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Nigerian Doctor Who Treated American for Ebola Tests Positive
AP ^ | August 4, 2014

Posted on 08/04/2014 7:05:37 AM PDT by maggief

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian authorities say they have confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa's most populous country, an alarming development after a man who flew by plane to the country died of Ebola.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ebola

1 posted on 08/04/2014 7:05:37 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

First kill off the doctors…sigh…why can’t a plague go after lawyers?


2 posted on 08/04/2014 7:06:16 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

It doesn’t want to get sued.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 7:11:10 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: maggief

Sad. Still wondering why Obama, despite his vaunted pen and phone, is allowing commercial flights in and out of the endemic areas of West Africa. An ill traveler or crew member is very unlikely to cause an epidemic in the US but even a limited endemic outbreak will cause panic and will be economically devastating. Just hope that Obama and his clown parade are not so crazy that they hope such a crisis, which can be eventually controlled with great effort, will distract people from focusing on his other failings.


4 posted on 08/04/2014 7:11:43 AM PDT by allendale
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To: Mamzelle

>> sigh… why can’t a plague go after lawyers?

LOL... I guess pestilence respects other pestilence.

Not that there’s anything funny about the situation itself.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 7:12:53 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: maggief
If you live in a single family home, prepare to quarantine yourself. If you live in an apartment complex or highrise good luck. While I consider it unlikely Ebola ravage the USA in the manner it is ravaging West Africa, it is not at all certain that it won't so a little preparing would be a prudent thing to do.

Question for the experts. Can Ebola get into a city's water supply? TIA.

6 posted on 08/04/2014 7:19:05 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: Nervous Tick

Heh—you’re suggesting a deadly pathogen gives “professional courtesy” to another deadly pathogen?


7 posted on 08/04/2014 7:19:53 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: jpsb
Well, it's a virus. So far, the worst and quickest, waterborne infections--like cholera--are bacterial.

it never, never hurts to have some food and fuel and water on hand.

As Ebola is transmitted now, we can control it…but if it changes, becomes more like influenza…not so much.

8 posted on 08/04/2014 7:22:41 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle
First kill off the doctors…sigh…why can’t a plague go after lawyers?

Better still, why not the bureaucrats and the politicians?

9 posted on 08/04/2014 7:22:59 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: maggief

We need to import more Ebola patients.

It’s unfair and racis that only African doctors are getting infected.


10 posted on 08/04/2014 7:23:14 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

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...

11 posted on 08/04/2014 7:23:46 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: maggief

This is the guy that peed on the healthcare workers when they told him he tested positive for Ebola. Looks like he got the Doctor and maybe a few others. We will find out soon.


12 posted on 08/04/2014 7:27:34 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Mamzelle

If you think that they are 100% telling the truth on transmission methods then I have a “bridge for sale”...


13 posted on 08/04/2014 7:30:43 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Mamzelle

Yeah, germ-to-germ professional courtesy would be my guess.


14 posted on 08/04/2014 7:31:07 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Resolute Conservative
Yes. I find it very telling that it was a US doctor that got infected, using US hygiene…something may have changed about transmission.

Still, our porous southern border is a lot more dangerous in re Ebola than the first-class Emory...

15 posted on 08/04/2014 7:33:50 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Professional courtesy. . .


16 posted on 08/04/2014 7:33:50 AM PDT by Salgak (Peace through Superior Firepower. . . .)
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To: Mamzelle

***As Ebola is transmitted now, we can control it…but if it changes, becomes more like influenza…not so much.***

I’m wondering if it has already changed, given that at least 2 workers, complete with hazmat suits, have contracted it.


17 posted on 08/04/2014 7:35:49 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: allendale
Still wondering why Obama, despite his vaunted pen and phone, is allowing commercial flights in and out of the endemic areas of West Africa.

Hate to say this, but I truly suspect he and president Jarrett WANT this plague in the USA.

Reduced population is easier to control. Besides, it's not fair that only "brown" countries have the Red Death.

18 posted on 08/04/2014 7:36:01 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: maggief

And we flew this into Atlanta.

I have seen this movie. It doesn’t end well.


19 posted on 08/04/2014 7:38:10 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Mamzelle

And I’ll lay dollars to doughnuts that sooner or later (if not already) one infected will come across the border to supplement the ones that already have with TB, chicken pox, scabies and all the other pestilence.


20 posted on 08/04/2014 7:42:11 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative
The transmission methods is the part of this story that I am watching closely. From very reliable sources I have learned one can catch Ebola from

contact with infected animals (pigs, bats, monkeys)

contact with "droppings" of infected animals

eating any part of an infected animal

touching anything excreted (blood, sweat, urine, fetal matter) by an infected person.

any part of your skin touches any part of an infected persons skin

inhaling the droplets an infected person exhales via sneeze cough.

touching any item an infected person has recently touched.

touching a hard surface that has recently been in contact with anything wore, excreted or touched by an infected person who is dead or nearly dead from Ebola.

I am sure there are other means of Ebola spreading. It appears to me that Ebola is very contagious and could easily spread in a high density US city. I also think things are much worse then we are being told. Only 1500 infected? Only 800+ dead in West Africa? Really? I think way more.

21 posted on 08/04/2014 7:54:18 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: jpsb

If it is a surface water supply, it might be able to enter, depending upon the filtration system.

Nearly all secondary wastewater treatment systems, even tertiary sewer wastewater treatment systems, do not kill or isolate virus from the wastewater treatments.

If the public ignores AIDS infected patients swimming in large public pools, they likely will ignore ebola tainted wastewater in sewer systems. I suspect the sewers will be the most difficult to disinfect. Both water and wastewater treatment plants are probably the easiest locations to systemically treat potentially infected water, but they would require additional treatment systems than already installed.


22 posted on 08/04/2014 8:05:40 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: maggief

Let’s see. The guy I share my office with is from Guinea. He is out sick today. Hmmmm.....


23 posted on 08/04/2014 8:05:44 AM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: jpsb
You might be interested in this timeline:

20-Jul Patrick Sawyer, US citizen and unknowingly infected with ebola, lands in Lagos on a flight from Lome, Togo. He had flown from Monrovia, Liberia to Lome.

20-Jul Sawyer collapses at the airport in Lagos and is hospitalized. Nigerian authorities attempt to contact and test passengers and crew from the Monrovia flight.

25-Jul Sawyer dies from ebola.

Jul 21-Aug 4 Nigerian authorities change their story about whether or not they have contacted and tested all the passengers on the suspect flight.

4-Aug At least 8 patients from the Monrovia flight are hospitalized and isolated with ebola symptoms.

4-Aug A doctor and three other health care workers who treated Sawyer in Lagos are exhibiting ebola like symptoms and are being tested.

Some questions, and possible answers:

1. Have all the passengers and crews from both flights Sawyer took while he was exhibiting symptoms been located and tested? Doubtful.

2. Have many of these people travelled outside Africa? Probably.

3. Is this a problem?

24 posted on 08/04/2014 8:26:17 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian
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To: maggief

Oy. This guy was trying to get to the US but he collapsed before he made it here. This could have been us.


25 posted on 08/04/2014 8:47:42 AM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: Resolute Conservative
And I’ll lay dollars to doughnuts that sooner or later (if not already) one infected will come across the border to supplement the ones that already have with TB, chicken pox, scabies and all the other pestilence.

In their crowded situations - if one gets - it will be a mass slaughter.

There are already stories of these kids not being used to our type of hygiene so any disease would spread like crazy.

26 posted on 08/04/2014 8:48:39 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: maggief; KC_Lion

Nigerian Doctor Who Treated American for Ebola Tests Positive

I always seem to read these headlines as

Nigerian “Doctor Who” Treated American for Ebola Tests Positive

Damn you BBC and your Sci-Fi


27 posted on 08/04/2014 10:33:51 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
Ask yourself how many new flights those planes have taken since walking death took a ride in them. Are they still carrying passengers?

Ebola can still be active 28 days on a surface.

Your scenario was just the beginning of the picture.

28 posted on 08/04/2014 12:09:13 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: jpsb

I’m confused. Didn’t I just hear Obama say on tv that ebola is not easily transmitted. You must be wrong. I mean, Obama must know what he is talking about, he has experts who advise him and he would not purposely mislead us would he?

/s


29 posted on 08/04/2014 12:29:34 PM PDT by momteacherandvp (Don't put your lips on that thing!)
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To: GraceG

30 posted on 08/04/2014 7:29:52 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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