Uganda Ebola Outbreak Spreads To Local Prison

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While world markets are transfixed by what central planners in various continents may do, but really just say, a tragedy in Africa continues to develop, as the recently reported Ebola outbreak in the infamous country of Uganda, which is not Spain, has now spread to a local prison, even as the number of infected cases has doubled in the last several days since we first reported on this most recent Outbreak which luckily has for now not spread outside of the country. CNN reports: "The hospital at the center of an Ebola outbreak in Uganda is now dealing with 30 suspected cases, including five from Kibaale prison, Dr. Dan Kyamanywa said Thursday. Three patients at Kagadi hospital have been confirmed as having the virus, said Kyamanywa, a district health officer. Doctors are now testing the suspected cases urgently so they can separate confirmed cases from those who do not have the disease, Doctors Without Borders said. Suspected cases are still trickling into the hospital, Kyamanywa said. At least 16 people have died in the current outbreak."


"We do expect the number of suspected cases to increase," he said. "It's important to break transmission and reduce the number of contacts that suspected cases have."


There is a fear that the outbreak will spread to the capital, but it is unlikely, he said.


Many patients fled Kagadi hospital when Ebola was confirmed, he said, and the hospital is struggling to respond to all the call-outs to suspected cases.


"Right now there is no treatment for Ebola, so the most effective measure we can take is to contain the spread of the disease," said Olimpia de la Rosa, the Doctors Without Borders emergency coordinator for Uganda Ebola intervention.


"That is why we need to start working immediately. Other cases need to be rapidly identified because containment is what can stop it," said the expert from the aid group, which is also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres.


The Ugandan government has asked people in western Uganda to travel by public transport only if it is necessary.

Here one may wonder if, just as in the case of Fukushima, the media is not reporting the full severity of the situation:

Market day was canceled Wednesday after Uganda's president warned people not to gather in large groups.

Health officials urged the public to report any suspected cases, to avoid contact with anyone infected and to wear gloves and masks while disinfecting bedding and clothing of infected people. Officials also advised avoiding public gatherings in the affected district.


Teams in Uganda are taking an aggressive approach, including trying to track down anyone who came into contact with patients infected with the virus and health workers have been gearing up for better protection of health workers and an influx of cases.


The workers include people from Uganda's ministry of health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

And of course, the biggest concern is getting one of those infected but asymptomatic on board of a plane and headed for Europe of the US. The resulting panic would be quite unwelcome. Or welcome, depending on one administration's need to force a social clamp down.

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Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:06 | 2673432 veyron
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Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:09 | 2673450 Clueless Economist
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I wish we could put Jon Corzine in an Ebola-Infested, Third World hellhole prison in Uganda.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:13 | 2673466 idea_hamster
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...or Camden, NJ?

Coming soon to a town near you....

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:21 | 2673505 Richard Chesler
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...or Capitol Hill.

One can only wish.


Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:23 | 2673512 ZerOhead
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Ebola... you can't get that from opening an Ungandan Email can you?

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:29 | 2673546 saturn
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Nope. Only from american one.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:32 | 2673564 Colombian Gringo
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Let's invite a few Ugandans to address Congress...

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:40 | 2673613 AldousHuxley
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Time to send banksters there to do some community service.

Bonus if they get ebola and just die off in Africa. At least their fat will feed hungry Africans children.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:44 | 2673632 saturn
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Well, I am sure they would call for the intimidating powers of the Secretary of State, which would make the deadly disease to back off in a hurry. Becuase between gazing into the eyes of the Medusa and running away, I would rather choose the latter option.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:54 | 2673679 ZeroAvatar
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You can ward off the Medusas by carrying a bust of Hellary in your pocket.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 16:05 | 2673713 forexskin
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just hope this sucker doesn't go aerosol transmission, or we're headed for the Georgia Guidestones.

naaw, they wouldn't want that, would they?

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 16:18 | 2673790 Randall Cabot
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I thought Bill Gates was over there vaccinating everybody against this stuff!?!?

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 22:10 | 2674676 FEDbuster
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Major thinning of the herd, if this thing breaks out of Uganda.  What was the title of the book on Ebola?  I think it came out in the 1980s?  Terrible way to die, takes a couple weeks with lots of blood coming out all of your orifices.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 22:58 | 2674763 akak
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Terrible way to die, takes a couple weeks with lots of blood coming out all of your orifices.

So, what part do banksters play in this disease?  Clearly, they are involved somehow.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 23:22 | 2674797 FEDbuster
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"The Hot Zone" by Richard Preston 1994

Ebola is the real deal, not some bird, swine, etc...flu. 

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 01:06 | 2674932 cycloptron
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couple weeks is far too long for a banker...

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:38 | 2673599 ZerOhead
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Apple users > IBola

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:43 | 2673622 AldousHuxley
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comes in a nice box, and that would be Chinese strain of the kind.

You have to wait in line for 2 days outside Apple Store though to get it.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 17:39 | 2673602 AlaricBalth
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Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:22 | 2673511 AlaricBalth
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Let me know when the headline reads, "Ebola Outbreak Spreads To JP Morgan Executive Boardroom".

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:35 | 2673582 Papasmurf
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This sounds like a porn fantasy.  Where to I open my account? I'm looking for PPV, starting with the highest crooks.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:51 | 2673671 AldousHuxley
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doesn't even have to be that extreme with ebola and all.


just video tape kicking some bank exec in the balls and people will pay to see it.


heck, that should be Ron Paul's campaigning.

Motto: "I kick banksters in the balls"

Campaign Ad: "Ron Paul kicking banksters in the balls. This is all I need to demostrate to become the next president"

Forget writing books, just release "ball kickers gone wild DVD"

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:33 | 2673567 indio007
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That's just sick.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:36 | 2673575 Colombian Gringo
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Quoting Clueless economist: I wish we could put Jon Corzine in an Ebola-Infested, Third World hellhole prison in Uganda.


Heck, what did the Ugandans ever do to us to deserve Corzine? Ebola at least kills its victums rapidly, and leaves the financial system intact.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:44 | 2673619 Peter Pan
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Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:42 | 2673620 Peter Pan
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The suggestion to put Jon Corzine in a eubola infested prison in a third world prison in Uganda is depicable. I think the conditions and disease these inmates face are more than enough without introducing vermin like Corzine into their system.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 16:05 | 2673722 toms
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In addition to JC...add all Congressmen and lobbyists

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 16:14 | 2673764 LMAOLORI
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 16:19 | 2673806 Randall Cabot
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Don't forget Bankflein.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 17:45 | 2674113 Race Car Driver
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Closing of Places of Entertainment


All cinemas, theaters and other places of entertainment are to be closed immediately until further notice. Sports gatherings and all gatherings for purposes of entertainment and amusement, whether outdoor or indoor, which involve large numbers congregating together, are prohibited until further notice. This refers especially to gatherings for purposes of entertainment, but, people are earnestly requested not to crowd together in any circumstances.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:06 | 2673433 bob_dabolina
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Keep the hits rollin'

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:11 | 2673456 malikai
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Don't forget Anthrax.

Also, Oil, Diamonds, Gold, Copper, and increasingly Agricultural exports.

Africa is relevant.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:12 | 2673465 bob_dabolina
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What continent doesn't have that shit?

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:14 | 2673470 malikai
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Europe, it's somewhat large trading partner.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:17 | 2673485 idea_hamster
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Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:21 | 2673508 bob_dabolina
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Does anything live in Antartica other than Al Gore funded yuppies looking for carbon tarnished snow flakes?

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:29 | 2673541 Nobody For President
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Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:31 | 2673554 Lohn Jocke
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Of course! They have  Oil, Diamonds, Gold, Copper, and increasingly Agricultural exports.

Antartica is relevant.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:58 | 2673692 malikai
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+1 for solid trollage.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 16:09 | 2673745 akak
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Why do so many forget the first "c"?

It is Antarctica.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 16:09 | 2673746 Quantum Nucleonics
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Antarctica has vasts amounts of diamonds, gold, copper, oil, and all the rest.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 16:18 | 2673797 Widor
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They've got a nice lake preserved under millions of years of ice:

Probably will be the elites drinking source one day

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 19:28 | 2674352 Uncle Remus
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- China


Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:09 | 2673447 Dr. Engali
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You know I'm not a big believer in the "end times"....but sometimes current events make me wonder.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:38 | 2673601 MachoMan
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on a long enough timeline...

If you hear someone say "the end of times" then hold on to your wallet...

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:09 | 2673448 NERVEAGENTVX

Long dead n****R storage?

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:18 | 2673492 Vincent Vega
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I didn't see a sign in the yard.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:23 | 2673514 ParkAveFlasher
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I buy good coffee because I like to taste it.  My wife goes shopping, she buys shit.

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 02:53 | 2675006 MisterMousePotato
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That's because there isn't a sign there.

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 15:19 | 2673495 General Decline
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You're talking about naggers, I assume? Naggers are sooo annoying.

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