Confirmed Ebola case in the US has many Jamaicans worried

On Tuesday (September 30) health officials confirmed that a patient undergoing treatment at a hospital in Dallas Texas has the deadly Ebola virus.

This patient is now the first person to be diagnosed outside of Africa.

According to The Guardian, the patient, who has not yet been identified, is being treated in Dallas, Texas.

  

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said the patient left Liberia in west Africa on 19 September, but did not develop symptoms until a few days after arriving in the US. He was admitted to the Texas Health Presbyterian hospital in Dallas on Sunday.

Thomas Frieden, the director of the CDC, said the patient was being treated in strict isolation, and that all measures would be taken to ensure that the disease would not spread in the US. 

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Following this announcement, many Jamaicans have taken to social media platforms and various websites to voice their concerns.

A few of their comments included:

“Jeeezas save wi please nuh mek dis reach a yaad wi caaan manage”

“Jamaica is totally unprepared to manage a deadly virus like this”

“I pray this nasty killer never makes its way to Jamaica’s island atmosphere”

“US. Hope it’s not Jamaica next. We couldn’t handle it. We need to pray that it doesn’t reach us.”

In recent days there have been rumours circulating around Jamaica that the virus has already reached the island but it is being kept “hush hush”.

How scared are you of Ebola reaching Jamaica? Let us know in the comments.

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Lyssette Hawthorne
5 years ago

And we let in Americans like they are our last hope? Good God! The implication is staggering! God help us!

Destiny Harvey
5 years ago

Blood of Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! against it

NickRoy Neish
5 years ago

come against it in JESUS NAME……………….

Ingrid Williams
5 years ago

I plea de blood of JESUS against dis deadly virus, i hope it doesn’t come to JAMAICA we can’t manage it!!!

Don Ricky Jay
5 years ago

funny when ever danger get nears we remember Jesus

Debbie Jamaicanqueen
5 years ago

Only when serious things like this is close to home we Jamiacans believe and call on Jesus..otherwise wi dnt even take time to give him thnx for a new day….

Debbie Jamaicanqueen
5 years ago

Only when serious things like this is close to home we Jamiacans believe and call on Jesus..otherwise wi dnt even take time to give him thnx for a new day….

Young Wiz Downer
5 years ago

kmt afta him na no life fi live

Majid Morris
5 years ago

we people are lost far from reality we dont even see whats coming. first, chikungunya, now ebola. it is alleged they have found the cure for ebola but it only works on white people because of the melatonin in black people skin seem to counteract the vaccine. check this again, 2104-2015 is the year the tetrad and since the first blood moon in april, war has broken out in Israel already. ISIS, does it rings a bell. so we have the wars, the major sicknesses and guess what, the chip in forearm and forehead. I bet this will be the… Read more »

Sashell Walker
5 years ago

y is it that tourists from America still aloud in and out of Jamaica? The government is not taking the Ebola virus outbreak seriously. It’s better we loose 3 million rather than the entire Jamaican population.

Kimberly Christian
5 years ago

smh as always the craziness of jamaicans.

Real Sikk Head
5 years ago

Watch di priest Dem a fret, god naa save none a unno dead unno a go dead… Dyam fool. Instead a force di government to tek action and try prevent di outbreak unno a go pray. Yea Mon pray an go a heaven dat ma deh.

Debbie Reynolds
5 years ago

No weapon,no Ebola no virus nothing that is a treat to Jamaica can destroy us in Jesus name. When Jesus in our island no virus can touch…

Grace Oh Grace
5 years ago

I THINK GLOBAL POPULATION REDUCTION IS IN THE WORKS!! WAKE UP WORLD, WE ARE IN THE END TIMES. KNOW THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES AND SEEK SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!! TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED TO ANY MAN.

Harvest Warriors
5 years ago

The entire world will be affected so let us brace ourselves!

FiFi Wellington
5 years ago

I am not saying I want it here but its only a matter of time, because for one tourist coming in and out of the country aren’t been properly supervised, there is noway we can go to their country without doing a throughly checkup so why can they do the same when coming into ours? This system is stupidness and its been runnedby people that cares for themselves

Charity Johnson
5 years ago

I firmly believe that travel from infected countries (including now apparently the US) should require quarantine measures, meet people at the planes and make them stay in quarantine for 21 days. Just “looking for people who exhibit symptoms” in ludicris. This isn’t bird flu, this thing is 90% fatal even in developed countries. opening ourselves up to this is insanity.

Joan Figueroa
5 years ago

Lets practice SAFER HYGIENE & continue with hard prayers . Yes Lord !!!

Abygail Mcdowall
5 years ago

Oh lord hear my humble prayer…wi caah manage it

Abygail Mcdowall
5 years ago

Oh lord hear my humble prayer…wi caah manage it