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.
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