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Dozens Of Volunteers Have Come Back Safe From Ebola Hot Zone

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Some good news amidst so much fear....

source: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/dozens-volunteers-have-come-back-safe-ebola-hot-zone-n237001

Dozens Of Volunteers Have Come Back Safe From Ebola Hot Zone

Close to 50 volunteers have come back safe and well from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa, aid agencies tell NBC News, even as states debate whether to force such workers into quarantine.

A look at the numbers from groups such as Doctors Without Borders and the International Medical Corps shows just about 150 people have gone to help fight the epidemic in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Of them, 47 have returned symptom-free.

President Barack Obama greeted many of the volunteers in the White House Wednesday, saying they should be applauded. “The world needs you more than ever,” he told them. “We (have) got hundreds of Americans from across the country...who are putting themselves on the front line of this fight,” he added. “When they come home, they deserve to be treated properly. They deserve to be treated like the heroes they are.”

To arrive at these numbers, NBC News polled 13 aid agencies, including the U.S. Public Health Service, Serving in Mission (SIM), Save the Children and the American Red Cross. They had among them sent 151 people to West Africa, and said 47 of them have come home symptom-free.

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One what? There's not exactly been an epidemic of cases, has there?

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. There were a small number of cases reported in Nigeria and a single case reported in Senegal; however, these cases are considered to be contained, with no further spread in these countries.

Two imported cases, including one death, and two locally acquired cases in healthcare workers have been reported in the United States. CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent the further spread of Ebola within the United States. CDC is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other domestic and international partners and has activated its Emergency Operations Center to help coordinate technical assistance and control activities with partners. CDC has also deployed teams of public health experts to West Africa and will continue to send experts to the affected countries.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/index.html


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For clarification, the outbreak is in Africa, not the United States.

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One what? There's not exactly been an epidemic of cases, has there?

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. There were a small number of cases reported in Nigeria and a single case reported in Senegal; however, these cases are considered to be contained, with no further spread in these countries.

Two imported cases, including one death, and two locally acquired cases in healthcare workers have been reported in the United States. CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent the further spread of Ebola within the United States. CDC is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other domestic and international partners and has activated its Emergency Operations Center to help coordinate technical assistance and control activities with partners. CDC has also deployed teams of public health experts to West Africa and will continue to send experts to the affected countries.

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/v...rica/index.html


Sometimes you need to explain, or better still, post a picture.

Naturally I meant within the USA.

Of course, making a common sense assumption is overruled by desire to be as condescending as possible.

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You say that tongue in cheek, but you would be surprised... As I said, a picture always helps. There is a reason the United States is clearly marked on that map... Think about that....

I like the map within the map. Its important to know where Africa is :P

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Naturally I meant within the USA.

Of course, making a common sense assumption is overruled by desire to be as condescending as possible.

Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.


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I think John and I upstaged you a bit there. A response wasn't necessary :-P

My bad. You're welcome anyway.


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And 240 have contracted Ebola and 120 have died . Some did not get it. Yeah

What an absurd short on facts one sided idiotic article that was. VJ nomination for most useless one sided junk sciences piece of rubbish posted this month

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/ebola/25-august-2014/en/

Unprecedented number of medical staff infected with Ebola

"The loss of so many doctors and nurses has made it difficult for WHO to secure support from sufficient numbers of foreign medical staff.

The African Union has launched an urgent initiative to recruit more health care workers from among its members."

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IMHO your question was not stupid. Perhaps misguided but certainly not stupid. Cut yourself some slack.

I see they haven't covered sarcasm in your ESL class yet. Come back and read it again after they do.


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