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U.S. doctor contracts Ebola in Liberia
Reuters ^ | 7-27-2014

Posted on 07/26/2014 7:34:38 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

A 33-year-old American doctor working for a relief organization in Liberia's capital has tested positive for the tropical disease Ebola, according to a statement from Samaritan's Purse.

Dr. Kent Brantly, medical director at one of the country's two treatment centers run by the organization, recognized his own symptoms and confined himself to an isolation ward.

It was not immediately clear how he caught Ebola. The relief group's Melissa Strickland said that he had followed strict safety protocols when treating patients.

"It's too early to try to explain it. We will have an intensive and thorough investigation," she said.

Across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, at least 660 people have died from the illness, according to the World Health Organisation, as poor, ill-equipped African governments have struggled to cope with the virus.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.mobile.reuters.com ...


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KEYWORDS: christians; ebola; ministry; samaritanspurse
Oh crap.
1 posted on 07/26/2014 7:34:38 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...and prayers.


2 posted on 07/26/2014 7:36:12 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Citizen Zed

This, on the heels of a popular doctor in Sierra Leone catching the disease.

It is a dangerous disease. I know that health care workers are supposed to cover themselves completely with protective clothing, but I wonder if that is enough. Laboratory workers wear spacesuits to research the virus, maybe that is the only safe way to be around it.

I wish the best for this doctor.


3 posted on 07/26/2014 7:40:03 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Citizen Zed

Prayer’s up for this brave doctor.


4 posted on 07/26/2014 7:41:22 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Smokin' Joe

Oh No -Prayers.


5 posted on 07/26/2014 7:41:48 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Citizen Zed

Prayers for this doctor who devoted himself to bringing relief to the suffering. May God find a way to heal him.


6 posted on 07/26/2014 7:42:16 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Citizen Zed

Has the missing patient zero shown up yet either
at the Mexican border or escorted directly by DH”S”?


7 posted on 07/26/2014 7:44:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Citizen Zed

i believe Dr. Kent Brantly is from ft. worth texas

i hope he’s under quarantine


8 posted on 07/26/2014 7:45:38 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Citizen Zed

More info:

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/kent-brantly-fort-worth-doctor-in-africa-tests-positive-for-ebola-virus-268750291.html


9 posted on 07/26/2014 7:50:13 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Citizen Zed

Mutation .... that’s a word they should become familiar with.


10 posted on 07/26/2014 7:53:04 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Stupid has consequences ... in healthcare it can be a fatal consequence!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Another medical professional - a European, I believe - died of it in Lagos last week.


11 posted on 07/26/2014 7:55:58 PM PDT by livius
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“Mutation .... that’s a word they should become familiar with.”

“Africa wins again” should be considered before departing for Africa.


12 posted on 07/26/2014 7:57:46 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: sten

The way the article reads, it should like he placed himself in quarantine in Liberia.


13 posted on 07/26/2014 8:00:23 PM PDT by DannyTN (I)
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To: Citizen Zed

I believe his wife, and two children just returned to TX a day or two ago to visit family. There’s no mention of her husband contracting the disease on the brantleybunch.com.

His wife, Amber assisted with meals at the hospital/ELWA.
His children are very young. The Brantleys are extremely devout Christians.


14 posted on 07/26/2014 8:04:05 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Even more info, he’s married with 2 little kids.

http://www.carrollcrossroads.com/


15 posted on 07/26/2014 8:10:08 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Citizen Zed

No good deed goes unpunished.

That’s really too bad.

I hope God is merciful to someone like this.


16 posted on 07/26/2014 8:17:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Oh,man.

Absolutely frightening.

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17 posted on 07/26/2014 8:22:50 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Black Agnes

Thanks for posting that link. This is just so sad. Beautiful young family.

From the blog link you posted....

Kent was scheduled to arrive in Texas this week for a much needed break; to attend the wedding, and meet our son. His wife (Geoff’s sister) Amber and their kids arrived back in Texas last week ahead of him.....

....Please join us in fervent, immediate prayer. Please share this with as many as you know as we call on the Great Physician to bring HIS comfort and healing for our brother. In all things may HE be glorified.


18 posted on 07/26/2014 8:29:27 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: exDemMom

Am I correct in thinking this is the second doctor who has contracted ebola? Something is starting to smell.


19 posted on 07/26/2014 8:42:39 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Citizen Zed

“Dr. Kent Brantly, medical director at one of the country’s two treatment centers run by the organization, recognized his own symptoms and confined himself to an isolation ward.”

Good for him. I pray this guy gets better.


20 posted on 07/26/2014 8:44:59 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (You cannot protect a child from child abuse by aborting it. Abortion *is* child abuse.)
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To: Citizen Zed

prayers up. Let God be with him.


21 posted on 07/26/2014 8:52:43 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: bgill

Yes. Another doctor was diagnosed on Wednesday. Several other health care workers have contracted Ebola and many have died.

This is a nasty disease. The fatality rate during this outbreak is not as bad as in past outbreaks, but it is still around 60%.

I’m praying for both doctors.


22 posted on 07/26/2014 8:55:11 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

We’re one plane ticket away from it being spread here.


23 posted on 07/26/2014 8:59:39 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Citizen Zed
It was not immediately clear how he caught Ebola. The relief group's Melissa Strickland said that he had followed strict safety protocols when treating patients.

Let's hope ebola hasn't gone airborne.

24 posted on 07/26/2014 9:01:03 PM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Prayers going up for Dr. Kent and his family.


25 posted on 07/26/2014 9:01:28 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG ...)
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To: Citizen Zed
His immune system failed him.
Probably because it had to work WAY, WAY, WAY, WAY TOO HARD over there in lovely Africa.

He ought to come back to HealthyLand, USA and restore his immune system to something resembling normal.

26 posted on 07/26/2014 9:27:28 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Vendome
No good deed goes unpunished.

Wonderful line from Dirty Harry...and often so true.

27 posted on 07/26/2014 9:28:28 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: exDemMom

Sad to say, but in a way it is good the mortality rate is so high. It dies off before it can spread far.


28 posted on 07/27/2014 1:04:15 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: All; Kartographer

Just heard on Foxnews that this doctor contracted the virus on an airplane from Nigeria to Liberia from a business man.


29 posted on 07/27/2014 4:05:40 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: PghBaldy

Indeed. In general, the more deadly a disease is, the more likely it is to kill off its victims before it spreads far.

I will not discuss the details, but in Africa, one of the ways that Ebola spreads is through the way they prepare bodies for funerals. Another is that they will eat dead animals that they find. So this disease actually gets some help to spread.


30 posted on 07/27/2014 5:43:23 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Citizen Zed

Prayers up for this doc.

He is in the Elwa hospital just outside Monrovia. I visited that hospital a few years ago, it seemed to be one of the few facilities of anykind that actually worked properly in that country.


31 posted on 07/27/2014 5:57:19 AM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: Citizen Zed

I suspect Obama would love to fly him back to the United States... but the good doctor needs to stay right where he is...


32 posted on 07/27/2014 7:10:55 AM PDT by GOPJ (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize-Voltaire)
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To: GOPJ

Obama will trade 4 detainees for each doctor with Ebola.


33 posted on 07/27/2014 1:51:59 PM PDT by Citizen Zed ("Freedom costs a buck o five" - Gary Johnston, TAWP)
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To: Citizen Zed; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

34 posted on 07/27/2014 7:33:49 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: bgill

The first doctor who contracted ebola has passed away.


35 posted on 07/27/2014 8:20:50 PM PDT by SisterK (the great tribulation begins)
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To: SisterK

Which one (dr) was that? Thanks.


36 posted on 07/27/2014 8:22:59 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long

Ebola kills senior doctor at Liberia’s largest hospital, health official says
Sunday, July 27, 2014 10:41:16 AM · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
The Associated Press, ^ | Published on Sun Jul 27 2014 | Jonathan Paye-Layleh
...Sorry. I not computer illiterate. Found this but I thought a doctor passed away at the beginning of last week.


37 posted on 07/27/2014 8:27:43 PM PDT by SisterK (the great tribulation begins)
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To: sockmonkey
His children are very young. The Brantleys are extremely devout Christians.

He is a faithful member of the church of Christ.

38 posted on 07/27/2014 9:35:07 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Hope the wife and kids have been tested.


39 posted on 07/28/2014 10:33:18 AM PDT by bgill
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