Skip to comments.Health officials tracing Dallas Ebola patientís path (Dallas ambulance was in use 2 more days)
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 CDCs 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....
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>> the hospital is looking into why the patient was discharged
Not only that, this is all reactive not proactive.
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.
cdc director stmt - bs.
they can be infectious before they know it, before they have fever.
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.
Welcome to the real world analogue of the zombie apocalypse, proudly sponsored by: Brak Ubama, the DNC, the RINOs, and the media.
“doing all it can to destroy the Texas economy”
...... I was just thinking along these lines
He came from West Africa. Duh.
How about all Ebola patients use the his and hers bathrooms at the Whitehouse residence?
Break out those hankies. A couple million people at risk and we are supposed to be worried about JJ?
Let’s hope that this motivates them to get up to speed.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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
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