US Doctor On A Mission Infected With Ebola In Liberia Outbreak

(m) at 27-07-2014 06:23PM (5 years ago)

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A US doctor who has been in Liberia and battling the Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, his aid agency said.

Dr Brantly who is married with two children, has been isolated at the group’s Ebola treatment center at the ELWA hospital in Liberia after he contacted the virus.

Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian charity, says the group is committed to doing everything possible to help Dr Brantly during this time of crisis. “We ask everyone to please pray for him and his family, a statement on their website reads”.

The Ebola virus causes severe fever, muscle pains, vomiting, diarrhoea and, in some cases, organ failure and unstoppable bleeding which kills within days.

Ebola is believed to be carried by animals hunted for meat, mostly bats. It spreads among humans via bodily fluids including sweat, meaning you can get sick from touching an infected person.

Patients believed to have caught the virus are mostly isolated to prevent further infection. Ebola first emerged in 1976 in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is named after a river there.  Sadly, Nigeria recorded its first death on Friday, in a Lagos hospital. Just sad!

whizspecoy (m) at 27-07-2014 08:42PM
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This Ebola virus is even more deadly than d notorious Hiv
May GOD save us o!
Freshlycrazy (m) at 27-07-2014 09:11PM
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Dem jst dey use dis ebola tk threaten Nigerians...
beneno (m) at 27-07-2014 10:02PM
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Nawa oooo ,get well soon doctor  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
chicco77 (f) at 27-07-2014 10:28PM
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 Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?
dareper (m) at 27-07-2014 10:51PM
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Am sorry dear
Dbanjay (m) at 28-07-2014 01:43AM
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Y Nigeria again??boko ,govt corruption now Ebola
osamabinladin (m) at 28-07-2014 05:59AM
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angesco (f) at 28-07-2014 08:54AM
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Very sad. Especially when he left the comfort of his home country to help his fellow human beings in Africa.  And he has a wife and children. Very sad.
sucre4u (m) at 28-07-2014 12:30PM
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Lord av mercy
freeway001 (m) at 28-07-2014 10:42PM
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He be like say all bad things dey follow nigeria.  Why nigeria again God??
elchymo (m) at 26-08-2015 05:00AM
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Oh my God