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Nigeria Death Shows Ebola
Can Spread By Air Travel

Associated Press, by Heather Murdock

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/27/2014 4:40:36 AM

ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigerian health authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola on Saturday after a man sick with one of the world´s deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos, Africa´s largest city with 21 million people. The fact that the traveler from Liberia could board an international flight also raised new fears that other passengers could take the disease beyond Africa due to weak inspection of passengers and the fact Ebola´s symptoms are similar to other diseases. Officials in the country of Togo, where the sick man´s flight had a stopover, also went on high alert after learning that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ladychatalie, 7/27/2014 6:30:03 AM     (No. 9941693)

The disease´s carrier, Patrick Sawyer, showed no signs of illness when he boarded the plane. HIs sister died of Ebola, but Sawyer said he had no contact with her. Ebola has a variable incubation period between 2 and 21 days. Those who were with him on the plane "are being monitored but are not being kept in isolation" according to an unnamed source at the Ministry of Health. How long before Ebola comes to the US across our wide-open southern border or as part of the 5 million Barack threatens to import himself?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/27/2014 10:02:19 AM     (No. 9941902)

Now an American doctor in Liberia has ebola. It seems to be spreading in ways they don´t understand.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: oh-heck, 7/27/2014 10:38:11 AM     (No. 9941949)

Africa has zero chance of defeating this outbreak unless they identify those who have been exposed and prevent them from traveling. A month ago a man left one treatment center to travel to another country for treatment. Sawyer´s sister died from the disease, yet he believes he had no contact. He died 3 days after traveling so he must have been very sick when he boarded the plane. It seems that those in the latter stages of illness lose their ability to make rational decisions. The most dangerous epidemics are the ones that don´t manifest the illness until just before death as in Sawyer´s case. They need to identify middle man who gave it to Sawyer before his symptoms became apparent.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dvc, 7/27/2014 1:03:36 PM     (No. 9942100)

A friend is a professor studying and researching cellular biology for more than 30 years at a state medical university, also teaching MD students. He has been warning that modern air travel will eventually transport one of the many obscure and very deadly diseases of the 3rd world to the 1st world.

We are seeing this prediction come true. There is no cure for Ebola.

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