Skip to comments.Airports on high alert for fliers with Ebola symptoms
Posted on 07/30/2014 8:56:42 PM PDT by TigerClaws
Amid fears of a global Ebola epidemic, the feds are keeping a close eye on passengers arriving at JFK and other international airports in the United States to quarantine anyone showing signs of the deadly virus.
And the citys Health Department alerted doctors and other health providers to immediately report anyone they suspect might have the disease.
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We also have completely open borders. Terrorists unleashing a group of sick illegals could cause chaos in the United States.
The risk is there, not here says someone toward the end of the writing. Ok then, volunteer yourself to assist sick people off planes.
Good plan but I think it's already too late. "Doctors With No Borders" are about to find out why we had borders in the first place.
We have high alert for this, but have no alert at all, for the diseased “children” coming across the southern border. Why’s is this???
Somewhere the accountants are already trying to work out how much extra to charge to sit in the “No Ebola” section.
Yeah there was a blonde woman either South African or British on one of Fox’s shows yesterday and she was saying there is nothing to worry about as there are treatments for Ebola here and the only reason it is so deadly is when it happens in Africa there isn’t good medical care. I’m not buying it. Once it’s here, it will spread. The symptoms are similar to flu so how many will go undiagnosed and spread it to others. She said it is not airborne, but that it can be spread through bodily fluid and saliva. When you sneeze aren’t those same water molecules mixed with mucus flying out of your nose and mouth the same thing as saliva?
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...
Ok we got 600 or so dead out of well over 6 billion on the planet wake me when we get to some real numbers
I bet the TSA will be much less inclined to do the pat downs and other sexual assults for awhile.
Maybe, because except for drug-resistant TB, the illnesses likely to come across the southern border are routinely treatable or not medically significant. In addition those diseases come across the border legally all the time.
The TSA...protecting airplanes since 2003.
It’s a good thing ebola hasn’t nmade it to Central America.
Hard to tell. Some FReepers will tell you you practically have to have sex with an infected in order to contract, others, like Liberia, are chasing down 30K vectors from a 200-passenger plane where a Minnesota man died a very distressing and public death.
I’m watching Houston for vection, due to the oil/gas flights to/from the hot spots in Africa.
I read that the virus can survive 23 days on objects at room temp. If this is true - red alert.
Can anyone verify this?
Nigeria apparently copped a break.
They have NHS level care subsidized by their oil profits. However most of the NHS doctors were on strike last week. So the sick Liberian was taken to a private hospital. That had isolation facilities, private rooms and fewer patients to expose.
After 40 years of infecting and killing, the total is still under 2000.
Because these are times of mass madness. Nothing is even supposed to make sense anymore.
There are no treatments for Ebola here. In fact it would likely be more deadly here for the first little bit because no one would suspect it until we already had multiple deaths from an outbreak. There is plenty to worry about, and an Ebola outbreak here would be devastating.