Nigerian Doctor Who Treated American Ebola Casualty, Contracts Virus; Troops Deployed In Liberia

Tyler Durden's picture

The Lagos doctor who treated American Patrick Sawyer (who died from Ebola in late July) has been confirmed as infected by the deadly virus by Nigerian authorities. This is Nigeria's second confirmed case of Ebola but what is most concerning is the fact that the doctor's infection suggests contagion is less well-contained that authorities have claimed - especially in light of the fact that they did not quarantine Sawyer's fellow passengers. Nigeria is now the fourth nation to report Ebola cases, as Sierra Leone and Liberia are deploying hundreds of troops under an emergency plan to "contain" the worst outbreak of Ebola virus in history.

As AP reports,

Nigerian authorities say they have confirmed a second case of Ebola in Africa's most populous country, an alarming development after a man who flew by plane to the country died of Ebola.


Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Monday that the second person with Ebola is a doctor who had helped treat Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American man who died of Ebola in late July.


Sawyer, who was traveling to Nigeria on business, became ill while aboard a flight and Nigerian authorities immediately took him into isolation. They did not quarantine his fellow passengers, and have insisted that the risk of additional cases was minimal.

But it seems this is changing now as contagion concerns rise...

According to the Minister, 70 people are now placed under surveillance while eight people would be quarantined on Monday for developing symptoms of the disease.


Apart from taking those steps, the government has also set up a treatment research group, that will carry out treatment research, receive and verify treatment claims as well as advise government on issues relating to Ebola virus in Nigeria.

Nigeria is the fourth country to report Ebola cases and at least 728 other people have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. And as Reuters reports, troops are now being deployed to manage the chaos...

Hundreds of troops deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Monday under an emergency plan to fight the worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, which has killed more than 826 people across West Africa.


Panic among local communities, which have attacked health workers and threatened to burn down isolation wards, prompted regional governments to impose tough measures last week, including the closure of schools and quarantine of the remote forest region hardest hit by the disease.




Long convoys of military trucks ferried troops and medical workers on Monday to Sierra Leone's far east, where the density of cases is highest. Military spokesman Colonel Michael Samoura said the operation, code named Octopus, involved around 750 military personnel.


Troops will gather in the southeastern town of Bo before travelling to isolated communities to implement quarantines, he added. Healthcare workers will be allowed to come and go freely, and the communities will be kept supplied with food.


In neighbouring Liberia, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and ministers held a crisis meeting on Sunday on putting in place a series of anti-Ebola measures as police contained infected communities in the northern Lofa county.


Police were setting up checkpoints and roadblocks for key entrance and exit points to those infected communities and every resident would be stopped. Nobody would be allowed to exit quarantined communities. Troops were fanning out across Liberia to help to deal with the emergency.


"The situation will probably get worse before it gets better," Liberian Information Minister Lewis Brown told Reuters. "We are over-stretched. We need support; we need resources; we need workers."




Director of Liberian National Police Chris Massaquoi said last week that troops would place forces in areas where crowds had previously stoned health workers. He added that all protests, demonstrations and marches had been forbidden.

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Sadly, just as we warned here, this 'containment' was entirely foreseeable.

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813kml's picture

Hopefully the full roster of Academi is called in to assist.

pods's picture

So 8 people on the plane with that guy are showing symptoms?  That does not bode well.  


edit: Might not be passengers of that flight. 

john39's picture

hey, don't worry... obama just signed another executive order.  This one permits the government to quarantine anyone showing signs of respiratory illness...   certainly we can trust the government, they would never release a biowarfare agent globally....  /s

Spine01's picture

Academy can do squat. Viruses out of control, are out of control and NOBODY can bring them back under control, once out there.
If they become airborne, we are simply screwed it is a question of time for disaster to occur. Only military and complete autocratic regimes have hope of doing anything

fuu's picture

New WHO numbers for 7/31 and 8/1. (confirmed, probable, and suspected)

163 total new cases 61 deaths.

There is also something weird with the 7/31 release covering 7/28-7/30:

Top of the page says 53 new cases, down the page above the chart it says 55 new cases. Yet if you compare the chart in the 7/31 release to the chart in the 7/29 release you see 117 new cases.

7/29 updated through 7/27 1323 total cases

7/31 updated through 7/30 1440 total cases

HobbyFarmer's picture

I hope(d) this hadn't gone airborne but it sure seems to be spreading too quickly. 

time to work remotely and hunker down on the farm with my familly???

Save_America1st's picture
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'


(NaturalNews) The U.S. Centers for Disease Control owns a patent on a particular strain of Ebola known as "EboBun." It's patent No. CA2741523A1 and it was awarded in 2010. You can view it here. (Thanks to Natural News readers who found this and brought it to our attention.)

Patent applicants are clearly described on the patent as including:

The Government Of The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Health & Human Services, Center For Disease Control.

The patent summary says, "The invention provides the isolated human Ebola (hEbola) viruses denoted as Bundibugyo (EboBun) deposited with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC"; Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America) on November 26, 2007 and accorded an accession number 200706291."

knukles's picture

Hello, Mr. Folks.  My name is Abdul Rotschld and I am the governor of the Central Bank in  Liberia.  This is the bigges bank in Liberia.  The bank has frozen my account for overdue service fees and I cannot get my $57,987,988,323.80 in my account.  I will share the money haffy fiffy wit you if you wire me $10,000 dollars US to pay the servis charges. Please verify this has been scanned by McAffe Anti-Virus so you not worry of get sick.  Just richer than a  central banker.
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kliguy38's picture

Dear Abdul I am sheeple dipchit from Amerika and I will hellp you all you that may need and if you are very handsome I will send even extra to you 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

So I read this Patrick Sawyer had diarrhea and threw up WHILE ON THE AIRPLANE that landed in Lagos.

The Flight from Hell.

WillyGroper's picture

The CDC patent is a joint venture with MonSATAN.

sleigher's picture

Maybe...  I am lucky enough to already work from home.  I am just increasing my supplies here just in case.  

MsCreant's picture

This is all that needs to be said. Increase supplies. That has been my job last week and this one.

kaiserhoff's picture

Thanks fuu.  Trends matter, and this trend has my stomach in a knot, but we need the truth.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

sudden and friends remain calm, after all the most relevant prior uncurable virus out break in San franciso of the 80's was successfully controlled by vigorous CDC efforts, that is why there are no current Aids patients and no new cases in years, er oh wait, never mind.

Leraconteur's picture

The multiple recent inflection points in that graph, all increasing the slope, are not good.

By ''not good'' I mean potentially catastrophic.

Urban Redneck's picture

In regards to the WHO count -

On the difficulty of counting the cases in Liberia
Worse, says the professor, “I learned that day there was only one Case Investigation Team operating.” He explained, that’s the team sent to “investigate and classify all symptomatic patients and any suspicious dead bodies in the various communities of all of Monrovia.” The single team is “days behind in investigating reported cases.”

Since there were odd one-off confirmed cases in Nigeria and MOROCCO, as of the reporting the date that might account for the discrepancy of 2. But I haven't dug into the official count yet.

WillyGroper's picture

Ray Charles, both blind & dead could see the irony of TSA cavity searches, & an open border. NOBODY is that stupid.

The EO is the next advance from martial law lite to full blown totalitarian ACA/FEMA death camps.

Behold a pale horse.

viahj's picture

ebola escaped Nigeria through that single flight into the Lagos airport.  70 people on the pane who then went on to other places?  contacted other people? 

Overfed's picture

Six degrees of separation, bitchez.

williambanzai7's picture

Does the virus travel via Facebook?

Save_America1st's picture

farts...definitely farts...

that's how they will weaponize it for maximum dispersion. 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

If you fly on a plane w/ a guy who has Ebola, you can catch Ebola from him.  Supposedly from saliva, blood, etc.  But possibly now airborne (considering how many docs have gotten sick).

BUT... If you get on a plane, 24 hours later, YOU ARE NOT INFECTIOUS YET.  The virus still has to incubate IN YOU, before it can become infectious.  Incubation is upwards of 14 days, AFAIK.

Rusty Shorts's picture

Back in the University days, my Microbiology teacher referred to passenger aircraft as a "inoculation chamber" lol, no wait...

NewThor's picture

So we've got Plaguez, bitchez?

O rly? LOL wut. no way, dude.


Plagues, War & rumors of War 

during this The Dragon & beast Post 2008 Economy?

The Dragon is the Default which is to be avoided.

the beast the financial system which feeds on bailouts.

I've just made 2 of the most interesting

economic videos of all time. 


with love,



The 2nd one is filled with Barney Frank's finest comdeic moments,

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knukles's picture

Only sensible thing to do is cordon off all of the countries, areas where it's been found and let it burn itself out.
And take everybody suspected of contact and place them in isolation.



Pure Evil's picture

Actually, the only sensible thing to do was to slaughter all those in infected areas and then follow up with tank driven flame throwers. If it has a 90% kill rate, better to be sure with a 100% kill rate than let it spread pandemically.

So, now that's its within the lower 48 states and Canada, I'd say we're all rather fk'd.

Can't wait for it to break out in Mexico or Central America.

If it does, better get at least six months food supply and prepare for blackouts and urban anarchy.

cougar_w's picture

Ebola is found in other primates besides humans, and harmlessly in fruit bats, so the actual chance of your plan working is zero.

cougar_w's picture

It's been found in Atlanta. Does that count?

Sudden Debt's picture

I see what you're saying here and indeed! The flu is only 1 degree of seperation!
That would be not so good if true, That would be a nightmare.
But if it's on a plane, most likely it will be in Europe pretty soon as Brussels and Amsterdam are the airport hubs to Africa so we'll see what happens.

But here they've already did tests on quartines and there's no case where it actually works.
Like in the movie outbreak... The only thing that works is torch the place and kill everything in the region.
But that's if Ebola is actually a level 4 virus. So we'll see. Eyes on the black community comming from Africa in Europe now for the first signs.

And if that doesn't happen it's bullshit.
And a few cases don't prove anything.

bigdumbnugly's picture
Nigerian Doctor Treating Ebola Casualty Contracts Virus; Troops Deployed In Liberia



and i'm sure the troops are really excited about this deployment.

they would probably rather take their chances in some war zone given the lesser of two evils - and hopes of getting out alive


Sudden Debt's picture

Yeah... True heros who risk their lives for a paychecj that sometimes maybe get paid.

General Decline's picture

At least in a conventional war there is always the rape & pilage thing if the paycheck doesn't cash.  With ebola, not so much...

cougar_w's picture

Yeah, you gotta wonder how effective the checkpoints are going to be.

IridiumRebel's picture

My wife thinks its airborne. She thinks they were dumb to transfer it here. She thinks they should shut down air travel out of Africa. She thinks they need a medical ship off the coast. She thinks many afflicted will travel from Africa to western medicine. What does she know.  She only worked in Sierra Leone travel nursing, has a Masters from Columbia Med and runs a clinic. Im contacting my cousin who is an epidemiologist at Emory. Get ready.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Your wife is very brave.  And probably right 100%.

IridiumRebel's picture

When Gary Kubiak collapsed on field during a game last year she blurted out "thats a TIA!" Three days later he was confirmed in that diagnosis. She knows her shit. Im glad we are outta NYC and  the ER she ran in the Bronx. 


Off topic: these motherfucking popup mobile ads gotta go. 

Things that go bump's picture

Google Chrome has a popup blocker that is pretty effective; so does Firefox, I understand. 

jbvtme's picture

a techie at a mac shop got rid of mine

Greenskeeper_Carl's picture

firefox with ghostery. That gets rid of them all. I use tor now though, which does allow some of that stuff, but they are all random since you are always on a different IP address

7.62x54r's picture

Be aware that TOR was originally a DARPA project to allow US diplomatic personell the ability to connect anonymously to the internet, and that a majority of onion routers are still run by DARPA.

USisCorrupt's picture

Use Ghostery and you will have no problems. Even stops the NSA !

Pure Evil's picture

Well, except for the camera and microphone in your cell phone.

USisCorrupt's picture

You don't have a clue what Ghostery is by that reply. Try google, duh...

IridiumRebel's picture

i'm a knowledgeable dude, but I am worthless upon technology. I'm lucky I can post on ZH and email. I got ABP on my CPU, but my phone and tablet, where most ZH reading occurs, I can't figure it out...but I will. I wish we could have ZH meetings in person like AA.

"Hi my name is IridiumRebel....and I am addicted to the truth...."


HobbyFarmer's picture

*cough, cough*

Group meetings may need to be stopped until a 21 day period passes and nobody else comes down ill.

*cough, cough*

but after that, I'm all for ZH meetings.

dontgoforit's picture

Imagine our shock when we see what each other looks like!  I can't help but LOL.  (by the way, I look like Brad Pitt, Robert Redford and Paul Newman kind of mix)