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Ebola test carried out after air passenger death in UK at Gatwick -- tests negative for ebola
BBC News ^ | Aug 3, 2014 | BBC

Posted on 08/03/2014 4:48:17 PM PDT by Innovative

A test for Ebola has been carried out on a female passenger who died after arriving in the UK from The Gambia.

The Department for Health said the test on the woman, who landed at Gatwick Airport on Saturday, came back negative on Sunday afternoon.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: ebola; gatwick
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False alarm -- this time...
1 posted on 08/03/2014 4:48:17 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

There would be total panic if it had come back positive so draw your own conclusion.


2 posted on 08/03/2014 4:49:42 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: bergmeid

We’ll know in a few weeks.


3 posted on 08/03/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: bergmeid

Bingo!


4 posted on 08/03/2014 4:51:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Innovative
So what if it is something as deadly as eboli but they haven't found out what it is and they are spreading it?
5 posted on 08/03/2014 4:52:21 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Innovative

Because all lab tests, particularly the rapid field tests, are always 100% correct...


6 posted on 08/03/2014 4:52:47 PM PDT by Mom MD
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To: Innovative

So, all the passengers and crew on the flight have now been released from quarantine?


7 posted on 08/03/2014 4:54:09 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Mom MD

Just like those early pregnancy tests. I have a ‘negative’ pregnancy test eating rice chex right now.


8 posted on 08/03/2014 4:55:55 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Innovative

It would certainly help if, in addition to claiming she tested negative for ebola, they gave what the cause of death was. Had she been sick for some time, or only developed sickness on the flight? Just hearing the negative ebola test is not enough information with the world-wide ebola concerns.


9 posted on 08/03/2014 4:56:53 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Innovative

I’m sure they will let everyone know the cause of this woman’s death. Hopefully we won’t see the word “unexpectedly” start popping up there, too.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 4:57:29 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: bergmeid

“There would be total panic if it had come back positive so draw your own conclusion.”

They may indeed think that panic is worse than if ebola actually spreads...


11 posted on 08/03/2014 4:58:48 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Black Agnes
I have a ‘negative’ pregnancy test eating rice chex right now.

Now that is funny!!

12 posted on 08/03/2014 4:59:53 PM PDT by softwarecreator
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To: Grams A

Let’s remember Mr. Stevens...the first person to die from anthrax. It took them how long to tell us?? 2? 3? weeks??


13 posted on 08/03/2014 5:00:21 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: softwarecreator

I pity any women who are in the first trimester who have to fly. Their body temp will be elevated slightly and they might throw up. Oh noes!


14 posted on 08/03/2014 5:01:19 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Innovative

The Truth is out there.


15 posted on 08/03/2014 5:02:40 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Innovative

Years ago, an elderly passenger on an Olympic Air flight from Athens died in the aisle just as we landed in NY. The stews had us stop over the body on the way out the door. I never flew Olympic again.

Point is, these things happen.


16 posted on 08/03/2014 5:03:14 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: EDINVA
It would certainly help if, in addition to claiming she tested negative for ebola, they gave what the cause of death was. Had she been sick for some time, or only developed sickness on the flight? Just hearing the negative ebola test is not enough information with the world-wide ebola concerns.

They reported she was fine on the flight. Her symptoms could also have been related to other travel related illnesses. We will have to wait for the autopsy. Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolisms are travel risks.

Air Travel–Related Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
17 posted on 08/03/2014 5:05:03 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Innovative

I thought it was transmitted by contact with body fluids from an infected person.


18 posted on 08/03/2014 5:05:21 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: Veto!

Holy cow.


19 posted on 08/03/2014 5:05:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: tet68
We’ll know in a few weeks.

Yup. Be aware but don't panic.

I saw something that struck me as odd a couple hours ago. A National Guard helicopter traveling with the UofM hospital life flight chopper. Neither is unusual by themselves but I'd never seen them both traveling side by side like that.
20 posted on 08/03/2014 5:06:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: trisham

Yeah, it was awful.


21 posted on 08/03/2014 5:08:52 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Innovative

The spread of Ebola is highly limited by two factors : the fatality rate and the time frame over which the disease develops symptoms. Yes, panic is potentially far worse than the disease itself, where strict containment protocols be placed in infected areas. When people panic, the panic alone can potentially cause a lot of casualties from people behaving in ways that they normally wouldn’t.


22 posted on 08/03/2014 5:09:26 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Veto!

I can only imagine.


23 posted on 08/03/2014 5:10:11 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: cripplecreek

UofM ??
Where is that?


24 posted on 08/03/2014 5:10:24 PM PDT by jim999
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To: Retired Chemist

Can happen even from microscopic quantities of fluid. Can be left as an infectious residue for days.


25 posted on 08/03/2014 5:10:50 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: cripplecreek
I saw something that struck me as odd a couple hours ago.

OK now you're starting make it to sound like one of those wild and whacky post-9/11 threads. Let me know if you see any more choppers. I'll be in the shower.

26 posted on 08/03/2014 5:11:11 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: PA Engineer

yeah, I was thinking along the lines of the embolism. Long flight to just be sitting through, especially at 72.


27 posted on 08/03/2014 5:12:56 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: bergmeid

That is absolutely true. I’d like some reporters to find some people who were on that plane, where are they right now?


28 posted on 08/03/2014 5:14:16 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Innovative

29 posted on 08/03/2014 5:14:52 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Obama is O'Bryan. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUoPNpa9Rrw)
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To: Retired Chemist

That’s what they are telling us.


30 posted on 08/03/2014 5:15:00 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Veto!

That is horrendous.


31 posted on 08/03/2014 5:15:24 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Mom MD
because all lab tests, particularly the rapid field tests, are always 100% correct

The game does seem to be "reassure the public". Is it possible for Ebola to morph in ways that the quickie tests no longer work?

32 posted on 08/03/2014 5:16:06 PM PDT by grania
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To: jim999
University of Michigan. They have a major hospital complex there.


33 posted on 08/03/2014 5:16:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Innovative

False alarm, if you can believe the government report. In this day and age, there is always at least a little doubt that we are being told the truth.


34 posted on 08/03/2014 5:16:19 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Black Agnes

Yeah I have one looking for us a movie to watch, lol. Of course I knew it was wrong although everyone I knew thought I was just wishful thinking.

I agree with the other poster who says they are trying to keep down panic.


35 posted on 08/03/2014 5:26:00 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Lil Flower

I am betting over a dozen defections from the conference in DC from Africa.


36 posted on 08/03/2014 5:29:30 PM PDT by mware
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To: EDINVA

I also am very curious about the cause of death.


37 posted on 08/03/2014 5:36:55 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: jim999
UofM ?? Where is that?

M

38 posted on 08/03/2014 5:44:05 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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To: NonValueAdded
UofM ?? Where is that?
M

LOL! Fits perfectly with your user name.

39 posted on 08/03/2014 5:48:35 PM PDT by scouter
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To: scouter

of course, why else post it? Besides, someone had already provided an answer.


40 posted on 08/03/2014 5:49:59 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Kerry, as Obama's plenipotentiary, is a paradox - the physical presence of a geopolitical absence")
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Don't let FR fade away! .

41 posted on 08/03/2014 5:56:34 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Truth29
"That's right, Scully. Just tell them that it was a false alarm..."


42 posted on 08/03/2014 5:57:49 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Black Agnes

ROFL That is precious, BA.


43 posted on 08/03/2014 6:06:37 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: Truth29
False alarm, if you can believe the government report. In this day and age, there is always at least a little doubt that we are being told the truth.

I don't know about this situation, but when we have a government that lies to us as a matter of course, it always leaves room for doubt. The problem we have in dealing with known liars, is that we never know when they are telling the truth.

44 posted on 08/03/2014 6:08:20 PM PDT by Mark17 (Obama & Nero? Both Emperors. The difference is Nero played a fiddle, while Obama plays a "flute")
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Holy cow

No, that would be Air India- Not Olympic.

CC

45 posted on 08/03/2014 6:28:19 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Innovative; Tilted Irish Kilt

Thank God it was a false alarm... this time.


46 posted on 08/03/2014 6:29:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (An Ebola break-out in a large city will turn residential sky scrappers into death traps.)
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To: mountainlion

There’s not much out there as deadly as ebola...


47 posted on 08/03/2014 6:30:00 PM PDT by GOPJ (An Ebola break-out in a large city will turn residential sky scrappers into death traps.)
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To: jim999

Michigan.

CC


48 posted on 08/03/2014 6:30:20 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: cripplecreek

Guessing it was a drill for a just in case scenario.


49 posted on 08/03/2014 6:34:46 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: bergmeid

They reveal their deceit in their haste to get their cover story out.

Allowing anyone from these nations to land is madness; proper, rational decisions about a nation’s health will be derided as xenophobia.

Fortunately, the wise and powerful Barack Obama is not concerned with such precautionary folly; he is bravely importing persons infected with a dangerous, incurable disease in some sort of quixotic search for relevance and efficacy. If they live, he will take credit. If they die, well, it’s on to the next political football.


50 posted on 08/03/2014 6:42:57 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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