[Video] See What Happens In Liberia When An Ebola Patient Escapes Camp

Date: 02-09-2014 8:20 pm (7 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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Video has emerged of Liberian ebola clinic workers dressed in contamination suits chasing an escaped patient through the streets after he left a treatment centre to visit a market.



There were chaotic scenes as crowds followed infected man, who was wearing a wristband to show he had tested positive for the disease, and some stallholders argued with him as he approached.

The patient escaped from Monrovia's Elwa hospital, which last month was so crowded with cases of the deadly disease that it had to turn people away.


One woman at the scene said: "The patients are hungry, they are starving. No food, no water.

"The government needs to do more. Let Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf [the President of Liberia] do more."
An ebola patient left a quarantine zone and went into a busy market looking for food. Crowds followed the escaped ebola patient at a distance

Onlookers cheered as health workers arrived in their protective outfits and try to convince the patient to give himself up.

The man, who shows no outward signs of the diarrhoea and bleeding that the virus causes, refuses to return with the health workers and they eventually grab him and carry him away to a waiting ambulance.

At least 1,552 people have been killed by the current ebola outbreak, with 3,062 patients infected overall, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization.

The UN agency has warned that more than 20,000 people could be infected with ebola before the outbreak comes to an end.
Ebola patient in Liberia escapes The patient was eventually confronted by health workers

There has been widespread panic buying, a shortage of staple foods and severe prices in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia since movement restrictions were imposed to stop the spread of the virus.

At one market stall in Liberia, a nation which has suffered 694 fatalities so far, the price of cassava skyrocketed by 150% in a matter of days.

And despite the UN's World Food Programme launching an emergency operation to get 65,000 tonnes of supplies sent to deprived areas, many patients in quarantined areas are starving.
The UN World Food Programme has been delivering rations to the impoverished region. The UN has launched an operation to feed people in deprived areas

To compound the problem, labour shortages are expected in all three West African countries, weeks before the main harvesting season for maize and rice begins.

The production of other crops such as rubber, palm oil and cocoa could also be seriously affected, sending thousands of vulnerable people further into poverty.

Vincent Martin of the FAO added: "Even prior to the ebola outbreak, households in some of the affected areas were spending up to 80% of their incomes on food.

"Now these latest price spikes are effectively putting food completely out of their reach."

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Posted: at 2-09-2014 08:20 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
- Ritabrenice at 2-09-2014 08:26 PM (7 years ago)
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Fear of Ebola...
Posted: at 2-09-2014 08:26 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- HOPEA23 at 2-09-2014 08:30 PM (7 years ago)
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Nawo....african leaders are evil..they don't care about it citizens life....make them dey provide dem food na gush

Posted: at 2-09-2014 08:30 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dynasty4all at 2-09-2014 08:55 PM (7 years ago)
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SO BAD
Posted: at 2-09-2014 08:55 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- osarobo62 at 2-09-2014 09:42 PM (7 years ago)
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ebola or no ebola,....man must wack Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 2-09-2014 09:42 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Brihanna at 2-09-2014 10:10 PM (7 years ago)
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Many Africans need to be educated abt dis Ebola. running away won't help the matter., instead it will make it pretty ugly for everyone.
Posted: at 2-09-2014 10:10 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- dareper at 2-09-2014 10:24 PM (7 years ago)
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This is not good
Posted: at 2-09-2014 10:24 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- daveobahon at 2-09-2014 10:49 PM (7 years ago)
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Many Africans need to be educated abt dis Ebola. running away won't help the matter., instead it will make it pretty ugly for everyone.
AS DEM NO SEE FOOD CHOP NKO?
Posted: at 2-09-2014 10:49 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Brihanna at 2-09-2014 11:17 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: daveobahon on  2-09-2014 10:49 PM
Many Africans need to be educated abt dis Ebola. running away won't help the matter., instead it will make it pretty ugly for everyone.
AS DEM NO SEE FOOD CHOP NKO?

Do u think of food while your days on earth are numbered? I know it's pretty bad that they are not been well care for, but running away to get other ppl infected is not the solution..
Posted: at 2-09-2014 11:17 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- paulohking at 2-09-2014 11:42 PM (7 years ago)
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hmmmmmm
Posted: at 2-09-2014 11:42 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- sarah555 at 3-09-2014 12:58 AM (7 years ago)
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 Huh?
Posted: at 3-09-2014 12:58 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zeigbo at 3-09-2014 02:20 AM (7 years ago)
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mmmmm

Posted: at 3-09-2014 02:20 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- angesco at 3-09-2014 02:31 AM (7 years ago)
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I knew the outbreak of Ebola would bring humiliation to the continent. What is wrong with us? Some weeks back the military were shooting Ebola sufferer's in the eyes of the whole world. Are our hospitals in WA so poorly ran that patients have to "escape" from the wards in order to feed themselves - and we wonder why we are never taken seriously. Where are the hospital security watching the patients? This is disgraceful. Only God knows what the conditions are like inside the hospital itself.

Just think how many more people will come down with Ebols after this incident. The hospital workers may be wearing protection however what about the other people. Who knows where the sweat pouring off the patients body has touched.

The sooner the whole country is quarantined the better. Disgraceful.
Posted: at 3-09-2014 02:31 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- matanmi13 at 3-09-2014 04:03 AM (7 years ago)
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U cn imaging,no food no water for ebola patient oga oo..nija ldr,na god go judge u nd i dey pray make 1 of ur chld ctch dis virus(Ebolanla).
Posted: at 3-09-2014 04:03 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- matanmi13 at 3-09-2014 04:05 AM (7 years ago)
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U cn imaging,no food no water for ebola patient oga oo..Our ldr,na god go judge u nd i dey pray make 1 of ur chld ctch dis virus(Ebolanla).
Posted: at 3-09-2014 04:05 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Ken1230 at 3-09-2014 04:30 AM (7 years ago)
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Let them shoot the Ebola
Posted: at 3-09-2014 04:30 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- seveneleven at 3-09-2014 05:41 AM (7 years ago)
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they should provide food and water for them and take proper care of them.. ebola is not a death sentence,, the govt should make them feel they are still human
Posted: at 3-09-2014 05:41 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Chericoco at 3-09-2014 05:50 AM (7 years ago)
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How come the patients family don't provide food? I don't think there is any hospital in Africa that provide free food to patients. So why do people think the government will provide food for Ebola patients? People need to be educated about the spread of ebola. That moron that escaped to the market has put so many people in danger.  Anyone that escape should get a bullet.
Posted: at 3-09-2014 05:50 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Wysetots at 3-09-2014 06:33 AM (7 years ago)
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Sad
Posted: at 3-09-2014 06:33 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- ngfineface at 3-09-2014 07:27 AM (7 years ago)
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I pity that amebo man in stripe Polo. He thinks its only the guy in red t-shit that is infected. Those rescue workers that he was nearing anyhow and chasing the ebola patient can even infect him. So sad a situation.
Posted: at 3-09-2014 07:27 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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