Ebola Spreads to Guinea Largest City

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  1. G8trGr8t
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    90% fatality rate, now in a port city with international airport and 2 million with lots living in slums

    this could get real bad, real fast. hope not

    http://www.nbcnews.com/#/news/world/ebola-spread-guineas-capital-raises-fears-n66901

    CONAKRY, Guinea — Ebola, one of the world's most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe bleeding and almost always death, could spread far beyond this tiny West African nation's borders.
    In the first outbreak of its kind here, Ebola already has killed at least 70 people.

    Health officials warn that the arrival of Ebola in this sprawling city of some 2 million people with an international airport could spell disaster. Among the poorest countries in the world, Guinea has severely limited medical facilities and a large population living in slums where the virus could spread quickly.
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    now that is scary news
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    One day the monkey pox/bird flu/pandemic of the moment thing is going to be for real.

    I feel like in a case like this, there really should be a quarantine. I realize that's a tough blow for the area in question, but it's simply too dangerous.
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    so should the world shut down the borders of Guinea and Sierra Leone? Is there a point in time where it is ethical to kill everybody in a city with airstrikes to prevent the spread of a pandemic?

    there was a suspected case of Ebola on a plane to Canada just last week. we could be one direct flight to NYC from having this in the US
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    Ebola wouldn't do well in cold-weather climates though..and though we've passed the worst of winter, it's still pretty chilly in a lot of areas.
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    our own real life 'outbreak'....
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    'the hot zone' i think
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    Bring on the Zombies...
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    "Hot Zone" was by Preston, it was non fiction. Crichton wrote "The Andromeda Strain". Have they identified the strain? Zaire is the one that has the 90% fatality. There is another that is about 40%. Ebola Reston (i.e. Virginia), about which most of the book was dedicated, was Zaire-like fatal and airborne, but was harmless to humans and only affected chimps.
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    The good news here is ebola is fairly easy to contain in hygienic environments.

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