Ebola – 2018

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The 2nd outbreak of Ebola this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo could turn out to be worse then the 2014-2015 outbreak that killed many.  We’re not hearing to much about it in the American Media because:

  1. They’d rather talk politics than Ebola

  2. It doesn’t directly affect them so why report it?

  3. Most American probably don’t care to much about it as it doesn’t directly affect them.

  4. Everytime the media runs on something like Ebola they overdo it so badly people stop listening.

A great deal of Congo is in a war zone and refugees are fleeing the fighting. The odds of it spreading from the fairly remote Villages of past Outbreaks to large population centers is increasing daily.

Today, this crossed the wires:

DRC records first Ebola case in eastern city of Butembo – The East African

In Summary

  • DRC has recorded its first case of Ebola in the eastern trading hub of Butembo.
  • The city has a population of about 900,000, and strong trade links to neighbouring Uganda.
  • The current Ebola outbreak is believed to have killed 85 people since July and infected another 39

http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/scienceandhealth/DRC-records-first-Ebola-case-in-major-eastern-city-of-Butembo/3073694-4745472-er0xcs/index.html

Needless to say, I think that even the American Press might be talking about Ebola very soon.

Other articles on the current ebola outbreak from my page  Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses

Congo declares new Ebola outbreak – The East African – posted 8/12/18

http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/scienceandhealth/-DR-Congo-announces-fresh-Ebola-outbreak-/3073694-4692694-4mlwnez/index.html

War Zone Complicates Ebola Vaccine Rollout in Latest Outbreak – Scientific American – posted 8/28/18

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Refugee camp in North Kivu on May 3, 2018. Ebola vaccines will be difficult to dispense in the North Kivu province owing to conflict zones in some areas. Credit: Alex McBride Getty Images
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/war-zone-complicates-ebola-vaccine-rollout-in-latest-outbreak/

WHO calls for free and secure access in responding to Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo | WHO | Regional Office for Africa- posted 8/28/18

https://www.afro.who.int/news/who-calls-free-and-secure-access-responding-ebola-outbreak-democratic-republic-congo

War and Ebola: A double nightmare in eastern DRC | News24 – posted 8/29/18

https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/war-and-ebola-a-double-nightmare-in-eastern-drc-20180816

Ebola outbreak is most dangerous test of world’s ability to respond since global crisis – posted 8/29/18

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Medical workers disinfect a coffin inside an Ebola treatment center in Beni. JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images
https://www.statnews.com/2018/08/16/ebola-outbreak-challenges/?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=d82283cf5e-MR_COPY_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-d82283cf5e-150152697

Ebola treatment challenged by DR Congo rebel activity – BBC News – posted 8/29/18

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UN teams cannot travel without an armed escort as the region has suffered deadly unrest by insurgents
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45295217?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook&ocid=socialflow_facebook

Ebola death toll rises to 75 in DRC | News24 – posted 8/29/18

https://www.news24.com/Africa/News/ebola-death-toll-rises-to-75-in-drc-20180828

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