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Oct 12 09:57

Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

Following news that a healthcare working in Dallas has tested positive for Ebola, a top official at the National Institutes of Health said Sunday that the “system worked.”

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“This was a breach in protocol,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Officials in Dallas said a healthcare worker who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first U.S. Ebola patient who died last week, has tested positive for the deadly virus despite following CDC precautions, such as wearing a mask, gloves, gown and face shield.

“We know that this person had direct contact with the patient,” Fauci said.

Fauci said officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will review the incident to find out how the transmission happened. They will then “fortify” the protocol to make sure it is followed, he added.

“We do know that when you do follow that protocol, it works,” Fauci said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This attitude REALLY has a "blame the victim" feel to it.

IF this nurse did follow the protocol, the CDC guidelines do not work, because they are not allowing for the possibility that this virus can survive, in some form, airborne.

And THAT is something that no one in the alleged "scientific community" wants to contemplate.

Oct 12 09:49

BEX ALERT - CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

Top federal health officials said Sunday that the Ebola diagnosis in a health care worker who treated Thomas Eric Duncan at a Texas hospital clearly indicates a breach in safety protocol.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Note that they have no evidence of a protocol breach. Dr. Tom Frieden is taking the position that the CDC's protocols, based on contact-only infection, are perfect, and that therefore if this nurse has Ebola, then it MUST be something she did wrong!

Talk about blaming the victim!

Frieden is thinking like a politician, not a scientist. Especially in the wake of the revelation that CDC rigged its own 2004 study on vaccines and autism, he does not want to admit that CDC's declaration that Ebola is spread only by direct contact is wrong, and that the protocols established on that assumption are inadequate for aerosol and surface infections. The WHO, Canadian Health Service, and historical precedent strongly support Ebola transmission via aerosolized secretions and contaminated surfaces, for which the recommended CDC safeguards are not adequate. Frieden wants all the coming Ebola funding to go to CDC. So Frieden will continue to promote the claim that Ebola is only transmitted by direct contact, that CDC's protocols will work, and that any resulting infections have to be the patient's fault.

Oct 12 08:59

That Big Methane Release In The Southwest USSA

Over an extended period of time, a lot of people heard a grinding, droning, humming sound that would go on and on for hours or days at a time, somewhat reminiscent of the sound of a powerful diesel engine idling or working under load.

The source of the infamous "Taos Hum" remains unexplained to this day.

Various explanations have been proffered, including the possibility that many people are hearing the low-frequency, grinding noises of the clandestine TBMs (tunnel boring machines) being used by the Shadow Government to make secret, subterranean tunnel networks.

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Oct 12 08:43

New Jersey officials order "symptom-less" NBC News crew into Ebola quarantine

The NBC News crew had agreed with New Jersey health officials to sequester themselves upon return the United States but then failed to do so, Donna Leusner, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Department of Health, said in a statement.

The mandatory quarantine was issued late on Friday and will ensure the group remains confined until Oct. 22, the end of a 21-day maximum incubation period for Ebola, Leusner said.

Oct 12 08:41

EBOLA. At Least Two Smoking Guns Pointing at a Global Conspiracy of Death

A hundred years ago in China people payed doctors to keep
them well. It was therefore in the doctors’ interests to do so.
Today we only pay doctors to treat the symptoms of ‘disease’.
It is therefore, in the Doctors’ interest that we be unwell as
often as possible.

Oct 12 08:22

Super Typhoon Vongfong Intensifies to Strongest Typhoon of 2014; Storm on Direct Path to Hit Japan

With people in Japan still reeling from the impact of the recent Typhoon Phanfone, weather experts from across the world are warning the residents in the areas hard hit from that storm that they are about to be slammed again, this time by Typhoon Vongfong, a monster storm system that was recently upgraded to super typhoon status.

Experts at The Weather Channel (TWC) report that on Monday, Vongfong had been measured as the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane. However, rapid intensification overnight and into Tuesday has now created the strongest typhoon on record for the 2014 season.

Oct 12 08:21

Huge Plunge in Kindergartener’s Vaccination Rates: Officials Stumped

The number of parents deciding not to vaccinate their children is growing at an alarming rate – at least according to officials who are now nonplussed at the waking of humanity.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We have seen these manufacturers make some pretty bad mistakes in the past. The recent "epidemics" of measles and mumps overwhelmingly hit children who had received the MMR vaccine. Those who had not had the vaccine suffered much lower infection rates. The current Enterovirus outbreak is primarily hitting the children who had the "Triple whammy" of the MMR, Seasonal Flu, and polio vaccines. The symptoms of this illness are very close to those of polio, including permanent paralysis and some deaths, and may be a repeat of the disaster in India in 2011 in which a polio vaccine triggered polio symptoms such as permanent paralysis in 47,500 patients. India is now suing the promoters of the polio vaccine campaign.

In 1976 there was an outbreak of Swine Flu in the United States and the US Government ordered mandatory vaccinations, which had to stopped when it turned out the vaccine was killing 50 times as many people as the flu itself. During a more recent Swine Flu scare, the vaccines triggered an epidemic of Guillain-Barre syndrome. The 2009 "When Pigs Fly" flu was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, only after it artificially lowered the threshold of number of cases needed to make that headline-grabbing claim. People were stampeded into purchasing Tamiflu. Later studies showed that Tamiflu was no better at dealing with the flu than ordinary acetaminophen!

Today the big money is in the HPV vaccines, supposedly administered to prevent Cervical cancer, and given to girls (and oddly enough boys) too young to engage in sexual activity, and requiring an additional shot when they reach maturity. One of the most popular HPV vaccine, Gardasil, has harmed a great many patients, with symptoms that include sterility! Many nations, such as Japan, are dropping support for mandated HPV shots.

Fraud is rampant in the vaccine industry. In one case a researcher "testing" a new HIV vaccine spiked the test samples with HIV antibodies to make it look like the vaccine was working.

For a long time, parents of children who developed autism following the 36 vaccinations now recommended for children claimed there was a link between the vaccine and autism, most likely tied in with the mercury based preservative Thimerosal. But in 2004 the CDC released a report claiming that no link was found between MMR vaccines and autism. More recently, one of the doctors who worked on that report for the CDC, William W. Thompson, has blown the whistle that the CDC rigged the 2004 study to protect the vaccine industry profits. Despite this revelation, the orthodox medical establishment still cites the 2004 CDC report to assure parents that vaccines do not cause autism. The US has an autism rate of 1 child out of every 68, higher than any other nation on Earth. It is worth noting that among the American Amish, who refuse vaccines for religious reasons, the rate of autism is1 in 10,000.

Back in 1918, at the end of WW1, a pandemic swept the globe ultimately killing more people than had died in the war itself. The public was told it was a "Spanish" flu to obscure its real origins in a series of vaccine trials at Camp Funston (now Fort Riley) in the US, from which it spread to the rest of the globe with the deployment of infected US troops.

So now the same corporations that did all the above (and even worse) along with the same government that lied to you about the Spanish Flu, Saddam's nukes, and the 2004 CDC autism study expect us to trust them when they start pumping who knows what into our children's arms.

I don't think so!

Oct 12 08:01

2nd person in U.S. tests positive for Ebola

The nurse was involved in Duncan's second visit to the hospital, when he was admitted for treatment, and was wearing protective gear as prescribed by the CDC: gown, gloves, mask and shield, Varga said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, so the CDC's recommended protection doesn't work, based on the CDC's continued insistence that Ebola is only passed by direct contact with an infected person. The WHO, past experience (such as Reston), and USAMRIID all strongly suggest Ebola is transmissible by air in aerosolized secretions, and handle Ebola as a BSL4 hot agent, meaning totally enclosed plastic suits with isolated air supplies and full decontamination of everyone leaving the hot zone before being allowed into the outside world.

It is time for the government to start treating Ebola as a real problem, and not just an inconvenience for the coming holiday shopping season. It is time to stop spending billions of dollars murdering Muslims and propping up Israel and start spending the taxpayer's money on the proper equipment for hospitals and communities to deal with this issue properly.



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Oct 12 07:32

New Jersey Enforces Isolation Order for NBC Crew Exposed to Ebola Patient

New Jersey officials have issued a mandatory quarantine order for members of an NBC crew that was exposed to a cameraman with Ebola after a voluntary 21-day isolation agreement was violated.

The order went into effect Friday night and lasts until Oct. 22.

Oct 11 13:19

Medical robot kills Ebola with UV light

A San Antonio-based medical device manufacturing company called Xenex has developed a robot that can kill Ebola or other viruses using just two minutes of ultraviolet light pulses. The robot, named "Little Moe," takes just five minutes to eradicate viruses from a single room, the company said.

The company made the announcement as the ongoing Ebola epidemic continues to grab headlines around the world. To date, more than 7,470 people have become infected, nearly all of whom in West Africa, and at least 3,439 people have died. Yet these number are widely regarded as severe underestimates. In addition, the number of people infected with the disease is doubling every 20 to 30 days.

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A shortwave UV lamp can be made using a fluorescent lamp tube with no phosphor coating. These lamps emit ultraviolet light with two peaks in the UVC band at 253.7 nm and 185 nm due to the mercury within the lamp. Eighty-five to 90% of the UV produced by these lamps is at 253.7 nm, whereas only five to ten percent is at 185 nm[citation needed]. The fused quartz glass tube passes the 253 nm radiation but blocks the 185 nm wavelength. Such tubes have two or three times the UVC power of a regular fluorescent lamp tube. These low-pressure lamps have a typical efficiency of approximately thirty to forty percent, meaning that for every 100 watts of electricity consumed by the lamp, they will produce approximately 30–40 watts of total UV output. These "germicidal" lamps are used extensively for disinfection of surfaces in laboratories and food processing industries, and for disinfecting water supplies.

Oct 11 13:03

“Genetic Strains of Ebola that have Never been Seen Before”. Media Lies and US Government Coverup

Here, we’ll quickly review a few very weighty MSM/U.S. Government Ebola lies before discussing what may be the most dangerous Ebola lie yet, which involves the risk of false negative Ebola tests. The lies in the next few paragraphs are mentioned in this article primarily because they might intersect in disconcerting ways with the false negative problem—a problem the CDC and MSM would rather lie about and pretend does not exist.

Oct 11 13:02

ZIONISM’S PLAN TO SPREAD EBOLA

First zion helped the US establish ISIS, now they have plans for the monster ….

Spielberg couldn’t have written a funnier script even if he tried.

Oct 11 10:00

Texas Ebola Outbreak Results in Forced Quarantine, Blood Draws Or Arrest

The United States has taken action in light of the recent Ebola outbreak in Dallas, appearing to want to keep the issue isolated. The U.S. government has forced quarantine and blood draws from the family in Dallas where a member was found to have the virus. They face arrest if they don’t comply.

My question is – if the government was so keen on keeping this ‘virus’ (biowarfare) in control, why didn’t they restrict travel from countries where it is running rampant? Why have they not informed hospitals of the possible dangers? Why was this man, who sought medical attention, turned loose to possibly contaminate hundreds more people before the government then decided to use militia tactics for lock down?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What is that line from DC, "Never let a good crisis go to waste"?!?

What if this is less about keeping people safe than it is about using the fear this outbreak has caused as a weapon of psychological control as the "justification" for declaring national, martial law, suspending the Bill of Rights and Constitution, and postponing November's elections?!?

And please don't tell me Obama's advisers haven't thought about it, given what the polls look like right now!!!

Oct 11 09:53

Details of How Mandatory Ebola Vaccines Will Soon Be a Reality

What I learned from the meeting is that 0ver the next several days, the public is going to see several journalists revealing both classified and non classified material l related to the Ebola outbreak, and the subsequent deliberate spreading of Ebola through governmental inaction. The American people are also going to hear about operational details about how the government plans to deal with the Ebola outbreak.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The big pharmaceutical corporations are already drooling over the coming tsunami of cash, and indemnified by the Homeland Security Act and the "Fast track" legislation, are about to foist a whole array of unproven and possibly dangerous concoctions on a gullible public. We have seen these manufacturers make some pretty bad mistakes in the past. The recent "epidemics" of measles and mumps overwhelmingly hit children who had received the MMR vaccine. Those who had not had the vaccine suffered much lower infection rates. The current Enterovirus outbreak is primarily hitting the children who had the "Triple whammy" of the MMR, Seasonal Flu, and polio vaccines. The symptoms of this illness are very close to those of polio, including permanent paralysis and some deaths, and may be a repeat of the disaster in India in 2011 in which a polio vaccine triggered polio symptoms such as permanent paralysis in 47,500 patients. India is now suing the promoters of the polio vaccine campaign.

In 1976 there was an outbreak of Swine Flu in the United States and the US Government ordered mandatory vaccinations, which had to stopped when it turned out the vaccine was killing 50 times as many people as the flu itself. During a more recent Swine Flu scare, the vaccines triggered an epidemic of Guillain-Barre syndrome. The 2009 "When Pigs Fly" flu was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, only after it artificially lowered the threshold of number of cases needed to make that headline-grabbing claim. People were stampeded into purchasing Tamiflu. Later studies showed that Tamiflu was no better at dealing with the flu than ordinary acetaminophen!

Today the big money is in the HPV vaccines, supposedly administered to prevent Cervical cancer, and given to girls (and oddly enough boys) too young to engage in sexual activity, and requiring an additional shot when they reach maturity. One of the most popular HPV vaccine, Gardasil, has harmed a great many patients, with symptoms that include sterility! Many nations, such as Japan, are dropping support for mandated HPV shots.

Fraud is rampant in the vaccine industry. In one case a researcher "testing" a new HIV vaccine spiked the test samples with HIV antibodies to make it look like the vaccine was working.

For a long time, parents of children who developed autism following the 36 vaccinations now recommended for children claimed there was a link between the vaccine and autism, most likely tied in with the mercury based preservative Thimerosal. But in 2004 the CDC released a report claiming that no link was found between MMR vaccines and autism. More recently, one of the doctors who worked on that report for the CDC, William W. Thompson, has blown the whistle that the CDC rigged the 2004 study to protect the vaccine industry profits. Despite this revelation, the orthodox medical establishment still cites the 2004 CDC report to assure parents that vaccines do not cause autism. The US has an autism rate of 1 child out of every 68, higher than any other nation on Earth. It is worth noting that among the American Amish, who refuse vaccines for religious reasons, the rate of autism is1 in 10,000.

Back in 1918, at the end of WW1, a pandemic swept the globe ultimately killing more people than had died in the war itself. The public was told it was a "Spanish" flu to obscure its real origins in a series of vaccine trials at Camp Funston (now Fort Riley) in the US, from which it spread to the rest of the globe with the deployment of infected US troops.

So now the same corporations that did all the above (and even worse) along with the same government that lied to you about the Spanish Flu, Saddam's nukes, and the 2004 CDC autism study want to make a fast buck selling you a miracle cure for one of the most deadly diseases known to humans, and expect us to trust them when they start pumping who knows what into our arms.

I don't think so!

Oct 11 08:58

CDC Tracks Cell Phone Location Data to Halt Ebola

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking the approximate locations of cell phone users in West Africa who dial emergency call centers in an effort to predict the onset and spread of Ebola outbreaks.

Oct 11 08:57

Ottawa urging Canadians in three Ebola-ravaged West African countries to leave

Ottawa is urging any Canadians living in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia to leave the Ebola-ravaged countries while they still can, warning that the government cannot guarantee it would be able to evacuate expatriates who fall ill in West Africa.

Oct 11 08:56

British doctors and soldiers will not be guaranteed return to UK if they contract Ebola

British doctors, nurses and soldiers sent to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not automatically be brought back to the UK for treatment if they are infected with the virus.

A total of 750 British troops are being sent to Sierra Leone to tackle the Ebola outbreak, along with hundreds of NHS volunteers who responded to an appeal from the Chief Medical Officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies.

Oct 11 08:51

Public Health Emergency Declared In Connecticut Over Ebola: Civil Rights Suspended Indefinitely

We warned a week ago of the various possibilities surrounding an Ebola outbreak in America, and today we get some degree of confirmation of a medical-based martial-law coming to the US. Governor Dan Malloy has declared a Public Health Emergency in Connecticut, authorizing the "isolation of any individual reasonably believed to have been exposed to the Ebola virus." Simply put, as we noted previously, the State of Public Health Emergency allows bureaucrats to detain and force-vaccinate people without due process - despite not one single case being found in CT. If there is a major Ebola pandemic in America, all of the liberties and the freedoms that you currently enjoy would be gone.

Oct 11 08:02

Critics to Obama: 'Draconian Cuts' Have Been to US Public Services, Not War Budget

President Obama's comments on Wednesday that U.S. military spending is under threat of "draconian" cuts were met with immediate rebuke from analysts, who say the poor are bearing the brunt of austerity while the war budget remains largely untouched.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And that is a major reason this nation is not really prepared to handle an Ebola outbreak here!

Oct 11 07:57

Former Border Patrol Agent: CDC “Disappearing” Potential Ebola Victims

Former Border Patrol Agent Zach Taylor has divulged that the CDC is working with Border Patrol authorities and the Department of Homeland Security to disappear potential Ebola victims attempting to cross the border into the United States.

Oct 10 11:54

WHO: Ebola Death Toll Above 4,000

The total number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen above 4,000, the World Health Organization said Friday.

The Geneva-based U.N. agency said that 4,033 deaths confirmed, probably or suspected to have been caused by Ebola have now been recorded.

Oct 10 11:52

Virus researchers say Ebola could spread through air - and even spread without symptoms

The chorus of U.S. health officials constantly reassuring the public that Ebola can't transmit through the air is quickly tailing off, as virologists and other disease experts say "not so fast." Health experts know very little about the nature of the Ebola strain now in circulation, they say, and it appears as though the current iteration of the disease is much more virulent than previously believed.

Oct 10 11:23

CDC now endangering all Americans by pushing five irresponsible assumptions about Ebola transmission

There’s no subtle way to say this, so I’ll just state it outright: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has become a clear and present danger to the public health of all Americans. The agency’s continued repeating of lies based on false assumptions is already contributing to a dangerous, casual attitude about Ebola transmission that could cause this outbreak to explode across the United States.

Oct 10 10:32

Ebola cases doubling every 3-4 weeks, says UN envoy

The UN special envoy on Ebola says the number of people contracting the deadly virus is probably doubling every three-to-four weeks, and the response needs to be 20 times greater than it was at the beginning of October.

Oct 10 10:31

Ebola Risk Remains After Patient's Death

Patients with the Ebola virus are still contagious after death, so medical personnel must be cautious when handling Duncan's body and will follow the strict guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Oct 10 10:31

Column: Treat Ebola like a security threat

American public health officials face two formidable challenges: the possible spread of Ebola -- and the possible spread of panic about Ebola.

In the days since Dallas medical personnel apparently mishandled the case of Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian who'd recently traveled to the U.S., public health leaders here have scrambled to assure Americans that things are under control. Duncan, suffering from fever and abdominal pain, was sent home from a Dallas emergency room despite blazing red flags. The Ebola patient has now died.

So the assurances from federal officials haven't been too convincing.

Oct 10 09:58

YouTube - Images of Ebola

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This video is posted in response to those who question if the Ebola outbreak is real based on the claimed lack of photographs of victims showing the symptoms. Some are presented here.

Oct 10 09:52

Suspected Ebola cases mount in Europe as virus fears grow

As Europe gears up to deal with Ebola, more and more possible cases are emerging.

A Briton is suspected to have died from the virus in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

His hotel in Skopje has been sealed off, isolating a second Briton and staff.

Oct 10 08:05

BP Agent: Nothing Done to Secure Border from Ebola, Apprehensions at 30%

Border Patrol Agent and National Border Patrol Council #3307 Vice President Chris Cabrera said that “nothing” has been done to secure the border in the event the Ebola virus spreads to Central America, and that the apprehension rate on the border was down to about 30% on Thursday’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel.

Oct 10 08:00

Sticky Web Syndrome and the Dimensions of Dream.

The ghouls, wendigos and aswangs are getting high on a combination of medical waste and surgically detached body parts but... it's all in the spirit of community service, insofar as anything can be while also serving corporate greed, yes... I'm talking about Breast Cancer Awareness month. Now... it's all pink outside too. It's a tidy little racket they got there, as they shear the public for millions and millions of dollars, under the guise of collecting money for research into the disease which, they depend on for their livelihood. Oh no... under no circumstances do they want any kind of a cure to come around and there are already solutions for cancer and some very strong proactive preventatives as well. The truth is... anyway they can make this condition more epidemic, they're all for it. Sound cynical? It is the gospel truth. Look at what they are doing with Ebola. They designed and released this to be doing what it does.

Oct 10 07:58

Ebola Cases Surpass 8,000

Over 8,000 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have been infected with Ebola, according to new data from the World Health Organization (WHO).

The numbers show there were 2,799 new cases in the last 21 days.

Oct 10 07:46

Obama to Hide Obamacare Rates Till After Election Day

HealthCare.gov, the online portal where millions of Americans must by health insurance, will not display premiums for 2015 until after the 2014 elections, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Oct 10 07:45

The ominous math of the Ebola epidemic

When the experts describe the Ebola disaster, they do so with numbers. The statistics include not just the obvious ones, such as caseloads, deaths and the rate of infection, but also the ones that describe the speed of the global response.

Right now, the math still favors the virus.

Oct 10 07:43

Dem Pollster: Hispanics May Stay Home for Midterms Because Obama Delayed Exec Amnesty

A top Democratic pollster thinks Hispanic voters may sit out the 2014 midterm elections because President Barack Obama did not enact his executive amnesty by the end of the summer.

Pollster Celinda Lake told The Hill that Democrats face "a big uphill battle for the Latino turnout, and that's going to affect our candidates" in places like Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Georgia.

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So, Obama allowed all these illegals into the nation, carrying all these infectious illnesses like drug-resistant tuberculosis and Enterovirus, simply to create some new Democratic voters out of thin air!

Oct 10 07:36

Ireland on full Ebola alert as fears of deadly virus spreads

Experts warned that while the risk is low the virus could come straight from African countries affected by the disease into Ireland or from Irish missionaries or care workers.

Prime Minister Enda Kenny said “Ireland is preparing well for this in the event that a suspected case might come to our country and that’s being coordinated by Minister (Simon) Coveney, who has responsibility for the Emergency Response Unit.”

The National Isolation Unit in Dublin’s Mater Hospital has been prepared if a case does come to Ireland.

Oct 10 07:32

Pepsi and Coke take hammering in Mexico as junk food tax starts to bite

Mexico has become one of the few places Pepsi and Coke have seen declining sales after the country adopted anti-obesity laws last year. Concerned over the losses the US beverage industry seems determined to stop similar legislation at home.

PepsiCo saw a 3 percent drop in snack sales volume in Mexico, while reporting a higher quarterly profit in global sales on Thursday.

Its main rival Coca-Cola has also reported beverage volume declines in the Latin American country for the first half of the year, AP reports.

Oct 10 07:32

Fourteen quarantined in Spain with suspected Ebola infection

The number of patients put under quarantine in La Paz-Carlos III hospital in Madrid with suspicions of being infected with the Ebola virus, rose to 14 people on Friday.
Spain's TV quoted health officials saying that the condition of the Spanish nurse who was diagnosed with the virus last Monday had worsened, without much hope for her to be cured.

Oct 10 07:31

Spain seeks answers as seven more enter Ebola isolation

Seven people turned themselves in late on Thursday to an Ebola isolation unit in Madrid where Teresa Romero, the nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside Africa, lay gravely ill.

Alarm about Ebola's spread around Europe grew on Friday as Macedonia said it was checking for the virus in a British man who died within hours of being admitted to hospital in the capital Skopje on Thursday. A Prague hospital was testing a 56-year-old Czech man with symptoms of the virus.

In Spain, recriminations mounted over Romero, who was infected in hospital as she treated two Spanish missionaries who had caught the haemorrhagic fever in West Africa -- where Ebola has already killed around 4,000 people -- and remained undiagnosed for days despite reporting her symptoms.

Oct 10 07:16

Japan Braces for Typhoon Vongfong; U.S. Air Bases Put on Alert

Japan was preparing for Typhoon Vongfong on Friday, with the most powerful storm of the year packing winds gusting up to 156 mph as it powered north toward the Okinawa island chain that is home to U.S. military bases. Vongfong was downgraded from a "super typhoon" by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center Friday but was still the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, threatening to dump up to 19 inches of rain on Okinawa.

Oct 10 07:15

Ebola crisis: disease may already be in Britain as man dies on business trip

Ebola may already be in Britain, it was feared on Thursday night, after a businessman who had travelled to Macedonia became the first Briton to die from the disease.

Macedonian officials confirmed that the 57-year-old, who has not been named, had been suffering from fever, vomiting and internal bleeding and that his condition had deteriorated rapidly.

"These are all symptoms of Ebola, which raises suspicions with this patient," said Dr. Jovanka Kostovska of the health ministry's commission for infectious diseases.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The British press is now saying the man did not have Ebola, but as usual does not say what he did have that produced Ebola-like symptoms.

Oct 10 07:13

Madrid hospital staff quit over Ebola fears

Carlos III hospital in Madrid is scrambling to contract extra personnel as worries about lack of training and safety standards have left some staff refusing to attend to possible Ebola cases.

Fourteen people are in quarantine, including four health workers who treated Teresa Romero Ramos, the Spanish nurse who contracted the virus after treating an Ebola patient repatriated from Sierra Leone. Seven people including two hairdressers who had given Romero a beauty treatment before she was diagnosed with Ebola turned themselves in late on Thursday to the isolation unit. None had so far tested positive for the disease except Romero, whose condition was described by the hospital as serious but stable. Her treatment has included injections with antibodies extracted from the blood of Ebola survivors.

Oct 10 07:13

Assurances Are Given and a Deputy Goes Home, but Ebola Fears Persist

So far, there is no evidence the Ebola virus has spread in this vast metropolitan area of 6.5 million people. But fear has.

Officials on Thursday announced that a local sheriff’s deputy examined for possible infection with the virus had tested negative and was sent home from the hospital.

None of the other 48 people who officials say had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola at a hospital here Wednesday, have showed symptoms of infection. Because no one has been exposed in 11 days, officials say, the likelihood of a new case is diminishing.

But live images on local television of an ambulance racing the deputy to the hospital on Wednesday were enough to convince many here that Ebola was more dangerous than officials were letting on.

Oct 10 07:12

Fury of Dallas deputy's wife after CDC publicly announced his Ebola results before even telling HIM he was clear of the fatal disease

Fear gave way to fury for the wife of a Dallas cop who was briefly quarantined with possible Ebola symptoms Wednesday after the CDC told the media of his negative test results before even informing his family.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Public relations move.

Oct 09 16:05

Australian Nurse Is Found Not to Have Ebola

An Australian nurse who reported a fever after returning from Sierra Leone, where she had worked at an Ebola treatment hospital, has been found not to have the disease, health officials said on Friday.

Oct 09 16:04

Doctor Who Treated Spanish Ebola Patient: 'My Sleeves Were Short at All Times'

The doctor who treated Spanish Ebola patient Teresa Romero during the time she had not yet been confirmed to be carrying Ebola sent a scathing internal letter to superiors at his hospital, alleging that he only found out about her positive diagnosis in the media and was not properly equipped to protect himself.

Oct 09 16:04

Passenger with 'symptoms of Ebola' sends Birmingham firefighters to airport in hazmat gear as precaution

Birmingham firefighters in hazardous material protective gear have set up a command post after a passenger on-board a flight that arrived at the Shuttlesworth-International Airport showed "signs of symptoms of Ebola."

Oct 09 16:03

Ebola Patient Duncan Got 'High Level' of Care, Hospital Says

Thomas Eric Duncan, who died from Ebola Wednesday, got the best care possible, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said Thursday.

In its most complete statement yet, the hospital addresses a series of criticisms about Duncan’s care, including questions about experimental treatments.

Oct 09 15:44

Southcom General Predicts Illegals Will Bring Ebola to U.S.

The commander of the U.S. Southern Command, Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly, told an audience at the National Defense University illegal immigrants may bring Ebola to the United States.

“By the end of the year, there’s supposed to be 1.4 million people infected with Ebola and 62 percent of them dying, according to the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention],” Kelley said. “That’s horrific. And there is no way we can keep Ebola [contained] in West Africa.”

He said Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and other countries in Central America will not able to deal with the disease when it arrives in the Western Hemisphere.

Oct 09 14:32

As Spanish Ebola patient’s health deteriorates, two doctors who treated her are under observation

The health of Ebola-stricken Spanish nurse Teresa Romero Ramos worsened on Thursday, and two doctors who treated her were admitted to a hospital for observation.

Oct 09 13:56

Ebola Test Negative For Dallas County Deputy

A test to detect whether a Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputy has the deadly Ebola virus has come back negative, according to state health officials.

The results were provided by Texas Department of Health.

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Which would be a lot more reassuring if the test did not have a history of false-negatives.

Oct 09 13:38

Breaking: Law Enforcement Reports LIVE on CNN that *3* cops are ill possible Ebola

Oct 09 13:31

Businessman hospitalized in Prague with Ebola-like symptoms

A Czech businessman has been hospitalized with symptoms similar to Ebola after returning from West Africa, with authorities saying they are awaiting test results to confirm the country’s first case of the deadly disease.

“For now, the 56-year-old male patient is being treated in a quarantined ward,” said Martin Salek, spokesman for the hospital Na Bulovce in the Czech capital.

Oct 09 13:20

Top 5 Medicinal Foods for Super Immunity

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Oct 09 13:09

Team Reveals How Deadly Ebola Virus Assembles

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered the molecular mechanism by which the deadly Ebola virus assembles, providing potential new drug targets. Surprisingly, the study showed that the same molecule that assembles and releases new viruses also rearranges itself into different shapes, with each shape controlling a different step of the virus’s life cycle.

“Like a ‘Transformer’, this protein of the Ebola virus adopts different shapes for different functions,” said Erica Ollmann Saphire, professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbial Science at TSRI. “It revises a central dogma of molecular biology—that a protein molecule has one shape that predestines one biological function."

Oct 09 12:54

Macedonia seals hotel after Briton dies of suspected Ebola

A British man with symptoms of the Ebola virus died in Macedonia on Thursday and authorities said they had sealed off a hotel where he stayed, keeping another Briton and hotel staff inside.

A Health Ministry official said the man had arrived in the capital, Skopje, from Britain on Oct. 2 and had been rushed to hospital at 3 p.m. (1300 GMT) on Thursday, where he died several hours later.

Oct 09 12:49

Ebola crisis: Officials in France and Macedonia investigate potential cases

A Macedonian health ministry official said a hotel in Skopje had been quarantined with people inside after a British man died there after exhibiting Ebola symptoms.
A community centre in a Paris suburb was quarantined after four children recently arrived from Guinea were said to exhibit Ebola symptoms.
Six people were under quarantine in Madrid, Spain, where the condition of a nurse diagnosed with Ebola was said to be deteriorating.

Oct 09 12:49

Hospital: Condition Of Spanish Nurse With Ebola Is Deteriorating

Hospital officials in Spain are saying that the condition of a nurse quarantined with Ebola has worsened.

Yolanda Fuentes, an official at the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, says of Ebola patient Teresa Romero Ramos: "Her clinical situation has deteriorated but I can't give any more information due to the express wishes of the patient."

Oct 09 12:48

BREAKING NEWS: British man dies of suspected Ebola in Macedonia - first UK victim of virus that has killed thousands

A British man has died of suspected Ebola in the Macedonian capital of Skopje.

If confirmed, the unnamed man is the first British victim of the Ebola outbreak that has killed thousands in West Africa and has spread to North America and Europe.

A second man, a friend of the deceased, has also shown symptoms of the disease. The man's death and nationality was confirmed by the Macedonian Foreign Ministry this evening. Tests are underway to find out if he had the disease.

Oct 09 12:11

The premises of the DASS in Cergy-Pontoise curly, a suspected case of Ebola

Google translate: The premises of the DASS in Cergy-Pontoise (Val-d'Oise) is currently curly. Authorities suspect an Ebola cases and locked sixty people. An attending physician on the premises has been warning noting troubling symptoms in four people who had returned from Guinea.

First aid arrived on the scene there for over an hour, a security perimeter has been set up and activated a crisis in the prefecture. Workforce of UAS equipped accordingly are expected on site a moment's notice.

Oct 09 12:08

OutFrontCNN tweets

union rep. tells @ErinBurnett two other officers "feeling ill" on the same day the 1st US patient dies.

Oct 09 11:51

Jesse Jackson wonders if Ebola patient's care was slighted because he was black

In America today, there is no such thing as a race-neutral issue. Eventually, everything is defined as white vs black. It's almost like we can't communicate unless someone is being accused of racism.

The case of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan is instructive in this regard. Jesse Jackson and others are raising the issue that if Duncan was white and insured, he would have been treated differently.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More signs that Ebola is being viewed as a political and economic issue rather than as a genuine health crisis!

Oct 09 10:47

Ebola Pandemic Hits Germany, Turkey, And Australia As Infected Spanish Nurse Went Un-Quarantined For A Week

Despite the still confident exclamations from officials that the Ebola pandemic is ‘contained’, more and more nations are admitting to Ebola-symptomatic cases or bringing infected patients back from Africa for treatment. Australia has its first potential case of the deadly disease, as Bloomberg reports a nurse who returned from volunteering in Africa has developed Ebola-like symptoms. Despite claims that Nigeria’s outbreak is over, a Turkish worker there has been hospitalized in Istanbul after signs of high fever and diarrhea. Health officials from Germany confirm a 3rd Ebola patient has arrived in the country – having contracted the disease in Liberia. And finally, just as in the sad case of Thomas Duncan in Dallas, The Guardian reportsthe infected Spanish nurse went untreated and unquarantined for a week despite reporting symptoms at least three times to hospital officials. It seems the world is ill-prepared for this...

Oct 09 10:30

Ebola drug maker Chimerix's stock tumbles after Dallas patient dies

Shares of Chimerix Inc., the maker of an experimental drug to combat Ebola, sank Wednesday after the death in Dallas of a patient with the disease who received the medicine.

About two hours after officials announced the death of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Durham, N.C., company’s stock was trading at $30.54, down $2.69, or 8.1%. The shares had hit an all-time high earlier in the day before the announcement.

Oct 09 10:22

WHO says no signs spread of Ebola is slowing

"The situation in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone continues to deteriorate, with widespread and persistent transmission of Ebola," the organisation said. "There is no evidence that the EVD epidemic in West Africa is being brought under control."

Oct 09 09:52

Former SC GOP director: Ebola patients should be ‘put down immediately’

A prominent pro-life Republican in South Carolina has a plan to stop an Ebola outbreak in the United Nations.

Kill anyone who gets it.

Todd Kincannon, the former executive director of the South Carolina GOP went on a Twitter tirade this weekend.

His first tweet read: “People with Ebola in the US need to be humanely put down immediately.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pro-life, huh?

The current Ebola has a 56% lethality rate, so almost half the people Kincannon wants to kill would live if left alone.

Now I agree with those who say that everyone even suspected of having Ebola ought to be in BSL4 isolation, and yes, livestock such as pigs and dogs who are asymptomatic carriers should be put down, but Kincannon's suggestion seems a bit extreme to me!

Oct 09 07:33

Cairns Ebola scare: Nurse 'feeling well' amid Ebola scare after returning from Sierra Leone

A Cairns nurse will find out Friday morning whether she has become the first Australian to contract the deadly Ebola virus during the recent outbreak.

Oct 09 07:32

Spain - Three new patients isolated over Ebola fears

Three more health workers in Spain have been admitted to hospital for monitoring for Ebola on Wednesday night, including two doctors who had contact with a nurse who has been infected with the disease.

Oct 09 07:31

BREAKING NEWS: Possible Ebola Case in New York City

A Harlem man showing Ebola-like symptoms was taken to Bellevue Hospital on Wednesday, sources told The Post.

The 31-year-old had recently visited Nigeria and was showing Ebola-like symptoms of the deadly disease when he was taken to the hospital for testing and observation, sources said.

The FDNY confirmed that an ambulance responded to a call for a patient who was feeling sick at the Center for Urban Community Services and took the person to the city hospital around 12:42 p.m.

Oct 09 07:30

Indonesia cave painting suggest new origin for art

Scientists say cave paintings of wild animals and hand markings in Indonesia are at least 35,000 years old, making them older than the artwork found in Europe.

Oct 09 07:28

Feds issue rules for burying Ebola patients in the U.S.

The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died from the disease Wednesday and now Texas health officials are facing a situation they have not before experienced: how to handle a body that could remain highly contagious for several days.

Oct 09 07:03

Pentagon: 100 US Marines heading to Liberia

The Pentagon says 100 U.S. Marines will go to Liberia on Thursday with helicopters and other transportation to help the military get to locations around the country and help with the Ebola fight.

The Pentagon press secretary, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby, says the Marines are part of a special air-ground task force out of Spain.

Oct 09 06:57

While we wait on Ebola

Travel bans and quarantines will never seal a country completely. Even if travel could be reduced by 80 per cent, public health models predict that new transmissions would be delayed only by a few weeks. Worse, it could drive an increase in the number of cases at the source. It would prevent help and assistance from reaching affected countries. The local economy and health systems would further collapse, causing a far wider spread of Ebola.

The international response, disappointingly, has been contemptible and laced with racist undertones. Yet our safety on a global level is best served by stopping the epidemic at its source. A belief that the virus is being spread by locals' ignorance of the disease is unwarranted. Rather, the virus inserts itself in a cruel way into people's lives and families.

Oct 09 06:55

Fear of Ebola could have “catastrophic” economic costs, World Bank predicts

A report issued Wednesday by the World Bank forecasts that the total economic impact of Ebola could exceed $32 billion by the end of 2015 if the virus spreads from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to neighboring countries.

That single dollar amount doesn't fully convey the extraordinary human toll of a virus that kills four in five of its victims and could infect as many 1.4 million people by January. Yet the World Bank's estimate is a reminder that sickness and death are only part of what could be a developing regional crisis.

Oct 09 06:54

Effort to prevent panic over Ebola went too far

n their early attempts to prevent panic in the United States, government officials spoke too quickly and with too much assurance when they told Americans not to worry about the Ebola virus crossing the country's borders. Last month, President Obama announced that all the necessary steps had been taken “so that someone with the virus doesn't get on a plane for the United States.” Had the public realized what those precautions consisted of — merely checking travelers' temperatures, even though infected people can remain without a fever for weeks, and asking them whether they had been in close contact with Ebola patients — many Americans probably would have disagreed with the president. It was only a matter of weeks before Obama's words proved inaccurate.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good luck on that last one!

Oct 09 06:53

Ebola crisis: global response has ‘failed miserably’, says World Bank chief

The president of the World Bank, Jim Kim, admitted on Wednesday that the international community had “failed miserably” in its response to the Ebola virus that has killed more than 3,800 people in west Africa and warned that the crisis now affecting Spain and the US was going to get much worse.

Amid signs yesterday that western governments were being forced to take the risks of a global pandemic more seriously, Kim said he wanted them to back a new $20bn (£12bn) global health fund that would be able to react instantly to emergencies.

“It’s late. It’s really late,” he said in an interview with the Guardian before the annual meeting of the Washington-based organisation this weekend.

Oct 09 06:52

Majority of Americans Want Flights Banned From Ebola Countries: Survey

A majority of Americans support banning all flights to the United States from countries experiencing an Ebola outbreak, an exclusive NBC News online survey reveals.

The survey, which was conducted by SurveyMonkey and then weighted for age, race, sex, education and region to match U.S. Census data, found that 58 percent of Americans want a ban on incoming flights from West African countries hardest hit by the virus, such as Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. Twenty percent of respondents opposed a travel ban, and the rest said they didn’t know.

Oct 09 06:50

Airline Cabin Cleaners Strike Over Ebola Exposure Fears

Nearly 200 airline cabin cleaners walked off the job overnight, striking over health and safety issues that include fears over possible exposure to Ebola.

The protest involves Air Serv cabin cleaners in Terminal D at New York’s LaGuardia airport, a contractor that serves Delta, as well as supporting workers from LaGuardia and JFK International airports.

Protesting workers carried signs and chanted during today’s rally, protesting against conditions that they say often find them encountering hypodermic needles, vomit and blood.

Oct 08 15:26

Could take 48 hours to confirm if deputy has Ebola

Crews transported a patient exhibiting "signs and symptoms of Ebola" from a Frisco CareNow to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

"Right now, there are more questions than answers about this case," said Wendell Watson, a spokesman with the hospital.

The patient was identified as Sgt. Michael Monnig, a deputy who accompanied county health officials Zachary Thompson and Christopher Perkins into the apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan stayed in Dallas.

Oct 08 14:04

CDC: Airborne Ebola possible but unlikely

The Ebola virus becoming airborne is a possible but unlikely outcome in the current epidemic, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden said Tuesday.

Oct 08 13:39

Frisco paramedics transporting patient believed to be exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms

The patient, dressed in shorts and wearing a surgical mask and a plastic head covering, just walked out of the facility and into the ambulance, which had been covered in plastic. That patient will likely transported to Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where Thomas Eric Duncan was hospitalized.

We are working to determine if this person is among the 48 people the Centers for Disease Control is monitoring. So far there has been no comment from the CDC, which already had a 3 p.m. press conference scheduled.

There are also conflicting reports concerning the patient. Frisco officials earlier said he claimed to have had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, but Care Now says he told them he’d been to Africa.

Oct 08 13:20

Obama’s priority: Not protecting Americans

There was a time when an outbreak of a deadly disease overseas would bring virtually unanimous agreement that our top priority should be to keep it overseas. Yet Barack Obama has refused to bar entry to the United States by people from countries where the Ebola epidemic rages, as Britain has done.

The reason? Refusing to let people with Ebola enter the United States would conflict with the goal of fighting the disease. In other words, the safety of the American people takes second place to the goal of helping people overseas.

As if to emphasize his priorities, President Obama has ordered thousands of American troops to go into Ebola-stricken Liberia, disregarding the dangers to those troops and to other Americans when the troops return.

What does this say about Obama?

Oct 08 13:12

Why hasn’t the U.S. closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries?

“If you try to shut down air travel and sea travel, you risk affecting to a huge extent the economy, people’s livelihoods and their ability to get around without stopping the virus from traveling,” said Gregory Hartl, a WHO spokesman.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They are still looking at Ebola as a political and economic issue, rather than a potential major health crisis.

Oct 08 13:09

Texas Wants 2nd Possible Ebola Patient Put in Protective Custody

Texas wants a second patient "reasonably suspected of being infected" with Ebola put into protective custody in Dallas.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This report came out two days ago. And today I can find no reports that this individual has been located, let alone placed in isolation. It is clear that this patient is not willing to follow the precautions, and is acting like Gaëtan Dugas, the Air Canada flight attendant who recklessly spread AIDS among the gay community from coast to coast!

Oct 08 13:01

Homeland Security Orders Agents To Monitor All Travelers To US For "General Signs Of Illness"

*U.S. AIRPORTS TO TAKE TEMPS OF TRAVELERS FROM W. AFRICA: WPOST

The Homeland Security Department has ordered agents at airports and other ports of entry to observe everyone coming into the United States for potential signs of Ebola infection.

Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says Customs and Border Protection agents are also handing out factsheets to travelers with details of what symptoms to look for and directions to call a doctor if they become sick within 21 days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There are two problems with taking temperatures of travelers from West Africa. First, if the passenger has been taking ibuprofen, they may not show an increased temperature. Second, Thomas Duncan did not arrive on a plane from Africa but from Brussels!

And people who appear to be sick are being handed a pamphlet. In short, these are totally ineffective measures being implimented for no other reason than to make it look like the government is doing something about Ebola.

Oct 08 12:53

World Bank issues dire warning about Ebola's economic impact

The economic impact of the Ebola epidemic could reach $32.6 billion by the end of next year if the disease ravaging Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone spreads to neighboring countries in West Africa, the World Bank Group said Wednesday.

Oct 08 12:45

RED ALERT! Health Agency of Canada Caught Removing Ebola 'Airborne' Info!

Oct 08 12:38

Touchdown! Virgin Spacecraft Prototype Soars Over Mojave, Testing Re-Entry System

Virgin Galactic has finished yet another stepping-stone to its first commercial spaceflight. The New Mexico-based company sent SpaceShipTwo aloft on a test of the re-entry system Oct. 7, making a safe landing at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

Oct 08 12:37

Viral Intelligence

The CDC thinks that American hospitals are prepared to handle Ebola. RNs beg to differ. Nurses, the frontline care providers in U.S. hospitals, say they are untrained and unprepared to handle patients arriving in their hospital emergency departments infected with Ebola. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has repeatedly said that U.S. hospitals are prepared to handle such patients.

However, they grossly mishandled their first case. They got the diagnosis wrong and sent the patient home. “The Texas case is a perfect example,” said Micker Samios, a triage nurse in the emergency department at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, the largest hospital in the nation’s capital. “In addition to not being prepared, there was a flaw in diagnostics as well as communication,” Samios said. Partially because of the mistaken diagnosis the number of “contact traces” for the man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas has risen to 100, officials say.

Oct 08 12:01

FLASHBACK - Project for the New American Century advocated ethnically sensitive bioweapons.

From page 60: "And advanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool."

Oct 08 11:48

FLASHBACK - **LEAKED RECORDING FROM CFR SWINE FLU SCARE MONGERING

Oct 08 11:46

Kellogg spends $250,000 against GMO labeling in Oregon

Kellogg is a large contributor to a group against an initiative in Oregon to label genetically modified foods, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.

The publication reported Tuesday the Battle Creek-based company has contributed $250,000 to the "No on 92 Coalition." The organization includes business groups such as the Oregon Manufacturers Association but also has backing from Monsanto Co., which has spent $1.5 million to defeat Measure 92, according to the Oregon Secretary of State's Office.

Oct 08 11:26

Person with suspected Ebola infection discharged from US hospital

A patient who was taken to hospital on September 28 right after his return from Sierra Leone to the United States with suspected Ebola virus was discharged from hospital on Tuesday, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said in a press release.

“Earlier today the patient who was flown back to the United States from Sierra Leone and admitted to the NIH Clinical Center on September 28 for observation, following a high-risk exposure to Ebola virus infection, was discharged to his home,” the release says.

Oct 08 11:10

Obama: 'Extremely low' odds of U.S. Ebola outbreak

Oct 08 10:32

EBOLA IN AMERICA - WE'RE SCREWED! Says Major Garrett in OPEN MIC

Oct 08 09:56

Protests Disrupt Telescope Groundbreaking In Hawaii

During the project's groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, which was webcast on Thirty Meter Telescope's official website, yelling could be heard in the background of the blessing.

Stephanie Nagata, director of the Office of Mauna Kea Management, told The Associated Press that several dozen protesters even blocked the roads to the telescope, prevented a caravan of vehicles from taking visitors, which included dignitaries from around the world, to the event. But the protest group denied they had blocked any traffic, pointing instead to the police.

"They laid down the road right there," said Kealoha Pisciotta, who was with the group Mauna Kea Anaina Hou. "That's what stopped the caravan." Pisciotta also said her group didn't intend to stop the blessing and later apologized for interrupting it. "We said aloha to each other and we hugged."

Oct 08 09:42

Spanish Nurse Says She Reported Her Ebola Symptoms Several Times

In Spain, Teresa Romero Ramos, the nurse who was admitted to a hospital in Madrid after caring for an infected priest who'd returned from West Africa, reportedly told health authorities three times that she had a fever before she was placed in quarantine.

There were also reports that she may have become infected by touching gloves to her face while she was removing a protective suit she wore while caring for an Ebola patient.

Meanwhile, despite an appeal from Romero's husband, protests in the streets of Madrid and an online campaign to save the couple's dog, El Mundo newspaper reports that Excalibur was put down at a veterinary hospital in the capital.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Look, I love dogs. But I have to wonder about the sanity of the people who were protesting to keep the dog alive even though it potentially was a vector for contagion. Are these people not thinking this thing all the way through?

Oct 08 09:31

Former Ebola Patient Dr. Rick Sacra Released From Second Hospitalization

Former Ebola patient Dr. Rick Sacra has been released from his second hospitalization since returning to the United States from Liberia, according to UMass Memorial Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with and treated for an upper respiratory infection over the weekend.

Oct 08 09:30

Dallas Ebola Patient Thomas Eric Duncan Has Died

Thomas Duncan, the man who had been diagnosed with the first case of Ebola in the United States, has died today at the age of 42, according to NBC News.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I guess that new experimental drug didn't work.

Oct 08 09:10

Millions of Cases of Dengue Fever Are Going Unreported in India

According to a new study published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Indian government has been systematically underestimating the number of dengue fever cases, reporting 20,500 cases a year on average when the actual number is likely closer to 6 million.

Oct 08 09:00

Ebola screenings to be implemented at U.S. airports

Passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken nations will have their temperature checked upon landing in the U.S., CNN reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Which can be defeated in the passenger takes ibuprofen.

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