Skip to comments.Ebola:Nigeria Health Minister confirms more cases
Posted on 08/04/2014 8:56:41 AM PDT by Raebie
Nigerias Minister of Health Professor Oyebuchi Chukwu has confirmed new cases of Ebola virus infection among Nigerians. Particularly, the minister said the doctor who treated the Liberian Patrick Sawyer who died of the virus in Lagos last week.
Sawyer suddenly took ill after arriving Lagos and was later diagnosed to have Ebola.He died later. Chukwu reportedly said out of 70 people who had contact with Sawyer, 8 have been quarantined. He added, specifically that two of those quarantined seem to have contracted the virus as they have been manifesting Ebola- like symptoms.
Also the Federal government has inaugurated an Ebola Treatment Research Team wth Professor Innocent Ujah as co-chair.Former INEC boss Professor Maurice Iwu and some officials from Centre for Disease Control are reportedly on the team.
Yet Obama despite his vaunted pen and phone continues to allow commercial flights in and out of endemic areas of west Africa.
He took 2 filghts. God knows where those passengers ended up.
I suspect if you mapped their destinations they’d look terribly similar to the CDC map of quarantine centers.
"Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish?
A few days ago I placed a library hold on the “Hot Zone” ebook about ebola. I’ve been told it is a good book about the disease even though it is fiction. But fiction based on fact.
It’s not fiction. It’s written in a fiction-like style that makes it easy to read and hard to put down.
agreed. a good but scary read.
You can download the .pdf for free.
I will add: when you finish the book you will wish it was fiction!
Who had contact with Sawyer?....What kind of contact? Sat next to him? Used the restroom, after him? Touched his belongings/glass?
Well, just tell our fearless leader. He’ll bring them all in to be put on 0bamacare for free treatment.
Dangit. beat me to the link.
If it’s as difficult to get as HIV, I find it compelling that they are looking for this many people.
Unless he managed to spew vomit on that many people.
And if it’s transmitted easily that way, imagine someone crashing out in Times Square. Or Madison Square Garden.
I'm about 1/4 of the way through, and I wish it was fiction. It really makes me think that the people who take care of these patients, the ones who know what they're getting into, are really heroes. My daughter is applying for an RN position in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of a very large, famous hospital. One that will be in the front lines if this breaks out. Scares the hell out of me. I was fairly knowledgeable about Ebola before I started reading this book, but somehow it has taken on a whole new sense of reality.
It's NOT as difficult to get as HIV. Whoever says it is is either lying or is ignorant. And there is evidence it CAN be spread without direct contact, despite the denials to that effect. Read the book.