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Old 09-15-2014, 11:21 PM
 
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On July 20, 2014 a group of 7 Liberians arrived at Lagos airport. The trip from Monrovia involved 2 flights and 1 stopover. One of the 7 in this group should not have been there. He was supposed to be in isolation. He was infected with the Ebola virus. His name was Patrick Oliver Sawyer and he had a dual Liberian-American citizenship. Sawyer's sister had died just 12 days earlier from the disease. Sawyer had taken her to the hospital. Hospital staff say he failed to follow safety procedure. The hospital believe his actions help cause the infections and deaths of 6 staff members. [1] [2] [3] [4]

Sawyer was supposed to remain in isolation for at least 21 days. However, after only 12 days, he was at the Monrovia airport and already ill. Liberia's Finance Minister had granted approval for Sawyer to go with the 6 other Liberians to a conference in Calabar Nigeria. The minister was not aware Sawyer was ill or in isolation.[5]

The 7 Liberians were going to a conference of a 15-member nation group called ECOWAS . It was being held in Calabar. That city is 750 km away from Lagos. One more flight was necessary to get there.

Sawyer was a "burly" man. When Sawyer arrived he was weak after bouts of vomitting and diahorea. Five airport handlers and the other Liberians helped Sawyer into a car and he was taken to First Consultants Hospital. Sawyer denied being around anyone that suffered from the disease. No special precautions were taken on his initial examination. The doctor that admitted him into the hospital listed him as a potential malaria case. [6] Sawyer asked to be tested for malaria and HIV.

On July 21, 2014 Sawyers condition did not improve, new tests were made.

Early July 22, 2014 an ECOWAS official came to the hospital so Sawyer could catch the connecting flight to Calabar. [7] The official was told he was too ill to travel. However, a senior official at the conference in Calabar confirmed the other 6 made it to Calabar.


On July 23, 2014 Liberia attempted to recall the 7. Many calls came into the hospital.

On July 25, Patrick Sawyer died in the hospital and was found by Dr. Igonon. Her personal account was delayed owing to the fact she was fighting an infection from Sawyer.

On the afternoon of August 19, 2014 Physician Ameyo Adadevoh, who realized Sawyer was not truthful, died from the Ebola virus disease and left behind her little sister who contracted the same disease from her.

On August 22, 2014 a doctor in Harcourt, 150 km from Calabar died from the Ebola Virus disease. He was secretely treating a Nigerian representative of ECOWAS now facing manslaughter charges.

[8].

Jump ^ Sawyer taken on arrival to hospital, All Africa, August 20, 2014
Jump ^ Precise number contacts unkown, Daily Mail
Jump ^ Victims may sure, This Day Live
Jump ^ Front Page Africa, author Rodney D. Sieh, July 31, 2014
Jump ^ Femi Fani-Kayode: Ameyo Adadevoh and the Ebola conspiracy - DailyPost Nigeria Physician Ameyo Adadevoh: Ebola, Nigerian Daily Post, date August 24, 2014]
Jump ^ [ Photo: Ebola: Second doctor infected by Patrick Sawyer survives: Read her full story | Naija.io Admittance doctor story as told by Dr. Ada Igonon, September 15, 2014]
Jump ^ [Toyeen B's World: Photo: Ebola: Second doctor infected by Patrick Sawyer survives: Read her full story Full report Dr. Ada Igonon
Jump ^ Diplomat faces charges, Nigeria Daily Post, August 31, 2008
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:44 PM
 
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Its sad that our world has come to this. How things are planned because of our ignorance about our world and the people who are in charge. Killing of people for world power; to destroy people of color. Our very own leaders of the world can be ignorant as well, especially those who eyes are closed.

God said in the last days many will be destroyed by those who seek to control the world, it is so true as more people of certain nations are being killed by humans who want this power.

But God also said those that are doing this will go to hell and be punished for the blood on their hands from killing and shedding of innocence blood. There are many ways to kill people without picking up a weapon.
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:07 AM
 
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God said in the last days many will be destroyed by those who seek to control the world, it is so true as more people of certain nations are being killed by humans who want this power.

But God also said those that are doing this will go to hell and be punished for the blood on their hands from killing and shedding of innocence blood. There are many ways to kill people without picking up a weapon.
How do you know God said this
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:37 AM
 
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What a selfish man.
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:54 AM
 
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Ebola affects the brain. Victims cannot be held responsible for their behavior. Responsibility for Sawyer's infecting others rests with health care and administrative personnel who were not prepared for the possibility of imported Ebola cases.

There is no conspiracy to "destroy people of color." Ebola is killing people in West Africa because that is where the Ebola virus is endemic.

Rather than promoting such conspiracy theories it would be more helpful to educate the people in the affected countries about the virus and for local leaders to convince their communities to adopt behaviors that can stop the spread of the current outbreak, including changes in the handling of the bodies of dead victims and warnings about handling wild animals which can carry the disease.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:47 PM
 
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Its sad that our world has come to this. How things are planned because of our ignorance about our world and the people who are in charge. Killing of people for world power; to destroy people of color. Our very own leaders of the world can be ignorant as well, especially those who eyes are closed.

God said in the last days many will be destroyed by those who seek to control the world, it is so true as more people of certain nations are being killed by humans who want this power.

But God also said those that are doing this will go to hell and be punished for the blood on their hands from killing and shedding of innocence blood. There are many ways to kill people without picking up a weapon.
Your mentality goes along pretty well with why the ebola epidemic has spread as quickly as it has and why it continues to be so impossibly hard to contain.

Epidemiology does not require a cabal of corrupt world leaders trying to wrest power from other people or to be trying to target people of any color. It does not require an all-knowing some God's prediction or prophesy to come around (and if we're talking about a judeo-christian God, then what sense does it make since this is supposed to be an all-powerful and all-knowing God who would have had to knowingly had put this in motion in the first place).

Please, learn some science. Understand some of the very basics. Understand some basic freaking fundamentals of this and maybe the next epidemic and this current one wouldn't have to spiral out of control like this. I'm mostly self-interested on this one, because for epidemics, my knowledge of this doesn't quite matter if surrounded by ignorance who are putting that ignorance into practice. I understand this is harder to do in developing countries and I'm sympathetic to that, really. I don't have that much sympathy for people who have had the resources offered to them to learn something worth a damn and have squandered it.
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Old 09-23-2014, 09:03 PM
 
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How come Ebola has never ravaged Africa in all these 1000's of years, but now
seems like it will be an ongoing epidemic?
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:17 PM
 
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How come Ebola has never ravaged Africa in all these 1000's of years, but now
seems like it will be an ongoing epidemic?
Ebola was discovered in 1976. that does not mean it just poufed into existence then.

Ebola’s History, 3: Pre-1976 | Arcade Africa

"... calculations based on the mutation rates of Ebola and Marburg viruses (unusually slow for RNA viruses) that show that the two filoviruses diverged from a single common source around 700 to 850 years ago—around the time when larger and more centralized Bantu speaking societies began to emerge in Central Africa."

Some African cultures even developed methods of dealing with outbreaks of Ebola and similar diseases:

"... the people of Northern Uganda and Congo have developed effective methods for containing epidemic diseases such as Ebola. When the Acholi people realized that they were dealing with a more serious affliction (gemo instead of yat) during the 2000 Ebola outbreak in Gulu—Northern Uganda’s largest city—they implemented a protocol that prevented an even larger outbreak. This protocol included isolating victims in huts at least 100m from other homes, encouraging everyone to limit their movement, allowing only survivors of the illness (or, if not possible, an elderly person) to treat and bury the victims, and only eating meat freshly butchered from cattle. While the Acholi incorporated modern medicine into their local beliefs and treatments throughout the outbreak, the elders were adamant that the gemo protocol existed before the late nineteenth century arrival of Europeans."

Ebola frequently is confined to isolated areas in which geography and lack of mobile populations tend to limit its spread. The current outbreak happened in more densely settled areas. More people, closer together means the virus spreads more easily, spread fueled by cultural practices concerning handling of the dead and fear of health care workers trying their best to help.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:28 AM
 
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How come Ebola has never ravaged Africa in all these 1000's of years, but now
seems like it will be an ongoing epidemic?
You having having heard of it for the first time doesn't mean that it's the first time it's happened.

Even if this was the first time (which it is not), it doesn't matter much because there is always a first time. Diseases co-evolve and speciate.

This is far from the first case of there having ever been an epidemic in Africa and it's also nothing relegated strictly to Africa (think of the history of flu pandemics, the most recent ones being avian bird flu, that have broken out over the last three centuries in various locations).

Due to the much higher life expectancy and lower infant mortality rates of this past half century than those of all centuries prior, population masses and densities are far higher than in the past which can lead the way to more intense epidemics. It's important to understand the science and mechanism involved in these things rather than to become paranoid retards.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:22 AM
 
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@suzy_q2010, thanks for your info on the matter.
Do you think that the tactics used in Uganda and Congo can
be used to curtail this situation currently, or is it now too widespread?


@OyCrumbler, do you know of any other time ebola has ravaged Africa in this
fashion?
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