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originally posted by: BobAthome
a reply to: Irishhaf
its not panic time yet. i agree whole heart-etly,,,,
panic or no panic , starts
21 days from now.
originally posted by: stumason
a reply to: tinker9917
That's not what I have read - in fact, most (all?) infectious diseases aren't contagious until the patient is symptomatic...
But let's wait and see - I am not personally bothered by this, Ebola, while scary if you have it, is not really capable of spreading globally unless we all start licking each other.
Is a Person Contagious During the Ebola Incubation Period?
Even if a person exhibits no signs or symptoms of Ebola, he or she can still spread the virus during the Ebola incubation period.
originally posted by: weirdguy
This was always going to happen, I will admit that it is still quite a shock to see though. By now those 30,000 people have had close contact with many others. This could get real nasty indeed.
Premium Times reports that the wife of the late Patrick, Decontee Sawyer, who is a Radio Host in New York has cleared the rumours about how her husband was defiant to the law that restricted any Ebola infected person from travelling outside the country.
Decontee made it known that it was the yearning of [her] late husband to receive adequate health care which he could not get in Liberia that made him opted to travel down to Africa's most populous country, Nigeria.
Mrs Sawyer also took to her Facebook account to explain more about it. In her words: "I've read other reports in other papers (not the New York Times) about Patrick's "recklessness." I get where they're coming from, and they certainly have the right to feel the way they do. However, as Patrick's widow, I would like to shed some light on this from another perspective. One that only I, his wife, would know," she wrote.
"I knew Patrick better than anybody else (including himself). He had told me many times in the past how much he didn't trust the Liberian healthcare system. He would tell me about how a person would get checked in for one thing, and get misdiagnosed and get the wrong treatment as a result. On top of that, Patrick was a clean freak, and told me how filthy a lot of the hospitals were.
"He didn't tell me this, but I know in my heart of hearts that Patrick was determined to get to Nigeria by all means because he felt that Nigeria would be a place of refuge. He has expressed to me many times in the past that he felt passionately about helping to be a part of strengthening Liberia's healthcare system, but he knew it wasn't there yet, and he wouldn't want to take a chance with his life because a lot of people depended on him... Patrick had a passion for life, and he wouldn't have wanted his to end. So, I bet anything that he was thinking, if I could only get to Nigeria, a way more developed country than Liberia, I would be able to get some help. How ironic."
Mrs. Sawyer however combated words of many people saying her husband deliberately brought the disease to the country by saying: "It has been reported that Patrick avoided physical contact with everyone he came across during his trip from Liberia to Nigeria. The CCTV in the airport revealed it. When he got to Nigeria, he turned himself in letting them know that he had just flown in from Liberia.
"Patrick went to Nigeria for help so that he can get properly diagnosed, and not misdiagnosed in Liberia. And if it came back that he did have Ebola, he trusted the Nigerian healthcare system a lot more than he trusted the Liberian's. His action, as off as it was, was a desperate plea for help. Patrick didn't want to die, and he thought his life would be saved in Nigeria."
originally posted by: loam
a reply to: 00nunya00
She's a grieving widow protecting her family's reputation. You can hardly blame her.
originally posted by: cloaked4u
Are they saying that 30,000 zombies are on the loose? If these zombies even breath on you, your good as gone. They need to do something about this before more people are infected and become a zombie. This might turn into the new AIDS scare back in the early 80's. They have the medication that will kill it, if caught in time. All the new zombies in hybernation, please contact your doctor and get the latest shots. take your brothers with you.