Skip to comments.Orlando MERS patient still has fever
Posted on 05/13/2014 12:13:33 PM PDT by Kartographer
Dr. Antonio Crespo says two hospital workers were showing flu-like symptoms after coming into contact with the 44-year-old man. One was cleared, but the other was admitted to the hospital.
About 15 other workers, including two physicians, at Dr. Phillips Hospital, as well as five workers at Orlando Regional Medical Center where the Saudi resident also visited, have been asked to stay home from work for two weeks until they are cleared of having the virus.
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Two of the hospital staff are showing signs of contracting MERS from this guy. However I’ve heard of no efforts to find and check his fellow airplane passengers. No sense in closing the barn door now.
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Not good, at all :(
What’s their saying? Shelter in place?
I posted the story yesterday an I am many others were call for the need of a quarantine. You should have read the FReepers complaining about the loss of income and business as well as the cost of a quarantine. Life is cheap even to some FReepers!
They wait much longer I would stock up on baby wipes and the softest toilet tissue you can buy so it will be nice and clean and fresh when you kiss it goodbye!
So they’ve been asked to stay home from work. Have they been quarantined? Or can they stay home from work and go to their children’s school, the grocery store, the movie theater — vacation time to infect their own family members who go to school and the movies and buy groceries.
Travel to and from Saudi Arabia should be suspended. People from that area should be quarantined until it is certain they don’t have the disease. Ever since AIDS discovery there has been this turn away from practices that might possibly stigmatize and inconvenience the infected. Both healthcare workers and the general public are on their own.
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As I posted when many of us called for such a quarantine yesterday, you should have read the FReepers complaining about the loss of income and business as well as the cost of a quarantine. Life is cheap even to some FReepers!
All I can say for those who think quarantine is too high a price, imagine the price your company could pay if an employee comes back and infects and kills an infant. If the parents of that child can trace the infection back to your employee, the price of quarantine will look like petty cash compared to what you could lose in lawyers’ fees, lawsuit claims, reputation and time.
Then, I realize some people don’t bother to think about that.
Something seems very fishy about this.
From a link on the above article, look at his around-about flight through 4 major airports, as well as reporting to another hospital BEFORE asking for treatment a week after his first symptoms. AND he conveniently had an antibiotic with him from Saudi Arabia. Was he trying to spread it as much as possible????
“The man left Saudi Arabia on April 30 and flew to London, then had connections in Boston and Atlanta before landing at the Orlando International Airport on May 1 to visit family.
Dr. Antonio Crespo, an infectious disease specialist who is treating the man, said the the patient started feeling ill when he landed in London, describing his symptoms as muscle aches.
Crespo said the man took flu medicine and an antibiotic he brought from Saudi Arabia until May 8, when he went to Dr. Phillips Hospital.
Anyone know what other countries are doing with sickly (or not) Saudi passengers? Just curious if other countries have suspended incoming flights, or anything else, to deal with this.
I thought it was hard to get?
Theres really no liability in that. Do you see any lawsuits today for people passing the flu around.
Some yesterday were also saying you had to get it from a camel, that it wasn't passing person to person.
When I posted it was in the Philippines, someone posted asking how it got there as the Philippines doesn't have any camels. Sometimes, Kart, you can't win.
I think it was back when SARS was here that all planes from overseas were checking passengers for fever and any who had fever were quarantined in a medical facility until they could be checked out. That may have been something other than SARS, but I think it was SARS when that happened. At any rate, those checks have been made in the past.
My husband and I were on a plane from Hong Kong to Tokyo to get back to the US. We were in one of the three seat sections where windows are. The man sitting by the window began to have difficulty breathing. There was a doctor on the plane and we put the sick guy in the aisle seat with my husband next to him and he held the oxygen mask on this man until we got to Tokyo. The doctor said he didn't know what was wrong with this man but it could be a heart attack.
Serious flues, like H1N1, come from mainland China and Hong Kong. If that man had any of those, I feel sure we would have caught it. When we landed in Tokyo, everyone had to remain seated and Japanese medical people came on board and got the man out. That man was in the same group we were visiting Hong Kong. He was not working for that company, but was a guest an employee brought with him.
Since he was part of the group, we learned later he had gotten sick in Hong Kong, don't know what the illness was, went to a doctor and was having a reaction to the medicine he took from the doctor. At the time, he did not seem to be sick with flu, didn't have fever, no coughing, sneezing, just trouble breathing.
We were lucky that time. When you take a seat on a plane, you don't know what will be sitting next to you.
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