Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

8/7/2014 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

There are new fears disease will spread rapidly through populous Nigeria

Senegal President Macky Sall, speaking during a panel at the U.S.-Africa Summit this week stated this his nation is "in the eye of the cyclone" in the current Ebola outbreak. He warns that the roiling situation in West Africa is a "threat against humanity."

Senegal President Macky Sall, speaking during a panel at the U.S.-Africa Summit this week stated this his nation is 'in the eye of the cyclone' in the current Ebola outbreak.

Senegal President Macky Sall, speaking during a panel at the U.S.-Africa Summit this week stated this his nation is "in the eye of the cyclone" in the current Ebola outbreak.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

8/7/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: Ebola, Senegal, Nigeria, outbreak, symptoms


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "I will tell the international community that Ebola is a devastating virus. It is not an African disease," Sall said on the panel. "You have to see this virus as a threat against humanity. It is a threat against humanity because with intercontinental flights, all you need is a flight to the U.S. or Europe so that you have a world crisis."

In related developments, Nigerian health authorities have acknowledged that they did not immediately quarantine a sick airline passenger who later died of Ebola. Eight Nigerian health workers who had direct contact with him are now in isolation with symptoms of the disease.

SAVE Iraqi Christians from Genocide --

Ebola, which can cause victims to bleed from the eyes and mouths before a grisly death, has killed nearly 900 people across four countries in West Africa.

Beginning in March, Ebola spread to Nigeria in late July when Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old American of Liberian descent, flew from Liberia's capital to the city of Lagos. The announcement that Sawyer was not immediately quarantined underscores concerns that West Africa is ill-equipped to contain such a disease.

Two American aid workers infected with Ebola in Liberia received an experimental drug and were flown in a chartered jet to Atlanta, where they are being treated in a hospital isolation unit.

There are heightened Ebola concerns in the U.S. Some people are concerned that hospital emergency rooms have been contaminated, and prompted Ebola testing of at least six patients, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All the tests thus far have proven negative.

Experts say people infected with Ebola can spread the disease only through their bodily fluids and after they show symptoms. The incubation period of Ebola can last up to three weeks. Some of the Nigerians who treated Sawyer are only now showing signs of illness that can mimic many common tropical illnesses - fever, muscle aches and vomiting.

Authorities had originally told reporters that the risk of any exposure to others was minimal because Sawyer was whisked into isolation after arriving at the airport with symptoms of Ebola.

Lagos state health commissioner Jide Idris has since come forward that the nature of his disease "was not known" the first day, and only after further investigation did they suspect Ebola. Sawyer's sister had died in Liberia from the disease, which has no proven cure or treatment.

"They went back to the history and they were like 'Oh, this is Liberia,' and that's why he was put into isolation," he told reporters. "So even in that window period it was possible that some of these people got infected."

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2015
Universal:
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.



Comments


More Africa

South Sudan President reluctantly signs a peace treaty with rebels Watch

Image of

By Kenya Sinclair (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

South Sudan President Salva Kiir reluctantly signs a peace deal with rebels. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Despite serious doubts, South Sudan President Kiir signed a peace treaty between the army and rebels led by Riek Machar.Mechar previously signed the treaty ... continue reading


Catholic Bishops in Kenya call for support against polio vaccine Watch

Image of Advocacy against polio vaccines are being promoted by Kenyan Catholic Bishops.

By Linky C. (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Several Roman Catholic bishops in Kenya are urging citizens to boycott a mass polio campaign in their area. The bishops want to put a halt to the polio vaccination campaign, unless the safety of the vaccine has been confirmed with scientific testing. MUNINLUPA CITY, ... continue reading


Fifty people killed in Nigerian market bombing Watch

Image of Sources say the bombing has all the earmarks of the Boko Haram terrorist group. Sabon Gari, located in Borno State, is where the dreaded group is headquartered.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

An explosive device detonated in a busy market in the Nigerian town of Sabon Gari killed at least 50 people and left many injured. The device went off in the early afternoon at the peak shopping period in Borno State. Sources say the bombing has all the ... continue reading


Archaeologist declares Queen Nefertiti's burial chamber has been finally discovered Watch

Image of Neferneferuaten Nefertiti, or Queen Nefertiti was the wife and

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

British archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Reeves at the University of Arizona has proclaimed that a "ghost" doorway found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, the boy-king of ancient Egypt, leads to the final resting place of Queen Nefertiti. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) ... continue reading


Nigerian activist says President Bush, not Obama, did the most for Africans Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Nigerian activist Emmanuel Obege isn't that impressed with U.S. President Barack Obama. "When you show up and you're saying to the people of Africa 'You need to legalize gay marriage'... I had a lot of Africans say, 'Well, when our presidents go to America we ... continue reading


Obianuju Ekeocha: Defending Human Dignity by Defunding Planned Parenthood Watch

Image of

By Obianuju Ekeocha

My country (Nigeria) has worked hard to eradicate completely through laws and societal codes, the dark elements within it that hurt and harmed men, women and children in the centuries past.Today my people bask in both the wonderful splendor of culture and the ... continue reading


Minnesota dentist accused of hunting famous African lion, Cecil, faces extreme backlash from the world Watch

Image of Walt Palmer pictured with previous hunting kill.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

PETA or the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has stated that the dentist accused of killing the famous lion Cecil in Zimbabwe needs to be "extradited, charged and, preferably, hanged." MUNTINLUPA, PHILIPPINES (Catholic Online) - It has been revealed to the ... continue reading


Kenyan women beat starvation by 'sack farming' Watch

Image of The method has created employment and generated income for both rural and urban dwellers, and has proved to be a good way for farmers to adapt to the effects of climate change, he added.

By Caroline Wambui, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Central Kenya's Nturukuma region is not kind to farmers - its erratic rainfall, desert vegetation and drying riverbeds push most people into making a living through trade rather than agriculture. NTURUKUMA, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Jane Kairuthi ... continue reading


Two soldiers injured during a terrorist attack in Algeria Watch

Image of

By Kaci Racelma (Catholic Online)

Algeria continues to pay for its fight against terrorism. After a deadly attack perpetrated in the region of Ain Defla on July 17, against an army patrol, terrorist groups reappeared in the eastern region of Batna on July 27 with an attack against a military barrack. ... continue reading


Algeria holds international conference on stopping radicalization around the world Watch

Image of

By Kaci Racelma (Catholic Online)

Radicalization is a generic phenomenon that plagues all democratic societies. The radicalization of armed groups, that carry out attacks everywhere worldwide, challenges all governments at the highest level. ALGIERS, ALGERIA (Catholic Online) - This perspective was ... continue reading


All Africa News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8
1 'And now, Israel, listen to the laws and customs ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5
2 Whoever lives blamelessly, who acts uprightly, who ... Read More

Gospel, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
1 The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come ... Read More

Reading 2, James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27
17 all that is good, all that is perfect, is given us ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for August 30th, 2015 Image

St. Rumon
August 30: St. Rumon, also known as Ruan, Ronan, and Ruadan, was probably a ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter