Patients in Congo fear violence amid Ebola outbreak

Patients in Congo fear violence amid Ebola outbreak

Patients in Congo fear violence amid Ebola outbreak


The latest Ebola outbreak has killed nearly 1,100 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the epicenter of the outbreak, there’s a danger that may be even greater than the disease. Debora Patta reports.

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  1. Attacking aid workers, burning and looting aid stations and vehicles?
    Is this anywhere near Wakanda????

  2. My strong points are science and math. I have medical training and a diploma. What I am hearing on the news is not adding up. I have read just about every single Ebola article that the news has put out for a this latest outbreak. It did not matter if it was written in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and even German. I have read it. Their numbers have not added up whatsoever. Most of the time I find the news is inadequate. There has been 5000 suspected cases in this latest outbreak that people have died and had a safe burial. Many of these 5000 have not been checked to see if it was ebola because the family refused. The latest numbers that have been released is 1847 people have been diagnosed with Ebola. 1223 have died from Ebola. So let’s do the math. I will make it in as simple as terms as possible and hopefully I explain it well enough for everyone to understand. If there was 5000 safe burials that would be including the 1223 that officially died from Ebola. That would mean 624 people have not died. Some of these 624 people have not been cured yet and may die. If you divide 624 by 5000 you get .1248 Which is 12.48%. The Zaire Ebola virus species has the highest mortality rate (60%-90%). That would put this latest outbreak having a fatality rate of 87.52%. I do realize some of these people have possibly already perished and their numbers have not been counted or will perish soon. And doing the math I am assuming that this strain of Ebola is definitely the Zaire strain which has the fatality rate usually of 90%. The population in the democratic republic of Congo is in the neighborhood of 85 million people. Of the 85 million people only 120,000 people have been vaccinated against Ebola. The vaccination is 97.5% effective. The pharmaceutical company Merck has approximately 300,000 doses of The ebola vaccine on standby if we have an outbreak in the United States. This particular outbreak there has been 130 militant attacks. The Ebola treatment centers have been attacked repeatedly. 68% of the people who contract Ebola do not go to the Ebola treatment centers. They stay at home and mix with their family and neighbors spreading the disease. Since the beginning of May, only one-third of new cases were known contacts of a previous case. Only about half of those had agreed to be monitored to see if they were developing symptoms. On the attacks at the Ebola treatment center there has been 85 healthcare workers who have either died or been wounded during the attack’s. Approximately 10% of the Ebola cases reported were healthcare workers that have contracted Ebola. US officials and the world health organization do not believe that this Ebola outbreak can be contained within the borders of the democratic republic of the Congo. The neighboring countries are on high alert. If you were questioning why this is a concern of anyone here in the United States or possibly Europe, we are one airplane ticket away from possible contagion. After someone is exposed to Ebola there is in between a 2 to 21 day Time period Where the incubation of this virus becomes apparent and at this point it is spreadable. Someone could leave the African continent and appeared to be perfectly healthy and on flight or directly when they reach their destination signs of Ebola could show it’s self. They could be on an airplane with 350 people. Also if the person is leaving the continent of Africa and going into the United States or Europe they will be exposing them self at an international airport which will be overcrowded. Both in October and April the World health organization has refused to put this as an international emergency. We are on the brink of it being a global Ebola crisis. From the latter part of 2013 through 2016, 28,600 people contracted Ebola. 11,325 died from Ebola. The fatality rate for that particular outbreak was at 40%. Although media is reporting in between 65% to 67% fatality rate on this particular outbreak that has began on August , it may be as high as 90%. The remaining 10% who may survive are left with health problems and many times no family members to assist them. Almost every day the main stream media is putting out some leftist propaganda as their news reports. Yes they made tiny written reports on the fact that there is an Ebola crisis that will affect the entire world, but it is not usually on their televised news reports. We as Americans although it strongly disturbs and concerns us that the Democratic Party is trying to become a socialist, communist, Unitarian government pushed by leftist, liberal, democratic socialist the important news is not being covered! Truly the media needs to question if only 10% of the worlds population will be alive in a Mere few years. I am not referring to the democratic/socialist green new deal that many presidential candidates for the Democratic party are saying that the world will end in 12 years. What I am referring to is that yes the world will still exist in 12 years but there is a possibility that the greater majority of the worlds population would have perished due to Ebola. Where is the informative reliable news?

  3. South Africa you wanted the Europeans out from your country we will leave and leave with your disease of your failed race. I say good luck and good night.

  4. THERE DOES NOT EXIST ANY VIDEO OF EBOLA IN FULL OUTBREAK ON THE HUMAN BODY EVER. THIS IS SOME SORT OF SET UP TO INJECT AND OR START THE SPREAD OF SOEMTHING VIA INJECTION. PROVIDE THE VIDEO PROOF OF SOMEONE PROFUSELY BLEEDING AND OTHERS WITH DEADLY EBOLA> AFRICANS HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF BEING CALLED DIRTY AND HAVING WHO INJECT THEM TO STERILIES THEM AND OR GIVE THEM A DISEASE UNDER PRETEXT OF PROTECTING AGAINST THE INVISIBLE ELUSIVE HOAX EBOLA

  5. *If they are to scared to get the vaccine, y’all can come to my house, how about that?*
    _VIOLENCE HOW TERRIBLE. SMH_

  6. So why don’t they just take the antidote from the people that are Amino to it and start treatment to the people. I’m just saying👂👂🤔🤔
    Blessings and Healing to everyone
    Nothing but Love for everyone
    Amen

  7. Before you go posting some irrational crazy read about Ebola first please. Maybe this time we can try and act a bit more level headed.

  8. I’ve got friends in the cdc and they tell me the number that have died from ebola was in the thousands and the number of infected could go from the 1200 current cases to 12,000 very fast

  9. Now we have three cases of Ebola in the US from the migrants that come illegally. Thank your Democrats.

  10. Its coming to a border near you if not already. They say over 3000 lawless trespassers get thru the American borders illegally every single day.

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