Ebola weaves an ever-widening and deadly web: a case each in Mali & New York City – Tola Adenle

October 24, 2014

Africa, Health, USA

As medical researchers and pharmaceutical giants race to find cure/ get experimental drugs out to fight the EVD, the virus races ahead showing up in new locations.

The latest two places are in the huge city of New York in the USA where a medical doctor who had been in Guinea with the Doctors Without Borders group was declared positive for the deadly virus on Thursday. The 33-year old Dr. Spencer becomes New York’s first ebola case and health officials are already at work tracing his contacts.

Far away from the coastal countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and the worst-hit Liberia is Mali, still in West Africa, that has now joined the affected countries ith the infection of a 2-year old girl.

Like many New Yorkers since his return this month, he has dined out, been to a bowling alley AND ridden the subways – all places that meant he had come in contact with many people.

The city and state health officials are hard at work, and have already designated hospitals where such cases would be handled. Dr. Spencer is being treated at the Bellevue Hospital, a facility that has reportedly been hard at work for over 2 months for an emergency like this.

RELATED:

First Ebola Case Confirmed In Mali – Developing Story: Huffington Post
FIRST CASE OF EBOLA CONFIRMED IN MALI – HEALTH MINISTER

A Doctors Without Borders” from Guinea tests positive for ebola.
Various wire stories, including the CNN.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/ebola-puts-spotlight-on-bellevue-key-nyc-trauma-center-1414115619

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014. 5:00 a.m. [GMT]

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2 Comments on “Ebola weaves an ever-widening and deadly web: a case each in Mali & New York City – Tola Adenle”

  1. Depo Adenle Says:

    Is this a case of sowing the wind and reaping the whirlwind?

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    • emotanglobal Says:

      Like the [Yoruba] proverbial child who plays with fire, some in our human race courted this. As morning follows the day, unfortunately, sadly but inevitably, it seems that’s what we are all in for, Dear Doctor Awon kan ninu agbaiye ti fina sere; t’ọmọde ba f’ina ṣere …

      Regards,
      TOLA.

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