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    Posted: May 06 2017 at 12:52am
So I saw this a couple of days ago and wondered if anything new was here about it, but seems like it isn't on the radar here yet, thought I'd better share!

https://www.rt.com/news/386961-disease-liberia-dead-ebola/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/04/28/a-mysterious-illness-kills-11-young-people-in-liberia-where-ebola-raged/?utm_term=.ef401ba2319b

Ps- sorry my links are janky, doing this on my android and can't seem to get them to work properly.
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Thanks for posting, RedTea - nice to see you're still around. You pre-date just about all of us on AFT Thumbs Up

Interesting - first I've heard of this one. Fingers crossed, because that part of the world really doesn't need any more nasty bugs showing up after what they went through with the last outbreak.

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i did see it but i think its something they ate......

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Thanks for fixing up my links, Jacksdad!Yeah, I've been here a long time, never a big poster, but tried to help out in the original avian flu scares that led to this site becoming so big! Nice to check in every now and then to catch up on the real news!

Carbon20, I wondered about that, but never saw anything concrete, and haven't seen anything since. Let's roll with that optimism, though!
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Well all the people affected went to A  funeral,so it's either something they ate or a very nasty bug ,but don't think anymore affected
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Mystery illness in Liberia appears to be meningitis -minister


(The May 8 story clarifies lead, changes with correct name of bacteria Neisseria meningitidis in fourth paragraph)

Medical samples from four of the victims of a disease in Liberia that initially baffled scientists have tested positive for a type of bacteria that causes meningitis, the minister of health said on Monday.

So far a total of 31 cases of the so-called mystery illness have been reported, including 13 deaths in an outbreak linked to the attendance of a religious leader's funeral.

While the symptoms are different from Ebola, the sudden deaths nevertheless stirred anxiety about an outbreak of the tropical illness which was often spread through burial rituals in the West African epidemic that ended less than a year ago.

Seven specimens from the deceased tested positive for Neisseria meningitidis, a particularly contagious strain of bacteria that causes meningitis and other diseases, Dr. Bernice Dahn told reporters on Monday.

"Based on these initial results from the CDC Atlanta (U.S. Center for Disease Control), we believe that we are dealing with a probable outbreak of meningitis in Sinoe, which spread to Montserrado and Grand Bassa counties," she added, while calling for calm.

She said the government was investigating options for mass vaccinations against the illness, characterized by swelling of the membranes in the brain and spinal cord. Further laboratory analysis is under way.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-liberia-idUSKBN18422P
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