Well, looks like we’re running the experiment of what happens when Ebola goes to town on a city of over 2 millions. If they don’t have 100% success at contact tracing and containment we’re looking at about a Million dead in that city alone. The minister who has it, rode into town on a bus, so everyone along the route and with secondary contact with folks form the bus are at risk.
This is the nightmare scenario. I strongly suggest folks have enough Prep to self quaranteen for at least a month, preferably two, should it escape the continent. This is the first step of the escape. At the first case out of Africa, make sure you can hunker down until it burns out.
Ebola case confirmed in Congolese city of Goma, home to over 2 million
By MORGAN WINSOR LONDON — Jul 15, 2019, 10:14 AM ET
The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has spread to the city of Goma, a major transportation hub along the Rwandan border that’s home to more than two million people.
The confirmed Ebola case in Goma was announced late Sunday by the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s health ministry. The patient, a 46-year-old pastor from South Kivu province, was admitted to an Ebola treatment center in Goma, but then transferred to one in Butembo on Monday morning, according to a statement from the health ministry.
It’s the first Ebola case to be confirmed in Goma since the ongoing outbreak began nearly a year ago. The city, located on the nation’s eastern border with Rwanda, is the bustling capital of North Kivu province, one of the two affected provinces in the epidemic. It receives a large number of travelers from across the country and the greater region.
I do hope they learn that “quaranteen” is not a dirty word, and quickly.
However, the WHO’s director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the identification of a confirmed case in Goma “could potentially be a game-changer in the epidemic” and he would reconvene the emergency committee as soon as possible to reassess the situation.
Ya think, Ghebre? Sheesh.