By Steve Dellar  |  05-18-2018   News
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The deadly Ebola virus reached the city of Mbandaka, which houses a million citizens, two days ago, whilst the World Health Organisation admitted they knew about 11 new cases already, raising fears that the urban outbreak many warned about may already be happening.

Although health officials in Mbandaka state they are ready to cope, there are only 5 hospital beds in that city capable of dealing with Ebola patients.

Furthermore, not only are there too few insulation places in the hospitals where the disease has popped up so far, the experimental medicine that the WHO wants to distribute cannot yet be given to the population.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREAKING: Congo health ministry announces 11 new confirmed Ebola cases, 2 deaths in suspected cases amid outbreak in northwest.</p>&mdash; The Associated Press (@AP) <a href="https://twitter.com/AP/status/997248114175062019?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Even though a stock of 4,000 vaccines was flown in this week, land transport is a major problem in Congo. The drug must be stored in nitrogen at a temperature of -60 to -80 degrees Celsius which is a condition hard to come by in one of the poorest countries in Africa.

Related coverage: http://thegoldwater.com/news/26300-Ebola-Outbreak-New-Phase-As-Virus-Reaches-1-Million-City-23-Dead

As stated in our earlier coverage, the Ebola virus, which caused 23 confirmed deaths so far, reached the Congolese port city much quicker than expected. In recent weeks, about 40 patients with Ebola symptoms from villages deep in the jungle, about 200 kilometers away had been reported. But yesterday it was all hands on deck as authorities confirmed a new case in the big city of Mbandaka.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread to Mbandaka, a northwestern city of 1.2 million people <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/tictocnews?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#tictocnews</a> <a href="https://t.co/vECgShIwgO">https://t.co/vECgShIwgO</a> <a href="https://t.co/aKb98ruxZK">pic.twitter.com/aKb98ruxZK</a></p>&mdash; TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) <a href="https://twitter.com/tictoc/status/997266146092113920?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 18, 2018</a></blockquote>

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In a remote area, an Ebola patient infects on average two people. In a busy city, or in places where many people come, such as in clinics and at funerals, that can go up to twenty infections per sick person.

Related coverage: http://thegoldwater.com/news/25525-Congo-New-Ebola-Outbreak-Confirmed-17-Dead-So-Far

Doctors Without Borders (Medecins San Frontières) country coordinator Mr. Julien Raickman: “All media are switched on. Especially the radio is important in Congo. There we constantly insist on hygiene: wash your hands, clean up.''

Source:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/17/drc-ebola-outbreak-in-new-phase-with-case-in-north-west-city-officials

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Anonymous No. 26410 1526637088

Having been thru the last Global Ebola scare 2010-2012.

I'd like to remind everyone how quickly it spread OUTSIDE Africa and a few cases that flew into the USA, UK, & EU. All because of various countries relaxed PC travel standards.

eg. Obama Amnesty and ICE no catch and no hold policies at that time.

So next time you are in that Doctors office or ER and see that sign asking if you traveled to So and So Africa in the last ___ days remember there are over 1,400 flights a day out of Africa, with passengers headed to Europe, the Middle East, South America, The Med, Asia, Eur-Asia, Down Under and yes United PC States of America.

Anonymous No. 26415 1526638068

Was thinking you should go fuck yourself, but … hmm.

Anonymous No. 26421 1526640632

Good luck Ebola-chan!

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