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    Ebola crisis: Confusion as patients vanish in Liberia
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    There are conflicting reports over the fate of 17 Ebola patients who vanished after a quarantine centre in the Liberian capital Monrovia was looted.

    An angry mob attacked the centre in the city's densely populated West Point township on Saturday evening.

    A senior health official said all of the patients were being moved to another medical facility.

    But a reporter told the BBC that 17 had escaped while 10 others were taken away by their families.


    More than 400 people are known to have died from the virus in Liberia, out of a total of 1,145 deaths recorded by the World Health Organization.

    Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said protesters had been unhappy that patients were being brought in from other parts of the capital.

    Other reports suggested the protesters had believed Ebola was a hoax and wanted to force the quarantine centre to close.

    The attack at the Monrovia centre is seen as a major setback in the struggle to halt the outbreak, says the BBC's Will Ross, reporting from Lagos.

    Health experts say that the key to ending the Ebola outbreak is to stop it spreading in Liberia, where ignorance about the virus is high and many people are reluctant to cooperate with medical staff.

    'All gone'

    Mr Nyenswah said after the attack that 29 patients at the centre were being relocated and readmitted to an Ebola treatment centre located in the facility of the country's John F Kennedy Memorial Medical Center.

    However, Jina Moore, a journalist for Buzzfeed who is in Monrovia, told the BBC that 10 people had been freed by their relatives on Friday night and 17 had escaped during the looting the next day.


    Rebecca Wesseh, who witnessed the attack, told the AFP news agency: "They broke down the door and looted the place. The patients have all gone."
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    Ban all travel to the US from there, and anyone that visits there from now on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thundley4 View Post
    Ban all travel to the US from there, and anyone that visits there from now on.
    It's the worst possible scenario that a bunch of Ebola patients melt into the larger society.
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    They will probably turn up on our southern border

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    They will probably turn up on our southern border

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    Oh Lord!

    One more thing to worry about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Oh Lord!

    One more thing to worry about.
    There is only one place on earth where there is reportably a cure, where would you try to get if you were infected? How hard would you try to get there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    There is only one place on earth where there is reportably a cure, where would you try to get if you were infected? How hard would you try to get there?

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    That makes sense. Sadly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    That makes sense. Sadly.
    I wouldn't worry too much with our stringent border security and meticulous screening of airline passengers by the TSA, it could never happen, listening to me before you would have thought a baby could just walk into the country undetected or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I wouldn't worry too much with our stringent border security and meticulous screening of airline passengers by the TSA, it could never happen, listening to me before you would have thought a baby could just walk into the country undetected or something.

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    Quit making it worse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    Quit making it worse!
    We have a government in place that can confidently predict weather patterns a hundred years in the future with the certainty of settled science, this is nothing in comparison, I for one will sleep soundly tonight with the assurance that the CDC is under control.

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