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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ebola Bundibugyo, the Sunday night numbers

Two steps forward, one step backward…the first Ebola death since December 13th. Cumulative cases: 134 Cumulative deaths: 35 (Case Fatality Rate, CFR = 26.1%) Case Fatality Rate among Laboratory confirmed cases = 12/34 = 35.3% Current admissions: Bundibugyo Hospital 5, with no new admissions, no discharges, no deaths. Kikyo 2, with no new admissions or discharges, but one death. Contacts: 587 of which 148 have finished their 21 day follow-up period. 321 were visited today. Tomorrow, I will fly out with Pat and three others from MSF to spend Christmas with my wife, my kids, and my Team. As much as I am bursting to see my kids again…I also don’t want to go, to leave behind my fellow soldiers fighting the war against Ebola, against death. As Jennifer mentions below, our Net access is limited at best in Kampala. Funny, but we are better connected to the world in rural Bundibugyo than in Uganda’s capital. May your Christmas celebrations be filled with the Life and Light of the World.


Cindy said...

Scott,Jennifer and kids,
I'm thrilled you can be together as a family on Christmas Day and we pray God will minister to your hearts and souls through His Son, Jesus, our precious Savior. May you feel His presence deeply in the next few days and be conscious of His amazing love. We continue to pray for you and hope this difficult time will soon be over. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Daniel, Cindy and family

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Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you all! Please know that the words of both you and Jennifer touch us this Christmas season, and encourage/challenge us to focus on the true meaning of celebrating this season, in a deeper, more meaningful way! With love from the USA

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marthakaramoja said...

We hope & pray the best for all of you. Your news is being widely circulated throughout the OP, & many friends are praying. We hope you have a good rest in KLA - all the best to you & your team & your kids from all the Wright family in NJ -

love, in Christ, Martha & Bob, Rachel, Bobby, Anna, Mary, & Kipsy

Carol M said...

Our continued prayers for your family and the team. I keep Jonah's family in my thoughts and prayers. All of Bundibugyo.
I am so amazed with all that you have done and continue to do to show God's love for His people. The love of God is so stong in your words and works.
"I Want To Be His Hand, I want to be his feet." comes to my mind. And I do see His hands, His feet, his Love working each day through you Scott and Jennifer, and through your leadership others are too. Many prayers and much love is poured out for you.

Anonymous said...

I've never read a blog before, and never commented on one either of course. We're thankful Scott and all of you have come through the epidemic without being infected and pray for your health especially during the present circumstances.
Jim and Kristina