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    Africa stems ebola via border closings, luck

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries - and two of them appear to have snuffed out the disease. The developments constitute a modest success in an otherwise bleak situation.



    Officials credit tighter border controls, good patient-tracking and other medical practices, and just plain luck with keeping Ebola confined mostly to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea since the outbreak was first identified nearly seven months ago.

    cont... News from The Associated Press

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    Re: Africa stems ebola via border closings, luck

    Seems like africa understands that closing borders contains the disease, why doesn't Obama and the CDC?

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    Re: Africa stems ebola via border closings, luck

    Clearly because narcissistic golfers know better then countries actually in crisis!

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Seems like africa understands that closing borders contains the disease, why doesn't Obama and the CDC?

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    Re: Africa stems ebola via border closings, luck

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Seems like africa understands that closing borders contains the disease, why doesn't Obama and the CDC?
    Are you proposing closing our border to all international travel?
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    Re: Africa stems ebola via border closings, luck

    You don't close borders unless you have enough food stamps to go around.

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    Re: Africa stems ebola via border closings, luck

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Are you proposing closing our border to all international travel?
    No, is that how you took it? I propose we close our border from nations proven to be currently experiencing an ebola outbreak-save our military and medical personnel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    No, is that how you took it? I propose we close our border from nations proven to be currently experiencing an ebola outbreak-save our military and medical personnel.
    The US doesn't seem to be handling this well. I say we (Canada) should look at closing the border.
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    Re: Africa stems ebola via border closings, luck

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    The US doesn't seem to be handling this well. I say we (Canada) should look at closing the border.
    I dont know that anyone cares what Canada does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I dont know that anyone cares what Canada does.
    Now there's a loong list.
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    Re: Africa stems ebola via border closings, luck

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    No, is that how you took it? I propose we close our border from nations proven to be currently experiencing an ebola outbreak-save our military and medical personnel.
    Because those people cant just go to other countries and buy tickets and get on airplanes to come here?

    And our military and medical personnel need to be quarantined before returning. I believe that's the plan for the military anyway.
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