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I would call 120 infected in 3 month highly virulent as the swine flue effected hundreds of thousands in the same time...The Spanish flu effected tens of millions.

 

 

There's 6 other ebola events that have killed more people since 1976.

 



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Worst Ebola Outbreak in Seven Years Kills 83 in Guinea

 

The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in seven years climbed to 83 in Guinea as the aid organization Doctors Without Borders said the disease’s geographical spread marks the flare-up as unprecedented.

In neighboring Liberia, one of two confirmed cases has died, while a second person who died with a suspected Ebola infection tested negative for the virus, the World Health Organization said in a statement. Both confirmed cases in Liberia were exposed to Ebola in Guinea, Gregory Hartl, a WHO spokesman, said on Twitter.

 

http://www.bloomberg...toll-rises.html



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"A total of 122 patients are suspected of contracting Ebola and 78 have died, Doctors Without Borders said." http://www.cnn.com/2...bola/index.html

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BBC has a more present report saying 127 have been suspection of contraction.

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That's just in Guinea though right



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You know that future is good when less than 100 dead equals "massive outbreak". Black death killed a MILLION times more people.


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Saudi Arabia banned Guinea and Liberian people from the 2014 hajj pilgrimage.  



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You know that future is good when less than 100 dead equals "massive outbreak". Black death killed a MILLION times more people.

 

Not quite, the massive outbreak of Ebola is relative. This one is certainly the most geographically spread outbreak ever, even if it isn't the deadliest.



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Odd.... It seems like the case in Liberia may be unrelated to the Guinea ones

http://www.aljazeera...3486515456.html



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Mali is also reporting suspected cases? Bizarre. Something must be spreading the Ebola around, this is not a disease that simply occurs...



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Ebola suspected in Europe: “Broken through all containment efforts”

April 21, 2014  1:00 AM EDT

 

Though officials at the World Health Organization are feverishly working to stop the spread of the Ebola virus in what is now seven African nations, their efforts may be for naught. In Guinea, a hot spot for the deadly contagion, government health officials have said that the outbreak is nearly under control. Yet, Reuters reports that the government “planned to stop publicly releasing the death toll to avoid causing unnecessary panic.”

 

But panic may be in order.

 

Despite the best efforts of emergency health workers it appears that virus may have crossed out of Africa into Europe.

The outbreak of Ebola Virus in seven west African countries has broken through all containment efforts and is spreading like wildfire.  According to Christian Relief groups working in Guinea and Liberia, the number of confirmed infections jumped 15% in just the last 24 hours. In addition, 40 illegal alien migrant workers from the outbreak area, who came ashore in Pisa, Italy, are showing signs of Ebola infection and are being isolated in Pisa Italy because of fever and “conjunctivitis” (bloody around the eyes).  According to the World Health Organization, this strain of Ebola is entirely new and although it is close to the Zaire strain, it is different, thus accounting for false-negative test results . . . . . for weeks!

 

Those false-negative results meant people who were actually infected with Ebola, were returned to their families and neighborhoods to recover from what they believed was the Flu or a case of food poisoning, only to spread the Ebola further. 

 

The result has been a complete loss of containment of this Ebola outbreak.

 

With the likely arrival of Ebola in Pisa, Italy, the European continent is now at severe risk.

 

Read more: http://intellihub.co...inment-efforts/



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Shit. Well at least the sight of rich white people dying will actually get vaccination efforts moving.

And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.


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Uh oh...

It may end up as well like bird flu or SARS or something - more panic than actual damage.


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Don't we all love illegal immigrants.

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Oh no.

 

...But did you know that Poland was one of few countries unaffected by Black Death? Now, with open borders and aviation, we may be screwed though.



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Shit.

 

Shit shit shit shit shit.

 

Now a carrier is going to fly all over the world and spread it... then we have a global pandemic.

 

Well at least the sight of rich white people dying will actually get vaccination efforts moving. 

 

 

Lol, good point.


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http://www.realclear...ion_108610.html



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A report about the possibility of the Ebola virus reaching Italy allegedly appeared on news wires in the past 24 hours but was allegedly yanked by government officials for “national security reasons.”  

Brace yourselves.

 

http://www.inquisitr...nd-into-europe/  







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