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How Sawyer attended sister’s burial and brought Ebola to Nigeria

How Sawyer attended sister’s burial and brought Ebola to Nigeria
August 06
11:10 2014
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Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian credited with importing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) to Nigeria, contracted it when he travelled to Liberia for his sister’s burial.

According to The Daily Mail, Sawyer was returning to Nigeria after attending the funeral of his sister who died of the disease two weeks earlier, after which her husband fled from home.

He collapsed at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos on Sunday July 20, and was hospitalised at First Consultant Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos. However, on Thursday, he died.

Since 1976 when the first Ebola case was recorded, the highest death toll from outbreaks of the disease was 280. However, since February, the disease has killed nearly 700 people across the West African nations of Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Liberia, sparking fears of an international outbreak.

Those fears have been further heightened by the increasing Ebola infection of doctors treating victims of the disease.

Last week, it emerged that 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, the most senior of the Sierra Leonean doctors treating dozens of Ebola patients, had himself contracted the disease — despite his reputation for strict adherence to protection regimes.

Three days earlier, three nurses working at the same Ebola treatment centre died of the disease.

On Sunday July 27, it was also discovered that Kent Brantly, an American doctor who relocated to Liberia to work for a local charity in the quest to contain the disease, had been infected.

Brantly became the second American doctor to be infected, after Nancy Writebol suffered a similar fate.

More than 1,000 West Africans are believed to be currently infected with the virus.

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16 Comments

  1. gosobooks
    gosobooks August 06, 11:24

    Hopefully, the Press will help in disseminating the know how of prevention control with respect to this disease, at least in all the major native languages in Nigeria as well as English and Pigin English.

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  2. DPO
    DPO August 10, 17:49

    Ebola na wa 4 u o . Na only baba God ft help us. D bible talk am sey when Jesus dy cum different diseases go ful ground. Xo make we shine our eye o.

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  3. Popson
    Popson August 16, 14:09

    HIV better pass dis Ebola O

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  4. babydisharp
    babydisharp August 16, 17:53

    Passengers should sit 3 per seat in all states of Nigeria

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  5. Jumai
    Jumai August 18, 20:58

    Baba GOD na ur hand we dey, protect us 4rm dis deadly diseases oooo….

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  6. CHI
    CHI August 20, 10:20

    dis is not time to be afraid rather to recogniz our creator and to amend our ways. remember he’s the only one that can save and also heal us of any desease. so let’s run to him we’ll be saved those that trust their God are like mount zion that can never be removed. JEHOVA is a strong tower he who run to him shall surely be saved no matter what.So let’s rise and pray for our nation and the victms, no sickness is hard or strong be The God Almighty.

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  7. EMMY BEST
    EMMY BEST August 21, 08:47

    na only god go save us 4rm ds ebola of thing

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  8. INFINITY
    INFINITY August 22, 10:53

    My God is able to do all things. Just get close to ur God. Ebola is a small case to him.

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  9. Oncebitten
    Oncebitten August 23, 14:40

    STORY, STORY: STORY!!! LIKE LIKE LIBERIA, LIKE SIERRA LEONE. PREJUDICE & EBOLA IN RETURN FOR NIGERIA’S SACRIFICE! NIGERIANS, AND NIGERIA, BE ADVISED; AND, BEWARE!!!

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  10. naniguy
    naniguy August 30, 10:22

    EBV..save us lorD

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  11. de thriver
    de thriver September 01, 08:36

    Let. Us nt descriminate rather lest take heed it is only. God dat can intervene jst hold tight to him believe dat u will never contact it and so it will work

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  12. Flexi-boy
    Flexi-boy September 02, 22:12

    Only God will deliver us in the hand of this deadly virus,God has a purpose for everything.

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  13. neighbourhood
    neighbourhood September 02, 22:18

    May GOD help us from Ebola, We should keep on praying,also for our family.PRAYER IS THE MASTER KEY.GOD IS IN CONTROL.HAVE FAITH AND HOPE IN GOD HE CAN DO IT.THERE IS NOTHING THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD.

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  14. makann
    makann September 04, 19:15

    Bikobasepee oluwa pa ilu naa mo, awon doctor nṣiṣẹ́ lasan

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  15. jahrule
    jahrule September 30, 15:38

    i pray we are saved 4rom diz crises of sickness and insecurity….Amen

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  16. isaacnana
    isaacnana June 12, 08:27

    Your comment..foolish ebola

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