Liberian refugee not deported to Ebola today


This video is called Ebola Virus: Film reveals scenes of horror in LiberiaBBC News.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Monday 27 Oct 2014 19:35

The Liberian who today would be deported to Liberia can remain temporarily in the Netherlands. According to his lawyer, the court in Roermond has decided that. The Liberian at that time was already on the way to the airport.

The court in Den Bosch last week ruled that the Ebola epidemic was not a reason to stop deportation, because people can protect themselves against Ebola. …

The lawyer had filed a case in Roermond with different arguments.

Ebola virus family is 16 to 23 million years old: here.

EBOLA FIGHT A LOGISTICAL NIGHTMARE: “Because of the limited time they can spend in the sick wards in their stifling protective suits, the risks of certain procedures and even the amount of medicines available, health workers [in Liberia] and elsewhere in West Africa ration care, operating under constraints they often find frustrating.” And contact tracing in Liberian slums is near impossible as mass fear of quarantine and treatment hampers any separation of the sick from the healthy. [NYT]

Israel’s Ebola-testing lab too slow to diagnose disease, critics say: here.

Australia has become the first Western country to impose a total entry ban on people from Ebola-stricken West African countries. Medical experts, UN agencies and African government leaders denounced the move as discriminatory and damaging for international efforts to combat the catastrophe: here.

5 thoughts on “Liberian refugee not deported to Ebola today

  1. AFRICA UNION: UN secretary-general Ban Ki Moon urged African Union (AU) member states yesterday not to impose Ebola-related travel restrictions or close their borders.

    He told an Addis Ababa conference that transmission of the virus continues to outpace the international community’s response.

    AU chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said that AU member states have already pledged to send more than 2,000 healthcare workers to affected countries in west Africa.

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