Phillippines reports possible Ebola cases

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    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.

    http://english.cntv.cn/2014/08/02/VIDE1406955241574888.shtml
     
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    That ain't good.
     
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    EL PRESIDENTE Coronavirus is a chinese bioweapon.

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    The Ebola outbreak scares the crud out of me...makes me want to move out of the city, build a compound, grow my own food and live off grid.
     
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    Heard that before.

    The earliest well documented case of HIV in a human dates back to 1959 in the Congo.[202] The virus may have been present in the United States as early as 1966,[203] but the vast majority of infections occurring outside sub-Saharan Africa (including the U.S.) can be traced back to a single unknown individual who became infected with HIV in Haiti and then brought the infection to the United States some time around 1969.[204] The epidemic then rapidly spread among high-risk groups (initially, sexually promiscuous men who have sex with men). By 1978, the prevalence of HIV-1 among gay male residents of New York and San Francisco was estimated at 5%, suggesting that several thousand individuals in the country had been infected.
     

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