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Ebola kills senior doctor at Liberia’s largest hospital, health official says
The Associated Press, ^ | Published on Sun Jul 27 2014 | Jonathan Paye-Layleh

Posted on 07/27/2014 10:41:16 AM PDT by BenLurkin

MONROVIA, LIBERIA—One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, as an American doctor was treated in the West African country after contracting the disease, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat the spread of the deadly virus.

Dr. Samuel Brisbane is the first Liberian doctor to die in an outbreak the World Health Organization says has killed 129 people in Liberia, and more than 670 in several West African countries. A Ugandan doctor working in the country died earlier this month.

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Dr. Kent Brantly, an American helping respond to the outbreak in Liberia, is receiving intensive medical treatment there after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus, a spokeswoman for aid organization Samaritan’s Purse said. Brantly was in stable condition, talking with his doctors and working on his computer while receiving care, she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: ebola; obituary
Seems like this outbreak is a little peskier than most.
1 posted on 07/27/2014 10:41:16 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Obama will want to import a bunch of kids from Liberia next.


2 posted on 07/27/2014 10:47:20 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: BenLurkin

Courage - a rare commodity these days!

Our prayers for these supremely courageous medical providers.


3 posted on 07/27/2014 11:01:58 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Farmer Dean

“Obama will want to import a bunch of kids from Liberia next.”

Ironic that Liberia was as a result of American EXPORT!


4 posted on 07/27/2014 11:07:49 AM PDT by sagar
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To: Chainmail

Amen!


5 posted on 07/27/2014 11:13:54 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: Chainmail

My very thoughts to both his courage and prayers to those that battle this knowing full well the risk.


6 posted on 07/27/2014 11:31:03 AM PDT by Proud_texan (Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then. - PK Dick)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...


7 posted on 07/27/2014 11:44:55 AM 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: BenLurkin

Shades of a Tom Clancy novel!

Remember? Muslim terrorists planned a large scale
outbreak of this stuff.


8 posted on 07/27/2014 12:14:12 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith

It wasn’t muslims in that book. It was Eco-loons.


9 posted on 07/27/2014 12:25:58 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

The eco-loons were a different book.


10 posted on 07/27/2014 12:27:50 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: BenLurkin

11 posted on 07/27/2014 12:51:14 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: Slyfox

They look like nice, decent people — like most of the Christian missionaries I have met.


12 posted on 07/27/2014 12:52:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Texas Dr. at right who also succumbed. Why do OUR doctors go over there and fight this and die? The top 100 people on Ebola should be *Africans*. Something is wrong.

13 posted on 07/27/2014 1:09:15 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

I think the article says the Texas doctor, with Samaritan’s Purse, is in stable condition.


14 posted on 07/27/2014 1:38:42 PM PDT by Hischild
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To: Farmer Dean
Obama will want to import a bunch of kids from Liberia next.

Yes, he wouldn't want them to go to Kenya.

15 posted on 07/27/2014 1:39:12 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Chainmail

Amen!

May God bless Dr. Brantly a recovery and welcome the courageous soul of Dr. Brisbane.


16 posted on 07/27/2014 1:53:20 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: BenLurkin; Smokin' Joe

Second American contracts Ebola in Liberia

10:14pm, Sun 27 Jul 2014

US doctor isolates himself after realising Ebola symptoms

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-07-27/second-american-contracts-ebola-in-liberia/


17 posted on 07/27/2014 2:28:43 PM PDT by LucyT (TEOCAWKI: The End of Civilization as We Know it. ... We're there.)
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To: BenLurkin

RIP.

The JFK hospital is a dump, ruined by the Civil War. Much rather be at the ELWA hospital, about a 20 minute drive away.


18 posted on 07/27/2014 5:14:58 PM 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: rockvillem
May God bless Dr. Brantly a recovery and welcome the courageous soul of Dr. Brisbane.

Such a lovely post and just what I had hoped to say as well.

19 posted on 07/27/2014 6:57:30 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...


20 posted on 07/27/2014 7:10:19 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: BenLurkin; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; ..
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...

21 posted on 07/27/2014 7:49:36 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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