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By djembefeeling
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Coverage on Ebola is rare these days. But there was an article on a vaccine that was tested successfully in Guinea on the NYT:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/01/world ... ref=topics

and another that reported that there was only one new case in Guinea and one in Sierra Leone last week, giving hope to an end of the epedemic by the end of this year:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/05/world ... ref=topics

Another one in German on Spiegel online reports on the various diseases ebola patients are facing after they got rid of ebola itself. mostly the eyes are affected (up to 25% of patients):

http://www.spiegel.de/gesundheit/diagno ... 47333.html
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By djembefeeling
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Ebola does not really retreat easily. Though there are only a few new cases and only in Guinea now, I just read about a new curse of this deadly virus. About 10% of those who recovered from ebola have relapses. And the danger of sexual transmission is still there, for survivors can harbour the virus in semen for at least nine months. Liberia's last known case in June is thought to have been via sexual transmission. That means that stigmatisation of the survivors is increasing:

http://allafrica.com/stories/201510211759.html
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By michi
#36388
I heard the same reports about re-infection :(

At least the outbreak is well and truly under control now. No chance of an epidemic, I would think.

BTW, things in Burkina seem to have settled down, any change in your travel plans?

Cheers,

Michi.
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By djembefeeling
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I am sorry to bring the news that ebola is back in Guinea. Two people died of the virus, three suspected cases, too. :cry:
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By michi
#36660
Bugger :(

I guess they are hyper-aware of the problem now though, so any new cases will probably be identified and isolated quickly. So it seems unlikely that we see something of the scale of last time again.

Michi.