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Another American Doctor Tests
Positive for Ebola in West Africa

ABC News, by Sydney Lupkin

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 9/2/2014 6:21:11 PM

Another American doctor working for the missionary group SIM has tested positive for Ebola in Liberia. The doctor was treating pregnant women ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, according to SIM. But he was not treating Ebola patients in the hospital’s separate Ebola isolation facility, the group said, adding that it was unclear how he contracted the virus. “My heart was deeply saddened, but my faith was not shaken, when I learned another of our missionary doctors contracted Ebola,” SIM president Bruce Johnson said in a statement. The doctor "immediately isolated himself" and has since been transferred to the ELWA Ebola

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He was not working with the Ebola patients, but still caught the virus. Either some patient had it and they didn´t know it, or it is spreading by some other means besides direct contact.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 9/2/2014 6:29:46 PM     (No. 9990920)

My question, (serious inquiry), It has been reported that a person infected does not display symptoms for 21(prox) days. If that person is bit by an insect/mosquito is the next bite victim in danger?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: miceal, 9/2/2014 7:11:37 PM     (No. 9990959)

At this point, what difference does it make...?


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trust No One, 9/2/2014 10:13:31 PM     (No. 9991156)

From what I´ve read, I have never read anything about Mosquitos being a possible vector.

IMO, I think the virus is mutating so fast they don´t know exactly how it is being transmitted.

All that malarkey about close contact, is just that malarkey .

Read this article about how it traveled from Lagos to Port Harcourt. This reads like all the cases and the people under surveillance stem from the one patient zero Patrick Sawyer.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trust No One, 9/2/2014 10:14:39 PM     (No. 9991157)

Oops, forgot link.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/01/us-health-ebola-nigeria-idUSKBN0GW2ED20140901?feedType=RSS

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 9/3/2014 12:49:51 AM     (No. 9991324)

He was treating pregnant women. Couldn´t he have come in contact with bodily fluids with someone that they didn´t know was infected ?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: usltn, 9/3/2014 9:54:55 AM     (No. 9991700)

We could be looking at the next big thing.As fast as this thing is mutating it could become air-borne.This is nothing to mess with.

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