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    Phillippines reports possible Ebola cases

    MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Health (DOH) is on high alert and has intensified its monitoring of possible carriers of the deadly Ebola virus in the country, Malacañang assured the public yesterday.

    Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said over dzRB the government is following a standard procedure in monitoring airports to track people who might have the disease.

    She said the DOH has the experience and capability to deal with the threat of Ebola, citing its preparations with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus.

    “Our procedures became stronger,” she said. “The DOH has had practice with it.”

    She said the DOH is on alert for migrant workers, especially those coming from countries with reported Ebola infections, and is prepared to carry out quarantine measures.

    Health officials have also issued advisories on the importation of exotic animals from Africa, which could carry the virus, Valte added.

    The DOH has likewise alerted the Armed Forces of the Philippines regarding its personnel who served as peacekeepers in Liberia, where an outbreak of Ebola was reported.

    DOH intensifies monitoring of possible Ebola carriers | Headlines, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com
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    The title is rather misleading isn't it, I don't see anything in the article that reports a 'First Case' of the ebola virus in The Philippines???

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    Quite true.

    Read a report recently from 2012 which stated that the team getting closest to finding a vaccine for Ebola (got through animal trials and on way to human trials) out of the blue had their funding shit canned by the U.S. Defense Department and the National Institutes of Health, so it is shelved, and is highly doubtful according to them that a vaccine will ever come out.
    Originally Posted by bsnub "No wonder I drive a tesla"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Quite true.

    Read a report recently from 2012 which stated that the team getting closest to finding a vaccine for Ebola (got through animal trials and on way to human trials) out of the blue had their funding shit canned by the U.S. Defense Department and the National Institutes of Health, so it is shelved, and is highly doubtful according to them that a vaccine will ever come out.

    That's a shame, a mass vaccination program in Africa would have been the perfect cover to implant microchips and infect them all with the new improved hiv virus...



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    Phillippines reports possible Ebola cases

    WOW! Some mod edited my headline.

    The Phillipines has reported the country's first suspected cases of the Ebola virus. According to the country's health officials, seven workers who returned to the Phillipines from Sierra Leone are showing symptoms symilar to that of the tropical virus.

    There are currently over 1,300 suspected cases worldwide. The World Health Organization says there is little risk of the virus spreading outside of West Africa, but countries outside of the affected region are still taking precautions to prevent a spread.

    The outbreak is the biggest since Ebola first emerged in Africa nearly 40 years ago. So far, more than 700 people have died in West Africa.

    Phillippines reports possible Ebola cases - CCTV News - CCTV.com English

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    The title is rather misleading isn't it, I don't see anything in the article that reports a 'First Case' of the ebola virus in The Philippines???

    I agree, there was nothing in the OP to suggest that there were any cases of ebola. Snub has since added more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Quite true.

    Read a report recently from 2012 which stated that the team getting closest to finding a vaccine for Ebola (got through animal trials and on way to human trials) out of the blue had their funding shit canned by the U.S. Defense Department and the National Institutes of Health, so it is shelved, and is highly doubtful according to them that a vaccine will ever come out.

    That's a shame, a mass vaccination program in Africa would have been the perfect cover to implant microchips and infect them all with the new improved hiv virus...



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    National Institutes of Health to test Ebola drugs in humans[at] - NY Daily News

    For many years, the Zaire species of Ebola virus (ZEBOV), a highly contagious and lethal human infectious disease, has been associated with periodic outbreaks of hemorrhagic fever in human populations with mortality rates reaching 90%.


    In May 2010, a series of studies demonstrating the ability of an RNAi therapeutic utilizing Tekmira’s LNP technology to protect non-human primates from the Ebola virus were published in The Lancet. Tekmira conducted the studies in collaboration with infectious disease researchers from Boston University and the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID). These studies were funded in part by the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Project Manager Transformational Medical Technologies (JPM-TMT) Office. The results of these preclinical studies demonstrated that when siRNA – delivered by Tekmira's LNP technology – targeted the Ebola virus to treat previously infected non-human primates, the result was 100 percent protection from an otherwise lethal dose of Zaire Ebola virus (Geisbert et al., The Lancet, Vol 375, May 29, 2010).

    In 2010, Tekmira signed a $140-million contract with the DoD to advance an RNAi therapeutic, which utilized our LNP technology, to treat Ebola virus infection. In 2013, the collaboration was expanded to include significant advances in LNP formulation technology, including a new LNP formulation that was more potent, the ability to be able to lyophilize (freeze-dry) LNP formulations and an LNP formulation that can be administered subcutaneously.

    In March 2014, we were granted a Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the development of TKM-Ebola, our anti-Ebola viral RNAi therapeutic. The FDA's Fast Track is a process designed to facilitate the development and expedite the review of drugs in order to get important new therapies to the patient earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Quite true.

    Read a report recently from 2012 which stated that the team getting closest to finding a vaccine for Ebola (got through animal trials and on way to human trials) out of the blue had their funding shit canned by the U.S. Defense Department and the National Institutes of Health, so it is shelved, and is highly doubtful according to them that a vaccine will ever come out.

    That's a shame, a mass vaccination program in Africa would have been the perfect cover to implant microchips and infect them all with the new improved hiv virus...



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    National Institutes of Health to test Ebola drugs in humans[at] - NY Daily News

    Guess they got their funding back then after 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Quite true.

    Read a report recently from 2012 which stated that the team getting closest to finding a vaccine for Ebola (got through animal trials and on way to human trials) out of the blue had their funding shit canned by the U.S. Defense Department and the National Institutes of Health, so it is shelved, and is highly doubtful according to them that a vaccine will ever come out.

    That's a shame, a mass vaccination program in Africa would have been the perfect cover to implant microchips and infect them all with the new improved hiv virus...



    TKM-Ebola | Pipeline | Tekmira Pharmaceuticals

    National Institutes of Health to test Ebola drugs in humans[at] - NY Daily News
    Closer to the truth than many might suspect...

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    FFS every time anyone who's seen Zulu sneezes, someone cries "Ebola"!

    Just put a blanket travel ban on Africa until it dies out.

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    Apparently the Phillipino workers are negative for Ebola

    Seven suspected cases of Ebola in the Philippines | The Real Singapore


    update at bottom of page

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    Some ol gal landed at Gatwick Saturday coughed up blood collapsed and died , they tested straight away in isolation unit for Ebola , everyone on that flight shat themselves , tests came back negative

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    Some ol gal landed at Gatwick Saturday coughed up blood collapsed and died ,
    Must have had the "Full English Breakfast" option on the flight. Schoolboy error.

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    ^^^ Great news. A country with a huge population in such close quarters can't afford an outbreak of Ebola.

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    More of a problem if it gets into north africa.
    If it pops up n Libya it would fly through the middle east war zones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    ...and before you know it, Ebola mutates into a couple of resistant strains getting the upper hand per usual.

    We know fuck all about the ever changing forces of the cycles of nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    ...and before you know it, Ebola mutates into a couple of resistant strains getting the upper hand per usual.

    We know fuck all about the ever changing forces of the cycles of nature.

    Give us some credit Jeff. We know quite a bit. In fact given that we have only really had the tools to look for a 100 years or so, we know a fuck of a lot.
    Viruses don't mutate in a beneficial way as easily as bacteria. Go ask smallpox how it's getting along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    ...and before you know it, Ebola mutates into a couple of resistant strains getting the upper hand per usual.

    We know fuck all about the ever changing forces of the cycles of nature.

    Give us some credit Jeff. We know quite a bit. In fact given that we have only really had the tools to look for a 100 years or so, we know a fuck of a lot.
    Viruses don't mutate in a beneficial way as easily as bacteria. Go ask smallpox how it's getting along.
    Sorry. Not buying into it....
    What we should realize is that we don't know much.

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    Looking on the other side of the coin, viruses can mutate into something quite harmless as well. This would be the best case scenario for Ebola. One doesn't always have to be so pessimistic.

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