Skip to comments.EBOLA: Doctor Quarantined in Canada
Posted on 07/30/2014 4:04:36 PM PDT by george76
A Canadian doctor has put himself in quarantine as a precaution after spending weeks in West Africa treating patients with the deadly Ebola virus alongside an American doctor who is now infected
Azaria Marthyman of Victoria, British Columbia had worked in Liberia, one of four countries hit by an outbreak... one of his American colleagues, doctor Kent Brantly, is being treated for the disease.
Brantly, 33, became infected with Ebola while working with patients in the Liberian capital of Monrovia as he helped treat victims of the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
He "is not doing well. He is still in the early stages of the Ebola infection
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
One step... two step...
The latest on Dr. Brantley:
Dr. Kent Brantly, a doctor working for Samaritans Purse, and Nancy Writebol, a missionary with SIM, have shown a slight improvement in the past 24 hours. However, both remain in serious condition in Liberia where they are being treated for Ebola.
He is home in BC and under quarantine?
Never mind, got it.
STOP THESE PEOPLE FROM COMING BACK!
I imagine he flew back home. It could be all over the place by now.
Yes, they’ve got to be stopped. ALL OF THEM. And all who have been there recently regardless of how they have travelled here.
I respect this doctor for doing the right thing, and I most certainly hope he will be ok.
But basically those entire countries should be quarantined RIGHT NOW.
The entire continent needs to be quarantined and blockaded. All air travel shut off to/from the continent.
Was just thinking the same thing. He had to of flown home...likely on a commercial aircraft. But, he’s not exhibited symptoms, according to the article.
Sorry but my compassion button does not work for these third world countries or for any westerners who go there to help. Ban any and all people traveling from these countries from entering the USA. This includes the so called children from Central America who will only grow up here in America to be enemies to our way of life.
If he comes down with it, then it could be a problem. What I find more interesting is that he came home.
BIBLE PROMISES FOR THOSE WHO HELP THE POOR
1 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
2 The Lord protects and preserves them
they are counted among the blessed in the land
he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
3 The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
and restores them from their bed of illness.
God also promises protection from the plague in Psalm 91.
We must keep on praying for them.
Something I posted previously on the two Ebola victims:
I love the Psalms - one of my favorites ... the Lord will watch over them:
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
Yes, I have been praying for Dr Brantly, and must continue. He is a brave man.
These doctors were working with Samaratin’s Purse, a Franklin Graham ministry. Doing the Lord’s work, as it were.
First batch will be in one of these illegal alien holding facilities.
I do believe Obama would welcome this horrible disease on our shores. He would welcome the death and mayhem. it is an extremely powerful political tool to gain power. What is more powerful than thousands of dead children on the border?
I still maintain the opinion that Obama has the same blood of Pol Pot, Stalin, and Castro flowing though his veins. The only thing keeping us safe is he hasn’t figures out how to get all the guns at the bottom of the nearest lake.
Just watched the CDC genius on TV stating that he was ordering doctors to keep an eye out for Ebola stricken patients! Yes, this is the same genius that heads the organization that loses or misplaces vials of deadly viruses.
He probably went to some small town community college that didn’t teach “quarantine” as part of the course to become a MD or VET.
He’s quarantining himself in Canada? Why didn’t he think to do that in LIBERIA???!!!
obama wants this crises to give cover to start his purging. and pop martial law in before the elections in which they would be getting hammered.
Do you honestly believe that the Guy volunteered to go into quarantine?
He is a Doctor who had to realize that he was infectious when he got on the damn plane to get to the airport that would take him back to Canada.
God only knows how many folks have now been exposed .
This is not over by a long shot.
I think (and hope!) that you may be making a leap there. I don’t know that it is true that he has, or even was exposed to Ebola. I mean physically exposed, himself, obviously he was around people who had it. My understanding is you need to have direct fluid to fluid contact, it’s not spread via air or anything like that.
I’m thinking this guy was back in Canada and then learned that his co-worker had gotten sick. At that point he goes into quarantine.
If that is NOT the case then I agree we have a problem.
This seems to be the problem with this outbreak, there is a longer incubation period. Usually people got this and pretty much immediately got very sick and died. Now they are kind of wandering around for a while, not knowing they’ve contracted it.
I also read that you are not contagious until you become symptomatic. But, you know, I’m not sure they are 100% right about that.
And I’ll also say this, after all the lies from this administration (and I think the lefties might just say that Bush was a liar too which I don’t really agree with but that gives you pretty much 100% of the country feeling like they’ve been lied to over the course of the last 12+ years) I’m disinclined to believe a word they say about anything.
So, yeah, we could have a very serious problem on our hands sooner than we would like.
Certainly following the same playbook -
1). offer all kinds of goodies to the poor (goodies he neither owns nor has any right to appropriate).
2. Shortages and deprivations follow
3. In come the troops and the camps.
In times like these we need a Savior.
He is the only One Who will get us through this time of trouble.
We can stand upon His promises, but how many Christians have opened the Bible to know what they are?
Looks like Obamas signature.
Because he arrived home in Canada, symptom-free, before his colleague became sick in Liberia.
All the evidence is that Ebola is NOT TRANSMISSIBLE until you have symptoms of it, and even then it doesn’t transmit very easily if you stay away from the ill person.
It’s a virus, so it could mutate, but that’s the current state of things.
Yes, I believe he went into quarantine voluntarily.
There’s no reason to accuse this DOCTOR of knowing he was infectious when he got on the plane, because if he knows that, he knows something that’s not in the current medical evidence.
According to all the medical evidence, even if he does come down with the virus, he was not infectious when he got on the plane if he wasn’t exhibiting symptoms, which he was not according to all the media.
Could the virus mutate to be more infectious? Yes.
Would I prefer that there’s no ingress or egress from countries in which there are Ebola cases and the doc had to stay there instead of returning to Canada? Absolutely.
But you’re accusing the guy of knowingly risking everyone on the plane (and by extension, everyone outside of the countries where Ebola has a foothold), and I don’t think that’s in any way fair or correct here.
Was he wearing a protective suit when he caught this?
I’m sure he was wearing protective gear of some sort. Just looking at the pictures, they have masks, eye protection, gowns, boots & they get washed off with chemicals to kill the virus. I think the female missionary who was infected was washing off the medical staff.
Here is an article with more info on protective gear:
BTW, here’s the latest on Brantley - took a slight turn for the worse, unfortunately:
There are pictures of the protective gear being worn farther down in the article.
Based on what’s being reported, a woman without symptoms boarded a communal taxi, infecting all five of the other passengers, then boarded a motorcycle and infected the driver, and THEN came down with symptoms.
That suggests an aerosol transmission vector, not a blood contact vector.
UNLESS, the infection happened as a result of another blood eating organism jumping from the infected to the uninfected - lice, fleas, mosquitos.
Based on infection rates (showing an exponential growth pattern as of the last 72 hours), I would not assume transmission is blood borne, or there wouldn’t be a concern about showing symptoms as a basis for quarantine.
People NOT showing symptoms, but who are infected, are apparently spreading the virus.
As usual, the press is doing its usually inferior job of providing accurate information at this stage.
thanks for info
That is all very disturbing. I did not think that it could pass via bloodsuckers, lice etc, because if it could be passed THAT way people would really be dropping left and right.
We now that OUR media are a bunch of democratic shills and liars who wouldn’t tell you the sky was blue if they thought it would make Obama, et al. look bad.
As to African media, I’m sure they are pretty unreliable, perhaps I misjudge them, but people are probably already hysterical over there, so that makes it hard to get a straight story no matter who, what or where.
Don’t know if it is on this thread or not but I have said before here, and I mean it most seriously, we should stop entry of anyone who has been to any of those countries.
If it spreads via aerosol, it may already be too late due to the 21 day incubation period.
Don’t you think there would be a lot more than 700 deaths so far if that were so?
Given the reporting situation in Africa and the tendency of the Africans to hide the dead we really have no idea how many dead there are.
We do know the infection curve appears to be going exponential:
Scroll for chart.
Not good. Quarantine is the only way. Those nations have to be CLOSED for the duration. I suppose you can go in, but you cannot leave. This should have been done already and I object to them bringing that American to Emory too.
Sorry, I don’t want to get Ebola just so you could die at home.
Am I heartless? More and more each day.
I think the medical faculty at Emory should be held personally responsible if this gets away from them.
Like they’d do in China.
21 day incubation, and another, what, 10 to 15 days at a 90 percent mortality?
Based on the reports on HOW MANY are leaving just for treatment, it appears several countries are getting serious about studying it. There seems to be no shortage of foreign citizens of the US and EU countries that need to be ‘brought home’ for treatment.
In Atlanta, especially.
The graph I saw on FR this AM on deaths v identified cases indicates that it is already an exponential function.
This isn’t traditional Ebola.
Let’s see what the death count is in five more days. I predict that reporting out of Africa is going to be much more difficult coming out of this weekend.
Per twitchy there was a scare in NYC today, some body who flew in from Africa (and boy were his arms tired!) was taken to Bellevue for examination.
Reportedly OK at this time.
It won’t take much to start a panic.
Travel from these countries must be ended immediately. Like, tomorrow morning at 9 am.
Look, if that’s an over reaction, still what’s the harm?
That someone can’t go on vacation, or to a business meeting, or a funeral, or a wedding or enroll in school?
Please - you are all going to have to stay put at this time.
Hopefully this will burn itself out very shortly.
If not, well....what can I say? Obama’s fault.
It would take 60 days to burn out completely if you shut Africa down right now. If you shut down US and EU, it would take about 45 days, depending on the number of undisclosed new cases in the US.
CDC made an announcement today about El Paso, which was stupid on their part.
Were I a governor, I’d be spinning up my emergency response people and reviewing what would need to be done to shut their own borders.
I KNOW I’d be calling up some reserve state police types and posting them in every hospital. I’d be calling up my national guard reservists up to do their monthlies by patrolling clinics.
I’d put every registered health care professional in the state on notice to report symptoms.
I’d have DDT suppliers on standby in case you find out this is mosquito, lice, or flea borne.
I’d do this now, because now we know it’s here. It’s official. They’ve announced they’ve actually flown somebody in already.
You don’t monkey with something like an aerosolized version of Ebola virus.
“CDC made an announcement today about El Paso, which was stupid on their part.”
I agree it was stupid. But was it stupid-stupid, or was it like Freudian-stupid, if you get my meaning?
I can just picture a Congolese macaque saying "I resent that remark"
But there may be hope:
All conjecture at this point.
The antidote to panic is transparency. The record for the government on that is pretty poor.
If it roots here in the US, look out.
We must redouble our prayers for these brave souls. Today’s report on them is not good.
Dr. Brantly reminds me of St. Damien the Leper.
Greater love hath no man...
Quarantine map for USA;