Skip to comments.Canada has possible Ebola case: health officials
Posted on 03/24/2014 7:34:41 PM PDT by tcrlaf
A man returning to Canada from Liberia is seriously ill in hospital after experiencing symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus that has killed dozens in Guinea, health officials have said.
The man has been placed in solitary confinement pending the expected results on Tuesday of tests on his condition. His family are in quarantine in Saskatchewan province, the local health ministry said in a statement.
"A diagnosis has not yet been confirmed. Measures have been taken to isolate the patient to ensure the illness is not transmitted," the ministry said.
Public health officials earlier sought to contain people's concerns, saying the risk to the public was low and noting that an investigation into the case's circumstances was under way.
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Sucks to be them.
File this under the “what did you think would happen” file.
Captain Trips is on the way...
To quote a yahoo comment on this article:
I pity the person who sat next to this man on the airplane.
Or, the stewardess who touched his hand while serving a drink.
Or, the person checking the man’s passport.
Or, the people handling the luggage.
Or, the person that was standing too close when the man coughed.
Or, the individual who sat on the toilet right after this person.
Or, the relative and/or friend who gave the man a hug as a greeting.
Or, the person who cleaned the man’s plate at a restaurant.
You get the point....
This can be dangerous, very, very dangerous
Or anyone who had any contact with any of those people, or their families, or their friends.
Devastating ebola epidemic reaches crowded African capital
An Ebola epidemic which has already killed dozens of people in Guinea’s southern forests has spread to the capital Conakry, the United Nations Children’s Fund said on Sunday.
“At least 59 out of 80 who contracted Ebola across the West African country have died so far. Over the past few days, the deadly haemorrhagic fever has quickly spread from the communities of Macenta, Gueckedou, and Kissidougou to the capital, Conakry,” UNICEF said in a statement emailed to AFP.
Conakry is a city of TWO MILLION PEOPLE, folks. Most of whom live in near-abject poverty, a breeding ground for mass epidemic.
I doubt he has ebola unless he was up in “that” region.
If he was in Monrovia, and has been for the last 10 days, then most of Monrovia would be dead.
Just like S
We are SARS went straight to Toronto from China.
Where is WHO that useless freaking UN org? Forget the CDC, they are in their new meditation rooms in Atlanta learning about global warming from East Anglia
U and Michael Mann’s hockey stick.
We are so screwed.
Nothing to see here.
The US Congress demands the US borders remain open
to allow these infections, and other diseases,
to enter because ONLY the EXEMPT, and their families
and staff, and mistresses, are able to get real healthcare.
Here we go.
Sorry! I got so pissed off!
I meant to say that this is just like SARS..only way more deadly!
Lock the freakin’ country down!
Don’ fear the reaper, eh?
Thanks for the ping!
Let me tell you. If you get on an airplane without a mask and hand sanitizer , you will die with what ever is on that plane. I am convinced that the statistics on stewardi is unbelievable in early death. DON”T get in that death tube. You are NUTS if you do!!
I know this is not NASCAR news but the info needs to be passed on.
You’re Welcome, Alamo-Girl!