Skip to comments.Sierra Leone hunts Ebola Patient Kidnapped in Freetown
Posted on 07/26/2014 1:08:32 PM PDT by 11th_VA
A hunt has been launched in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital by her relatives.
Sidi Yahya Tunis, a spokesperson for Sierra Leone's ministry of health, said the King Harman Road Hospital was stormed by the Ebola patient's family on Thursday.
The BBC's Umaru Fofona in Freetown said the woman, who is an apprentice hairdresser, is a resident of the densely populated area of Wellington in the east of the city.
The Ebola cases in Sierra Leone are centred in the country's eastern districts of Kenema and Kailahun, just over the border from the Guekedou region of Guinea where the outbreak started.
Our reporter says there is increasing anger and confusion over the handling of the outbreak.
Police say thousands of people have taken to the streets of Kenema to protest - thronging to the town's hospital, which treats all Ebola cases in the district.
The father of a nine-year-old boy has told the BBC that his son was shot and injured by police as they tried to put down the angry demonstration, in which he says his son was not involved.
Our reporter says the police have not been able to confirm this as they say they are still busy with operational matters.
Nurses at Kenema hospital went on strike for a day on Monday after three of their colleagues died of suspected Ebola.
Earlier this week, it was announced that the doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against Ebola was being treated for the virus.
On Thursday, the World Health Organization said that 219 people had died of Ebola in Sierra Leone.
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Could be worse, They could have a president shoving infected people all over the country.
Ebola in a Border Patol processing facility would finally get a reaction, but the information would probably be suppressed.
Great time to have open borders.
Perhaps, but who knows with the looney toon we have in charge.
That reminds me. I did meet an illegal from Camroon recently who flew in to Guatamala and entered the US across the Southern Border - this ccould be a Black Swan alert ...
They might make a beeline...
Everyone knows Obamacare is the bestest there is. /s
Great time to have open borders.
Like someone with ebola couldn’t get here by plane?
Ebola in a Border Patol processing facility would finally get a reaction,
No it wouldn’t.
Did you ever think we'd have a President this awful?
She shouldn’t be hard to find in about 3 weeks. Just follow the trail of dead bodies to the source.
Not if the whole world was looking for them. People sneak across a border to avoid detection. For this person the problem is African borders. But as this disease spreads....
Sounds bad. Better bring all those refugees to America!!
Prolly EO’s issued to keep the CDC’s mouth shut about the disease ushered in from the hinterlands.
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 saw another thread yesterday about this case which said that the woman had died. Police located her and forcibly removed her from the home, but she died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. I wonder how many others she infected before death.