colloidal silver doesnt take much.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:21 | 5096873 Uncle Remus
Uncle Remus's picture

Got to do something with all that investment in chemicals.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:55 | 5096741 IronShield
IronShield's picture

No wonder the markets are up; this is Bullish!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:56 | 5096742 ttown
ttown's picture

Imagine what this Ebola is going to do the cruise line stocks!  CCL and RCL already overbuilt ships, declining revenue, declining $$/customer and now Ebola for the nail to the coffin!?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:06 | 5096785 pods
pods's picture

Never been on a cruise but it seems that diagnosis on a cruise ship would be problematic.

Did you come into contact with someone coughing?  Or just eat the all you can eat sushi?


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:12 | 5096812 yogibear
yogibear's picture

Imagine the crew having Ebola, serving food and spreading it.

It's about ready to break out in other parts of the world. The media and CDC hiding it will ensure the reaction is more severe whem people realize it's spreading.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:11 | 5097227 Citxmech
Citxmech's picture

Death ship if/when it happens.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:44 | 5098258 Debt Man Walking
Debt Man Walking's picture

7+ cases i Sao Paulo. Go thru each countries capital city's newspapers. Only way to get a count

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:19 | 5096857 BringOnTheAsteroid
BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

When a mortuary goes out of business I suppose the last nail in the coffin is literally that.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:58 | 5096753 intric8
intric8's picture

Israel will be the last country to get an ebola case, ten dollar bet

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:46 | 5098271 Debt Man Walking
Debt Man Walking's picture

Israel wont get the virus, they're Chosen and this will further prove it. Or prove they were behind it

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:59 | 5096756 QEternity
QEternity's picture

Are you ready to be maintained under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature!?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:11 | 5096809 1000yrdstare
1000yrdstare's picture

R.C. Christian, is that you?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:37 | 5096968 Minnalousha
Minnalousha's picture


Just good ol' Ted Turner, Chief Wackeroo.

He's always been a loon and those things were built about the time he made enough money to do something like that.

As soon as he made his first dollar he officially had more money than he had sense.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:38 | 5096954 Minnalousha
Minnalousha's picture

I was told that for an extra $250MM you could get the free continental breakfast once the riff raff was culled.

Is that wrong?  I'll complain to the Captain!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:03 | 5096767 BrosephStiglitz
BrosephStiglitz's picture

Does anyone know what happened with the 72 year old woman from Sierra Leone who essentially vomited up her own liquified entrails over Gatwick Airport passengers, staff and first responders?

Literally no news about that.  None.  That shit has me worried yo.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:07 | 5096781 All is chosen
All is chosen's picture


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:06 | 5096789 SilverDOG
SilverDOG's picture

She boarded another MH flight. 

We do not know what happened.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:22 | 5096875 sushi
sushi's picture

They shot her flight down in the Ukraine.

Solved the Ebola problem.

Unleashed the Last World War.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:25 | 5096886 BrosephStiglitz
BrosephStiglitz's picture

Probably.  The passenger died in hospital.  So I wasn't referring to her.  I meant the people she came into contact with.

All of a sudden the UK Government is holding emergency meetings, then metaphorical radio silence.

"Don't stop working in a recession worker ants.  We (the wealthy) need you to keep killing yourselves doing 80 hour weeks and chasing hope so that we can keep our grandiose lifestyles.  But! We promise we will tell you if a serious health threat arises, not let you march into work every day until 20% of the localized population start collapsing in the street."

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:42 | 5096995 general ambivalent
general ambivalent's picture

Calvinism is the basis of capitalism. Either you are predestined to have ebola or you aren't.

Meh, might as well work.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:22 | 5096879 Drop out
Drop out's picture

I read on the internet that it was an alergic reaction to non-gluten free food.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:18 | 5096772 medium giraffe
medium giraffe's picture

Another 'OH NO IT'S EBOLA, oh wait, actually it isn't' case? 

What about this?:

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:03 | 5096773 vyeung
vyeung's picture

Some martar should just import it to the CFR and the Israeli government, infect the criminals. Then, atleast Ebola would have done something good for humanity.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:14 | 5096804 YuShun
YuShun's picture


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:15 | 5096833 One And Only
One And Only's picture


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:27 | 5096908 Minnalousha
Minnalousha's picture


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:59 | 5097137 unrulian
unrulian's picture


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:08 | 5096783 Dubaibanker
Dubaibanker's picture

Among all the bad news out there, this is a wonderful and heart warming news from Atlanta. Apparently, both the patients who were flown in from West Africa, are on the road to a speedy recovery and may be released in the near future.


Ebola-Stricken Doctor Could Be Released From Atlanta Hospital Soon

Sources: Health improving for 2 Americans with Ebola

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:22 | 5096877 BringOnTheAsteroid
BringOnTheAsteroid's picture

You've posted good news. I think you must have ZH mixed up with some other site.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:27 | 5096906 BrosephStiglitz
BrosephStiglitz's picture

He's from Dubai, and is a banker.  Go easy.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:00 | 5097142 Dubaibanker
Dubaibanker's picture


Yeah...ZH is usually doomsday....I wanted to brighten everyone's day...there is sun shining and sky is still all is well. Nature has a unique way to balance itself out despite us humans trying to destroy it faster than nature itself.

The way the world is going, and getting independent and self sufficient within each country, it may actually turn out to be a good thing that globalization will finally come to an end. Deglobalization is a trend I am quite passionate about.

Banks will return to their home countries and so will coffee and hotel chains. Each country is now producing in its own way world class or at least what is domestically top class stuff. 

For example: Gazprom and Rosneft in Russia is competing with Exxon and BP. Now they will also build a card payment system to beat Mastercard and Visa. Agri business shall also boom.

Huawei, Lenovo and Haeir are competing with Apple and IBM in China. Also Sinopec and CNOOC are beating oil giants worldwide.

Cafe Coffee Day and domestic Indian banks are competing with Citi, HSBC and Starbucks in India.

Jumeirah Group, Address Hotels and Emirates airlines are competing with all the top hotels globally and with BA, Lufthansa and beating them from Dubai.

Pakistan, Russia, Iran, Venezuela and others dont allow 'western' companies and are busy developing local corporate strengths instead.

This deglobalization concept only benefited the western companies to avoid taxes, find cheapest labour possible and make millions in profits for themselves while socializing all losses etc. Now that this advantage is coming to an end for various reasons, they are scurrying back and unable to fight, have left entire countries on fire (not directly but they will not influence the US Govt to reduce any conflict because it is no longer in their interest to earn profits) and created a war zone since it is no longer required for their expansion, labour for manufacturing or customers etc.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:35 | 5097854 IridiumRebel
IridiumRebel's picture

They are outta the shtuff that helped save them so don't get too happy....DEATH IS RIDING IN!



Fri, 08/15/2014 - 13:09 | 5098397 Leraconteur
Leraconteur's picture

Hey, that is good news.

But consider the resources brought to bear to heal these two people and think how many would be able to get treatment if this became no more common than this year's bad version of the flu.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:07 | 5096792 danpos
danpos's picture

Ebola is important, but economically, I don't think it's important yet.  There are numerous diseases that cause thousands of deaths in Africa per day -- HIV, tuberculosis, etc. -- and while this one is scary, 1000 deaths just doesn't move the needle that much these days.

It's interesting to follow.  I hope they contain it soon.  But I also hope people can put it in perspective.  If we stopped texting while we drive, we'd save tens of thousands of lives right there (and probably more).  I'm not 100% sure that you're more likely to be killed by lightning than Ebola, but in a Western nation, it's probably close.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:35 | 5096941 BrosephStiglitz
BrosephStiglitz's picture

The characteristics of this particular strain of disease make it a big threat.  It has holy grail of "pandemic disease" characteristics-

Highly infectious in close quarters, long incubation period with only mild, easily confused symptoms, and very high mortality rate.  Also, more or less untreatable.

So yeah, I agree that right now nobody should give a shit about the economic consequences.  What most people are banking on though, is the mainstream media trying to keep this particularly nasty disease played down until it is impossible to contain.  At which point you will see a rapid and overnight switch flicked and pandemonium will break out.

If it successfully continent hops and isn't contained.  The jury is out on that one, but the possibility is there.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:57 | 5097117 Urban Redneck
Urban Redneck's picture

You appear to be missing the larger picture problem. There are TONS diseases with FAR higher body counts in Africa, but there are NO other diseases in Africa that threaten the continuity of the spice flow, and thus THE GLOBAL PONZI.

Whether the Zombies that civilization will have to face are ebola infected or SNAP deprived is a minor distinction (except with respect to civilized casualties), it's a fucking ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!!!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:46 | 5097468 RealityCheque
RealityCheque's picture

Rules for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse:

1- You are not safe. EVER.

2- Cardio- Be able to run for an extended period of time
3- Always carry a minimum of 2 reliable, lethal weapons (I can not stress "ALWAYS" enough)

4- Better safe than stupid (example- use your head; cut off theirs!)

5- Know where you will be sleeping before the sun sets. Be prepared to move out before daybreak.

6- Travel light- No dead weight (this goes for both objects you carry and people you're with. If someone can't pull their own, ditch them)

7- Save one bullet (do I need to elaborate?)

8- Dress smart (Tight-fitting, comfortable clothing, with large, accessible pockets, and preferably velcro-sneakers)

9- Do(n't) be a hero

10- Only pull the trigger if you're ok with every ghoul within hearing-distance knowing exactly where dinner is.

11- Stay nourished and healthy (if you're living off canned food, make sure to take multi-vitamins! And remember, if you get sick, there's no hospital to treat you)(and remember, always use a condom! You really don't want herpes during a zombie apocalypse)

12- Drive safe! (And by that of course I mean drive in a hummer or a large SUV with bars welded to all the windows, and if possible an escape hatch in the roof)

13- If you can avoid it, then do.

14- Never, ever, ever, under any circumstances shall you EVER go anywhere alone (yes, this includes the bathroom)(void if everyone you've ever known/loved is a zombie)

15- Enjoy the little things.

16- Your mind is your most powerful weapon. Think, preferably outside the box (ex- need meds but the hospitals are all filled with Zack? Go to the vet/a pet store!)

17- Leave no doubt- know your way out!

18- Know your environment, use it to your advantage.

19- Tread carefully (watch where you're going and NEVER walk backwards)

20- never give up

21- Calculus (Example- it takes you .75 seconds to hit a zombie in the head with a baseball bat and then prepare to strike again. If a zombie is withing 3 feet of you you can't wind up for a successful kiss-swing. It takes a zombie 3 seconds to walk 2 feet. The situation: you have 5 zombies walking towards you. Before you even prepare your first strike, look at the distance between each of them and determine if it will be possible for one of them to get within 3 feet of you while you dispatch the others. Plan out your kill order and know when you're going to need to back up (but remember rule 19!))

22- 1 shot, 1 kill (slow is smooth, smooth is fast)

Words to live by my friends, see you out on the killing fields!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:13 | 5098095 Citxmech
Citxmech's picture

" It takes a zombie 3 seconds to walk 2 feet."

Maybe a Geroge Romero Zombie. . . those 28 Days Later Zombies are much faster.  Plan accordingly.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 14:23 | 5098802 IridiumRebel
IridiumRebel's picture

The World War Z shits could scale buildings like a Superman. Save the last bullet for yourself.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:07 | 5096794 All is chosen
All is chosen's picture

Dublin before London 99(.99?)% confirms the "Call it anything but Ebola" UK strategy I had been suspecting.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:09 | 5096800 youngman
youngman's picture

In Africa the people will run to their little huts and the family will all take care of them....and the witch doctor will execute a chicken or something....that is how it will spread...they will not know if its Ebola or not...the person just got sick and happens all the time in wont be until some professional from some other country goes to the village to do a forensic study as to why the whole town died off...or something like this

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:09 | 5096805 Miffed Microbio...
Miffed Microbiologist's picture

I'm amazed they have reported the numbers they have. Just wait until this gets traction here. The stranglehold on facts will be amazing. I've worked on patients making national news and the press hounds any worker leaving the building when they get a clue where they are located. I had one guy try to bluff his way into the OR pretending to be a Dr.

Administration quickly threatens anyone practically looking at the press with termination.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:14 | 5096825 One And Only
One And Only's picture

"I'm amazed they have reported the numbers they have."

They are writing with sticks in the mud and have square tires. You're suprised they can't count?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:43 | 5097002 MsCreant
MsCreant's picture

I would not be willing to walk the streets (with lots of dead piled up) testing the corpses and counting. Would you? The Monty Python movie, The Holy Grail, "bring out your dead" comes to mind. 

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:44 | 5097009 SofaPapa
SofaPapa's picture

Juncker's Law applies.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:07 | 5097188 Urban Redneck
Urban Redneck's picture

Ah yes, the numbers they are actually reporting... Something is very, very wrong with this picture... (which actually is worth a thousand words)

Of the 2000 reported cases- the vast majority are along the Manu River, which is full of little hut hamlets (low population density) and a high concentration of MSF field staff.

The actual counts from the cities (i.e. .GOV staff) are "sorely understated" even before accounting for increased population density of those cities.

At least it is still spreading slowly (or slower than it could).

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:10 | 5096807 One And Only
One And Only's picture

AIDS. Hurricanes. Welfare recipients. Ebola.

What do they all have in common?

Nuke it.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:12 | 5096816 db51
db51's picture






Update:       What a relief.   It was just my hemorrhoid acting up.   That scared the bejesus out of me.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:29 | 5096921 Minnalousha
Minnalousha's picture

I just had my biggest hemorrhoid pierced. Lovely captive bead jewelry.

When I walk or wiggle it scratches itself.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:38 | 5096961 MsCreant
MsCreant's picture

Asshole sneezes and coughs are farts. Hmm...

Asshole bleeds are busted hemorrhoids. Hmm...

Asshole posts?

We will test this stool sample you left right away. We need some bleach, Hazmat suits, masks, and goggles.

Edit: I do think we are in for a long haul of "hysteria." But it will be part of the "crying wolf" problem. When a real case comes up, it too will be poo, pooed.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:26 | 5096895 All is chosen
All is chosen's picture

Oh you killjoy you! :( ;)

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:03 | 5098032 Limbs Akimbo
Limbs Akimbo's picture


Thank you so much for this link!

Along with it killing off another juggernaught of paranoid postings,

I got to read some pretty funny postings laced with Irish humor.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:27 | 5096889 viator
viator's picture

The Nigerian government has found a cure for Ebola.

"Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu has announced that eight Nigerians affected with the deadly Ebola disease will benefit from an experimental treatment in Lagos. Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, who made the announcement, today at a world press conference in Abuja, said a Nigerian scientist has offered Nigeria the drug, Nano Sylver, for testing on those infected with the virus. His words: "A Nigerian scientist has offered Nigeria an experimental drug, hopefully today, that will reach the treatment centre."

Rima launched a campaign of “10 PPM” to make Nano Silver available, with the theme “no one need die from Ebola: You and your friends can stop it”.
Under the scheme, you are supposed to “make the pledge of 10? ? to get the information about Nano Silver across to 10 people.
Step 1: Secure the protocol for the use of Nano Silver 10 PPM by going to her website and entering your email address.
Step 2: Calculate how much Nano Silver 10 PPM you need and make sure you have enough on hand.
Step 3: Take the Pledge for 10. Make yourself a promise that you will send out this information on social media and by email, in your club’s website, your PTA or whatever to make sure that at least 10 other people are protected in the same way.
“Let’s do the math,” she says. “If 10,000 people protect themselves and enlist 10 each to do the same, we have a hundred thousand who will not die. Then when they share the protection information with enough people that 10 react to each one, we have a million people. Ten of their friends and we have 10 million.
One more multiplication and we have 100 million people, 1/3 of the population of the United States.”



Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:28 | 5097345 optimator
optimator's picture

Where's a Witch doctor when you need one?

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:37 | 5097407 GreaterFool1965
GreaterFool1965's picture

All you need to do to get it is wire $10,000 to a bank account the gov't will tell you to claim your winnings...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:27 | 5096900 DeficitAlchemist
DeficitAlchemist's picture

Bio- fear mongering....  99 problems& the Ebola bitch aint one of them.... WHO... is Rothschild fear mongering entity.. Fear, fear everyone must now go into state of fear OK...

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:29 | 5096917 rsnoble
rsnoble's picture

If I get that shit it's an instant bullet to the head.  I've already fought my way back from near death twice in my time i'm not doing it again.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:33 | 5096927 rsnoble
rsnoble's picture

And if it comes to the US watch everyone start dropping like flys.  Except politicians, military and the fucking cops.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:14 | 5097246 loonyleft
loonyleft's picture

that is such an incongruous statement

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:34 | 5096934 Pullmyfinger
Pullmyfinger's picture

Tyler has become a tool for propagandistic alarmists. The Ebola virus, like HIV, can only be transmitted by contact with the body fluids of someone infected, and even then, only when they are in an advanced stage.

I think this "epidemic" is a drummed-up farce, orchestrated for the sole purpose of generating fear among the worlds populations. The question remains, how did 170 highly protected health workers in hazard suits allegedly become infected? Psy-ops anyone??

But don't take just my word for it:

"WHO Director of Alert and Response, Isabelle Nuttal, said Ebola was not airborne like Influenza or tuberculosis. She said the Ebola infection was passed on only through direct contact with a sick person's body fluid, such as blood, vomit, sweat or diarrhea.

"On the small chance that someone is sick on a plane, the likelihood of other passengers and crew contact with their body fluids is even smaller," she said. "A person infected with Ebola…this person can transmit the disease to another one only if he or she has the symptom of a disease - fever, vomiting, diarrhea. A person that has no sign of the disease is not contagious, is not transmitting the disease to others.""


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:45 | 5097012 general ambivalent
general ambivalent's picture

Except that doctors are becoming sick like never before, and the CDC changed risks to include 'in the room with someone.'

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:12 | 5097229 darteaus
darteaus's picture

Sorry for any inconvenience that may have caused!

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:32 | 5096939 HamRove
HamRove's picture

Ebola...Are you scared?

It's VERY important that you be scared...very scared. Everyday day of your life you should be wrought with panic and diapair. From WWIII to Sharknados, you must be petrified, paralysed by the fear of death that lurks around every corner. 

The news knows this. They find every fear in the book and print it out for you to consume. The notion of fear is hammered into you every single day because if you are afraid you are less likely to do anything...deer in headlights.

This Ebola thing is a laughable ruse created by those who want to keep you in the headlights for as long as possible.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:34 | 5096951 rsnoble
rsnoble's picture

I don't fucking doubt it.  Distractions from real problems.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:39 | 5097411 Rakshas
Rakshas's picture

But.... but the fatality rate is only 50 percent give or take...... life on the other hand carries 100% fatality rate ....... wait'll big pharma jumps onboard that train

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:07 | 5097173 MassDecep
MassDecep's picture

Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. 8 All these [are] the beginning of sorrows.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:24 | 5097299 loonyleft
loonyleft's picture

sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

The people who believe that EVERYTHING is just another psy op / ruse / falseflag are just as ignorant as those who believe everything is not. 

It's a little early in the game to be calling the winner.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:37 | 5096971 americanspirit
americanspirit's picture

The Obama virus is far, far deadlier than the Ebola virus and it already has the US in a death grip. And if you don'y think you're already dying of the Obama virus be aware that irrational denial is the first symptom. It will get a lot worse very quickly. Folks.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:39 | 5096982 chubbar
chubbar's picture

Why don't they just quarantine Africa and/or the cities/countries reporting ebola until this is under control? Why is it a good idea to allow flights in and out while this is going on? This is either criminal neglect or being done on purpose, assuming that the threat is as advertised here on ZH.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:11 | 5097219 Miffed Microbio...
Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Too late for that. Especially with an incubation period of 4-21 days. Look at computer modeling of a lethal influenza virus outbreak which has a 1-4 day incubation. Sorry to ruin your breakfast.

The only hope with such a lethal virus is a burn out. Previous outbreaks where everyone run into the jungle were stopped this way. People died before reaching major population areas. We will now see how this plays out in a major urban area. Viruses have incredible patience but act quickly when the time is right.


Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:17 | 5098116 Citxmech
Citxmech's picture

Are you saying that pandemics are collapses - they happen slowly at first, then all at once?

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!