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Fri Aug 29, 2014, 08:54 PM

 

Ebola outbreak: Senegal confirms first case

Source: BBC News

Senegal's health minister has confirmed a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country to be affected by the outbreak.

Awa Marie Coll Seck told reporters on Friday that a young man from Guinea had travelled to Senegal despite having been infected with the virus. The man was immediately placed in quarantine, she added.

The current outbreak, which began in Guinea, has killed more than 1,500 people across the region.

At least 3,000 people have been infected with the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned it could get much worse and infect more than 20,000 people.


Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28983554



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another_liberal Aug 2014 OP
quadrature Aug 2014 #1
another_liberal Aug 2014 #2
quadrature Aug 2014 #3
another_liberal Aug 2014 #4
XemaSab Aug 2014 #5
quadrature Aug 2014 #6
XemaSab Aug 2014 #7

Response to another_liberal (Original post)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 09:08 PM

1. when will the alarm bell go off?

 

100K dead
1 million
10 million
more than that?

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Response to quadrature (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 09:16 PM

2. It has . . .

 

"What should we do now?"

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 09:25 PM

3. at what point, will we start to hear about travel bans?

 

non-essential air travel should be banned now.
just my opinion.

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Response to quadrature (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 09:31 PM

4. Something like that, I guess . . .

 

Or we could just trust in luck, and hope for the best?

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Response to quadrature (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 10:21 PM

5. At least out of the affected countries

Effective immediately, and even for people who are showing no symptoms.

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 11:33 PM

6. my concern is...politicians are worried about disrupting the economy...

 

and won't act until there are bodies in the street

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Response to quadrature (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 29, 2014, 11:37 PM

7. Oh, there are already bodies in the street

They're just not white bodies... yet.

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