Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Ebola Updates ( November 5, 2014 ) News and views on the 2014 outbreak !


Fifth Sierra Leone doctor dies from ; apparent case drop in Liberia; today's news summary

A Sierra Leonean mortuary worker on the dangerous and often thankless task of preparing Ebola victims for burial

Ebola How one village road separates the dying from the living: via

Sierra Leone: Ebola Training Centre and 50 Bed Treatment Unit to Open in Sierra Leone with

Ebola Survivors may Face Devastating After Effects

Ebola: Australia pledges $20m for Sierra Leone treatment centre: Government outsources medical mission to priv...


HERE’S Why Ebola Is No Longer In the News

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Forbes’ David Kroll – an adjunct professor at Duke University Medical Center -  notes:
The Associated Press and other press outlets have agreed not to report on suspected cases of Ebola in the United States until a positive viral RNA test is completed.
In other words, the mainstream media has agreed not to report on anysuspected Ebola cases.
I guess the Ebola czar has been a busy boy, after all ... you know,preventing panic and all that.

Thousands break quarantine to find food in Sierra Leone

Ebola Quarantine TEP
November 2014 – SIERRA LEONE – Thousands of people in Sierra Leone are being forced to violate Ebola quarantines to find food because deliveries are not reaching them, aid agencies said. Large swaths of the West African country have been sealed off to prevent the spread of Ebola, and within those areas many people have been ordered to stay in their homes. The government, with help from the U.N.’s World Food Program, is tasked with delivering food and other services to those people. But there are many “nooks and crannies” in the country that are being missed, Jeanne Kamara, Christian Aid’s Sierra Leone representative, said Tuesday. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed nearly 5,000 people, and authorities have gone to extreme lengths to bring it under control, including the quarantines in Sierra Leone. Similar restrictions have also been used in Liberia and Guinea, the two other countries hardest hit by the epidemic. Some efforts have begun to show progress. The situation is Guinea is improving, as is the quality of care for Ebola patients, thanks to international aid, said Aboubakar Sidiki Diakite, an official with the country’s Health Ministry, who was visiting Paris on Tuesday. But more treatment centers and medical teams are still needed, the World Health Organization said at a news conference in Geneva on Tuesday. There are currently 16 treatment centers up and running and 58 more planned. To staff those centers, 500 foreign health care workers and 4,000 national ones are still needed.