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Charlotte missionary contracts Ebola in Liberia
Charlotte Observer ^ | 7/27/14 | Karen Garloch and Jonathan Paye-Layleh

Posted on 07/27/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT by Wage Slave

A missionary from Charlotte and a Texas doctor working for Boone-based Samaritan’s Purse are among the first Americans who have been infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working to combat the outbreak in Liberia.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: ebola; samaritanspurse
Another American contracts Ebola.
1 posted on 07/27/2014 5:22:51 PM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: Wage Slave

She has been living in Monrovia with her husband.


2 posted on 07/27/2014 5:23:56 PM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: Wage Slave

She was spraying the suits of Healthcare workers. How the heck does you catch it doing that.


3 posted on 07/27/2014 5:28:15 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Wage Slave

Prayers for Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, their family and friends.


4 posted on 07/27/2014 5:29:29 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Wage Slave

12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

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Maybe not “friends”, but fellow human beings in great need. Prayers for her & everyone else trying to help the Ebola victims.


5 posted on 07/27/2014 5:31:31 PM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: Qiviut

Sad. My grand daughter is in the pre school in this lady’s church in Charlotte. Huge church.


6 posted on 07/27/2014 5:36:06 PM PDT by Swanks
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To: Wage Slave

The count now stands at two Americans and another Nigerian (?) doctor. Once again, we’re only one plane ticket or border crossing before it’s in the US.


7 posted on 07/27/2014 5:37:52 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Wage Slave

Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.


8 posted on 07/27/2014 5:39:23 PM PDT by vrwc1
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To: vrwc1

They are braver than I am and better than I am, that’s for sure.


9 posted on 07/27/2014 5:42:30 PM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: Wage Slave

I’m thinking that Homeland Security will be looking into importing some Ebola patients to further their plan of reducing the population of the United States to 30 million people.


10 posted on 07/27/2014 5:43:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I agree.


11 posted on 07/27/2014 5:44:25 PM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: driftdiver

Ebola is spread by contact with bodily fluids of those infected.
Hosing down protective gear drenched in infected bodily fluids...gee wonder why that might be considered very dangerous?
No indications that it is airborne, if that is what you were implying.

I’ve been keeping an eye on this latest outbreak.

Fatality rate at 6X%.(under 70, over 60 out of 100 die)
The official death tolls (approaching 700) are not looking good for containment, given the area, spanning 4 nations in which it is spreading.


12 posted on 07/27/2014 5:59:54 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Notice how the Tee vee media never talks about this?


13 posted on 07/27/2014 6:02:39 PM PDT by dforest
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To: sarasmom

No I was honestly wondering you could catch it from spraying sanitizer on other people. She probably got splashed or picked something up.

Is it airborne? Depends on what you mean. Is it spread by sneezes or coughs?


14 posted on 07/27/2014 6:03:13 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: bgill
Once again, we’re only one plane ticket or border crossing before it’s in the US.

Security! Security! Do not discuss the President's plans!

15 posted on 07/27/2014 6:45:30 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: driftdiver

This is alarming to me. I work in a lab. I am wondering if their precautions are unable to be met with the right equipment or ebola has changed in ability to infect.


16 posted on 07/27/2014 7:02:38 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: sarasmom
Hosing down protective gear drenched in infected bodily fluids...gee wonder why that might be considered very dangerous?

But one assumes that they are gowned masked and gloved before doing it...and follow precautions.

17 posted on 07/27/2014 7:04:36 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MarMema

I am wondering if their precautions are unable to be met with the right equipment or ebola has changed in ability to infect.


That’s what I’ve been wondering, too.


18 posted on 07/27/2014 7:06:03 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: driftdiver
She probably got splashed or picked something up.

Just not likely for a true bloodborne pathogen and I am just stunned if American MDs are not using universal precautions...there is more to the story I bet.

19 posted on 07/27/2014 7:07:57 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: Jane Long
Writebol didn’t have direct contact with patients, and she and Brantly both followed protection protocols, Strickland said. “They did not take chances, I assure you. We are investigating how that contact could have occurred. Of course it’s a highly contagious disease. … It’s a risk, unfortunately. But we have every confidence they were following protocols strictly and rigorously.”

You just have to wonder if they ran out of gowns or something and just took a stand in faith and courage to keep going.

20 posted on 07/27/2014 7:11:34 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MarMema

I’d read on another thread that Brantley may have contracted the virus on a flight? From a business person. Is that even possible? Scary!


21 posted on 07/27/2014 7:13:35 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long

It should not be possible unless hmm, it’s just really interesting because I handle bloodborne pathogens all week long and have for 30 plus years.
I am going to go looking and see what I can find about that.


22 posted on 07/27/2014 7:17:27 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MarMema

My bets are there being more, which implies it’s airborne to some extent.


23 posted on 07/27/2014 7:18:59 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Salvation
Prayers for Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, their family and friends.

Although the afflicted did not themselves request our prayers, we may offer prayers on their behalf.

24 posted on 07/27/2014 7:24:16 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: driftdiver
One of the leading indigenous pioneer doctors working with these patients caught it himself, despite his own expert monitoring of sterile procedure, etc.

Clearly, the full mechanism of transfer is not known definitively, may be air-transmitted, and is in any case easier than we have been told.

25 posted on 07/27/2014 7:27:09 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Jane Long
He has been working in Liberia since October 2013 for a charity, Samaritan's Purse. Brantley reportedly started experiencing symptoms he recognized as the Ebola virus last week

Sounds like no flight was involved on this one at least.

26 posted on 07/27/2014 7:29:54 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: driftdiver
Ebola then spreads in the community through human-to-human transmission, with infection resulting from direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and indirect contact with environments contaminated with such fluids.

WHO says the above so mucus membranes adds a new dimension. Droplets landing in the eye or open mouth or nose, and oops. Besides which I think it is probably more highly infectious than HIV, more successful at one exposure leading to disease that is.

27 posted on 07/27/2014 7:34:59 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: driftdiver

I just finished reading a book called the hot zone. It was published in the mid 90s about the origins and outbreaks of Ebola. It described some strains of Ebola could be transmitted airborne.


28 posted on 07/27/2014 8:20:43 PM PDT by Controlling Legal Authority
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To: bgill

Seems like a good time for BO to flood the US with Africans under the Mandela program /s


29 posted on 07/27/2014 8:29:27 PM PDT by Selene
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To: MarMema

Writebol

Write - ebol


30 posted on 07/27/2014 8:32:04 PM PDT by Selene
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To: MarMema

Decontamination procedures can be tough sometimes.

Take off your mask without touching your hair or skin.

Take off your gloves without touching your skin, etc.


31 posted on 07/27/2014 8:36:56 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Wage Slave

Father God,

We stand on Your promises for miraculous healings for these courageous health workers.

PSALM 91

1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”

Father God, You say You put your Word above Your name. There is no other God like You. Praise Your name forever and ever.

In Jesus name, by Whose stripes we were healed. Amen.


32 posted on 07/27/2014 8:37:16 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: 21twelve

They got careless or overtired. Easy to understand. I think medical personnel should be rotated out periodically.


33 posted on 07/27/2014 8:46:04 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MarMema
err...you do grasp that the “medical personnel” here are volunteers, in 3rd world nations, most of whom are not MDs, many with minimal training, and all with few resources, right?

And that the “citizens” are mostly illiterate and superstitious tribal based members of societies who frown on anything coming from the “white devils”.

Or are you laboring under the delusion that the USA CDC is somehow “in charge” there?

34 posted on 07/28/2014 6:50:26 PM PDT by sarasmom
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I don't have the gif with the head banging on the keyboard until the screen is full of blood.
But if I did, I would have posted it.

Yeah, she probably got infected via splash back when she was hosing off the cheap protective suits they are re-using in Liberia.

Spraying sanitizer is not going to work against Ebola virus.
It never has in the past.
No indications to date that it will ever work in the future.

Isolate, and quarantine all those potentially infected.
There is no treatment,and no cure.

Does that clarify the danger?

35 posted on 07/28/2014 7:10:34 PM PDT by sarasmom
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