Skip to comments.Helper of late Liberian shows Ebola symptoms —Official
Posted on 07/30/2014 8:11:38 PM PDT by pops88
A top official at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, has said that one of the people who helped the 40-year-old Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, on the Monrovia-Lome and Lome-Lagos flight may have been infected with the virus.
The reliable source, who is also on the team of experts monitoring the testing and surveillance of persons who have had contact with the late Liberian victim in Lagos, told our correspondent on Wednesday, that although they had yet to confirm, the person was showing feverish symptoms similar to that of Ebola virus.
(Excerpt) Read more at punchng.com ...
Bad news if true.
A mod should probably move this to “news” from “Breaking News.” Sorry.
I have been following this particular case, they allowed the passengers on the plane to continue on their flights.
You did good pops88.
This is an article that is well worth posting here on FreeRepublic.
Keep up the good work :-)
you did good, thanks for posting, this is important information that all the good folks here need to stay on top of, this could turn into something unthinkable quickly,
Pray for healing,
“Peace Corps tells volunteers to leave West African countries affected by Ebola outbreak”
U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said......” two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the virus”.
“Liberia’s president ‘ordered the nation’s schools to shut down ‘and most ‘civil servants to stay home’ as fears deepened over the virus that already has killed more than 670 people in West Africa.
Thanks for posting.
One article I read said that his staff said he was ill before his first flight, that he’d been throwing up. Planes were also changed in Lome, so that means 2 planes were contaminated. If planes were changed, then I’d assume crew was, too. The Reston strain of Ebola went airborne. If this strain has gone airborne, with recirculating air in the cabin...this could be horrific. As it is, if he used the lavatory, anyone after him would have most likely been actively exposed, as would his seatmates if he was vomiting in an air sick bag and any crew that disposed of the bag.
Gone airborne? If so, half the world (at least) dies in the next six months.
Sounds almost Biblical...
PS Pestilence rides?
Global medical charity Doctors Without Borders has given warning that the Ebola crisis in West Africa is:
“unprecedented,... absolutely out of control”,... as states across the world took steps to prevent its spread.
Here it comes.
It’s not spread thru the air...it’s touching body fluids...which includes sweat.
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...
Nigerian health authorities meanwhile announced they were trying to trace... more than 30,000 people.... who could be at risk of contracting Ebola after Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian, died from the disease in Lagos on Friday.
No!...don’t bring out the dead.....those bodies are more dangerous than a live body with Ebola according to Doctors without Borders.
Its not spread thru the air...its touching body fluids...which includes sweat.
I’m an RN. As far as we know *now* it’s not airborne, however, as I stated, Ebola Reston mutated and went airborne. When health care workers in full PPE that takes 30 minutes to put on and go though decontamination taking it off get Ebola, it makes one raise an eyebrow. There is a huge amount of misinformation circulating and being parroted. I wish I hadn’t read so many books.
The infection rate began to climb again in West AFrica around the end of April/early May. That’s around the time their rainy season begins. Also known as mosquito season. It’s also around the time healthcare workers using heretofore adequate precautions began getting infected.
I suspect it may be transmitted by some sort of insect, like mosquito.
The pathogenesis of hemorrhagic fever viruses is not completely understood; however, key points include the following (Peters 2002):
Hemorrhagic fever viruses enter the bloodstream through various mechanisms (eg, the bite of a mosquito or tick, inhalation, mucous membrane exposure, parenteral exposure), and all (except hantaviruses) cause disease during the period of viremia.”
Or droplets, standard precautions are three feet.
That was my leap into concern as well. Med tech.
Good thing we have open borders in the U.S....
.....’Samaritan’s Purse’, was also temporarily withdrawing its non-essential staff ‘from Liberia’, citing regional “instability and ongoing security issues”.
.....’Hong Kong’ announced quarantine measures for suspected cases, although one woman arriving from Africa with possible symptoms tested negative.
....’.The International Civil Aviation Organization’ (ICAO) has held talks with global health officials on potential measures to halt the spread of the disease.
.....In Britain, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond chaired the government’s COBRA crisis management committee to assess the situation. One person has tested negative for the disease.
.....The European Union is equipped and ready to treat victims should the deadly virus be found in its 28 member states, an EU source said in Brussels.”
This is how pandemics go global.
Let’s all become Chinese and bow....no more handshakes for awhile.
Whether that in fact happened is debated to this day. Yes, animals in different rooms were infected and yes, alternate explanations exist for how that occurred. It is not regarded as anywhere near scientific "fact" that the mode of transmission was indeed through aerosols, although articles and blogs endlessly act as though it is.
Liberian here in the states write...:
“I just talked to my brother in Liberia I’m in tears...All the hospitals in Liberia is closed.. all the schools ,.. offices and market places are closed people are panicking....28 ppl confirmed dead from a village in Lofa county... all the doctors and nurses are abandoning the hospitals every one is afraid in Liberia.....I’m scared for my mom and nephews, someone in their neighborhood died from Ebola and the family buried them which is something not advised.”
Any form of third party contact would be suspect.
Morons and ingrates; we go over there and our citizens die to fight for their lives and the ingrates mistrust us! The idiots are eating Ebola infected animals and their burial rituals expose them, making them the biggest morons in the world.
So now, they’re also traveling the world and spreading it like crazy.
"Pass the fruit bat chops, Bongo. Those doctors don't know nuttin'.
I think it takes a couple of generations to turn tribal people into good citizens. They have no conception of what they don't know, and meanwhile, they threaten the rest of the world.
I'm thinking of "our" illegals too, crossing our borders in droves, not even knowing there's such a thing as plumbing.
“...are closed people are panicking....28 ppl confirmed dead from a village in Lofa county...”
I posted something similar about how things would get shut down in the USA if some cases start showing up. And that a certain amount of prepping NOW (or sooner) would be wise to weather the storm when stores are closed, the electric company workers don’t show up for work, etc.
Not enough. There is something more ominous about this strain than in the past.
Yep. Stocking up for the first time ever at our place.
Proof again what one ‘believes in’ and practices does matter, and affects all those around ....and even ultimately the world.
I'm not one who supports diversity nor this whole idea of universalism....the more 'this is pushed' on nations and their cultures the messier the world gets.
Distinctions have purpose.
You’re right; but what pisses me off the most is how they treat our doctors who are there to HELP like outsiders not to be trusted, that is where it makes it worse. These people are exposing themselves, getting infected, now killing our doctors via these infections, and now traveling, I honestly believe that I’m out of patience with these savage ingrates.
I plan on paying precise attention to this in particular and frankly I am getting that odd feeling that I sometimes get when I know that something is changing. I’m probably going to ask around the field of medicine and probably start asking my international business colleagues about their perspective. I know this will radically disrupt international trade and likely end up causing a lot of chaos. Stocking up is in fact a brilliant idea.
You’re right; chances are the Chinese are hyper-paranoid about this and if it hits and spreads through China, it’s only a matter of time until it hits the rest of the world’s population.
Everything miserable seems to originate from that cursed continent.
I’ve never heard of Ebola outbreaks lasting this long though and I wonder how long this is going to go on. We in the US almost had our own Patient Zero, something I am certain would have triggered full blown national chaos.
Yes, this is getting much worse.
I only pray that we are ruthless enough to do the hard, but right, thing to save ourselves.
I don’t think our politicians etc. running things will REALLY play this as needs to be. ....they will be trying checkmate any panic.......think of the Mayor in the movie “Jaws”.
From the article:
Meanwhile, veterinary virologist, Prof. Oyewale Tomori, has warned Nigerians against unsupervised burial of persons who died of Ebola. He said 40 per cent of cases in high risk countries were transmitted from victims` bodies, stressing that an Ebola corpse was deadlier than the patient.
This stuff is nastier than many here realize.
Ever read the late Tom Clancy’s ‘Executive Orders’?
Part of the book dealt with a deliberate attack of an airborne Ebola strain in several cities around the country. What they ended up doing was a national quarantine. No interstate travel allowed...which was enforced by the National Guard, air travel shut down, etc.
Now (as far as we know), this outbreak is not a deliberate attack. But...if Ebola gets over here, what would they do?
” out of patience with these savage ingrates.”
No, you’ve got it wrong.
The Liberians are wonderful people, really. Many are strong Christians and don’t follow traditional rituals. Think about it. If someone in you family gets sick with Ebola the hospitals really aren’t equipped to handle them, what are you going to do? Western medicine can’t help those infected, so why should these people suddenly trust us in the midst of pandemic.
It isn’t the Liberian’s fault that the disease spreads even when symptoms are not present. They have been eating “bush meat” — such as deer — for thousands of years.