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Another front line medical worker in Ebola Zone dies

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE—A doctor in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola — the fifth local doctor in the West African nation to die of the disease, authorities said Monday.

The death of Dr. Godfrey George, medical superintendent of Kambia Government Hospital in northern Sierra Leone, was a blow to efforts to keep desperately needed health-care workers safe in a country ravaged by the deadly virus.

sierra-leone-ebolaSierra Leone’s health-care system was already fragile before the Ebola epidemic because of past conflict and a lack of resources. The country had two doctors for every 100,000 people in 2010, compared to about 240 doctors for the same number of people in the United States, according to the World Health Organization.

Doctors and nurses have been particularly vulnerable to contracting Ebola, as the virus is spread through bodily fluids.

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*Graph courtesy of the CDC MMWR dated 16 Sept 2014.

Ebola is high on the agenda of a regional meeting of the World Health Organization that opened Monday in Benin, a West African nation that has not had any Ebola cases.

The Ebola epidemic has set back political stability and economic recovery in the afflicted countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, WHO chief Margaret Chan said at the meeting. She also noted the disease’s “heavy toll on frontline domestic medical staff.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/local-doctor-sierra-leone-died-ebola-article-1.1997206

*Graph: cited in CDC “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)” for September 26, 2014

Their research states:

If trends continue without additional interventions, the model estimates that Liberia and Sierra Leone will have approximately 8,000 total Ebola cases (21,000 total cases when corrected for under reporting) by September 30, 2014. Liberia will account for approximately 6,000 cases (16,000 corrected for underreporting). Total cases in the two countries combined are doubling approximately every 20 days. Cases in Liberia are doubling every 15–20 days, and those in Sierra Leone are doubling every 30–40 days).

Everything is fine.  We are in the very best of hands.  It’s not like the Obola Administration would knowingly lie to you, right?  Right?

Oh.  And voting day is tomorrow.

Math Just Is.

 

 

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53 Responses to Another front line medical worker in Ebola Zone dies

  1. nyetneetot says:

    Was all this before or after the worker spent the weekend at Disney World?

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  2. Josh says:

    I was going to write a snarky comment like, “Obama won’t be happy until the deaths occur here in the United States” or “Obama won’t be happy until our Military start dying from this effing disease” or …

    This is all just so, so sad.

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    • ytz4mee says:

      It’s very sad, indeed.

      However, I don’t see any of the Liberians, Sierra Leonians (?s), Guineans, etc that are living in the US or Canada rushing home to help. Or speaking up and saying it’s not okay to send our troops with inadequate PPE and no training.

      Crickets.

      But I do see them aiding and abetting their loved ones to come here, the risk to the rest of us be damned.

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      • yankeeintx says:

        The Liberian community in Dallas had a drive to ship supplies to Liberia. I remember seeing a picture of a couple of cases of bottles water, and a few other supplies that fit on a small table. On the other hand, they have opened an account for donations to Louise Troh.

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        • RJ says:

          Here’s a really workable idea to truly aid those in Africa with Ebola:

          Recall all those medical people who stood behind Obama smiling as his “Affordable Health Care Bill” was passed during the photo op?

          Let’s send them to Africa as Obama’s personal team with his blessing. Also, that Peace Corps game Obama tried to set up: Let’s send his oldest daughter to Africa to work the crowds, smile at the tv cameras, and do “meet and greet” with the locals.

          Walk the walk…don’t just talk the talk!

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        • Irish Eyes says:

          Has anyone seen post-quarantine pictures of Louise Troh? All the articles I’ve read contain no pics of her. She allegedly has been to her church, which has donated clothing because she has lost everything, and lots of wailing about her trouble finding a place to live because no one will rent to her, so I’d think she’d want publicity photos documenting her suffering. I wonder if she has gone back to work at the nursing home.

          I just think maybe she was sick and has been in treatment, but still doesn’t look 100%, and they’re covering it up. I don’t see how this family could not have caught it in the condition he was in, unless they have a natural immunity.

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          • ytz4mee says:

            I don’t buy the official story about this “fiancee” either. She sure was vocal when Duncan first died. Now no microphone, no media seeking, no photos, no BGI front spokesperson ginning up fauxrage.

            Seems decidedly fishy to me.

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          • yankeeintx says:

            I didn’t realize she worked in nursing too. I know her daughter and the daughter’s husband are nurses aides. Even locally, I haven’t seen any pictures, but to be fair, I haven’t gone looking either. I know a person with Ebola becomes more and more infected until the virus overwhelms their systems. I have no doubts that they knew he had Ebola, and the daughter mentioned that they did isolate him after his ER visit. Knowing he had Ebola, and taking precautions at that stage may have saved them. She did have some medical knowledge, and he was not at the most infectious/contagious point of the disease.

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          • arttart1983 says:

            Irish Eyes ~ Ms. Troh may be hard at work working on her new book, her love story w/Thomas Eric Duncan, sadly that’s not a joke, she thinks that’s a way for her to generate money.

            She isn’t stupid, nor imo, will she get a lot of donations, especially monetarily. Mr. Duncan didn’t get a lot of sympathy for bringing Ebola to the US & praying like hell he’d make it before he became symptomatic, hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills the taxpayers of this country will pay for his/her arrogance. PLUS he infected 2 others.

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        • ytz4mee says:

          Which is laudable, but how many of them have stepped up to actually go to Liberia and work on the front lines? Many of them work as health care aides here.

          My guess is somewhere between negative one and positive one.

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          • yankeeintx says:

            How many Americans headed to NY after 9/11, and to New Orleans after Katrina, and again to NY/NJ after Superstorm Sandy? A 737 flew out of Ft. Worth with supplies donated by various companies, and I’m sure they could have taken volunteers back to their homeland to care for their fellow countrymen and relatives. Many Liberians are here on Temporary Protected Status that has continued to be renewed. I don’t know if they lose that status if they chose to return. Personally, I think people who are here as refugees of any kind should lose their status if they choose to return. If it is safe enough to return for a visit, it is safe enough for you to stay. (This would have prevented the Boston Bombings).

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  3. Concerned says:

    We are very very lucky that few Liberians can afford the airfare and/or have passports to allow them to escape to Europe or the US as the new medical tourists. But maybe I spoke too soon, maybe Obama has a plan to fund “underprivileged” Ebola victims in Western African and provide them free air transportation to the US, along with free phones, free housing, and free medical care when they arrive. (I’m so thankful the Ebola debacle is blowing up BEFORE elections.)

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  4. QuadGMoto says:

    One of (if not the) primary rules of emergency services personnel is “Do not become another victim”. In other words, do not compromise your own safety to rescue someone else, because if you do, you wind up making life harder for everyone by increasing the number of victims to be rescued. Even worse, if the original victim could not be rescued (safely or otherwise) you have thrown your own life away for nothing.

    This situation in Africa—and especially regarding entry in the U.S.—is feeling more and more like exactly such a situation. These countries in Africa are producing ever more victims due to their practices and superstitions. And in the process, they’re dragging those who try to help down with them.

    I strongly disagreed with Kim du Toit when he wrote “Let Africa Sink“. Sadly it’s events like this that make it seem as though he just might have been right, that we need to let them drown lest they drag us down with them.

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    • Superstitions is the PC way of saying “Muslim practices”

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      • QuadGMoto says:

        That is not what I meant by superstitions. I’m thinking of things like “having sex with a virgin cures AIDS”, or killing people giving vaccines because they’re convinced that they are making people sick.

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        • Egghead says:

          Maybe they know something we don’t know….

          I am so tired of people discounting – neigh mocking – firsthand experience – especially of parents dealing with autism. To me, when my very bright friend and husband relate that their son was completely normal until he had one specific vaccination and THEN became autistic, well then, I am going to believe that friend and her husband over the bought-and-paid-for protestations of the medical industry and the federal government.

          How do we know that the HUGE increase in the incidence of autism is NOT a sophisticated biological weapon intended to render a certain percentage of our men to be incapable of acting as soldiers? How do we know whether foreign agents are seeding our vaccinations with dread diseases? Who tracks which foreigners (by birth, upbringing, or ideology) have access to the making of vaccinations – for all intents and purposes – imposed upon the majority of Westerners?

          I remember hearing that the ideal biological weapon has a long invisible incubation and contamination period – and a short death period. And here we have our dear leader and his many minions actively importing and seeding both the enterovirus and ebola into the American population. Note that we have at least one parental report of the enterovirus infecting and murdering a small child who simply went to sleep and never woke up again.

          The same people who are SO willing to use disease to murder us would ALSO be willing to use disease to murder third-worlders to conceal the true origin of whatever outbreak is being unleashed to sell us wholesale tyranny along with the vaccinations and quarantines that they fully intend for us to beg them to implement.

          Be sure to read the part about modern polio ‘vaccinations’ CAUSING polio – and read the comments, too: http://nsnbc.me/2013/05/08/bill-gates-polio-vaccine-program-caused-47500-cases-of-paralysis-death/

          “In conclusion, by apparently prioritizing vaccination policy over vaccine safety, the JCVI, the DH and the Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM) may have shown a disregard for the safety of children. Through selective data reporting, the JCVI in conjunction with the DH, has promulgated information relating to vaccine safety that may be inaccurate and potentially misleading, thereby making it impossible for the parents to make a fully informed consent regarding vaccination. Furthermore, by 1) apparently misleading patients about the true risks of adverse reactions as to gain their consent for the administration of the treatment and 2) seemingly siding with vaccine manufacturers rather than public health interests, the JCVI and the CSM appear to have signally failed their fiduciary duty to protect individuals from vaccines of questionable safety. If these
          provisional conclusions are indeed correct, then the information presented here may help us in understanding the UK government’s and the JCVI’s official position on vaccine damage, that is, one of persistent denial.”

          http://nsnbc.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/BSEM-2011.pdf

          People who are intellectually curious should be willing to SERIOUSLY question the implementation of vaccines both in the third world and in the West.

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          • QuadGMoto says:

            Seriously Missing The Point 😦

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            • auscitizenmom says:

              ??

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            • Egghead says:

              What evidence – other than personal opinion based on your assumptions that situations such as these are clear cut – do you have that angry Africans are merely superstitious?

              Again, I state that vaccinations are merely a TOOL that can be used for good or ill.

              To Democrats and Republicans alike I ask: Does the USA have any enemies? Do its enemies try to spy on, harm, and murder the USA? Does the USA try to spy on, harm, and murder its enemies? Do you think that every situation is ONLY what it appears on the surface? Do you think that eugenics – in all its various forms – has been abandoned by the powers that be in the East or the West? Do you think that there are race-based biological weapons that target certain races? Do you think that vaccinations are one way (among many methods) to deliver biological weapons (including birth control) to targeted populations? Do you think that targeted populations might notice and react to vaccination irregularities?

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          • yankeeintx says:

            You bring up a lot of good points. What else may render young men unable to serve. Has anyone done studies on the effects of phytoestrogens in young males. The gov’t in a quest to teach us how to eat push soy products. Is a coincidence that there are now more soy products than ever before and we see all the commercials about men suffereing from Low T? Is it just me or does it also seem like media-TV/Movies/commericals have steered females away from ruggedly handsome studly men and towards pretty boys? I find the John Wayne type way more attractive than the current crop of girly men.

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  5. True Colors says:

    The United States should tell these countries that if they want our help then they will be required to adopt capitalist economic practices.

    They need to be willing to improve their economies so that they are able to pay for themselves at some point, or otherwise the free handouts from Uncle Sam need to come to a halt.

    TC

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    • ytz4mee says:

      No.
      It’s completely hopeless.
      Family members who worked with various UN and NGOs in Africa went with the highest of hopes, and quickly realized their naivete.

      It is no different in the mideast. My DH likes to explain to people that he earned a “post doctorate fellowship” in graft and corruption while working as an advisor to an Iraqi division. And he’s from New York.

      Our problem is we view the issue through the lens of our Western ideals and mores. It’s not only foolish, it’s irresponsible. Aid doesn’t achieve any of the high-minded objectives – it always – always – manages to find itself in some Swiss or US bank account controlled by the biggest thug in the parade.

      Every day is Imelda Marcos/Eva Peron day in these countries. EVERY DAY.

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    • Sharon says:

      This is the history of post-colonial Africa for the most part.

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  6. sangell51 says:

    Seems to me that, before we plunge headlong in West Africa with our medical personnel ( assuming they can be persuaded to go) we scour our immigration data bases in the US, Canada, UK etc to find every medical professional working in the West and revoke their visas for the duration of the ebola emergency there. Makes no sense send an American doctor to Africa if their is a Liberian one working in our hospitals.

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  7. waltherppk says:

    Here is some more current and revised information, corrected due to earlier error

    http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/index.html

    http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6343a3.htm

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  8. kellyseamus says:

    This is totally unexpected. It’s hard to catch so he must not have read the latest CDC protocols. I hope the other doctor is bowling and eating soup from his favorite bistro.

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  9. ytz4mee says:

    Now that the CDC is a branch office of the bureau of Lies and Statistics, let’s recap on some of the things that we do know based on actual facts, not unicorn fairy dust “beliefs”:

    Ebola is highly contagious. Even highly trained infectious disease specialists working in protective gear are succumbing to the disease.

    One of the key doctors who perished from Ebola earlier this year had stated,

    “…In a June interview with Reuters, Khan spoke of the dangers health-care workers face while working with Ebola: “I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life. Health workers are prone to the disease because we are the first port of call for somebody who is sickened by disease. Even with the full protective clothing you put on, you are at risk.”

    (Unfortunately, he passed away before he could be reassured by Obola that the virus is very hard to catch).

    -Ebola is mutating, and rapidly. Five medical specialists who were working on a paper about Ebola died before the paper was published. Their study, based on the genomic sequencing of 78 victims of the current outbreak confirmed that ebola is mutating. And quickly.

    These were all incredibly experienced professionals (and all incredibly brave). Their knowledge, skill and experience was not enough to save them from this ravages of this latest outbreak strain.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2014/08/29/five-co-authors-of-a-new-ebola-study-died-of-the-virus-before-their-research-was-published/

    -Ebola is indeed airborne, and can be spread by droplets aerosolized through coughing or sneezing.

    ““We don’t how long it can last on surfaces or as droplets in the air so when President Obama said earlier this month you can’t get it from sitting beside someone on a bus that was a total lie,” Allen said. “You can get the disease from such a small number of viral particles that logic says you can get it from someone coughing in your vicinity.”

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/matthew-vadum/obamas-deadly-ebola-lies/

    -Researchers now know that Ebola can remain infectious on contaminated hard surfaces up to 50 days beyond the original date of contamination/infection. That includes handles, door knobs, light switches, doors on cooler handles in stores, railings in subway platforms, etc. You get the idea.

    -Canadian researchers have confirmed that between 13 – 15% of Ebola victims never present with fever.

    And – other than the true ideologues, infectious disease personnel are aware that they don’t have a really good handle on treating this, and that most hospitals in the US are NOT equipped to deal with an ebola patient.

    But, it’s election eve, and Mooch has helpfully explained that it’s important that “our community” vote a straight Democratic ticket, no matter who is on the ballot.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/11/03/FLOTUS-No-Matter-Whos-on-the-Ballot-Our-Community-Should-Always-Vote-For-Dem-Ticket

    Politics before Pride.

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    • daveburton says:

      ytz4mee wrote, “Ebola is mutating, and rapidly.”

      That’s right. The real danger is that this Ebola strain could mutate into a form which is more easily transmissible. That’s what keeps infectious disease experts awake at night.

      That’s why the real danger is not that a MSF volunteer doctor or nurse will get infected with the current strain, fly back to the USA, go to Disneyland, infect hundreds of Americans, and unleash an epidemic in America. There’s zero chance of that. The real danger is mutation.

      Some diseases are so transmissible that a single sneezing passenger on a transcontinental flight may infect most of the other passengers on the plane. Some diseases can be easily transmitted even before the patient realizes he is sick.

      Thank God that the current strains of Ebola are not like that. But it could mutate into something like that. If it does, we (the whole human race!) are in deep trouble.

      The risk of such a mutation is low, but it is proportional to the number of people who contract the disease. So if 50 million Africans contract the disease, the risk of such a mutation is 1000 times greater than if only 50,000 Africans contract the disease.

      That has profound implications for how we should respond to this epidemic.
      http://www.burtonsys.com/ebola.html

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  10. Stormy says:

    Ebola virus survives longer in cold temps… such a comforting thought as winter draweth nigh…
    /s

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  11. Stormy says:

    “Sierra Leone’s health-care system… had two doctors for every 100,000 people in 2010”

    Wow… just like the United States will have after full implementation of Obamacare.

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  12. myopiafree says:

    We do not want OUR DOCTORS to die this way. Obama – quarantine VISAS from Sierra Leone NOW. It it totally stupid to not do that. These people must be helped in THEIR COUNTRY. Allowing them to infect OUR COUNTRY – makes no sense at all. At least prohibit these Visas for the next four months. That hurts NO ONE.

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  13. arttart1983 says:

    It’s always sad to lose a health care professional that has spent his career fighting Ebola, but it is the sad reality of the deadly disease, regardless of how careful health care professionals are while working w/dying patients, they continually become infected. That’s what is irksome w/Hickox, she’s just not special & sure as hell isn’t a hero.

    When Dr. Margaret Chan, spokesperson for WHO verbally attacked Canada for choosing to protect their citizens first, Canada responded by saying, (paraphrased,) “We made the decision to protect our decisions & did NOT make a decision on the countries in Africa.”

    http://www.thespec.com/news-story/4955792-canada-closes-borders-to-visitors-from-ebola-countries/

    Something I’ve noticed is that the public fully supports those that do the right thing, such as Dr. Brantly or Nurse Pham who has received a lot of positive media attention even seen hugging Obama & even w/her beloved dog Bently after his quarantine. The public is far less supportive of Nurse Vinson/Dr. Craig Spencer/Nurse Hickox who did the wrong thing & by their behavior, were flippant/arrogant that drew strong criticism in the comments on National News outlets. I think even Hickox like Nurse Vinson’s family that too hired attorney’s & a PR person GET America doesn’t support their self absorption/self promotion.

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  14. TwoLaine says:

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