Skip to comments.US Ebola victim arrives at Emory University hospital in Atlanta
Posted on 08/02/2014 8:22:05 PM PDT by tcrlaf
One of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus returned to the US from Africa on Saturday. Both were volunteers treating Ebola patients in Liberia, one of three countries affected in a West African outbreak that has so far killed 729 people, the deadliest outbreak in history.
Dr Kent Brantly of Texas was transported to the Emory University hospital in Atlanta, where he will be quarantined in a sophisticated isolation unit. He returned to the US in a private jet outfitted with a containment tent.
Transport of the second aid worker, the South Carolina missionary Nancy Writebol, is expected to be completed early in the week. She is also expected to be treated at Emory. Writebol is travelling later because the jet is only designed to carry one patient at a time.
Brantly arrived in the US at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta, Georgia, and was driven by ambulance to the hospital, about 15 miles away. At the hospital, one person in protective clothing guided another, believed to be Brantly, towards a building. The ambulance was flanked by SUVs and police cars. About 20 members of the media were present at the hospital. There was no noticeable police presence and all roads were open.
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I wonder what was said about the Spanish Flu?
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...
A criminal level of arrogance. 200,000,000 American lives risked on the promise they know what they are doing. The world’s expert caught the disease, didn’t he know what he was doing?
The country is in the hands of utter fools and evil men.
We’re from the federal government and we’re here to help.
And I will say again, NBC news last night said that Emory University hospital is one OF ONLY FOUR hospitals in the US that are equipped with the special isolation units.
That’s right, folks.
We must learn a lot about this virus. I hope they are doing it the right way and rather think they are. Even though only about 1400 people in Africa have been struck down this time, the potential for worldwide disaster is there. I still think that Africa is where we should put our effort but hope they can learn something here.
If they already have four special units in the nation, they probably weren’t created with the idea that if we could only ban this one Christian missionary doctor from coming home for medical treatment, then Ebola can be totally avoided here.
See tag line.
They’re unnecessarily bringing in these infected Americans plus they are trying to get every illegal alien with a third world disease into this country.
Not everyone who gets the virus dies, or sometimes even becomes seriously ill.
Learning about WHY this is, could be the key to preventing it from becoming a high mortality pandemic. If it can be whittled down to the level of an average flu, it’s obviously less of a concern.
There are a lot of jungle diseases in Africa. Maybe a second infection with something else is the key to making an Ebola infection be fatal.
And Obamacare had nothing to do with the existence of these medical centers.
(I mean seriously.)
The Spanish flu spread by aerosols, which is not a concern with Ebola which spreads by droplets or direct contact with bodily fluids. The concern is not with a patient who is being transported under complete isolation conditions. The concern is that someone returns from Africa, begins feeling sick with fever and muscle aches, and spreads the disease before anyone knows that he/she is sick with Ebola. The symptoms of Ebola match the symptoms of a lot of diseases at first.
Both are viruses... but the requirement of a more gross contact than an aerosol might suggest some bacterial (or paramecial?) adjuvant that enables Ebola to do its dirtiest work. Catching BOTH infections would be fatal; Ebola alone, perhaps not.
While in garrison during a deployment in Iraq, I showed up at sick-call with the sniffles. This was at the height of “H1N1.”
They had me sit in a chair outside the building and made me wear a surgical mask.
I’m glad to hear Ebola isn’t as serious as H1N1.
HG Wells points out at the end of ‘War of the Worlds’ that microscopic terrors saved mankind (and I suppose could end it). We don’t have complete dominion over this world.
So, you would openly escort an ebola patient, without concern, for any transgenic inclusion?
...” which is not a concern with Ebola which spreads by droplets or direct contact with bodily fluids.”
This doctor had been careful to remain fully contained within his bio-suit while handling his patient. According to reports, his skin never contacted bodily fluids.
But thanks for your guarantees - what’s your next one?