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Airports on high alert for fliers with Ebola symptoms
NY Post ^

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 city’s Health Department alerted doctors and other health providers to immediately report anyone they suspect might have the disease.

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Not quite buying all of these denials. We know an American was cleared to fly here but because he was a medical professional and recognized the symptoms he chose not to get on a plane.

We also have completely open borders. Terrorists unleashing a group of sick illegals could cause chaos in the United States.

1 posted on 07/30/2014 8:56:42 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

bump


2 posted on 07/30/2014 8:59:32 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: TigerClaws

The risk is there, not here says someone toward the end of the writing. Ok then, volunteer yourself to assist sick people off planes.


3 posted on 07/30/2014 9:00:03 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: TigerClaws
Airports on high alert for fliers with Ebola symptoms

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.

4 posted on 07/30/2014 9:01:03 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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???


5 posted on 07/30/2014 9:06:04 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: TigerClaws

Somewhere the accountants are already trying to work out how much extra to charge to sit in the “No Ebola” section.


6 posted on 07/30/2014 9:06:10 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: TigerClaws

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?


7 posted on 07/30/2014 9:07:06 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: TigerClaws
“The risk of an outbreak is remote, very, very unlikely. Is it possible that someone could return to the US and that individual could infect one or two persons, but it’s not possible for there to be a widespread outbreak,” Lipkin said.

And in the same breath...

“I’m not worried about the US. I’m worried for the people in Africa. This is indeed the worst outbreak that we’ve seen. It’s a humanitarian nightmare, but the risk is there, not here,” he said.

All the reason why these people "helping" these Africans need to stay there and face forced quarantine before going anywhere. I don't want to be African and I don't want to die like one.
8 posted on 07/30/2014 9:08:05 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: TigerClaws; 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...

9 posted on 07/30/2014 9:08:37 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: TigerClaws

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


10 posted on 07/30/2014 9:08:55 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom…)
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To: TigerClaws
Even if they spot one or more with ebola, isn't it a little late for the rest of the passengers and flight crew?

I bet the TSA will be much less inclined to do the pat downs and other sexual assults for awhile.

11 posted on 07/30/2014 9:08:59 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


12 posted on 07/30/2014 9:11:04 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: MichaelCorleone

The TSA...protecting airplanes since 2003.


13 posted on 07/30/2014 9:12:00 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: TigerClaws

It’s a good thing ebola hasn’t nmade it to Central America.


14 posted on 07/30/2014 9:13:37 PM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: MichaelCorleone; Black Agnes

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.


15 posted on 07/30/2014 9:16:07 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: Blue Highway

I read that the virus can survive 23 days on objects at room temp. If this is true - red alert.

Can anyone verify this?


16 posted on 07/30/2014 9:20:19 PM PDT by Selene
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To: txhurl

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/07/ebola-nigeria-woods-yet-prof-oyewale-tomori-president-nigeria-academy-science/

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.


17 posted on 07/30/2014 9:20:50 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: al baby
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

After 40 years of infecting and killing, the total is still under 2000.

18 posted on 07/30/2014 9:23:05 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Because these are times of mass madness. Nothing is even supposed to make sense anymore.


19 posted on 07/30/2014 9:26:09 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (The greatest trick the Soviets ever pulled was convincing the world they didn't exist.)
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To: Blue Highway

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.


20 posted on 07/30/2014 9:27:54 PM PDT by Mom MD
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To: Selene

SURVIVAL OUTSIDE HOST: The virus can survive in liquid or dried material for a number of days (23). Infectivity is found to be stable at room temperature or at 4°C for several days, and indefinitely stable at -70°C (6, 20). Infectivity can be preserved by lyophilisation.

Public Health Agency of Canada

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng.php


21 posted on 07/30/2014 9:30:02 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Black Agnes

However most of the NHS doctors were on strike last week.

Working conditions? Aversion to being quarantined?


22 posted on 07/30/2014 9:30:09 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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To: al baby

90% death rate. If the virus were to mutate, we’d be in deep doo doo.


23 posted on 07/30/2014 9:30:32 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: MichaelCorleone
Even if they spot one or more with ebola, isn't it a little late for the rest of the passengers and flight crew?

Yes.

bet the TSA will be much less inclined to do the pat downs and other sexual assults for awhile.

lol....great point.
24 posted on 07/30/2014 9:40:59 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: al baby

The really scary thing is that several thousand people travel between West Africa and Europe every day via air. Nigeria has several flights to London daily. I have no idea if it is communicable via aerosolized droplets from coughing or sneezing but if it is we could have a hell of a problem. I shudder to think of this virus being used as a biological weapon if it can be weaponized which I pray it can not.

It extreme lethality in the past before mass air transport assured it would be local. You stayed local and you died local and thus the vector died.


26 posted on 07/30/2014 9:45:34 PM PDT by cpdiii (deckhand, roughneck, geologist, pilot, pharmacist. The constitution is worth dying for!)
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To: TigerClaws
Real deal ? or a false flag event ?
However, Ebola is nothing to mess with.
27 posted on 07/30/2014 9:51:10 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: TigerClaws
I have seen the 90% rate for this virus strain in the literature, but have also seen rates of 60% to 70% for the current outbreak of this strain. Regardless, 70% is nothing to sneeze at. So to speak.

I have also read that the idea that more modern healthcare can handle Ebola better isn't really accurate. We MAY be able to contain it better - with more people going to the doctor and hospital (and then put in quarantine) than in some of these African nations where they don't trust the hospitals.

Of course, if you think that going to the hospital for your touch of flu might mean you go into quarantine for 23 days, or until you die, we might start distrusting our hospitals too.

28 posted on 07/30/2014 10:00:58 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Soviets/Russians, Chinese, and Iranians have weaponised Ebola, Smallpox, Marbug, and other nasties.


29 posted on 07/30/2014 10:36:40 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: TigerClaws

But, the virus can spread during the incubation period when there are no symptoms!

“Is a Person Contagious During the Ebola Incubation Period?

Even if a person exhibits no signs or symptoms of Ebola, he or she can still spread the virus during the Ebola incubation period. Once Ebola virus symptoms begin, the person can remain contagious for about three more weeks.” http://ebola.emedtv.com/ebola/ebola-incubation-period.html


30 posted on 07/30/2014 10:50:41 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: Blue Highway

“When you sneeze aren’t those same water molecules mixed with mucus flying out of your nose and mouth the same thing as saliva?”

Same goes when you breathe. Just being near a person’s breath would be enough .


31 posted on 07/30/2014 10:52:51 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: ansel12
"After 40 years of infecting and killing, the total is still under 2000."

OK, but haven't you heard of exponential growth? It will be a hockey stick once things get hot.


32 posted on 07/30/2014 11:01:04 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: Thunder90

“The Soviets/Russians, Chinese, and Iranians have weaponized Ebola”

Could this be an attack by Iran?

Don’t they chant “Death to America!” daily?


33 posted on 07/30/2014 11:04:48 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: garjog
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34 posted on 07/30/2014 11:37:57 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Selene

No, just a few days in dried material...not 23. More like 2 or 3 days.


35 posted on 07/30/2014 11:39:06 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: 21twelve
We MAY be able to contain it better

Record numbers of healthcare professionals are getting sick this time around. Something is different.

36 posted on 07/30/2014 11:40:48 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: ansel12

37 posted on 07/30/2014 11:42:12 PM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: garjog

“Just being near a person’s breath would be enough.”

I think I read where the actual droplets drop out after three feet or so. But it isn’t “airborne” in the sense of traveling long distances, or through ventilation systems.


38 posted on 07/31/2014 12:17:11 AM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: MarMema

” Something is different.”

In spite of extreme use of PPE and being fully aware of what the exposure risks were/are. Mildly concerning...


39 posted on 07/31/2014 2:59:07 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: TigerClaws

Since the pharma oligarchs cannot monetize a treatment for it there will be little hysteria unlike the various other flu shots they sell. And since our ruling religion is Politically Correct Globalism we had better pray that Ebola remains the fast burning out virus it has been in the past.


40 posted on 07/31/2014 4:15:54 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: TigerClaws

If a group wanted to hurt us with this, they could easily bring it into the country in a vial in a diplomatic satchel then release it in Times Square or in any gay club in San Fran. Then, all that would be needed would be a recliner and some popcorn.


41 posted on 07/31/2014 5:15:35 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: jiggyboy

Somewhere the accountants are already trying to work out how much extra to charge to sit in the “No Ebola” section.

***
Good one. Thank, I needed a smile in the midst of this scare.


42 posted on 07/31/2014 6:21:53 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: ansel12

THANK YOU !!!


43 posted on 07/31/2014 6:37:57 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom…)
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To: ansel12

THANK YOU !!!
IT kills so fast is part of the reason it peters out


44 posted on 07/31/2014 6:38:37 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom…)
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To: Thunder90; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
USSR weaponized Zaire ebola due to its extreme lethality (near 100%) and mixed it with the extremely hardy and easily communicable hemoragic smallpox (near 100% lethality) and called it "Ebolapox". A drunk Muscovte scientist got infected with the draft version and made it to two labs and the bathroom. The virus killed everyone (13 people) it touched. Luckily it never made it out of the containment zone.

. This would have been the Soviets "Captain Trps" from The Stand book.

. Scared the commies so bad, only the draft sample remains. USAMRID got to look at it after the Reston event and scared the shit out of them. USAMRID didn't even want to bring back a dead, frozen sample! USAMRID said the biowarfare lab and storage is very remote, and the Ebolapox so lethal, it would burn out quicker than ebola-Zaire.

45 posted on 07/31/2014 6:54:48 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: cpdiii
The really scary thing is that several thousand people travel between West Africa and Europe every day via air.


46 posted on 07/31/2014 7:02:58 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: TigerClaws

It is more than that.

We have groups of missionaries and volunteers returning from the area. People who stayed put during past outbreaks, and have been trained to recognize and avoid it.

They are fleeing. And they are coming in without restrictions.


47 posted on 07/31/2014 7:49:03 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: null and void

Add me to the list please.


48 posted on 07/31/2014 7:49:51 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum

Done! Welcome aboard!


49 posted on 07/31/2014 7:58:54 AM 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: TigerClaws

What about the ones who are not showing symptoms yet?


50 posted on 07/31/2014 9:23:46 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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