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Ebola Epidemic Numbers Vastly Under-Reported Due To "Shadow Zones", WHO Warns

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The stigma surrounding Ebola poses a serious obstacle to efforts to calibrate the outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. As Reuters reports, the scale of the world's worst Ebola outbreak has been concealed by families hiding infected loved ones in their homes and the existence of "shadow zones" that medics cannot enter, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). "As Ebola has no cure, some believe infected loved ones will be more comfortable dying at home," the WHO statement said, concluding rather ominously, "frankly, no one knows when this outbreak of Ebola will end."

 

As Reuters reports,

The scale of the world's worst Ebola outbreak has been concealed by families hiding infected loved ones in their homes and the existence of "shadow zones" that medics cannot enter, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

 

The U.N. agency issued a statement detailing why the outbreak in West Africa had been underestimated, following criticism that it had moved too slowly to contain the killer virus, now spreading out of control.

 

Independent experts raised similar concerns a month ago that the contagion could be worse than reported because suspicious local inhabitants are chasing away health workers and shunning treatment.

More than 1400 deaths have been reported but the truth could be considerably worse...

Under-reporting of cases is a problem especially in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The WHO said it was now working with Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to produce "more realistic estimates".

 

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The stigma surrounding Ebola poses a serious obstacle to efforts to calibrate the outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria, which has claimed far more victims than any other episode of the disease that was first discovered nearly 40 years ago in the forests of central Africa.

 

"As Ebola has no cure, some believe infected loved ones will be more comfortable dying at home," the WHO statement said.

 

"Others deny that a patient has Ebola and believe that care in an isolation ward – viewed as an incubator of the disease – will lead to infection and certain death. Most fear the stigma and social rejection that come to patients and families when a diagnosis of Ebola is confirmed."

 

Corpses are often buried without official notification, the WHO said, while an additional problem is the existence of numerous "shadow zones", or rural villages where there are rumours of cases and deaths that cannot be investigated because of community resistance or lack of staff and transport.

The WHO is concerned...

"So with the evolving situation, with more cases reported, including in the three hot places - Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia - the situation is not yet over," Chaib said.

 

Chaib, asked whether the timeline meant that the United Nations health agency expected the epidemic now raging in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to continue into 2015, said: "Frankly, no one knows when this outbreak of Ebola will end."

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And things are getting more worrisome...

In a sign of spreading international alarm, Senegal, West Africa's humanitarian hub, said it had blocked a regional U.N. aid plane from landing and was banning all further flights to and from countries affected by Ebola, potentially hampering the emergency response to the epidemic.

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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:10 | 5132676 cougar_w
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Just when I was getting ready for a quiet weekend.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:11 | 5132680 Deathrips
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At least its still the weekend...right?

Prepare for the worst..hope for the best....live life.

 

Have a good one.

 

RIPS

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:16 | 5132700 cougar_w
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Yeah to that. Everyone peace-out.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:49 | 5132842 knukles
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Mrs K told me I should have an ebola cereal for dinner

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:03 | 5132892 Pinto Currency
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Time for everyone to get their ebola vaccine - now there's a CDC whistleblower saying they were fraudlently covering-up a link between autism and MMR vaccines.

If true, this will not go over well:

http://www.naturalnews.com/046535_MMR_vaccines_autism_CDC_whistleblower.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhpckzxVEoc

Are their any government agencies that haven't been abusing their position of trust?

 

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:05 | 5132919 Publicus
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The outbreak will end when everyone is exposed to it. At current growth rate, that will be in about 1 year's time.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:50 | 5133239 Elvis the Pelvis
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How painful is Ebola?  Does it melt your asshole?  Just wondering.  Bitchez.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 03:02 | 5133489 Lore
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Elvis: You're dead. Accept it.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:24 | 5133681 Truthseeker2
Sat, 08/23/2014 - 03:16 | 5133496 Davalicious
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I expected the outbreak to have gone parabolic by now. Even if the numbers are way higher, this seems like it won't be a big deal. Just a play by Big Koch to take more government money for vaccines.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:24 | 5132987 Hephaestus
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"Because survivors have usually developed antibodies to fight the virus, transferring their blood could help patients. In the past, the strategy was used to treat people with SARS and Lassa fever, a viral hemorrhagic fever, like Ebola." http://news.sciencemag.org/africa/2014/08/who-ponders-treating-ebola-infected-people-blood-survivors

I think West Point Liberia is being used as a human drug manufacturing plant. Get them all sick at once and those that survive can be used to make “Convalescent serum"  for the elite. Unfortunately there wont be enough for everyone ha ha ha ha .

1. This explains why they thought it was a GREAT idea to warehouse Ebola patients in a fucking super high density nasty slum instead of some remote bush tent med center. 

2. This is why it happened to a town located on a peninsula. It only needs to be guarded from one side with a few snipers for the swimmers.

3. This is why no one cares that the guards themselves are wearing NO protective equipment at all as they engage at super close range with live ammo. Great move, spray infected  blood everywhere and walk in it dumb shits! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2729741/Liberia-declares-curfew-orders-quarantine-50-000-slum-dwellers-battle-stop-spread-Ebola-capital.html

4. If stopping the spread is the idea why don't they would bury the dead in West Point!

5.  Africans feared hospitals before West Point - Now nobody will admit they are sick - instead they will hide it and hope its not Ebola. FAIL FAIL FAIL.  "Saturday's attack on the observation center in West Point was triggered by fears that people with the disease were being brought there from all over the country, the Information Ministry said Tuesday." Liberia's President Orders Curfew, Quarantine of Slum to Curb Ebola Virus

 

I think the goal is to get all of West Point Liberia infected in order to make Convalescent serum. The powerful, their families and friends will have the cure.

Obama did not go on to say "Get to work making that cure you animals Im late for my tee time"
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:50 | 5133036 Pinto Currency
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Now if it spreads to Nigeria, they are going to need help from the West.

With a little negotiating, perhaps an oil-for-assistance deal can be struck.

Kind of like funding and training ISIS which attacks Iraq which then will beg to be reoccupied.

Please - take our oil, just save us from these ISIS hellions.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:43 | 5133309 fervent in spirit
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Simple cure for Ebola virus?

I only offer the link for those who wish to do their own due diligence in researching the matter. But it is an interesting read.

http://themillenniumreport.com/2014/08/simple-cure-for-ebola-monster-virus/

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:39 | 5133595 barre-de-rire
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the cure for ebola is the same for ISIS, it is called "para bellum 9mm"

1 bullet at the time.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:36 | 5134176 SolarSystem1932
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Hey 'fervent in spirit',

Regarding Nano-Silver,

I haven't tested it on Ebola yet, but the brew I make really keeps the sludge from building up in the dog's water bowl.  Amazing stuff.

Look fellow stackers, if you got piles of .999 silver, you damn well better know how to use it for health purposes.  8 oz distilled water in 1 glass container, 2 silver .999 coins suspended by wire, not touching, 12-30 volts DC and about 1 hour.   Consume on the spot, or save for later.  Do not store in plastic. Do not put in fridge. Keep away from light.

Solution is clear, not yellow.  Little black stuff on the coins is normal. Wipe off coins, and DO NOT TOUCH THEM.  Keep those coins clean by wiping only, no soap, no salt from your skin.

DO NOT PUT SALT IN THE WATER, unless you desire the gray-hue.

Seriously, better know what to do with that silver, for a multitude of purposes IN ADDITION to Ebola.

Variations:  YOu may add 'reducing-agents', like honey to a batch of silver, AFTER ITS DONE.  All very simple.

See also: Silver Cat-Ion  (AG+), Electrolysis, etc.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 14:16 | 5134572 Pinto Currency
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I'd say 35 volts for 20 minutes.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 22:01 | 5135798 willwork4food
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I make mine at 18V for 20 minutes and store it in the fridge.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:19 | 5133577 Hephaestus
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Sat, 08/23/2014 - 06:43 | 5133652 Urban Redneck
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Vampires cannot survive in the sunlight. The tactic to successfully implement such a strategy would have to be more subtle...

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 05:00 | 5133565 localspaced
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Naturalnews is not a credible news source and a yt vid of a purported whistleblower doesn't constitute evidence. 

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:40 | 5134029 Sedaeng
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why not? it works for the U.S. govt!

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:15 | 5133970 stilletto
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The theory of a link between Autism and MMR (measles, mumps Rubella) vaccination was investigated at length in public in the UK. Many people got frightened and refused to have they children vaccinated. It was all proved, very publicly, to be a totally false claim. There is now a huge increase in measles in UK due to kids not being vaccinated. The Doctor who spread the rumours got struck off in UK by the medical Council. I believe he's gone to the USA and is probably spreading false rumours again with no firm evidence.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:13 | 5132944 Equality 7-25-1
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I recommend the Betty Ford Clinic. Dr. Syd Gottleib can make her into a Stepford wifey.  

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:50 | 5133071 Ben Ghazi
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Ebola - Is that some kind of internet bowling game or app?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:33 | 5132785 john39
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the fear mongering is simply off the charts the past couple of months...  must mean the collapse is finally here.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:39 | 5132805 Skateboarder
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Just my opinion, but collapse won't happen till 2023.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:16 | 5132950 X.inf.capt
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possibly..

but first comes a real big war...

well, if it starts this weekend, and we lose internet access...

it was an honor to hang with you guys in the 'fight club'

'and ill see you on the beach'....

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:08 | 5133127 Slave
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Fuck that. I'm not doing a goddamn thing they say.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:40 | 5133325 The_Dude
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Things are starting to spin out of control in Liberia. Quarantine and military shooting civilians in the streets...

Warning....little graphic...http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z82qDZXs8L4

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 09:35 | 5133896 More_sellers_th...
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Holy Shit Dude....that is nuts....If the powersthat be watch this and they still fly planes in and out of there, then fuck them.  They are complicit.

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:44 | 5134192 bigrooster
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Make no mistake if Ebola does reach the US the government WILL kill you to keep it under control.  There will be no trial by jury, no appeal.  There will be DHS checkpoints everywhere and FEMA "treatment" facilities will be available for anyone showing symptoms.  

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 14:04 | 5134533 Miffed Microbio...
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Considering the symptoms match those of influenza, what you suggest would be quite interesting. Also considering the only definitive test to diagnose Ebola would be PCR, and considering people like me who do this type of testing may be on perminant vacation, it gets even more interesting.

I do not believe Ebola will get a serious hold on this country only that the best spread is achieved by close contact in unsanitary conditions. Now, if those conditions where achieved here as they seem to be on that course, I must change my position.

Miffed;-)

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:30 | 5133188 Dave
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Why 2023?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 00:03 | 5133253 Seek_Truth
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Collapse: Spring 2015.

Sixth seal opened:

"I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind.…" - Revelation 6:12,13

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 18:14 | 5135245 Rentier88
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Exactly, they call it an 'epidemic' yet more people have died in car accidents this year...It's doom and gloom I tell you, please send money!

 

Love the round numbers too like 1400, because they don't want to actually bother to count or be accurate

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:17 | 5132704 The Gooch
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33 Liberty St. is a shadow zone.
Cheers, bitchez.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:16 | 5132707 Majestic12
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"WHO" and "Shadow Zones" in the same sentence...how very Iluminati...and apprapo...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:57 | 5132878 knukles
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Don't forget whoever is on the 3rd floor of 33 Liberty St financially enabling WW3, or the fact that there were originally 3 broadcast television networks, on of which had a chime that dinged 3 times, or that the Reptiles have 3 fingers or that Issac Newton studied at the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity at the Bridge over the river Cam, or that even the Pythagorean Theorem is inapplicable to 3 dimensional space.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 22:21 | 5132976 The Gooch
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:09 | 5133129 Freddie
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I think the Soros-Bill Gates Virus Center is probably cooking up another designer virus or some virulent disease that they can sell the antidote. 

Most likely they and their oligarch pals just want all of Africa's mineral wealth.   They just need to kill off a few tens of millions of those pesky black people in Africa.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:46 | 5133233 Peak Finance
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It does not matter if YOU think it's crazy

It does not matter if YOU believe it

 

What matters is that THEY believe it!!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxBsv-ng7YU

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 13:39 | 5134482 TuPhat
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'WHO' cares?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 02:09 | 5133450 Cthonic
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  " the Pythagorean Theorem is inapplicable to 3 dimensional space ..."

Sure it is.  An analog of the theorem applies to any Hilbert space (generalizations of Euclidean space).  In a slightly varied form, it also holds locally for surfaces in some non-Euclidean curved spaces if the metric tensor is positive-definite.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilbert_space#Pythagorean_identity

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_tensor#Arclength_and_the_line_element

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:18 | 5132714 X.inf.capt
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fat chance!

tptb are gearing up for WW3..

get ready for WW2 level rationing!

Bitchez!
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:19 | 5132715 HomeBrewPrepper
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Airborne, or not?

You want your Ebola, you can have your Ebola

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:13 | 5133145 franzpick
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Over 180 Ebola infected M.D.s and medical professionals, wearing and using proper protective clothing, 80-plus of which are now DEAD, didn't get EVD by making 180 careless mistakes allowing themselves contact with 'bodily fluids': the current Ebola is a new, probably moist-air and moist-contact transmissable strain, the ultimate pandemic statistical results of which will make fools of WHO, the CDC, and the world's vaccine-and-money-minded financial and medical braniacs.

Watch WHO and the rest cover their tracks by BURYING THE DEATH COUNTS along with the unrecorded victims in the statistical twilight of 'shadow zones'.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 23:29 | 5133185 kumquatsunite
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You have just pointed out one of the big problems; think it was one of the "disease" books that noted the problem is that these diseases, the lethal ones, kill the medical personnel, and then who takes care of people? Then how is it stopped?

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 07:49 | 5133699 Urban Redneck
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To put the deaths of over 100 (we were at 80 a couple weeks ago) doctors and nurses in context:

Combined Population Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone- 18.5 million

Estimated Totals:

1064 Physicians
7066 Nursing Midwifery & Other Health Workers

582 Pharmaceutical personnel
494 Health management & support workers
371 Laboratory health workers
288 Community and traditional health workers
45 Dentistry personnel

By way of comparison, New York state has roughly same population, but about 48,000 doctors instead of about 1000 (882 of which are concentrated in Guinea... so most people probably can't imagine how bad the situation in Liberia and Sierra Leone actually is). If the same 1.5% of those doctors were to drop dead of ebola NY state would "only" loose 720 doctors.

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.MED.PHYS.ZS
https://data.un.org/Default.aspx (for population and growth rates)

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 08:03 | 5133743 dizzyfingers
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"To put the deaths of over 100 (we were at 80 a couple weeks ago) doctors and nurses in context:"

Thanks. Keep common sense coming please.

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