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Ebola vaccine is potential game changer

Ebola Vaccine Guinea Trials

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#1 kittykat23uk

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 08:09 PM

A trial in Guinea shows new Ebola vaccine is potentially 100% effective and is being rolled out immediately. This is quite amazing!!


http://www.bbc.co.uk...health-33733711
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Posted 28 October 2015 - 09:49 PM

@kittykat23uk I hope that vaccine is working.

 

I was in a US hospital today visiting someone and the question first asked by reception for all visitors was "Have you been to West Africa in the last three months?" 


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 09:57 PM

@kittykat23uk I hope that vaccine is working.

 

I was in a US hospital today visiting someone and the question first asked by reception for all visitors was "Have you been to West Africa in the last three months?" 

 

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That's unexpected, as it would seem that high levels of concern had receded.

 

Here in Beijing there are notices at the airport for arriving international passengers, but no discernible enforcement of inspection standards.

 

Perhaps there's a residual sense that it's best to be prepared in case of a resurgence.

 

Thanks for telling us this.

 

I've been posting images from the final game drive in my trip report, which took place in January, 2015.

 

At that time, arriving in Nairobi involved walking through an array of signs and temperature meters, all due to Ebola precautions.

 

That had already faded away when I returned to Nairobi in mid-July.

 

As with you, I hope that the vaccine has proven to be efficacious.

 

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 10:24 PM

 

 

 

That's unexpected, as it would seem that high levels of concern had receded.

 

Here in Beijing there are notices at the airport for arriving international passengers, but no discernible enforcement of inspection standards.

 

Perhaps there's a residual sense that it's best to be prepared in case of a resurgence.

 

Thanks for telling us this.

 

I've been posting images from the final game drive in my trip report, which took place in January, 2015.

 

 

 

Yes, @Tom Kellie I was quite surprised. I've been to this hospital many times (the last time was 4 months ago) and they've never asked anything like this (have you been to x country?) before. 

 

Oh, glad you alerted me to that thread. I hadn't seen it before. Had a peek at the first posting and love the way you show exactly what you travel with. I doubt I could ever get it down to that. 

 

Love the story of the swim trunks!


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Posted 28 October 2015 - 10:52 PM

Yes, @Tom Kellie I was quite surprised. I've been to this hospital many times (the last time was 4 months ago) and they've never asked anything like this (have you been to x country?) before. 

 

 

Oh, glad you alerted me to that thread. I hadn't seen it before. Had a peek at the first posting and love the way you show exactly what you travel with. I doubt I could ever get it down to that. 

 

Love the story of the swim trunks!

 

~ @fictionauthor

 

That's even more surprising, that they've recently instituted such questions. You live in a region where one wouldn't expect much need for Ebola screening.

 

Odd...

 

Thank you for visiting the trip report. I've been writing it and posting photographs since 6 April. 

 

It's finally winding down. The intent was to present the full scope of a safari, in order for those who haven't yet done so to be able to sense what it might be like.

 

The first two safaris involved multiple overloaded bags with enough weighty camera lenses to equip a platoon.

 

With time I've cut back...and back...and back until arriving at the present iteration, which works well.

 

Ha! Those bright blue Kenyan swim trunks accompany me on every safari. Truth be told, I used the completely private plunge pool in South Africa many times earlier this month, yet never once wore the swim trunks!

 

Tom K.


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