Skip to comments.Ebola kills senior doctor at Liberia’s largest hospital, health official says
Posted on 07/27/2014 10:41:16 AM PDT by BenLurkin
MONROVIA, LIBERIAOne of Liberias 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.
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 Samaritans Purse said. Brantly was in stable condition, talking with his doctors and working on his computer while receiving care, she said.
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Obama will want to import a bunch of kids from Liberia next.
Courage - a rare commodity these days!
Our prayers for these supremely courageous medical providers.
“Obama will want to import a bunch of kids from Liberia next.”
Ironic that Liberia was as a result of American EXPORT!
My very thoughts to both his courage and prayers to those that battle this knowing full well the risk.
Shades of a Tom Clancy novel!
Remember? Muslim terrorists planned a large scale
outbreak of this stuff.
It wasn’t muslims in that book. It was Eco-loons.
The eco-loons were a different book.
They look like nice, decent people — like most of the Christian missionaries I have met.
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.
I think the article says the Texas doctor, with Samaritan’s Purse, is in stable condition.
Yes, he wouldn't want them to go to Kenya.
May God bless Dr. Brantly a recovery and welcome the courageous soul of Dr. Brisbane.
Second American contracts Ebola in Liberia
10:14pm, Sun 27 Jul 2014
US doctor isolates himself after realising Ebola symptoms
The JFK hospital is a dump, ruined by the Civil War. Much rather be at the ELWA hospital, about a 20 minute drive away.
Such a lovely post and just what I had hoped to say as well.
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...