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Emory Healthcare to treat Ebola patient
Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 31 July 2014 | Misty Williams

Posted on 07/31/2014 2:25:13 PM PDT by Wage Slave

Emory University Hospital is expected to receive a patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus within the next several days, the university announced Thursday.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: atlanta; ebola
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I hope they are decontaminating the airplanes well. But I doubt it.
1 posted on 07/31/2014 2:25:13 PM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: Wage Slave

Where?............


2 posted on 07/31/2014 2:25:52 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Wage Slave

I heard the only cure for Ebola is 9mm


3 posted on 07/31/2014 2:27:40 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Wage Slave

Is this Obama’s new scandal? Making the border crisis small in comparison?

The dems would do well to finally figure out they’ve created a monster and do something about him.

They are the ones cited in all talk about impeachment as the obstacles.

They are getting strapped with him. The media will hold out just so long, and hating Cruz, the only one, save J Sessions and S King, doing anything about the Constitution.


4 posted on 07/31/2014 2:28:59 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Wage Slave

Because if we don’t have ebola now, let’s make sure to import it!

Yay.


5 posted on 07/31/2014 2:29:16 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Wage Slave

They’re permitting this because they anticipate MORE:

Why is that?

Cuz that’s the next huge BHO orchestration.


6 posted on 07/31/2014 2:29:17 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: stanne

Hating Cruz is just not going to last as a winning position


7 posted on 07/31/2014 2:29:59 PM PDT by stanne
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To: gaijin

just getting in practice for the REAL show - national quarantine and marshal law.


8 posted on 07/31/2014 2:30:54 PM PDT by telstar12.5 (...always bring gunships to a gun fight...)
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To: Wage Slave

I do hope this is one of the US medics and not the first of a West African invasion. Article left a lot of questions unanswered.


9 posted on 07/31/2014 2:32:13 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: telstar12.5

So this is how he’s going to prevent the leftists from losing the Senate.


10 posted on 07/31/2014 2:32:47 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red Badger

Emory University Hospital is in the western suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia and about 1 1/2 miles from the headquarters of the CDC. This article is of acute interest to me because I worked at this location for several years in an IT role.

I had just stumbled across this article on my news feed and was considering making it my first thread of my nearlyt 13-year membership but the OP beat me to it! I’ll admit it made the hairs on my arm stand on end.

While this is may be the best medical facility in the country to treat a disease such as this due to its medical staff and proximity to the CDC I am vehemently opposed to bringing infected patients into the US from outside. In order to contain the virus in its presently questionable mode of transmission there must be a quarantine of travel for those who are symptomatic.

I am not fully confident that full PPE and the highest precautions can still ensure a 0% communicability..even in a sterile environment. This bears watching.


11 posted on 07/31/2014 2:33:54 PM PDT by diplomatic_immunity
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To: diplomatic_immunity
Emory University Hospital is in the western suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia and about 1 1/2 miles from the headquarters of the CDC.

I was just going to post this information myself. I assume that this is why Emory was chosen?

12 posted on 07/31/2014 2:35:44 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: Wage Slave

Only four facilities in the country? That is scary considering what may or may not be coming across the southern border unabated or through international airports.

The article does not identify whether this 'patient' is American or foreign or where he/she is coming from.


13 posted on 07/31/2014 2:36:51 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: wolf24

Correction: Eastern suburbs..but yes, I do believe the proximity to the Centers for Disease Control was the determining factor here.

These are some of the best physicians and researchers in the US and I have the highest confidence in their ability..but it still makes me a little uneasy.


14 posted on 07/31/2014 2:38:48 PM PDT by diplomatic_immunity
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To: Wage Slave
I heard they are bringing the two US patients. Must be taking them there.

They are coming on a specially designed medical airplane.

They have the best chance for survival, here in the states. Perhaps the CDC wants to try to get a few steps ahead in case it becomes a total outbreak.

15 posted on 07/31/2014 2:38:58 PM PDT by mware
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To: Wage Slave

My money is on Nancy Writebol.

She was just given the experimental serum and they’re going to want to monitor her closely.


16 posted on 07/31/2014 2:40:11 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: Wage Slave

And don’t forget the ambulance and medics who transport him from airport to hospital.


17 posted on 07/31/2014 2:41:02 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Wage Slave

Total and absolute SPECULATION on my part, but it would not surprise me if it was one of the Samaritan’s Purse personnel being moved to Emory, assuming the patient isn’t too gravely ill to travel.

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/samaritans-purse-doctor-serving-in-liberia-west-africa-tests-positive-for-ebola/


18 posted on 07/31/2014 2:41:11 PM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: Wage Slave
Atlanta? Isn't that where it all started?!


19 posted on 07/31/2014 2:41:48 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: mware

I read that too. The other other one must be Kent Brantly.


20 posted on 07/31/2014 2:42:12 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: TomGuy

The article was practically devoid of information. I just saw it on Twitter and posted it. Hopefully there will be more info in a few minutes.


21 posted on 07/31/2014 2:43:34 PM PDT by Wage Slave
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If it’s a US citizen who’s already here (or on the way here), I suppose Emory is as good a place as any to isolate the patient and begin treatment.

OTOH, is the patient is a foreign national, then I say that it’s the responsibility of the patient’s home country to take care of that person.

IOW, stay out!


22 posted on 07/31/2014 2:44:10 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: diplomatic_immunity
Emory University Hospital is in the western suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia and about 1 1/2 miles from the headquarters of the CDC.

Due to the Ebola Virus, access to CDC will be closed temporarily.

23 posted on 07/31/2014 2:44:16 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Raebie
Heard that too, they had one dose of meds that MAY help, and the other doctor said to give it to her. Both of them are coming home.

Not a doctor but perhaps if she survives, some sort of antibodies may be in her body that could help others.

24 posted on 07/31/2014 2:45:30 PM PDT by mware
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To: DCBryan1
WD.

I was just thinking, I'm going to have to quit watching The Last Ship on TNT -- it is now getting too close to reality.
25 posted on 07/31/2014 2:47:26 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: mware

“Not a doctor but perhaps if she survives, some sort of antibodies may be in her body that could help others.”

My thoughts too.

I suspect that, besides the supportive therapy to help the patients survive, they want to collect blood and body fluid samples and run a boatload of tests to see what they can do about future cases.


26 posted on 07/31/2014 2:50:44 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Wage Slave

Guantanamo is the perfect facility for this, not Emory. If proximity to the CDC is an issue why not treat them at the CDC itself??


27 posted on 07/31/2014 2:51:46 PM PDT by johncatl (...governs least, governs best.)
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To: Raebie

I think you’re probably correct. Some people do survive Ebola anyway, and if she’s still alive and well enough to travel, even on a specially equipped plane, she either has some natural resistance or perhaps was given some treatment there (I believe she was treated by American medical personnel) that helped her to survive thus far.


28 posted on 07/31/2014 2:52:04 PM PDT by livius
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To: Black Agnes

Geeze, this is getting more fascinating by the day.
Next up is when a medical staff member gets it from the patient here in the US.


29 posted on 07/31/2014 2:52:24 PM PDT by MarMema (Run Ted Run)
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To: MplsSteve

Both are going to be pin cushions, that is for sure.


30 posted on 07/31/2014 2:52:40 PM PDT by mware
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To: mware

Brantly received a transfusion from a 14 year old boy he saved.

I can see why they’d want to monitor him too.

I have no issues with bringing these 2 home. Precautions will be extreme and they are US citizens. It’s letting god knows who get on airplanes and fly here I have an issue with.


31 posted on 07/31/2014 2:57:30 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: Raebie

Maybe he will be able to see his wife if she puts on a Level 4 spacesuit. Not being snarky.


32 posted on 07/31/2014 3:03:28 PM PDT by Wage Slave
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To: Wage Slave

Source: Flight leaves for Liberia to evacuate Americans infected with Ebola

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/31/health/ebola-outbreak/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

And interesting details about the private airplane, precautions and isolation, and possible evacuation:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/31/health/ebola-isolation-treatment/index.html?iid=article_sidebar


33 posted on 07/31/2014 3:05:19 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Wage Slave

They already have Ebola at the CDC and at many universities around the United States. They collect blood, saliva, stomach contents, bowel contents, urine, and tissue samples from those who have died and catalog them in deep freeze for research purposes. This is however the first living host arriving with it.


34 posted on 07/31/2014 3:11:37 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: diplomatic_immunity

Congrats on your almost first post :) And thanks for searching before posting.

Lots of good info. Thanks.


35 posted on 07/31/2014 3:12:43 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: Wage Slave

I know you’re not. I hope he does.


36 posted on 07/31/2014 3:12:52 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: DCBryan1

Something tells me the real estate market around suburban Atlanta is going to take a dive until further notice.


37 posted on 07/31/2014 3:14:50 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: molson209

> I heard the only cure for Ebola is 9mm

a 9mm would make quite a mess.


38 posted on 07/31/2014 3:15:39 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: molson209

Just read the comments on an article about the US diplomat that was on his way home and many of the commenter s think Nigeria agreed with you.


39 posted on 07/31/2014 3:18:07 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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a 9mm would make quite a mess.

ALOT less of a mess than an Ebola-bleed-out....if the reports are accurate.

40 posted on 07/31/2014 3:19:26 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: wolf24

If you read the comments after the article they say a special ward was set up there years ago to deal with this exact situation.


41 posted on 07/31/2014 3:20:08 PM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Lady Heron

All boils down to grant money, not sound public health policy.


42 posted on 07/31/2014 3:24:30 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Lady Heron

The military has facilities as well.


43 posted on 07/31/2014 3:25:50 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: mware

Hospitals across the country are struggling with a shortage of one of their essential medical supplies.

Manufacturers are rationing saline solution — essentially pharmaceutical-grade saltwater. The stuff is used all around hospitals to clean wounds, mix medications or treat dehydration. Now drug companies say they won’t be able to catch up with demand until next year.


44 posted on 07/31/2014 3:26:33 PM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: diplomatic_immunity

I’m wondering if it isn’t the US doctor who was injected with the new serum/cure. CDC would certainly be the best ones on the planet for seeing how effective it is. They are pretty amazing people, by all accounts.


45 posted on 07/31/2014 3:39:28 PM PDT by EC1
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To: EC1

If succesfully injected with a cure, there is no need to bring the patient here now is there?


46 posted on 07/31/2014 3:43:33 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: EC1

He didn’t receive the serum. He wanted Nancy Writebol to have it. He did get a transfusion from one of the survivors however.


47 posted on 07/31/2014 3:46:02 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: blackdog

They are going to want to study them and do all sorts of testing. We have the labs here in the US to do that...Liberia doesn’t.


48 posted on 07/31/2014 3:47:27 PM PDT by Raebie
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To: Raebie

Pandemic comes from (Pandora)’s Box. Why would anyone think that’s a good idea?


49 posted on 07/31/2014 3:51:33 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Raebie

Ah - thank you. Been so much news over the past couple days that it’s hard to keep it all straight.

I’d be curious how well the transfusion works. It may give a key to a vaccine if it does. Ebola is one of those odd ones - bit like syphilis or smallpox. Hardish to catch in the first place, then contagious as all get out. Bit of effort might be worth it to eradicate it. We did it with smallpox.


50 posted on 07/31/2014 3:51:57 PM PDT by EC1
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