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Death Toll From Ebola in W. Africa Hits 887: WHO (Now Spreading in Nigeria)
Associated Press via ABC News ^ | August 4, 2014 | BASHIR ADIGUN and JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH

Posted on 08/04/2014 2:24:08 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

The doctor who treated a man who flew to Nigeria and died of Ebola now has contracted the disease, authorities said Monday, presenting a dire challenge to Africa's most populous nation as the regional toll for the outbreak grew to 887 dead.

As Nigerian health authorities rushed to quarantine others who had been exposed to the doctor, a special plane landed in Liberia to evacuate the second American missionary who fell ill with Ebola. Nancy Writebol, 59, is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday, where she will be treated at a special isolation ward.

The second confirmed case in Nigeria is a doctor who treated Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American man who died July 25 days after arriving in Nigeria from Liberia, said Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu.

Three others who also treated Sawyer now show symptoms of Ebola and their test results are pending, he said. Authorities are trying to trace and quarantine others in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa's largest city of 21 million people.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ebola; ebolaoutbreak; nigeria
And it is still claimed that Ebola is NOT airborne? It seems to be spreading so fast that there is no other explanation. And now it is in a city of 21 million.
1 posted on 08/04/2014 2:24:09 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
The disease is not airborne, and only transmitted through contact with bodily fluids such as saliva, blood, vomit, sweat or feces.

Really? Do we have a guarantee on that? I just don't but that all those health care workers were so careless as to allow bodily fluids of Ebola patients to come into contact with them.

2 posted on 08/04/2014 2:27:25 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana))
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To: PJ-Comix

The numbers will soon start to climb, in just a week or two
we will see for sure, in three weeks we will know.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 2:29:02 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Sawyer, who was traveling to Nigeria on business, became ill while aboard a flight and Nigerian authorities immediately took him into isolation upon arrival in Lagos. They did not quarantine his fellow passengers, and have insisted that the risk of additional cases was minimal.

Big mistake right there, especially since they are now floating around in a city of 21 million. What could go wrong?

4 posted on 08/04/2014 2:29:45 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana))
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To: PJ-Comix

Many of his fellow passengers continued on their international flights that departed from Murtala Muhammed airport.

There are direct flights from there to Atlana, Houston, Saint Louis and other US cities.

Yay.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 2:30:59 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: PJ-Comix

What the left has been saying about the US inventing AIDS and giving it to the third world...may be true about zer0 and Ebola and Western Christian countries, this could be the beginning.


6 posted on 08/04/2014 2:31:23 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: PJ-Comix

i read a CDC posting that said physical contact with body/bodily fluids ... OR within 3 feet.

which implies the virus is briefly viable while in the water molecules expelled from the lungs of an infected person

a standard surgical mask would prevent contamination from that source


7 posted on 08/04/2014 2:33:08 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

The surgical mask won’t protect your eyes. Any mucous membrane will do.


8 posted on 08/04/2014 2:34:04 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

Airplanes are notorious for passing viruses on to passengers via their enclosed air systems.


9 posted on 08/04/2014 2:36:15 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana))
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To: sten

that’s right
we lose vapor through our skin and our lungs


10 posted on 08/04/2014 2:38:41 PM PDT by SisterK (the great tribulation begins)
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To: Black Agnes

That’s why you seem care workers wearing goggles.

Or those biohazard suits, which is also appropriate.

I guess if there is a bright side, at least it’s not an outbreak of H1N1 we’re dealing with. I’m thinking of the “Spanish Lady” who carried off somewhere between 50 to 100 million people.

Or the Black Death of the Middle Ages - that was another bad pandemic. Ebola burns itself out eventually, whereas H1N1 is a slower killer, and of course, Yersinia Pestis needs fleas to transmit the disease.


11 posted on 08/04/2014 2:41:52 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: PJ-Comix

And cruise ships - more like floating norovirus labs.


12 posted on 08/04/2014 2:42:43 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: PJ-Comix

I’m just a layman, but it seems to me what we’re seeing here is some recent mutation of Ebola that is somewhat less lethal, but far more contagious.

I will only note that there has been a good deal of interest and activity in Ebola and its cousins by US researchers and drug companies in the last few years:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/what-are-us-biological-warfare-researchers-doing-in-the-ebola-zone/5394582

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-ebola-outbreak-can-it-be-controlled-monsanto-invests-in-ebola-treatment-drug-company-as-pandemic-spreads/5394627


13 posted on 08/04/2014 2:46:54 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: PJ-Comix
the bigger the panic the faster this will spread. People will start to flee in fear (not knowing they are already infected) and take the disease to a new area where the process repeats itself.
14 posted on 08/04/2014 2:49:01 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Already happening. From the Daily Mail:

How deadly Ebola has spread across the globe: Health officials try to trace 30,000 linked to death of American victim - as Nigerian film star sparks outrage by fleeing Africa in a mask on first-class flight
•Hong Kong woman quarantined when she fell ill after returning from Kenya

•Expert claims panic over death of U.S. man in Nigeria is ‘justified’
•He warned the spread of Ebola could become a global pandemic
•Health campaigners petition U.S. drug authorities to fast-track potential cure

•Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond declares disease is ‘very serious threat’
•He will chair an emergency meeting on how to boost defences
•British airlines are also on ‘red alert’ for cases of the deadly virus

•Man with ‘feverish’ symptoms tested for deadly Ebola at Birmingham hospital
•He had travelled into Midlands from Benin, Nigeria via France when he fell ill
•Charing Cross Hospital staff also feared man had Ebola symptoms this week
•No cases have been confirmed in UK but 672 people have died in West Africa
•Warning issued to GPs, A&E departments and all NHS trusts across the UK
•Symptoms include high fever, bleeding and damage to the nervous system

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2710285/Ebola-test-feverish-man-flew-Britain-West-Africa-doctors-red-alert-deadly-virus.html

15 posted on 08/04/2014 2:55:12 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: sten

Surgical masks do not seem to be protecting medical personnel. So it must be more virulent than they are letting on.


16 posted on 08/04/2014 3:01:08 PM PDT by formosa
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17 posted on 08/04/2014 3:14:14 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: PJ-Comix

backstory: it was reported that Sawyer went on a bit of a rampage after given his diagnosis. A struggle to contain him in isolation could have caused breaks in the protection worn by his attending staff. So, more likely direct contamination via blood and other body fluids than airborne. I hope that those who attended Sawyer will recover.

from:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3187612/posts

post 91

http://frontpageafricaonline.com/index.php/news/2506-sawyer-s-final-hours-in-lagos-indiscipline-rage-strange

“FrontPageAfrica has now learned that upon being told he had Ebola, Mr. Sawyer went into a rage, denying and objecting to the opinion of the medical experts. “He was so adamant and difficult that he took the tubes....”


18 posted on 08/04/2014 3:15:31 PM PDT by blueplum
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Ebola hitting Nigeria would be major problem; the populations of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia are about 21.5 million combined. That's pretty much the population of Lagos itself, and it's densely crowded - for all intents and purposes, Lagos is a megacity, and the Ebola virus would certainly find lots of fresh hosts. It's also an international business hub - lots of people fly in and out of Lagos for business reasons.
19 posted on 08/04/2014 3:17:47 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: PJ-Comix

mark


20 posted on 08/04/2014 3:19:31 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: PJ-Comix

The thing about ebola is that you pretty much know if someoen has it.

Black Vomit, sloughing off the lining of the intestines and blood leaking out of every body orifice are good clues.

Read the first couple of chapters in “The Hot Zone”.


21 posted on 08/04/2014 3:22:34 PM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...


22 posted on 08/04/2014 3:28:05 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: PJ-Comix
It doesn't have to be airborne to get around.

Patient, running a fever leans on counter, touches door handles, handrails, sits in chair...and contaminates all these surfaces with sweat--and a viral load.

It only takes from one to ten organisms to infect.

The next person comes along and opens the door, leans on the counter, takes a chair...and the next...and the next.

There are likely far more common contact surfaces in an urban setting than in a very rural village, and far more opportunities to spread the disease. Ebola typically burned out or was contained in rural settings once funerary practices were overcome (in which mourners made contact with the body).

I am not so certain it can be contained in urban settings because of the multitude of common contact surfaces, surfaces which people will grab, lean on, or slide their hands along with even realizing it.

In the US, think elevator buttons, handrails, shopping carts, door handles, money, ATMs...just for starters.

I pray this never gets loose on these shores.

23 posted on 08/04/2014 3:36:10 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Conan the Librarian
With an incubation period of 2 to 21 days, you might not know someone has it early on.

Early symptomatic phases are not so readily apparent and mimic Malaria, for instance.

By then, the victim is shedding the virus, but the disease is not yet advanced enough that the internal organs are liquefying, the skin sloughing, or the body leaking blood from every orifice.

24 posted on 08/04/2014 3:42:51 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Life/health BUMP!


25 posted on 08/04/2014 4:03:34 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: AnAmericanAbroad
“Lagos is a megacity, and the Ebola virus would certainly find lots of fresh hosts. It's also an international business hub - lots of people fly in and out of Lagos for business reasons.”

Nigeria also has a sideline that no one seems to be paying attention to and I don't mean the scam industry. Approx 40% of Nigeria's GDP is oil exports to the U.S. and accounts for around 10% of of the US oil supply. If the oil field workers are decimated either through disease or panic expect severe economic unrest in Nigeria and the start of shortages in the US.

26 posted on 08/04/2014 4:52:51 PM PDT by Polynikes (What would Walt Kowalski do. In the meantime "GET OFF MY LAWN")
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To: PJ-Comix

“Authorities are trying to trace and quarantine others in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city of 21 million people.”

And they all have ID, right?


27 posted on 08/04/2014 4:57:50 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: PJ-Comix

ZEBOV (Zaire Ebola virus) has taken down a rather noticeable number of doctors and other medical employees.

Transmission of Ebola virus from pigs to non-human primates (Airborn)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3188965/posts


28 posted on 08/04/2014 6:59:18 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: PJ-Comix; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; ...
It's not airborne. Just ask the Freeper-who-must-not-be-named, he wants every American with Ebola brought into the USofA for treatment!

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...

29 posted on 08/04/2014 7:49:35 PM 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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