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Ebola outbreak: Victim who sparked fears of global epidemic was on way home to US
The Telegraph ^ | 29 Jul 2014 | Rosa Prince

Posted on 07/29/2014 10:30:31 AM PDT by Freeport

An Ebola victim who was allowed to board an international flight was an American citizen on his way home to the United States, it has emerged.

Patrick Sawyer worked for the Liberian government and was visiting his sister there when he developed symptoms while on a plane to Nigeria. He was quarantined on arrival in Lagos and died on Friday.

His wife, Decontee, 34, who like Mr Sawyer is originally from Liberia, currently at the heart of the terrifying Ebola outbreak, said he had been due to travel on to America where he could have become Patient Zero in a US epidemic.

The 40-year-old father-of-three is believed to have contracted the disease from his sister, whom he was caring for without knowing she had Ebola.

Mr Sawyer took two flights to get to Nigeria from Liberia, where he had attended his sister's funeral. The first took him from Monrovia to Lome in Togo, where he boarded a plane to Lagos. He collapsed at the airport on landing.

The Nigerian authorities have closed the hospital he was treated at, First Consultants Hospital in Obalende, one of the busiest parts of the city with a population of around 21 million.

Manifests of the passengers and crew who travelled on the same flights as Mr Sawyer have yet to be released

His job involved promoting trade in West Africa and he was on his way to a conference in Lagos from where he planned to travel back to the US when he fell ill with vomiting and diarrhea.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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If this doesn't scare the socks off you I don't know what will. I've got a daughter up there in MN.
1 posted on 07/29/2014 10:30:32 AM PDT by Freeport
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To: Freeport

no travel between the US and Liberia...PERIOD!!


2 posted on 07/29/2014 10:32:05 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: null and void

Ping!


3 posted on 07/29/2014 10:32:34 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Freeport

Fellow passengers on his plane were given warnings about the disease’s symptoms, which can include bleeding from the nose and mouth, but were allowed to continue on their journeys.

As Ebola has an incubation period of up to 21 days, there are fears that some may even now be spreading the disease still further.

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What?????


4 posted on 07/29/2014 10:33:26 AM 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: steve86

So what’s your glib lib comment now, SFB?


5 posted on 07/29/2014 10:39:15 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: Freeport

Why permitted to travel with other passengers on an international flight?

Were the other passengers allowed to beg off and get some other flight?

How unfair and stupid.


6 posted on 07/29/2014 10:39:21 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Qiviut
Yeah... Why would you not quarantine the whole plane?
7 posted on 07/29/2014 10:39:29 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: Qiviut

Did anyone else on the same plane eventually travel to the USA?????

In 21 days this could be a $hit$torm


8 posted on 07/29/2014 10:40:41 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Qiviut
I am losing track of those infected but one person was said to have come into contact with 59 at last cont.

If each of them came into contact with just two people we are screwed.

59, 118, 236, 472, 944, 1888, 3776

9 posted on 07/29/2014 10:40:42 AM PDT by mware
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To: SMARTY

He got sick during the flight.


10 posted on 07/29/2014 10:41:43 AM PDT by mware
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To: Freeport

Why are so-called American citizens working for foreign governments, let lone trying to import Ebola to the US?


11 posted on 07/29/2014 10:41:44 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Qiviut

21 days of wandering around town touching stuff, coughing, serving meals, etc. before even showing symptoms. That’s a lot of door knobs for each person. And then multiply it by 6 (people sitting next to the guy), or 150 (the entire plane load).


12 posted on 07/29/2014 10:43:54 AM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Cancelling my Tour De Liberia right now!!


13 posted on 07/29/2014 10:45:35 AM PDT by Bucky14 (And I would have gotten away with it too, if not for you meddling kids!)
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To: Mr. K; Kartographer
Did anyone else on the same plane eventually travel to the USA????? In 21 days this could be a $hit$torm

Ping to the prep king!

14 posted on 07/29/2014 10:46:04 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Qiviut
According to the Daily Mail (UK) one of the passengers was the Vice PM to some country in West Africa.

That might explain why they did not isolate the passenger

.stupid politics.

15 posted on 07/29/2014 10:49:09 AM PDT by mware
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To: mware

It should be noted....this wasn’t identified until mid-70’s, and scientists tend to believe it crossed over from monkeys.

It should also be noted that ALL of the symptoms of Ebola...relate to the flu. The minute you show any of these common five items...it could be flu or it could be Ebola.

If you look over the destruction to the body....it goes straight into the liver. The ten percent of society that survive it? Nothing much is said over how they do it, and you have to wonder if they suffer serious liver damage as part of the end-result.


16 posted on 07/29/2014 10:49:41 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: DCBryan1
here is a link to a thread posted by Kristen yesterday, More details.

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3186006/posts

17 posted on 07/29/2014 10:52:10 AM PDT by mware
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To: mware

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3186006/posts


18 posted on 07/29/2014 10:52:27 AM PDT by mware
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To: Bucky14

The UN...will handle....er take care..of this.....


19 posted on 07/29/2014 10:54:17 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: PghBaldy

I doubt the late Mr. Sawyer was deliberately attempting to import Ebola to the US.

As to why work for a foreign government? It pays pretty damned good, thank you very much. I’ve done work for a few; the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense , the Italian Ministry of Culture and others. It’s not a bad freelancing scheme, all things considered, and you get to travel - and you get paid for it too.

I’m not complaining.


20 posted on 07/29/2014 10:54:25 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Bucky14
Countries to avoid per the CDC:


21 posted on 07/29/2014 10:54:53 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: mware

Wonderful...


22 posted on 07/29/2014 10:55:48 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: mware
stupid politics

Global power brokers are still manipulating conflicts which leave people in war zones and refugee camps with horrife living conditions. National borders have been practically erased in many places. The miracle is that there hasn't been some global pandemic already.

Nations need stable governments, self-sufficiency and secure borders. Until those things exist and there's a lot less international travel (for war, business, or recreation) it's a disaster waiting to happen.

Does anyone seriously think the ptb will stop their warmongering power plays or make decisions that effect economies in the short term? Best we all just figure out how to be able to live for a protracted period of time without being in contact with many people or environments.

23 posted on 07/29/2014 10:57:37 AM PDT by grania
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To: Freeport

I live in a bordering town of coon rapids. Yes, this does scare the socks off of me...


24 posted on 07/29/2014 10:59:23 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (The only thing you "pass to see what's in it" is a stool sample. h/t MrB)
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To: Freeport
I read on some thread yesterday that the family of the US doctor who died had visited him before he took ill, they have since returned to the US.

Hope the CDC is on this.

25 posted on 07/29/2014 11:00:56 AM PDT by mware
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To: jurroppi1

I lived in Brooklyn Park for 8 years. My daughters still in the metro area... So yeah, my pucker factor went up a few notches when I read this article.


26 posted on 07/29/2014 11:01:27 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: mware

I went back looking for other sources & the “59” are those who contacted Sawyer so it’s the same situation.

“Nigerian authorities are monitoring 59 people, including airline workers, who came into contact with Sawyer.”


27 posted on 07/29/2014 11:02:28 AM 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
We have both read the same article.

Do you recall that the 59 DO NOT include those passengers on the plane??

28 posted on 07/29/2014 11:05:15 AM PDT by mware
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To: Qiviut

Either way I fear the cat is out of the bag. The plane he was on, had two stops before he eventually got off the plane.


29 posted on 07/29/2014 11:06:32 AM PDT by mware
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To: Bucky14
Obies Got the answer NO WORRIES!


30 posted on 07/29/2014 11:06:47 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Mr. K

Yes...that’s a concern...

But consider any of them travelling to Mexico, Caribbean, and parts south of the border to the vacation zones...


31 posted on 07/29/2014 11:07:00 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: mware
He stated that his plane was reported to have had a brief stop in Accra and Lome, and the aircraft was changed at Lome, explaining that he was also reported to have fallen ill while on board and remained very ill on arrival at the airport in Lagos as he was then assisted by various airport and ECOWAS protocol staff to a private hospital named First Consultant Medical Centre, Obalende, in Lagos
32 posted on 07/29/2014 11:08:49 AM PDT by mware
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To: Qiviut

The idea of lice and scabies mites being transported here by vector machines (illegal alien “refugees”) that our betters want to transport here; in conjunction with ebola outbreaks is just about terrifying.

We are on the precipice of another plague. Sometimes I wonder if shows like “The Last Ship” are harbingers put in place to inure us to that likelihood.


33 posted on 07/29/2014 11:10:53 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (The only thing you "pass to see what's in it" is a stool sample. h/t MrB)
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To: mware

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3185944/posts?page=39#39

Check this out - lots more detail & I think it’s an even bigger cat out of the bag. So much going on, I’d forgotten I’d posted it. Duh.


34 posted on 07/29/2014 11:11:50 AM 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: DCBryan1; appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!

I’ve been thinking about this for sometime since they found MERS in the air of a camel barn in Saudi while the Ebola outbreak was growing.

I don’t know if Ebola or MERS will lead to a SHTF event or not, but with the present ‘Open’ border policy bringing in any number of communicable diseases and the real chance that some carriers could be sent here on purpose it brings up a real possibility of extended quarantines being imposed. In fact it may get to a point in which a wise person will impose a quarantine on their family even if health officials don’t.

There are more than a few FReepers who like to point out how silly preparing for a ‘Mad Max’ situation is, but what if it isn’t ‘Mad Max’? What if it is something as simple as being able to shelter in place for 30-60 days while an outbreak runs its course? Could you make it through such a quarantine with what you have in you home? If you haven’t thought about it maybe its time.

As the LDS say “When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.”

Hat tip to DCBryan1 for the heads up.


35 posted on 07/29/2014 11:12:37 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: jurroppi1

NJ is said to have taken about 2,000 kids, Glad I retired in June.


36 posted on 07/29/2014 11:13:21 AM PDT by mware
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To: jurroppi1

The idea of lice and scabies mites being transported here by vector machines (illegal alien “refugees”) that our betters want to transport here; in conjunction with ebola outbreaks is just about terrifying.

We are on the precipice of another plague.

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I’ve heard reputable doctors with first hand info/familiar with the border situation say that Ebola coming in that way is a real possibility. Maybe THAT’S why Obama refuses to visit the border ..... [/s]


37 posted on 07/29/2014 11:15:12 AM 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
Yeap, that is the article Kristen posted yesterday. Damn scary stuff,

The Stand, scary.

38 posted on 07/29/2014 11:16:47 AM PDT by mware
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To: Qiviut
It become airborne we are in a world of trouble.
39 posted on 07/29/2014 11:18:33 AM PDT by mware
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To: mware
“That wasn't any act of God. That was an act of pure human f#&$ery.” ― Stephen King, The Stand
40 posted on 07/29/2014 11:24:26 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: The Sons of Liberty
What? Am I expected to provide a glib comment on each Ebola thread?

OK, I think you should head over there to Liberia as quickly as possible and straighten them out. While there, you can collect samples of Filoviridae for your personal collection.

41 posted on 07/29/2014 11:24:33 AM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Qiviut

Good grief.


42 posted on 07/29/2014 11:25:55 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Qiviut
I’ve heard reputable doctors with first hand info/familiar with the border situation say that Ebola coming in that way is a real possibility.

It appears that Ebola will get here first on a regular, scheduled commercial airline flight, does it not?

43 posted on 07/29/2014 11:26:26 AM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: jurroppi1
The idea of lice and scabies mites being transported here by vector machines (illegal alien “refugees”) that our betters want to transport here; in conjunction with ebola outbreaks is just about terrifying.

The prospect of lice and scabies infestations is so minimally important when compared with Ebola it wouldn't even show up on a scanning electron microscope.

44 posted on 07/29/2014 11:28:39 AM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: steve86

It appears that Ebola will get here first on a regular, scheduled commercial airline flight, does it not?

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Like the ones Obama wants to send to pick up the ‘amnesty’ kids in lieu of riding the death trains through Mexico? [/s]

Seriously, I think the probability of what you are saying is getting higher by the day - close call with Mr. Sawyer.


45 posted on 07/29/2014 11:32:23 AM 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: steve86

They could conceivably spread the disease.


46 posted on 07/29/2014 11:32:34 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

I guess they conceivably could but how do they contract it in the first place? Are there a large number of Liberia or Sierra Leone to Central America travelers?


47 posted on 07/29/2014 11:40:08 AM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Freeport

I’m sure that the 0bama administration will let thousands of them in to the USA, to be given free healthcare, compliments of you and me.


48 posted on 07/29/2014 11:44:14 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: steve86

If they want to get in the US w/o having to get visas, sure.

They’ve found all manner of OTM papers/documents/stuff on the border.


49 posted on 07/29/2014 11:45:21 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Freeport

I hope that there are no flights from Liberia to Mexico City.


50 posted on 07/29/2014 11:47:45 AM PDT by forgotten man
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