Skip to comments.A doctor is quarantined in East TN, waiting to see if he shows signs of #Ebola.
Posted on 07/31/2014 1:21:44 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper
A doctor is quarantined in East TN, waiting to see if he shows signs of #Ebola. @jmcneal talks to him via #Skype at 5 pic.twitter.com/L8uggRAbh0
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I know right? I can’t find any info at all on this anywhere.
OMG...that is right next door. We are domed!
Cats out of the bag now. It’’s be Ebola in the east and who know what walking across the border in the SW states.
dont sell this disease short. Quite a few that have been battling this disease for years are now dead.
Domed? That sounds series.
I don’t understand the conflicting claims: i.e.
There is no cure for this disease - however, the US physician and nurse who have contracted the disease (from personal contact with infected patients) will be ‘treated’ in the US.
So, if they are treated will they be cured??????????????
And will they always have the possibility of infecting others?
There have been over 30 well informed medical attendees, doctors, nurses etc that have died over the last few months. Consider this disease has been around since the 1970’s that number should alarm everyone.
Crap, this is in our immediate area.
There is no specific treatment for the virus. Efforts to help persons who are infected include giving them either oral rehydration therapy or intravenous fluids. The disease has a high mortality rate: often between 50% and 90% of those who are infected with the virus.
It typically occurs in outbreaks in tropical regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. Between 1976, when it was first identified, and 2014, fewer than 1,000 people a year have been infected. The largest outbreak to date is the ongoing 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak, which is affecting Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. The disease was first identified in the Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Efforts are ongoing to develop a vaccine; however, none exists as of 2014.
Prognosis The disease has a high mortality rate: often between 50 percent and 90 percent. If an infected person survives, recovery may be quick and complete, or prolonged with long term problems, such as inflammation of the testicles, joint pains, muscle pains, skin peeling, or hair loss. Eye symptoms, such as light sensitivity, excess tearing, iritis, iridocyclitis, choroiditis and blindness have also been described. EBOV and SUDV may be able to persist in the semen of some survivors, which could give rise to infections and disease via sexual intercourse.
I found this article which describes how patients are treated to build up their own immune systems and strengthen them to fight the disease.
There is also a notation concerning a woman who may or may not have contracted the virus while working on a vaccine - so she gave herself a shot of the vaccine and survived.
Thanks - I also found this helpful in understanding “treatment”.
I read 50-70 percent fatal somewhere.
News 4 @ 5pm: Ebola scare at NYC hospital...person who flew into JFK from Africa...isolated & tested at Bellevue Hospital #NBC4NY
He was treating #Ebola patients in Africa. Now he’s quarantined in East TN, waiting to see if he has the virus.
I have the Nova show on Ebola.
During the filming, a nurse/healthcare worker contracted the virus. It was discussed about whether they locally had the authority to treat it, or whether it was Doctors Without Borders who would treat her.
They decided that they themselves would treat her, took the blood of a survivor, centrifuged it, and injected the plasma into the woman.
It worked. She survived.
Afaik, they are still unsure about how exactly the plasma worked - or even if it was that that worked, or if she healed herself.
Oh no! I’m near Knoxville.
Apparently, FReepers are doing more research on this subject than the MSM.
I should remember the old maxim: If it bleeds, it leads.
Scary.We have family in Oak Ridge.
Morristown doctor home in quarantine after treating Ebola in Africa
By JILL MCNEAL
6 News Anchor/Reporter
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - An East Tennessee doctor treating Ebola patients in West Africa has just returned home after being evacuated by the aid group he was working for. The CDC issued a new warning Thursday advising Americans to avoid non-essential travel to the region.
Dr. Alan Jamison is a retired pediatrician from Morristown. He flew in from Liberia Wednesday night and is now quarantined at his home, waiting to see if he shows any symptoms of the deadly virus.
Ebola now has been blamed for more than 700 deaths in four West African countries, the worst outbreak in history. Dr. Jamison arrived in Liberia to treat patients on July 7, only to be pulled out this week for his own safety.
The pictures of dying patients and doctors in head to toe protective suits are alarming. The fatality rate for Ebola in West Africa right now is about 60 percent.
“It’s quite traumatic. I do come to tears when a patient dies or when I have to speak with the family and counsel them after the death of a loved one,” Dr. Jamison told us through Skype.
He has traveled to disaster zones all over the world since he retired five years ago. When he got the call to treat Ebola patients in Liberia, he didn’t hesitate.
“It’s something that I do. It’s part of my life,” he said.
Dr. Jamison was working in the same hospital Ebola unit as American Dr. Kent Brantly, who is now fighting the deadly disease himself in Liberia.
“The risk was becoming greater and greater, and the concern is if I were to contract the infection while I was there, I would not have facilities available for a better level of treatment that are available in the United States,” he said.
The group Dr. Jamison was volunteering with, Medical Teams International, decided to pull him out of the danger zone.
“I felt like I’d left things undone,” he said.
Dr. Jamison says the American health care system is well-prepared to treat any signs of Ebola that might surface in this country.
“The people in the United States should be very thankful for the blessings that they have. It’s a great deal different in other parts of the world. I don’t believe fear of the Ebola should be something that prevents people in the United States from going about their daily lives,” he said.
Dr. Jamison says his temperature was taken at the airport before he was allowed to leave the country. He says he’s feeling fine so far, but he is in contact with the CDC and will remain quarantined at home for the next week and a half. That will make 21 days since he last treated a confirmed Ebola patient, the maximum incubation period.
Ebola has no vaccine and no specific treatment. It can’t be spread through casual contact or breathing the same air. It requires direct contact with bodily fluids. The World Health Organization says patients are only contagious once they start showing symptoms.
Why do I have a feeling that this is going to be popping up all over?
shut the heck up.
My mother and 2 sister and their children are in Southeastern Ky. I think that is fairly close.
... And send ‘em to the White Hut.
Michelle Obama says the ‘blood of Africa’ runs through her veins<<<
Kind of reminds me of Pharoah threatening the Hebrews. Right back atcha, mooch-ell.
Yup, it’s close to the Cumberland Gap
something runs though her veins but I seriously doubt its blood. I’m thinking it’s very likely ice water
then there is this...
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REVISED LIST OF QUARANTINABLE COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 264(b) of title 42, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Amendment to Executive Order 13295. Based upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with the Acting Surgeon General, and for the purposes set forth in section 1 of Executive Order 13295 of April 4, 2003, as amended by Executive Order 13375 of April 1, 2005, section 1 of Executive Order 13295 shall be further amended by replacing subsection (b) with the following:
“(b) Severe acute respiratory syndromes, which are diseases that are associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, are capable of being transmitted from person to person, and that either are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic, or, upon infection, are highly likely to cause mortality or serious morbidity if not properly controlled. This subsection does not apply to influenza.”
Sec. 2. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
Did he do work at one of these illegal camps is another question to ask.
Now, we have the opportunity to knock off another Washington insider Lamar Alexander who sides with Obama 62% of the time.
Beat Lamar: TN State Rep Joe Carr
lamars dark side http://realchange.org/alexandr.htm
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Mama always said we should be well rounded...
Maybe it was at some point. With hordes of invaders entering the US with unknown health histories, really long waits for many people to get health care, and many people avoiding the health care system entirely, I can't understand how that statement would still apply.
What happens when (not if) Ebola spreads into war torn areas and/or refugee camps, with horrific living conditions? What happens when these "children" from Central America and other areas with problems from all over the globe show up in US schools in a few weeks?
We'll probably be safe if we avoid situations where potentially pandemic diseases can spread. Also, it'll be important to maintain very high nutrition and cleanliness standards. Not everybody can do that.
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...
And only if the foal was horsing around...
Hmmmmm. Shouldn't Ebola be THE #1 front page story???
Actually in the past this has seen enormous success.
How many others are returning and not quarantining themselves?
Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company, has been testing an anti-Ebola drug currently in negotiations with the FDA. I wonder whether this is the one being discussed perhaps other companies are working too.
BTW, your TAG LINE is simply fabulous! I’m gonna steal it! Use it somewhere for something some day.
Fifty is a lot. A lot lot.
So the doctor has no symptoms, only exposure through his work in Africa.
It’s an overabundance of caution, which is a good thing.
Thanks for posting.
The article you posted states “his daughter picked him up at the airport...”
Real comforting that he flew home, apparently, on a commercial flight especially since “ he was working in the same hospital Ebola unit as American Dr. Kent Brantly”.