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Two Americans, Freetown resident latest Ebola victims
Yahoo News/AFP ^ | July 28, 2014 | Coumba Sylla

Posted on 07/28/2014 5:30:13 AM PDT by PastorBooks

Freetown (AFP) - Alarm soared in west Africa Monday over the deadliest Ebola virus outbreak yet, with an American doctor and a missionary contracting the disease in Liberia and the death of the first victim from Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

Samaritan's Purse, a Christian charity, said that its physician Kent Brantly was in stable condition and had been isolated at the group's Ebola treatment center at the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia.

His symptoms included intermittent fever and body aches.

Nancy Writebol, a missionary with the SIM Christian charity that runs the hospital, was also in stable condition as of Sunday morning, according to Samaritan's Purse.

"They're both receiving intensive early treatment, but certainly it's a dangerous situation and a frightening situation," spokeswoman Melissa Strickland told AFP.

Early treatment is one key to recovery from the potentially deadly disease, she added.

"We remain optimistic for his recovery, but certainly he is not out of the woods," Strickland had said of Dr Brantly earlier.

"Samaritan's Purse is committed to doing everything possible to help Dr Brantly during this time of crisis. We ask everyone to please pray for him and his family," it added.


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Prayers needed.
1 posted on 07/28/2014 5:30:13 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: trussell

Prayer List ping

2 posted on 07/28/2014 5:32:32 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: PastorBooks

God bless these people who put themselves in harm’s way on the front lines of this dread disease.

3 posted on 07/28/2014 5:34:02 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: PastorBooks; 4woodenboats; abletruth; Accountable One; Aeronaut; AKA Elena; Alamo-Girl; ...

Prayer warrior ping for requested prayers. I pray God intervenes in this situation and brings miraculous healing to the people.

4 posted on 07/28/2014 5:45:34 AM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: PastorBooks


Psalm 41

1 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
2 The Lord protects and preserves them—
they are counted among the blessed in the land—
he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
3 The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
and restores them from their bed of illness.

5 posted on 07/28/2014 5:48:29 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Bless you for posting that.

6 posted on 07/28/2014 7:10:19 AM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Vigilanteman; All

I agree... prayers and thanks for those who will do this but

I hope they keep them over there and don’t let them come to the USA.

We have enough new, strange diseases coming over the border and don’t need this one.

7 posted on 07/28/2014 8:58:04 AM PDT by The Bat Lady (FREEPER TheSarce RIP 5/15/14)
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