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.
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
However most of the NHS doctors were on strike last week.
Working conditions? Aversion to being quarantined?
90% death rate. If the virus were to mutate, we’d be in deep doo doo.
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.
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.
The Soviets/Russians, Chinese, and Iranians have weaponised Ebola, Smallpox, Marbug, and other nasties.
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
“When you sneeze arent 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 .
OK, but haven't you heard of exponential growth? It will be a hockey stick once things get hot.
“The Soviets/Russians, Chinese, and Iranians have weaponized Ebola”
Could this be an attack by Iran?
Don’t they chant “Death to America!” daily?
No, just a few days in dried material...not 23. More like 2 or 3 days.
Record numbers of healthcare professionals are getting sick this time around. Something is different.
“Just being near a persons 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.
” Something is different.”
In spite of extreme use of PPE and being fully aware of what the exposure risks were/are. Mildly concerning...
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.
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.
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.
THANK YOU !!!
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IT kills so fast is part of the reason it peters out
. 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.
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.
Add me to the list please.
Done! Welcome aboard!
What about the ones who are not showing symptoms yet?