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Health officials tracing Dallas Ebola patientís path (Dallas ambulance was in use 2 more days)
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 30, 2014 | Judy Wiley and Monica Nagy

Posted on 09/30/2014 11:07:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A man in a Dallas hospital has Ebola, the first human case of the deadly virus diagnosed in the United States, doctors at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

The patient, who is in an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, did not develop symptoms until four days after he arrived from West Africa, officials said at a hastily called press conference at the CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta.

“He was checked for fever before getting on the flight,” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden. “There is no reason to believe anyone on the flight was at risk.”

The Ebola virus is not spread through the air, but through contact with bodily fluids of victims — sweat, blood, saliva and other secretions.

The patient, whom officials would not identify, flew to the United States on Sept. 20, and began feeling ill on Sept. 24, Frieden said.

He sought care at the Dallas hospital on Friday and was sent home with antibiotics, Dr. Edward Goodman of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said at a separate press conference in Dallas. Goodman said the hospital is looking into why the patient was discharged....

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: dallas; ebola; ebolavictim; epidemic; firstusebolavictim; texas; texasliberians; uspatientzero
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1 posted on 09/30/2014 11:07:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>> the hospital is looking into why the patient was discharged

Not only that, this is all reactive not proactive.


2 posted on 09/30/2014 11:10:10 PM PDT by Ray76 (We must destroy the Uniparty or be destroyed by them.)
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To: Ray76

As usual we are going to find out that much of our supposed defenses and abilities to deal with biological warfare and epidemics is going to be much less than what it is supposed to be as we deal with this Ebola situation.

I just hope that we get things up to speed before we face a real terrorist, biological warfare attack.


3 posted on 09/30/2014 11:16:54 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

cdc director stmt - bs.

they can be infectious before they know it, before they have fever.


4 posted on 09/30/2014 11:20:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Smokin' Joe; null and void; caww

Ping!


5 posted on 09/30/2014 11:20:26 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The corrupt hussien regime is doing all it can to destroy the Texas economy. The Ebola outbreak in Dallas will mean that businesses will be reluctant to expand their numerous corporate headquarters located in the area. The vendors who work the Great State Fair will see their profits vanish due to the sparse crowds. Even Jerry Jones, while not beloved by many, will suffer since games will be canceled at AT&T Stadium. Yes, this is the October surprise orchestrated by the DemonRAT party.

Plausible? Yes, I think so. The hussein/holder/jarrett trio hate the Christian Conservative values of Texas and this is their way to inflict a horrific punishment on the people of the Lone Star State.

6 posted on 09/30/2014 11:22:20 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: ansel12

Welcome to the real world analogue of the zombie apocalypse, proudly sponsored by: Brak Ubama, the DNC, the RINOs, and the media.


7 posted on 09/30/2014 11:24:59 PM PDT by Darksheare (People who support liberal "Republicans" summarily support every action by same.)
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To: re_nortex

“doing all it can to destroy the Texas economy”

...... I was just thinking along these lines


8 posted on 09/30/2014 11:28:40 PM PDT by traumer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“There is no reason to believe anyone on the flight was at risk.”...

He came from West Africa. Duh.

How about all Ebola patients use the his and hers bathrooms at the Whitehouse residence?

9 posted on 09/30/2014 11:30:27 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A man A Liberian national in a Dallas hospital has Ebola........ The patient The Liberian national who is in an isolation unit.......(funded by irrate taxpayers)

He The liberian national was checked for fever before getting on the flight,” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden <---Total Bovine Scat

What this is telling us is that anybody can fly into this country unchecked. If the Islamic Iceholes want to wreak havoc they just have to bring in the Ogabe virus in mass.
10 posted on 09/30/2014 11:30:29 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (STERILIZE OBAMA VOTERS)
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To: re_nortex
Even Jerry Jones, while not beloved by many, will suffer....

Break out those hankies. A couple million people at risk and we are supposed to be worried about JJ?

11 posted on 09/30/2014 11:32:03 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Darksheare

Let’s hope that this motivates them to get up to speed.


12 posted on 09/30/2014 11:32:15 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: traumer

GMTA. Sadly, I think we’re right. Even if hussein’s genocide plans are thwarted, he’ll succeed in wreaking havoc on the economy, especially in Texas. Watch for a massive drop in the DJIA, S&P and NASDAQ in a few hours. Governor Rick Perry needs to man up and take control of the crisis and stop hussein’s plans before it’s too late. I wish we had a stronger governor here.


13 posted on 09/30/2014 11:33:45 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

Absolutely the first thing I thought of. Ebola = the Red State affliction. Of course it will go out of control all over eventually, but that’s the plan, stage two. Stage three will be martial law with military closing state line crossings. Blue states and VIP’s will get vaccines and treatment.


14 posted on 09/30/2014 11:35:03 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

so...why have four different hospitals been used to treat Ebola patients? I thought Atlanta was the best option. Surely it’s not a cost issue. Russian roulette via readiness testing?


15 posted on 09/30/2014 11:36:57 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: GeronL
A couple million people at risk and we are supposed to be worried about JJ?

The economic impact of AT&T Stadium looms large in the region. When the events are canceled, including the college football championship, the whole region will suffer incredibly. But, yes you're right, the Ebola outbreak here in Texas will go far beyond the economy as untold numbers of innocent lives are destroyed. Just...as...hussein...planned...it.

16 posted on 09/30/2014 11:37:45 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“other secretions”
coughing and sneezing?
You can say Ebola’s not airborne, but if sharing your infected bodily fluids by those delivery methods, can infect, then in that sense, it’s airborne


17 posted on 09/30/2014 11:37:49 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: Darksheare

I would offer this observation...the health providers in this case....have carved off significant customer usage.

The ambulance service? Their name will get dragged around and no one will be willing to call or allow them to transport relatives (this is Texas and people act this way).

The hospital? I’ll bet several folks who were supposed to check in for routine services or operations....have called their doctor and asked for another hospital recommendation. It may take months for the public to forget about this one episode.

The family members of this unfortunate individual? I’d bet on at least three having some indicators of Ebola within the next week. Questions will arise over their grocery shopping, visitors at home, and where they even bought gas for their car.

So, here’s the eyecatcher....within twelve months....the national health system will admit that this is way beyond their capability to handle. And the question will be....can we ever quarantine enough people to fix this? I don’t have that belief anymore.


18 posted on 09/30/2014 11:41:33 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
But a statement released by the city of Dallas said the man had “moved to Dallas from Liberia a week ago.”

And people from Liberia just up and move to America with no long term visa? People from the continent of Africa should be required to be in quarantine for 30 days before boarding an airplane and then again once they arrive before being turned loose into a general population which is disease free(or at least was) Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/09/30/6162320/cdc-team-mobilizing-to-come-to.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

19 posted on 09/30/2014 11:41:44 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I shouldn't laugh... But it's kind of one of those if you don't laugh you'll cry type of things... I DVRed Special Report and just turned it on before logging on here. I can't believe the CDC guy is taking questions from over the phone and not in person. That's sooo reassuring !! Start of a horror movie! And how much the guy flew here because he knew he was getting sick and could get treatment here?How long does it take to get the ok to fly here to “visit”?
20 posted on 09/30/2014 11:44:35 PM PDT by MacMattico
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