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Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:57 pm ]
Post subject:  New Confirmed Ebola HCW In Lagos - Initially Tested Negative

Media reporting a new confirmed Ebola case in Lagos (HCW who initially tested negative).

Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:59 pm ]
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New Ebola Case In Lagos As Runaway Nurse Brought Back From Enugu Is Discharged
The sudden discovery of her case caused a stir within the center as to the veracity of tested cases, and the safety of those cleared to leave the quarantine center by doctors at the center.

BY SAHARA REPORTERS
AUG 18, 2014

A nurse has tested positive for Ebola infection in Lagos today, increasing the number of Ebola cases to 13 according to anonymous government sources.
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Nurse treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia

Al-Jazeera America
The infected, whose name was given simply as “Nkechi”, had been under quarantine in Lagos. Doctors monitoring her said she initially tested negative and had been cleared to leave the center, but suddenly developed high temperatures that led to new tests which showed that she in fact had the virus.

The sudden discovery of her case caused a stir within the center as to the veracity of tested cases, and the safety of those cleared to leave the quarantine center by doctors at the center.

The nurse was admitted today for care.

In a related story, a nurse who last week skipped quarantine to escape to Enugu and was brought back to Lagos has tested negative for EVD and was subsequently discharged from the Ebola center.

http://saharareporters.com/2014/08/18/n ... discharged

Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:20 pm ]
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Ebola Confusion: Four Patients Declared ‘Clean’ Are Discharged, But Another"Cleared" Patient Relapses
In a statement distributed by Dan Nwomeh, his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, the Minister explained that the three participated in the treatment of the index case while the fourth person was a female patient at the time the index was on admission.

BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORK
AUG 18, 2014

Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, announced on Monday that four additional confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease—including two male medical doctors and one female nurse—are now disease free, and have therefore been discharged.

Isolation center grounds in Lagos
Sahara Reporters Media
In a statement distributed by Dan Nwomeh, his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, the Minister explained that the three participated in the treatment of the index case while the fourth person was a female patient at the time the index was on admission.

“This brings to five the total number of patients diagnosed with Ebola Virus Disease who have now been discharged from hospital,” he said.

The Minister made no reference to another nurse in Lagos who today tested positive for the infection in Lagos. Anonymous sources said the female nurse, referred to as “Nkechi,” had been under quarantine.

As reported earlier by SaharaReporters, doctors monitoring “Nkechi” said she initially tested negative and had been cleared to leave the center. She then suddenly developed high temperatures, and fresh tests showed she still had the virus.

This development brings into question when a negative test becomes final.

http://saharareporters.com/2014/08/18/e ... ed-patient

Author:  morning [ Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:47 pm ]
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... 3600024053

Author:  niman [ Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Confirmed Ebola HCW In Lagos - Initially Tested Nega

There is Ebola confusion in the isolation centre. The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, announced on Monday that four additional confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease, including two male medical doctors and one female nurse, are now free of the disease and have therefore been discharged.

In a statement distributed by Dan Nwomeh, his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, the Minister explained that the three participated in the treatment of the index case while the fourth person was a female patient at the time the index was on admission.

He said “this brings to five the total number of patients diagnosed with Ebola Virus Disease who have now been discharged from hospital.”
But the Minister made no reference to a nurse in Lagos who tested positive for the infection in Lagos on Monday. Anonymous sources said the female nurse, referred to as “Nkechi,” had been under quarantine.

According to Sahara Reporters, Doctors monitoring Nurse “Nkechi” said she initially tested negative and had been cleared to leave the center but she then suddenly developed high temperatures, and fresh tests showed she still had the virus.

This development brings into question when a negative test becomes final. I hope someone is not fooling us?

http://www.gistmania.com/talk/topic,216 ... 48515.html

Author:  morning [ Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Confirmed Ebola HCW In Lagos - Initially Tested Nega

I think the article quoted above is pretty conclusive. Same for the sweat/skin that are posted at Ian's blog. The WHO is trying to juggle the stifling of panic to buy time with keeping the indebted airlines afloat. If we see multicountry clusters in the next week and a half or so we will be certain.

Author:  niman [ Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Confirmed Ebola HCW In Lagos - Initially Tested Nega

morning wrote:
I think the article quoted above is pretty conclusive. Same for the sweat/skin that are posted at Ian's blog. The WHO is trying to juggle the stifling of panic to buy time with keeping the indebted airlines afloat. If we see multicountry clusters in the next week and a half or so we will be certain.

People have been sweating long before 1976, but the number of Ebola cases exported out of Africa by commercial airline remains at zero without any WHO airline limit.

Author:  morning [ Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Confirmed Ebola HCW In Lagos - Initially Tested Nega

niman wrote:
morning wrote:
I think the article quoted above is pretty conclusive. Same for the sweat/skin that are posted at Ian's blog. The WHO is trying to juggle the stifling of panic to buy time with keeping the indebted airlines afloat. If we see multicountry clusters in the next week and a half or so we will be certain.

People have been sweating long before 1976, but the number of Ebola cases exported out of Africa by commercial airline remains at zero without any WHO airline limit.


I may be wrong, but previous outbreaks did not affect so many potential plane passengers before dying out. And the Lancet article on asymptomatic transmission is also consistent with these news.

Author:  niman [ Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Confirmed Ebola HCW In Lagos - Initially Tested Nega

A government source told SaharaReporters that a medical doctor at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) clinic in Lagos, who attended to one of the doctors that treated Patrick Sawyer, developed Ebola symptoms.

Interestingly, the suspected victim, a woman, had previously been treated and discharged, later being brought back into quarantine to be observed and retested.

http://saharareporters.com/2014/08/19/n ... ital-ebola

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