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News Reports for October 1, 2014

by: NewsDiary

Sat Sep 27, 2014 at 23:04:44 PM EDT

Reminder: Please do not post whole articles, just snippets and links. Thanks!

• Bishop defends Aust response to Ebola (Link)
• Is Australia prepared for Ebola? (Link)
• Global aid agency Doctors Without Borders has asked Australia to deploy medical teams after rejecting an offer of $A2.5 million in cash (Link)

• Austria has first MERS case; Saudi Arabia reports another (Link)

• Doctor worried over Ghana's poor Ebola preparedness (Link)
• No Ebola case in Ghana; 100 suspected cases test negative (Link)

• Ebola attacks AFL - 7 admitted at ETU (Link)

• Russia reports first cases of deadly bird flu in two years (H5N1) (Link)

Saudi Arabia
• Saudi MOH Daily Press Release, Index Page Graphic Report, September 30, 2014 (Link)
• One new case of MERS  and one MERS fatality (Link)

United Kingdom
• Did US Ebola victim change flights at Heathrow? Patient flew from Liberia to Brussels but route to Dallas could have taken him through London (Link)

United States
• Traveller from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in US (Link)
• US tracks family, contacts of Ebola patient (Link)
• EMS crew, ambulance in Dallas Ebola case put in isolation (Link)
• CIDRAP: US Ebola case confirmed in traveler from Liberia (Link)
• One more question, Dr. Frieden: Thirteen things we'd like CDC to tell us about first U.S. Ebola diagnosis (Link)
• Dallas braces for second Ebola case (Link)
• Ebola in Dallas is a soap opera - the real drama's in Africa (Link)
• U.S. experts hunt for Ebola exposure after first case (Link)
• Video, CDC: First American patient contracts Ebola (Link)
• Dallas Ebola Patient Let Go After Telling of Africa Trip (Link)
• U.S. airlines in contact with government about Ebola concerns (Link)
• Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia (Link)
• US Ebola Patient Exposed School Age Children, Governor Said (Link)
• 2nd US Ebola Patient Suspected, Five Children Potentially Exposed (Link)
• Officials: Second person being monitored for Ebola (Link)
• Schoolchildren Have Come into Contact with Texas Ebola Patient, Officials Say (Link)
• Child Dies From Complications of Enterovirus (Link)
• Why hasn't the U.S. closed its airports to travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries? (Link)
• Concerns, questions as Dallas becomes 'ground zero' for Ebola in U.S. (Link)
• CDC Received Over 90 Calls About Potential Ebola Cases Before Dallas Patient (Link)

• East Medics Caned Over Ebola Laxity (Link)
• Texas Ebola Patient Identified as Thomas Eric Duncan, Source Tells ABC News (Link)

• Science, Gretchen Vogel: Testing new Ebola tests (Link)
• Ebola vaccine tests needlessly delayed, researchers claim (Link)
• World's first microbe 'zoo' opens (Link)

• WHO: Ebola: Protective measures for general public (Link)
• WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report 1 October 2014 (Link)
• UN raises alert over neglected Ebola orphans Ebola outbreak has left at least 3,700 children in the hands of relatives who are too frightened to take care of them (Link)
• Wait, You Can Have Ebola and Still Board a Plane? (Link)

• Helen Branswell: Ebola embers will fly outbreak, experts warn (Link)
• Dr. Gregory Dworkin (DEM): Danbury Hospital reports two cases of enterovirus-68 (Link) 22 enterovirus cases confirmed from Maria Fareri (Link)
• Osterholm: The Ebola Epidemic Is About to Get Worse. Much Worse. As in: We need to order 500 million vaccines. Now. (Link)
• Anthony Fauci: US hospital bungled report of Africa travel in Ebola case (Link)

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Early warning signs for airborne ebola transmission?

by: AlohaOR

Sat Sep 13, 2014 at 19:42:27 PM EDT

What are some of the early warning signs that might indicate that the ebola virus was becoming respiratory transmissible?
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Looks like Ebola is the next pandemic!

by: LMWatBullRun

Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 23:41:24 PM EDT

I wonder whether and how quickly it will spread through Africa and whether and how quickly it will acquire the ability to spread via airborne means.

It seems likely that with arrival of the virus in Lagos that containment is not feasible. Nasty.

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Community Open Thread January 1 2013 to ...

by: Bronco Bill

Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 00:01:00 AM EST

Welcome, new posters! Lurkers are always welcome to register and join in the discussions.
Not sure where to post?  Want to communicate with the Mods?  Need some help?  Post on this thread.  
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Prepping Information Index

by: AlohaOR

Sat Jun 20, 2009 at 01:59:11 AM EDT

Use this diary to find and post links to your favorite prepping diaries.
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In Memorium

by: DemFromCT

Sun Jul 27, 2014 at 07:40:07 AM EDT

The Flu Wiki Forum community was stunned to learn of the sudden death of David (Rob) Robin Hills, aka pogge.

Our site administrator since our founding in 2005, pogge was as much a part of the community and the effort as any of us.

The following obituary appeared online:

Obituary for Mr. David (Rob) Robin Hills
Passed away peacefully at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on July 6, 2014. Will be greatly missed by brother Glenn (Sandra), nephew Daryl (Nancy) and niece Carly (Rob). Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

To send flowers to the family of Mr. David (Rob) Robin Hills please visit our Sympathy Store.

We don't really have any information about what happened. I was in touch with Rob in late June with no foreshadowing.

Rob was originally recruited for the site by one of our founders, the late Melanie Mattson. With them gone, and revere retired,  and with a tremendous amount of input from SusanC along the way, that leaves me from the original crew.

Now the effort and work is done by all of you.

Pogge was also the site administrator for the wiki side, now offline and likely to stay so. The wiki takes some expertise to manage, it's quite a bit more expensive to run than this forum site and was getting out of date for lack of use.

It was innovative in its day, and we pushed the feds to have a much more robust web presence (which they now do, including their highly active social media side).  But despite Rob's wizardry, the comment side (aka Old Yeller) couldn't keep up, and so we moved the comments and discussion here.

We'll miss your humor and gentle moderation, Rob. You were one of a kind.

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H5N1 Cases (Sep 1, 2013 ...)

by: AlohaOR

Sat Oct 19, 2013 at 18:09:10 PM EDT

Last updated April 7, 2014

Previous case tables:
H5N1 cases from Sept. 1, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2013

H5N1 cases from Sept. 1, 2011 - Aug. 31, 2012

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H7N9 Discussion part 1

by: UK - Bird

Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 08:59:49 AM EDT

A space to discuss thoughts about the virus that don't belong in either the news or the Case thread.
Discuss :: (100 Comments)

H7N9 on Twitter

by: pogge

Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 13:48:31 PM EDT

Discuss :: (13 Comments)

Today's Preps 05-07-2013 to ........

by: Bronco Bill

Tue May 07, 2013 at 16:46:33 PM EDT

So much to prep, so little time.
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Indonesia - March 30, 2013 to ...

by: AlohaOR

Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 22:47:16 PM EDT

This diary is to track and discuss news regarding Indonesia.
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Egypt May 2014 to . . .

by: Bronco Bill

Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 06:08:15 AM EDT

This Diary is to report and discuss the situation in Egypt.
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Pandemics, Pertussis and Vaccine

by: DemFromCT

Sun Jul 25, 2010 at 11:06:19 AM EDT

At Netroots Nation, I was fortunate enough to participate in a science panel moderated by Mark Sumner and featuring Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway (Merchants of Doubt), and Josh Roseneau (National Center for Science Education.) Their pieces can be found here, here, and here in the order they were given and are well worth the time to view.

For my part, I had a piece about pandemics and vaccination, noting that one of the interesting effects of having a non-seasonal flu H1N1 influenza pandemic was the result of people being more willing to get a non-H1N1 seasonal flu vaccine. It's important to review this topic; like the engineers reviewing the management failure that happened in the Gulf, it's the only way to make use of the lessons learned.

Still, there was reasonable success in vaccinating people, especially high risk groups. The Northeast was especially good about it, due primarily to the strategy of using schools to vaccinate children. The Southeast wasn't so good, and had small late outbreaks of pandemic flu relative to the rest of the country.

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Real-world lessons learned

by: AlohaOR

Mon Dec 21, 2009 at 19:36:10 PM EST

A news story about public health lessons learned from this pandemic got me thinking about what real-world lessons we can learn from this experience.  Here's what I've come up with so far.  
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Finding Local Preppers

by: DemFromCT

Thu Apr 10, 2008 at 07:39:11 AM EDT

Open this diary to find preppers and information in your area.
There's More... :: (22 Comments, 189 words in story)
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