Skip to comments.Ebola - 30,000 In Nigeria Believed Exposed, No One Knows Who
Posted on 07/31/2014 11:07:53 AM PDT by Veto!
The catastrophic Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be spreading faster than health experts previously believed. Yesterday, officials in Nigeria said that they were looking for up to 59 people who may have been exposed to the lethal virus by flying on a plane with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, who died soon after getting off a flight in Lagos.
On Wednesday, the health authorities there said that they have expanded their search from 59 people to 30,000.
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And with 30,000 per confirmed sick traveler, how many sick travelers before they quit trying to contain?
A repeat of my comment on http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3186471/posts?page=4#4 :
Fellow passengers on his plane were given warnings about the diseases 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.
We are told not to worry because it takes close contact with an infected person to catch it, but now everybody who knows someone on the plane is at risk?
Let’s have Open Borders and let these poor people into the US. Aren’t we a compassionate country?
Doctors Without Borders says it’s absolutely out of control, and the outbreak can only get worse.
Meanwhile, Liberia is closing schools, but stopping short of using troops to quarantine villages.
Ruh roh, Raggy!
We should have those countries quarantined, but that would be racist!
Exactly. FReepers were on top of this right away, knew all passengers on the that plane should have been detained and quarantined. But we’re those ****ole conservatives, what to we know?
They may be theoretically at risk, but in reality, they are not.
it’s never been a matter of if, only a matter of when something like this would happen. We’re overdue.
Ebola has a 21 day incubation period...so how can they confine the massive number of people who were even in the airport, let alone the plain?
Liberia is not like the surrounding rural areas of other neighbor nations who have been containing this virus since the 70’s. It’s a major city with millions of people going thru their airports daily.
This is why ‘extreme measures’ are now being taken in Liberia....the cat got out of the bag into a major hub of International and national travel.....
Remember SARS and Swine flue.....same thing.... the hype went International.
Populaion bases in countries where each person is a drain on state resources will cull the heard with such a plague.
Maybe that EBT card and Obamaphone might not be such a good thing. Don't go to the free medical clinic IMHO if you are a taker.
Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals. In Africa, infection has been documented through the handling of infected chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines found ill or dead or in the rainforest.
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. Burial ceremonies in which mourners have direct contact with the body of the deceased person can also play a role in the transmission of Ebola. Men who have recovered from the disease can still transmit the virus through their semen for up to 7 weeks after recovery from illness.
WHO Ebola virus disease fact sheet
Yeah, don't worry; be happy.
How quickly to symptoms manifest? Might someone bump into an infected person in an airport elevator and catch the disease even tho the carrier didn't yet know he was ill?
But they are quarantining villages and health clinics.....
We need to be careful to identify what’s real and what’s media hype now that this has made the news. Ebola’s been in Africa since the 70’s.
It’s escalated recently for various reasons, (search the net), and thus jumped the net so to speak...that’s why Liberia has taken the measures it’s taken now....and it’s neighbor countries.
There’s been boatloads and boatloads of funding going into Africa for decades...but their corruption, and politicians scamming so much off the top here and there, we’ll never see Africa out of the woods they’re in.
Watch the funding now flow to Africa for their New Humanitarian Crisis.