Passengers from American Ebola victim’s flight went on to other destinations

Passengers from American Ebola victim’s flight went on to other destinations

[Ed. – This is all being reported under a different headline, which emphasizes that American Patrick Sawyer, who fell ill and was hospitalized in Lagos, Nigeria on the way from Liberia, had been headed to the United States.  But the more important story may turn out to be the fact that passengers who were on that flight, and his previous one, were allowed to continue to final destinations elsewhere.  No one has even reported where all those passengers went.]

An Ebola victim who was allowed to board an international flight was an American citizen on his way home to the United States, it has emerged.

Patrick Sawyer worked for the Liberian government and was visiting his sister there when he developed symptoms while on a plane to Nigeria. He was quarantined on arrival in Lagos and died on Friday. …

The 40-year-old father-of-three is believed to have contracted the disease from his sister, whom he was caring for without knowing she had Ebola.

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Mr Sawyer took two flights to get to Nigeria from Liberia, where he had attended his sister’s funeral. The first took him from Monrovia to Lome in Togo, where he boarded a plane to Lagos. He collapsed at the airport on landing. …

The Nigerian authorities have closed the hospital he was treated at, First Consultants Hospital in Obalende, one of the busiest parts of the city with a population of around 21 million.

Manifests of the passengers and crew who travelled on the same flights as Mr Sawyer have yet to be released. …

Fellow passengers on his plane were given warnings about the disease’s symptoms, which can include bleeding from the nose and mouth, but were allowed to continue on their journeys.

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