Tagged: South African advice
October 9, 2014 at 12:26 am #26415
The emergency room of a hospital in Potchefstoom, Freestate, evacuated few hours ago. They are waiting for test results of a patient… showing symptoms of Congo fever that is almost the same as Ebola symptomsOctober 9, 2014 at 1:01 am #26417
MY heart is with you Leopard..but you are still there…be safe. God BlessOctober 9, 2014 at 1:12 am #26418
Bless you girl. Praying for your safety. Hope you are ready.October 9, 2014 at 9:10 am #26426
Well, apparently according to reporters, the the bio hazard tape is still up at the hospital. The patient has not been out of the country. I think he probably has got Congo fever. There was a case in September where a farmer from Namibia being treated in Bloemfontein, died. http://www.health24.com/Medical/infectious-diseases/News/Namibian-farmer-dies-of-Crimean-Congo-haemorrhagic-fever-in-Bloemfontein-20140918 Yip , it depends in which hospital you get diagnosed. For example, I’ll travel to doctors in Mpumulanga, like Nelspruit, if I show symptoms of Malaria. Just like you need to know your areas you travel in, to be safe- you need to know your African deceases and their symptoms. And where to go to fast, for the right treatment.
It is like taking your horse to a doggie veterinarian. But I am not too worried about our South African doctors. They are not that bad.
Yes Tweva. Got two calls yesterday -from family and a friend. Told me it is time to leave. They are worried about their families.
74, I did walk up and down in the shop : ) Got thicker gloves and more disinfectant. Did some homework for a few hours on procedures at medical centers when some very bad bug shows up and send it through to clients. Need to talk to medical friends for more ideas.October 9, 2014 at 11:57 am #26435
More news – hospital staff quarantined
“The 72-year-old man from one of the farming communities in Potchefstroom came to hospital on October 8, 2014 after hours,” …“This patient came complaining of fever, weaknesses and a cough. Clinically, he had signs and symptoms of haemorrhagic fever and was isolated. Blood investigations were done and the virologist was informed, based on the results.”
The patient was then referred to Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital complex and all staff members who were in contact with that patient were disinfected, including casualty department and all the equipment,” he said. The department said it would monitor everyone who had been in contact with the man.”
Now – My thoughts would be still that it is Congo Fever. But in the back of my mind ( Klerksdorp/Tshepong Hospital complex has been identified as referral hospital for Ebola in the North West Province by Minister of Health Dr. Aaron Motswaledi. The hospital has a fully functional and effective specialized Highly Infectious Diseases since February 2001)October 9, 2014 at 11:37 pm #26477
I hope it is Congo Fever and not Ebola. Keep us posted.October 10, 2014 at 9:56 am #26498
Bad news, stay safe Leopard. Yea,seems it is here too in my region. And based on my experience on system here, we could have some real problems.October 13, 2014 at 9:41 pm #26829
Women fought back against their violent attackers during a home robbery and even tried to stab the criminals with a kitchen knife. http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/women-fight-off-armed-housebreakers-1.1764023#.VDxCj2eSzTo “Daniels said they had decided to talk about their experience to canvass opinion about what the best response was to violent crime.”
“It’s a debate: Does one fight back or not?” she asked.October 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm #26830
“It’s a debate: Does one fight back or not?” It’s not a debate…. shoot the bastard or whack him with your sword. Forget the kitchen knives and get a real weapon that will scare Lucifer.October 13, 2014 at 9:48 pm #26831
No debate….. Victims or survivors arguement. No big question there. Don’t be a victim. If either of those women had been constantly packing a pistol like I have my wife do, the headlines would be a bit different….. “Sewage Backs Up on Two Ladies’ Lawn – 2 Turds Removed.”
http://ageofdecadence.comOctober 13, 2014 at 9:55 pm #26834
A bit of a tangent here but in the article it says that it was only after the homeowner called ADT did they say someone had come over the fence. I’m not sure exactly what that monitoring is but it seems if she is paying for some kind of perimeter alarm that ADT should have called her when it happened.
Given the level of violent crime in SA, it strikes me odd that these women are questioning whether it is best to attempt fighting the intruders off.October 13, 2014 at 9:56 pm #26839
Yes, 74. I do understand that people run through their bad experience trying make sense of their world that has changed, probably forever. If only people can realize that they have got the right to protect themselves. That they should listen to their gut feeling. If something tells you everything is not right- then everything is not right.
They want to hurt you – they want to kill you – You need to fight if you want to surviveOctober 13, 2014 at 10:09 pm #26843
Mountainbiker- I’ve also got a few questions. I can only guess. Do not think the alarm was connected to the electric fence. Then – where was the dog? Those dogs are normally very good attack dogs.
The main reason why I posted this article — To show how people of South Africa has been brain washed. For so many years people are being told that if you do not resist, the armed attackers will not hurt you….. !! Just give them what they came for.
Also – that you should not attack the criminal in your house. Attack is not the best defense…!? At least some people are beginning to question that theory.October 14, 2014 at 8:16 am #26883
7h30 this morning a Tanker hit about 38 vehicles on the N12 Freeway
UPDATE FROM @OF_THE_SOUTH: PROVISIONAL 3 FATALITIES, 59 INJURED, 38 VEHICLES TAKEN OUT (Figures to be confirmed)October 27, 2014 at 6:52 am #27783
Canal Walk will eject anyone carrying a gun – even legal firearm owners – as it hikes up security measures after a series of armed heists at the mall.
The centre’s security is conducting stop-and-searches that have legal firearm owners up in arms and calling for a boycott of the mall.
Other news – Soccer captain killed for his cellphone http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/bafana-captain-killed-over-a-cellphone-1.1770833#.VE3qzCKUfTo
The soccer supporters are very upset http://www.sundayworld.co.za/news/article13089742.ece
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