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First Ebola Patient Coming to USA for Treatment
Tha Daily Beast ^ | July 31, 2014 | Abby Haglage

Posted on 07/31/2014 7:47:14 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty

First Ebola Patient Coming to USA for Treatment One of two Americans infected with ebola in West Africa will be brought to the United States for treatment at Emory University. One of two Americans infected with ebola in West Africa will enter the U.S. for treatment at Emory University in Atlanta “in the next several days,” according to an internal memo sent to physicians on Thursday and seen by The Daily Beast. The memo offers few other details about the patient, with no stated time of arrival or departure city, or indicators as to the exact identity of the patient. In absence of specifics, the hospital says it’s “prepared and ready” for the arrival, with a “highly specialized, isolated unit” that it designed with the help of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, headquartered nearby. CNN reported that a specialized medical plane was already en route to Liberia on Thursday night. Staff at the hospital have reportedly been “highly trained” as well and are aware of “unique protocols” that will be necessary to treat the patient. Vince Dollard, associate vice president of communications for Emory, declined to say who the arriving patient is, exactly, but did confirm that it is either Dr. Kent Brantly or Nancy Writebol, two U.S. charity workers infected in Africa. Both remain in serious condition. Writebol received an “experimental serum” Thursday afternoon while Brantly was given a blood transfusion. This is the first time a patient infected with the ebola virus, which can kill up to 90 percent of the people it infects in a matter of days, has been brought to the United States or the Western Hemisphere. The disease is a spread via bodily fluids, necesitating strict isolation for the patients and thorough decontamination. Health care workers like Brantly and Writebol place themselves at great risk to treat diseases like ebola. In a call with reporters Tuesday, Stephan Monroe, deputy director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the CDC, assured listeners that the outbreak posed “little risk” to America, adding that the chances of anyone infected arriving undiagnosed were slim. In another call Thursday afternoon, CDC Director Tom Frieden said plans were in place to stop ebola-infected people from boarding planes in West Africa. The hospital says it’s “prepared and ready” for the arrival. After advising against travel to the affected areas, Frieden said increased caution is warranted. “The bottom line is that Ebola is worsening in West Africa,” he said. The CDC plans to send 50 more staff members to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone in the next month, adding to the dozen CDC workers that are already there. “It will take many months, and it won’t be easy, but ebola can be stopped,” said Frieden. “We know what needs to be done.” The text of the memo sent to Emory physicians follows: This email is sent on behalf Robert Bachman, CEO, EUH; Bill Bornstein, M.D., Ph.D., CQO, CMO, EHC; Ira Horowitz, M.D., CMO, EUH; and Chris Larsen, M.D., D.Phil., Dean, Emory University School of Medicine Dear Physicians, You may hear in the media that Emory University Hospital plans to receive a patient with Ebola virus infection in the next several days. We do not know at this time when the patient will arrive. Please be assured that our hospital is prepared and ready. We have a highly specialized, isolated unit in the hospital that was set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases. This unit is physically separate from other patient areas and has unique equipment and infrastructure that provide an extraordinarily high level of clinical isolation. In fact, Emory University Hospital is one of just four facilities in the entire country with such a specialized unit. Emory University Hospital physicians, nurses and staff are highly trained in the specific and unique protocols and procedures necessary to treat and care for this type of patient. For this specially trained staff, these procedures are practiced on a regular basis throughout the year, so we are fully prepared for this type of situation. We will provide you with any updates as needed. Thank you for your commitment to the privacy and well-being of our patients. Bob, Bill, Ira and Chris


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The 0bama Regime wants to kill us all.
1 posted on 07/31/2014 7:47:14 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I apologize for the poor formatting; I’m posting under other than ideal conditions.


2 posted on 07/31/2014 7:48:20 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (I want 0bama to make history - First to be IMPEACHED and REMOVED!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Good god, Obama has gone bonkers.


3 posted on 07/31/2014 7:49:48 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (‘You can avoid reality, but you can’t avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.’)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

First Ebola Patient Coming to USA for Treatment

One of two Americans infected with ebola in West Africa will be brought to the United States for treatment at Emory University.

One of two Americans infected with ebola in West Africa will enter the U.S. for treatment at Emory University in Atlanta “in the next several days,” according to an internal memo sent to physicians on Thursday and seen by The Daily Beast.

The memo offers few other details about the patient, with no stated time of arrival or departure city, or indicators as to the exact identity of the patient. In absence of specifics, the hospital says it’s “prepared and ready” for the arrival, with a “highly specialized, isolated unit” that it designed with the help of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, headquartered nearby.

CNN reported that a specialized medical plane was already en route to Liberia on Thursday night. Staff at the hospital have reportedly been “highly trained” as well and are aware of “unique protocols” that will be necessary to treat the patient.

Vince Dollard, associate vice president of communications for Emory, declined to say who the arriving patient is, exactly, but did confirm that it is either Dr. Kent Brantly or Nancy Writebol, two U.S. charity workers infected in Africa. Both remain in serious condition.

Writebol received an “experimental serum” Thursday afternoon while Brantly was given a blood transfusion. This is the first time a patient infected with the ebola virus, which can kill up to 90 percent of the people it infects in a matter of days, has been brought to the United States or the Western Hemisphere.

The disease is a spread via bodily fluids, necesitating strict isolation for the patients and thorough decontamination. Health care workers like Brantly and Writebol place themselves at great risk to treat diseases like ebola.

In a call with reporters Tuesday, Stephan Monroe, deputy director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the CDC, assured listeners that the outbreak posed “little risk” to America, adding that the chances of anyone infected arriving undiagnosed were slim. In another call Thursday afternoon, CDC Director Tom Frieden said plans were in place to stop ebola-infected people from boarding planes in West Africa. The hospital says it’s “prepared and ready” for the arrival.

After advising against travel to the affected areas, Frieden said increased caution is warranted. “The bottom line is that Ebola is worsening in West Africa,” he said. The CDC plans to send 50 more staff members to Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone in the next month, adding to the dozen CDC workers that are already there. “It will take many months, and it won’t be easy, but ebola can be stopped,” said Frieden. “We know what needs to be done.”

The text of the memo sent to Emory physicians follows: This email is sent on behalf Robert Bachman, CEO, EUH; Bill Bornstein, M.D., Ph.D., CQO, CMO, EHC; Ira Horowitz, M.D., CMO, EUH; and Chris Larsen, M.D., D.Phil., Dean, Emory University School of Medicine:

Dear Physicians, You may hear in the media that Emory University Hospital plans to receive a patient with Ebola virus infection in the next several days. We do not know at this time when the patient will arrive.

Please be assured that our hospital is prepared and ready. We have a highly specialized, isolated unit in the hospital that was set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases.

This unit is physically separate from other patient areas and has unique equipment and infrastructure that provide an extraordinarily high level of clinical isolation. In fact, Emory University Hospital is one of just four facilities in the entire country with such a specialized unit.

Emory University Hospital physicians, nurses and staff are highly trained in the specific and unique protocols and procedures necessary to treat and care for this type of patient. For this specially trained staff, these procedures are practiced on a regular basis throughout the year, so we are fully prepared for this type of situation.

We will provide you with any updates as needed. Thank you for your commitment to the privacy and well-being of our patients. Bob, Bill, Ira and Chris


4 posted on 07/31/2014 7:52:21 PM PDT by Bodleian_Girl (No tag line today)
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5 posted on 07/31/2014 7:53:16 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

First Barry’s Kids and now Ebola! Excellent! Let’s get Ebola on the North American continent. Not enough people are dying in Africa to satisfy the “population control” (genocide) commie libs. The world is full of ***holes but the majority of them live here and vote for DemocRATS.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 7:54:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Local reports are this is the first of at least 2. Look for a parade of Ebola patients coming through the Atlanta airport.

What is the worst that could happen?


7 posted on 07/31/2014 7:55:18 PM PDT by wrench
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To: The Sons of Liberty

As many on this site have said: what could go wrong? Plenty, and the feckless one will bear all the blame. I hope nothing does go wrong, but unfortunately we are dealing with something never seen before on this magnitude.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 7:56:06 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Oh, no worries....

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3187462/posts


9 posted on 07/31/2014 7:57:02 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Why bring them here, to our tainted horrible unfair health system? Why not to some socialized medicine paradise, like Britain, or (the U.S. Left’s favorite) Cuba?!?!


10 posted on 07/31/2014 7:57:22 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I’ll put on a tinfoil hat, here, but does anyone suspect this was ‘weaponized’? It seemed to be contained at one time.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 7:59:01 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
The ultimate goal of UN Agenda 21 and the global elite is to reduce the population of Earth by 90%.

This looks like the opportunity they have been looking for.

Look for all the DC swells to be heading for some remote Pacific island soon.

12 posted on 07/31/2014 7:59:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

No, the country went bonkers in 2008 and 2012 and now it must reap the whirlwind, IOW, chickens coming home to roost.


13 posted on 07/31/2014 8:01:26 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: The Sons of Liberty

This is NOT good.


14 posted on 07/31/2014 8:04:28 PM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
The title you created "EBOLA Patient Being Brought to Atlanta" didn't match the published title at the site you linked and had to be replaced. Please just copy and paste the actual published title into the space for "Title" to prevent duplication and pulled threads.

Thank you.

15 posted on 07/31/2014 8:04:40 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Could be. Give it another month and we'll know for certain.
If the number hits the six figure mark the world is in big trouble.
16 posted on 07/31/2014 8:07:03 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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“Plane leaves US en route to ‘transport American Ebola victims to Atlanta hospital’ as hero doctor gives up the only dose of experimental treatment to his colleague”

Articles says they are American missionaries.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2712477/Dr-Kent-Brantly-battling-Ebola-passes-potentially-life-saving-experimental-serum-American-colleague-it.html#ixzz396eIFJwI
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17 posted on 07/31/2014 8:08:57 PM PDT by Bodleian_Girl (No tag line today)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

You can’t treat that stuff. All you can do is dump the person in a pool of bleach ....


18 posted on 07/31/2014 8:09:38 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: The Sons of Liberty; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.

The purpose of the “Bring Out Your Dead” ping list (formerly the “Ebola” ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.

So far the false positive rate is 100%.

At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the “Bring Out Your Dead” threads will miss the beginning entirely.

*sigh* Such is life, and death...

19 posted on 07/31/2014 8:12:17 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
It crossed my mind too. I actually thought the African strain was a test environment for the real intended target - apoearntly Atlanta...
20 posted on 07/31/2014 8:12:41 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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