Skip to comments.‘Abundance of caution’ prompts isolation for UNMH patient with Ebola-like symptoms
Posted on 08/17/2014 9:32:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Health officials continue to monitor a Bernalillo County woman showing symptoms similar to the Ebola virus.
The woman was traveling in the West African nation of Sierra Leone at the beginning of the month.
She then returned to Albuquerque and soon after began to develop symptoms on Friday. She was admitted to UNM Hospital on Saturday.
The patient is currently undergoing a series of tests and remains in isolation at the hospital -- blood samples will go to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
Health officials say this is not a highly probable case of the virus, but because of the symptoms -- and her recent return from West Africa -- there's no room for guesses.
On August 4, Baumbach says a Bernalillo County woman returned from Sierra Leone -- a county rocked by an Ebola outbreak.
On Saturday that woman checked herself into UNM Hospital with flu-like symptoms. Officials say she's in isolation, with hospital staff following strict guidelines.
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I sure hope this doesn’t hit the White Hut.
I hope she attended a democratic party fundraiser before she got sick.
If the UN was worth two hills of dried beans, they would be involved in controling this outbreak by enforcing quarrentines and guarding hospitals from panicked but dangerously ignorant citizenry. What happened in Liberia this week with doctors being threatened by superstitious locals, and possible Ebola patients walking out of quarrentine should never have been allowed. Even a few vials of the E virus have been stolen. Liberia appears almost as incomptent and destructive as Obumble, I mean Obama.
And don’t forget today’s reports of a break-in / looting spree at a quarantine / isolation healthcare facility in Liberia, which resulted in not only up to 30 Ebola patients getting loose, but also the looters stole sheets and mattresses that were soaked in the patients’ blood, urine, excrement, sweat — perfect bio-terrorism supplies. Can you imagine what the looters plan to do with their booty???
A stitch in time saves nine.
An abundance of caution delays the zombie apocalypse.
Ok, it’s too long.
Obozo must be punished..he KNOWS he is exposing the American people to disease by encouraging and assisting illegal aliens to cross our border, all for the almighty Demo-socialist/communist/marxist vote which these illegals will provide, in order to keep their free stuff given to them by obozo. This traitor must be tried & jailed for attempting to take this country down. Soldiers who commit treason have been executed for this offense, but we know that won't happen to our first black commie/socialist/marxist/jihad muzzie collaborator pResident obozo. But I can dream, can't I?
Here we go....
What kind of PPE are they using at this hospital? And what are the “symptoms consistent with Ebola”?
Bet they are using bunny suits and respirators. And I bet the “consistent symptoms” are fever, period.
People have no idea how many sick refugees arrive every day.
A link to this thread has been posted on the Ebola Surveillance Thread
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