Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ebola Outbreak in the USA - BOHICA

Yup - BOHICA .  (look it up)


But don't worry folks, it is only Workplace Ebola.

With thousands of miles of open borders and the US Border Patrol prohibited from actually stopping anyone from entering, what do we have to fear?

Oh, yes, the CDC won't even check a terrorist person for Ebola unless there is evidence they've been to West Africa recently.

Ans get this - they are refusing to identify the plane he flew in on.  What do you suppose the real purpose is for this secrecy?



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed on Tuesday that a patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case diagnosed in the United States.

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas officials said in a statement Monday that an unnamed patient was being tested for Ebola and had been placed in "strict isolation" due to the patient's symptoms and recent travel history.

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said that the patient arrived in Texas from Liberia earlier this month and exhibited no symptoms. The patient sought care last Friday and has been hospitalized in isolation since the weekend. Frieden said that officials don't believe there is any risk to anyone who was on the flight at that time.

The hospital had announced a day earlier that the patient's symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 3,000 people across West Africa and infected a handful of Americans who have traveled to that region.

Four American aid workers who have become infected while volunteering in West Africa have been treated in special isolation facilities in hospitals in Atlanta and Nebraska, and a U.S. doctor exposed to the virus in Sierra Leone is under observation in a similar facility at the National Institutes of Health.

The U.S. has only four such isolation units but the CDC has insisted that any hospital can safely care for someone with Ebola.

According to the CDC, Ebola symptoms can include fever, muscle pain, vomiting and bleeding, and can appear as long as 21 days after exposure to the virus.

Jason McDonald, spokesman for the CDC, said health officials use two primary guidelines when deciding whether to test a person for the virus.

"The first and foremost determinant is have they traveled to the region (of West Africa)," he said. The second is whether there's been proximity to family, friends or others who've been exposed, he said.

U.S. health officials have been preparing since summer in case an individual traveler arrived here unknowingly infected, telling hospitals what infection-control steps to take to prevent the virus from spreading in health facilities. People boarding planes in the outbreak zone are checked for fever, but symptoms can begin up to 21 days after exposure. 
The patient is the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States.

3 comments:

  1. Yeah, BOHICA alright, keep your head down:

    Health officials are reaching out to as many as 100 people:
    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/02/health/ebola-us/index.html

    Second person being monitored:
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/01/texas-ebola-patient/16525649/

    Exposure at schools???
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-30/first-ebola-case-is-diagnosed-in-the-u-s-cdc-reports.html

    Oh, and don't worry, Ebola can only be contracted by contact with 'bodily fluids' Um, like saliva, mucous, blood or VOMIT:
    http://news.yahoo.com/dallas-ebola-patient-vomited-outside-apartment-way-hospital-064730195--finance.html

    "His whole family was screaming. He got outside and he was throwing up all over the place," resident Mesud Osmanovic, 21, said on Wednesday, describing the chaotic scene before the man was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday where he is in serious condition."

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    1. Yup - that's the ticket. Heads up and bottoms down

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    2. Don't you mean bottoms up and head down?

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