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Fri Aug 1, 2014, 12:50 AM

Ebola Outbreak: 30,000 In Nigeria Believed Exposed To Virus, And No One Knows Who They Are

Ebola Outbreak: 30,000 In Nigeria Believed Exposed To Virus, And No One Knows Who They Are

The catastrophic Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be spreading faster than health experts previously believed. Yesterday, officials in Nigeria said that they were looking for up to 59 people who may have been exposed to the lethal virus by flying on a plane with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, who died soon after getting off a flight in Lagos.

On Wednesday, the health authorities there said that they have expanded their search from 59 people to 30,000.

And those 30,000 people could be anywhere, with most of them not even realizing they have been exposed to Ebola.

Everyone At Airports Visited by Sawyer Believed To Be At Risk

The staggering figure of 30,000 possible Ebola virus carriers was arrived at because officials now say that not only the people who flew on the same plane as Sawyer could have been exposed, but anyone in any of the four airports where the 40-year-old dad of three stopped on his journey from Monrovia, Liberia, to Lagos is believed to be at risk.

The number also includes anyone who came into contact with Sawyer when he got off of his ASKY Airlines flight in the 21-million-population city of Lagos, the most populous city on the African continent and a major international trade and travel hub...

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1383702/ebola-outbreak-30000/#1UQi0owOBURrFG4Z.99

UPDATE: July 31 The World Health Organization announced today that the death toll from the Ebola outbreak now stands at 729. The WHO, according to a CBS News report, confirmed 57 more Ebola deaths, including 27 in Liberia, 20 in Guinea and nine in Sierra Leone, in addition to the single death so far in Nigeria.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 12:55 AM

1. I have several nigerian friends

they come back and forth, they've been dealing with the nutty terrorists kidnapping the girls and murdering people and now this.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 12:58 AM

2. They lost 200-plus schoolgirls, vanished into the wilderness.

I'm sure they have the capacity to deal with this effectively.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:28 AM

4. Some fled the plane area Sawyer was sick at in fear of quarantine .They already have

Lost first line contacts from the get go into Lagos.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:25 AM

3. Nigeria is rounding up their gay/lesbian citizens, and doing who-knows-what to those poor people.

 

Does anybody know if they're even still alive anymore???

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 01:30 AM

5. if they were straight guys kidnapping girls they would be left alone

 

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 05:25 AM

6. If this is spred by body fluids how can riding on a plane give you Ebola?

It is not ( to my knowledge) transmitted through air.
How are body fluids reaching healthy non medical folks?
Lastly has the virus now changed and IS airborne? Are we not being told that?

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 1, 2014, 06:13 AM

7. Projectile vomiting and fecal spraying. Read "The Hot Zone" and shudder.

 

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