Skip to comments.Ebola patient's family remove her from clinic/4 die from Ebola virus in Sierra Leone
Posted on 05/27/2014 3:11:48 PM PDT by dynachrome
Relatives of an Ebola patient in Sierra Leone took her home from a community health centre despite protests from medical staff, risking spreading the deadly and highly infectious disease.
Four people in eastern Sierra Leone have died after contracting the Ebola virus, a health ministry official says.
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Bring out yer dead! ping.
(or it may become a zombie ping)
Lord help us.
Yeah. both stories together are not good.
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...
I’m sure it will all work out fine. (/s)
If the family is poorly educated and suspicious of medicine, I understand their move of their loved one from what they must see as a house of death. However, this risks calamity for the family, the town and the entire region. Very scary.
Or what if they're just suspicious of medicine? What's going to happen in the US when (not if) there are forced isolations in quarantine wards for those who are suspected of having a highly contagious and deadly disease? What if we're told we can't quarantine ourselves at home?
It's already happened. On cruise ships, a person with norvo virus or any other highly contagious disease is forced to stay in their cabins. In the US, there were forced quarantines in hospital wards for those who were suspected of having swine flu (been there, done that, couldn't even get out immediately upon the testing showing I didn't have swine flu!)
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