Dr. Craig Spencer Who Treated Ebola Patients in Guinea, West Africa Rushed to NYC Hospital with Ebola-Like Symptoms … Tests Positive for Ebola

GOOD GRIEF ARE YOU KIDDING ME … WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO TAKE EBOLA SERIOUSLY AND THOSE EXPOSED TO IT … A FULL FLEDGED PANDEMIC?

EBOLA COMES TO THE BIG APPLE … 33 year old Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician, who recently returned to the United States after treating patients in Guinea, West Africa was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms. Craig Spencer returned to NYC and landed at JFK International airport on Oct. 17. According to accounts, Spencer’s temperature was 98.7 degrees upon arrival. Looks like the new so-called protocols of people entering the country are garbage and do not properly screen for Ebola. Hmm, haven’t we been saying that for how long? What part about a 21 day quarantine for those healthcare workers who have been exposed to Ebola is such a difficult concept to grasp? Also, when are healthcare workers going to act more responsibly, themselves?

Craig Spencer and his fiancee have been isolated. This is some what unreal that a doctor who knows the risk of Ebola would subject others and his own fiancee to the disease.

Craig Spencer

A 33-year-old Doctors Without Borders physician who recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea was rushed in an ambulance with police escorts from his Harlem home to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, sources said.

Craig Spencer, who was was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms — a 103-degree [SM editors note: correction, 100.3 degree] fever and nausea — spent Wednesday night bowling in Williamsburg, the sources said. He used Uber taxis to get there and back.

He landed at JFK airport on Oct. 17 on a connecting flight from Brussels, a source said. Spencer’s temperature was 98.7 degrees upon arrival, the source added.

Spencer had been working with Doctors Without Borders in Africa, treating Ebola patients in Guinea, sources said.

He’s undergoing testing at Bellevue to see if he has the deadly virus.

“After consulting with the hospital and the CDC, DOHMH has decided to conduct a test for the Ebola virus because of this patient’s recent travel history, pattern of symptoms, and past work,” the Health Department said.

Test results should be available in the next 12 hours, they added.

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When are we going to take this fatal disease seriously, does the Obama administration want America to become like West Africa, riddled with Ebola? Stop the PC nonsense and get serious, stop travel from affected countries and provide 21 day mandatory quarantine for those healthcare workers and military forces who have to provide care in these areas. Craig Spencer returned from Guinea, Africa 10 days ago before showing Ebola-like symptoms. NYC Mayor de Blasio says there is no reason to be alarmed. REALLY? Spencer rode the A, L, and No. 1 subway lines, went running, used an Uber livery cab, and went to a bowling alley in Williamsburg called the Gutter. The bowling alley has since been closed and many unsuspecting NY’ers who rode on the same subways are now concerned. Limited contact, do you know how many people there are in New York City? There is no such thing!

Since returning from Africa, Spencer rode the A, L, and No. 1 subway lines, went running, used an Uber livery cab, and went to a bowling alley in Williamsburg called the Gutter Wednesday night, said Dr. Mary Bassett, the city’s health commissioner. He also visited the High Line park in Manhattan at some point, she said. He began exhibiting a fever and diarrhea on Thursday morning.

“Today, EMS HAZ TAC Units transported a patient to Bellevue Hospital who presented a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms,” Basset said in a statement earlier Thursday before the diagnosis. “As a further precaution, beginning today, the Health Department’s team of disease detectives immediately began to actively trace all of the patient’s contacts to identify anyone who may be at potential risk. The Health Department staff has established protocols to identify, notify, and, if necessary, quarantine any contacts of Ebola cases.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the man had limited contact with others since coming back from Africa and was working with health officials to identify them. One of those was his fiance, who was also brought to Bellevue. The mayor also cautioned New Yorkers that their chances of contracting Ebola are very slim, even if you were on the subway with Spencer.

“We want to state at the outset that New Yorkers have no reason to be alarmed,” de Blasio said. “New Yorkers who have not been exposed are not at all at risk.”

But of course Obama is not taking it seriously, he appointed a political operative to be the Ebola czar, rather than some one with healthcare and healthcare management experience.

New York City Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola – Doctor’s Fiancee, 2 Friends Healthy, But Being Quarantined.

At the news conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said officials believe Spencer came in contact with four people during the time he was infected and symptomatic, and state officials are already talking to those four people.

Those four people include Spencer’s fiancée and two friends – all of whom are healthy, but have still been quarantined, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Mary Travis Bassett said.

The fourth person who is in contact with the state is the driver of an Uber car, which Spencer took when he went bowling Wednesday night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Bassett said. The Uber driver had no direct contact with Spencer, and is not believed to be in any danger, she said.

 

Daily Commentary – Thursday, October 23, 2014 – I noticed Locally the Long Lines for Flu Shots

  • The panic of Ebola is reaching the people in my area of Canada. People are waiting in long lines to get Flu shots, whether or not they even do any good against Ebola



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Airline Passenger at Newark Liberty International Airport with Ebola Symptoms Taken to Newark Hospital

Airline passenger who traveled from West Africa to the United States has been to hospital with Ebola symptoms.

An unnamed airline passenger traveling from West Africa to the United States has been identified at Newark International Airport with Ebola symptoms and has been taken to University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Just hours after the United States raised its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. But the question remains, why are we allowing them to fly to the United States at all? So what if this passenger tests positive for Ebola? Obama is sing his praises that the system works. But what about the individuals on the plane that were exposed to this possible Ebola individual? What if a person flies to the United States, like Thomas Eric Duncan who came to the US without symptoms, and then tested positive after for Ebola and infected others? Sorry, but the current screening does not prevent that. They can lie and say they have had no contact with Ebola, like Thomas Eric Duncan as well. Only a ban on flights would.

STOP THE FLIGHTS!!!

Ebola Travel ban

An airline passenger who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday afternoon has been held at Newark’s University Hospital for evaluation after exhibiting possible Ebola-like symptoms, government officials said.

“During the enhanced screening process for individuals arriving to the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, an individual was identified as reporting symptoms or having a potential exposure to Ebola,” a Centers for Disease Control spokeswoman said.

CDC or state and local public health officials will contact other passengers on the aircraft “should it be determined that there was any risk to the other passengers of exposure to communicable disease,” the spokeswoman said.

Authorities didn’t release the passenger’s name, gender or the country of origin. An ambulance transported the traveler to University Hospital, which has an agreement with the CDC to “detain, isolate and quarantine individuals who are reasonably believed to be infected with Ebola or any communicable disease,” a hospital spokeswoman said.

The person was stopped hours after the Department of Homeland Security announced that flights carrying people from the three West Africa countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak would be routed to five U.S. airports. The majority of those travelers from West Africa arrive at New York’s John F. Kennedy International airport; less than a dozen or so passengers arrive at Newark daily.

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Ebola Nurse Nina Pham’s Boyfriend Rumored Admitted To Hospital With Ebola-Like Symptoms

RUT-ROH, could we have another case of Ebola?

It is being reported that the boyfriend of Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse that was diagnosed with Ebola, may have contracted the virus from her. The boyfriend’s coworkers at Alcon in Fort Worth were sent a letter saying that he was in a hospital isolation unit, suffering from systems that mimic Ebola.

Ebola-CDC brief

Rumors swirled Sunday that Nina Pham’s boyfriend was “secretly” admitted to a hospital with Ebola-like symptoms, though the reports were not officially confirmed. Pham was the first person to contract the deadly virus on U.S. soil after she treated Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. National fear rose that the Ebola diagnosis rate would grow in the U.S. after Pham contracted the infection, especially if she had spread it to her unidentified boyfriend.

Jeff George, the CEO of Alcon, a Fort Worth, Texas company that specializes in eye care products, sent an email to staff saying someone at the company was hospitalized with Ebola-like symptoms, Got News reported.

In a statement on its website, Alcon said an associate was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Oct. 12 to monitor for “potential signs” of the infection but did not identify the person.

“This measure was taken due to the fact that the associate was in contact with the Texas Health Presbyterian health care worker who has recently tested positive for the virus,” the post reads. “The Alcon associate has not shown any signs or symptoms of the Ebola virus.”

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Barack Obama Weekly Address: What You Need to Know About Ebola … Good Grief, Community Organizer Compares Ebola to the Flu

Barack Obama tells America in his weekly Address what you need to know about the Ebola …  “If you like your Ebola, you can keep your Ebola.”

This is what happens when you elect a community organizer, a divider and a person who makes everything political, including the safeguarding of America president. Barack Obama has been a failure with the economy, failure with reducing the national debt, failure with Obamacare, failure with foreign policy in the Middle East (Iraq, Libya, Syria, Egypt and Iran to name a few), failure in dealing with Russia, failure in securing our Southern border with Mexico, failure to improve race relations in the US, failure with ISIS and has had so many scandals that Richard Nixon looks like a choir boy. The scandals include Fast and Furious, Benghazi-gate, IRS-gate, AP-gate, James Rosen-gate, Eric Holder perjury. Its reads like an Obama scandal list from A to Z.

Now we are supposed to trust Obama and his cronies with Ebola. Maybe they can do better than the role out of the Healthcare.gov website. During his Weekly Address, this fool actually made the comparison of flu deaths to Ebola. Obama stated, “As our public health experts point out, every year thousands of Americans die from the flu.  Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch.  It’s not transmitted through the air like the flu.”  Wow genius, really? You would dare reference Ebola and the flu in the same breath? However, Barack Obama is failing to mention that the death rate in the Ebola epidemic has risen to 70%, up from 50%. But Obama wont talk about those facts.

The World Health Organization (WHO) made the announcement at a news conference in Geneva, where officials said there could be up to 10,000 new cases of the virus every week within two months.

Weekly Address Transcript:  [comments below in blue, editorial notes]

Today, I want to take a few minutes to speak with you-directly and clearly-about Ebola: [From the president who brought us, if you like your doctor and healthcare plan, you can keep your doctor and healthcare plan, period!] what we’re doing about it, and what you need to know .  Because meeting a public health challenge like this isn’t just a job for government.  All of us-citizens, leaders, the media-have a responsibility and a role to play.  This is a serious disease, but we can’t give in to hysteria or fear-because that only makes it harder to get people the accurate information they need.  We have to be guided by the science.  We have to remember the basic facts. [When has the Obama administrations ever cared about the facts?]

First, what we’re seeing now is not an “outbreak” or an “epidemic” of Ebola in America. [No, we have two infected nurses and one dead individual from Liberia and too many others who have been exposed to these 3 people]. We’re a nation of more than 300 million people.  To date, we’ve seen three cases of Ebola diagnosed here-the man who contracted the disease in Liberia [and was sent home from the hospital the first time], came here [a Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, who lied on his flight questionnaire and came to the US knowing he had been exposed to Ebola]. and sadly died; the two courageous nurses who were infected  [one was blamed by the CDC director for not following protocol, the other was allowed to get on a plane with a low grade fever by the CDC and thus exposing others to the disease]. while they were treating him.  Our thoughts and our prayers are with them, and we’re doing everything we can to give them the best care possible.  Now, even one infection is too many.  At the same time, we have to keep this in perspective.  As our public health experts point out, every year thousands of Americans die from the flu. [Are you kidding that this moron is making comparisons between the flu and Ebola?]

Second, Ebola is actually a difficult disease to catch.  It’s not transmitted through the air like the flu.  You cannot get it from just riding on a plane or a bus.  The only way that a person can contract the disease is by coming into direct contact with the bodily fluids of somebody who is already showing symptoms. [BS ... Ebola is not AIDS. You can get Ebola from bodily fluids like sweat and saliva left on a plane or bus seat, railing, surface. Also, if some one coughs, sneezes or slits and fluid comes out]  I’ve met and hugged some of the doctors and nurses who’ve treated Ebola patients.  I’ve met with an Ebola patient who recovered, right in the Oval Office.  And I’m fine. [Obama, you are far from fine, but that is a whole other story. Maybe we should make Barack Obama the official greeter at the airport for all peoples coming from West Africa Ebola riddled countries?]

Third, we know how to fight this disease.  We know the protocols. [Really, then why did the CDC just change the protocols?]  And we know that when they’re followed, they work.  So far, five Americans who got infected with Ebola in West Africa have been brought back to the United States-and all five have been treated safely, without infecting healthcare workers.

And this week, at my direction [me, me, me, me], we’re stepping up our efforts.  Additional CDC personnel are on the scene in Dallas and Cleveland.  We’re working quickly to track and monitor anyone who may have been in close contact with someone showing symptoms.  We’re sharing lessons learned [How in the hell did they not have lessons learned from treating Ebola in West Africa?] so other hospitals don’t repeat the mistakes that happened in Dallas.  The CDC’s new Ebola rapid response teams will deploy quickly [You mean we already did not have one like in the movie, 'Outbreak'?] to help hospitals implement the right protocols.  New screening measures are now in place at airports that receive nearly all passengers arriving from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone [The same similar screenings that would have still allowed Thomas Eric Duncan into the United States].  And we’ll continue to constantly review our measures, and update them as needed, to make sure we’re doing everything we can to keep Americans safe.

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Barack Obama Appoints Political Hack and Spin Doctor Ron Klain as Ebola Czar … The Divider in Chief Strikes Again, “It’s a Political Move from Beginning to End”

SERIOUS SITUATIONS CALL FOR SERIOUS PEOPLE … NOT COMMUNITY AGITATORS PLAYING PARTISAN POLITICS.

The Divider in Chief is at it again. Barack Obama announced that he was appointing partisan bureaucrat and spin doctor Ron Klain as Ebola Czar. As only a community agitator could do, Obama has taken a very serious situation and turned it into partisan politics as Liberals think it is a great idea while conservatives are do not and are much more skeptical. With no medical or public health experience experience what-so-ever, Ron Klain is a Washington insider hired more likely to help the Obama administration message, a.k.a. spin, Ebola and the debacle in hoe the Obama administrations handles it running up to the 2014 midterm elections.

President Obama’s choice of veteran Democratic politico Ron Klain to serve as Ebola czar stunned many Republicans. Their first objection is that Klain has no experience in public health or infectious diseases. But in a larger sense, GOP critics see Klain, a former chief of staff for Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, more as a political operative than a potential leader of the fight against Ebola.

What qualifies Klain for the job, the formal title of which is Ebola Response Coordinator? First, the White House makes no claim of any expertise in health matters. Instead, officials point to Klain’s impressive Washington resume — the jobs with Gore and Biden, plus chief of staff for Clinton administration Attorney General Janet Reno and top positions with Senate Democrats.

Charles Krauthammer’s made the following comments  during an appearance on Special Report with Bret Baier, where he called the Klain appointment for what it really was, a public relations move.

“I don’t think it’s going to make any difference one way or the other. Its a PR move from beginning to end. It gives the appearance of motion; this is what Obama specializes in. If you have a VA scandal, an IRS scandal, a Secret Service scandal, you fire the guy at the top so you have the appearance of motion; here you’re putting a guy in who’s supposedly going to coordinate.”

“There’s a quote in the New York Times about what Klain would do, and he said his job is ‘messaging.’ So we have a virus on the loose that turns your organs into liquid, and the answer is to appoint a guy to do the messaging.

UPDATE I: White House Ebola Czar Was ‘Key Player’ In Solyndra Scandal.

Oh wait, here is a qualification to be Ebola czar … was a “key player” in praising Solyndra to Obama and Biden, despite the red flags from auditors. Solyndra is now bankrupt. Can we really afford to have some one in charge of Ebola with such a lack of judgement?

Ron Klain, the newly appointed White House Ebola response coordinator, was one of the senior White House officials who advised that President Obama should visit solar power company Solyndra in 2011, despite an auditor raising red flags about the company’s finances.

According to The Washington Post, Klain was one of the “key players” in the scandal while he worked for Vice President Joe Biden: “Ron Klain, then Biden’s chief of staff, dismissed auditor’s concerns about Solyndra’s solvency, reasoning that all innovative companies come with risk.”

Another Solyndra email, reported by Fox News, indicated that Biden’s office were all fans of Solyndra, and that the staff “about had an orgasm” at the prospect of an Energy Department loan.

UPDATEI I: Can this appointment become any more of a joke? As it appears, Ron Klain will be reporting to former U.N. ambassador and current National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Yes, that same Susan Rice who lost all credibility by going on five network Sunday shows and lied that the terrorist Benghazi Consulate attack was the result of a video tape.

US Rep. Steve Scalise Grills CDC Director Frieden at Ebola House Hearing about Travel Ban

It should be frightening to all Americans that the CDC is this political …

US Rep. Steve Scalise(R-LA) confronted CDC Director Frieden over the Ebola situation and putting a travel ban in place or at the very least to stop issuing visas to individuals from  Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to the US. The answers that he received from the CDC Director were nothing short of political stonewalling and non-answers.

How can there not be a travel ban from individuals from West Africa, after all … that’s how other African countries saved themselves, they closed their borders.  So if it was good for African countries to do so, why is it also not okay for America? What is Obama’s issue and agenda? During the hearing the CDC director claimed that CDC was open to travel ban. Hmm … but is Obama and will it be too late if he finally is forced to?

UNBELIEVABLE … CDC OK’d Ebola Patient Amber Joy Vinson to Travel By Air With “Low-Grade” Fever

IS THE CDC ON OUR SIDE OR NOT … THE CDC SAY THEY KNOW EVERYTHING AND HAVE PROTOCOLS IN PLACE APPEAR TO KNOW LITTLE.

Are you kidding me, a nurse that had treated an Ebola patient who died, and a second healthcare worker infected with the virus, was allowed to board a plane with a low grade fever. I am speechless.The second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola, Amber Joy Vinson, traveled by air October 13, with a low-grade fever, a day before she showed up at the hospital reporting symptoms. How did the CDC give this individual a green  light to travel? The Frontier plane in question made five additional flights before it was finally taken out of service. Making matters worse, if possible, Dr. LaPook on the CBS Evening News. said,“This nurse, Nurse Vinson,  did in fact call the CDC several times before taking that flight and said she has a temperature, a fever of 99.5, and the person at the CDC looked at a chart and because her temperature wasn’t 100.4 or higher she didn’t officially fall into the category of high risk.” UNREAL!!!

How do you let anyone who had exposure to an Ebola patient with any type of fever get on a plane? These are the folks that we are entrusting protocols to? Really?

The CDC has announced that the second healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola — now identified as Amber Joy Vinson of Dallas — traveled by air Oct. 13, with a low-grade fever, a day before she showed up at the hospital reporting symptoms.

The CDC is now reaching out to all passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth. The flight landed at 8:16 p.m. CT.

All 132 passengers on the flight are being asked to call 1 800-CDC INFO (1 800 232-4636). Public health professionals will begin interviewing passengers about the flight Wednesday afternoon.

“Although she (Vinson) did not report any symptoms and she did not meet the fever threshold of 100.4, she did report at that time she took her temperature and found it to be 99.5,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden.  Her temperature coupled with the fact that she had been exposed to the virus should have prevented her from getting on the plane, he said.  “I don’t think that changes the level of risk of people around her.  She did not vomit, she was not bleeding, so the level of risk of people around her would be extremely low.”

Just how incompetent are the folks at the CDC?

 The day before she went to the hospital with Ebola symptoms, Amber Vinson was flying halfway across the country on a commercial jet with 132 other people.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said she never should have stepped foot on the flight, but another federal official told CNN that no one at the agency stopped her.

Before flying from Cleveland to Dallas on Monday, Vinson called the CDC to report an elevated temperature of 99.5 Fahrenheit. She informed the agency that she was getting on a plane, the official said, and she wasn’t told not to board the aircraft.

 UPDATE I: After Vinson flew from Cleveland to Dallas, the same Frontier Airlines plane made five additional trips.

  • Frontier Flight 2042 departed to Dallas on Oct. 14 at 8:11 a.m. CDT and arrived in Cleveland at 11:14 a.m. EDT
  • Frontier Flight 1104 departed Cleveland on Oct. 14 at 12:24 p.m. EDT and arrived in Fort Lauderdale at 3 p.m. EDT
  • Frontier Flight 1105 departed Fort Lauderdale on Oct. 14 at 4:02 p.m. EDT and arrived in Cleveland at 6:16 p.m. EDT
  • Frontier Flight 1101 departed Cleveland on Oct. 14 7:24 p.m. EDT and arrived in Atlanta at 9:03 p.m. EDT
  • Frontier Flight 1100 departed Atlanta on Oct. 14 at 10:12 p.m. EDT and arrived in Cleveland at 11:19 p.m. EDT
  • Frontier jet lands in Denver Wednesday afternoon and is taken to a Frontier maintenance  hanger for further decontamination cleanup procedures.

WAPO/ABC Poll: 67% of Americans Support a Travel Ban From Ebola Affected Countries of West Africa Like Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea

TWO THIRDS, 67% OF AMERICANS ARE IN FAVOR OF TRAVEL BANS FROM COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY EBOLA … BARACK OBAMA GOLFS.

According to a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll, 67% of Americans are in favor of travel bans for individuals from countries affected by Ebola, namely the West African ravaged countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. JUST 67%? Look for this number to grow considerably after a second transmitted case of Ebola has now been diagnosed in Dallas, Texas.

Ebola Travel ban

Nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about a widespread epidemic of the Ebola virus in the United States, and about as many in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the federal government is not doing enough to prevent it.

Indeed, more than four in 10 – 43 percent are worried that they or an immediate family member might catch the disease. That’s similar to the level of concern about other viral outbreaks in some previous ABC/Post polls, but more consequential, given Ebola’s high mortality rate.

From The Daily Caller points out that this is not a Republican or Democrat partisan issue … their is support on both sides to put a travel ban in place. Except from the always political, PC, community organizer, Barack Obama.

The public’s support for an Ebola travel ban is growing fast, prompting more Republican and Democratic politicians to demand a White House policy reversal.

Sixty seven percent of Americans said they would favor “restricting entry to the United States by people who’ve been in affected countries,” according to a new poll by The Washington Post and the ABC News.

Only 29 percent opposed the travel curbs on people arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where 4,000 people have already died from the lethal and invasive disease.

That attitude is spurring politicians to challenge President Barack Obama’s repeated opposition to any restrictions on the entry of apparently healthy Africans who may carry the disease.

Obama’s progressive-style opposition to the travel ban may become a problem for Democrats during the remaining three weeks of the 2014 campaign, especially if more Americans are infected with the deadly disease.

Second Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas

A SECOND POSITIVE CASE OF EBOLA IN DALLAS, TEXAS …

A second healthcare worker has tested positive for Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX. This healthcare worker was among those who took care of Thomas Eric Duncan, now deceased, after he was diagnosed with Ebola. The second unnamed hospital worker is a female that lived alone with no pets. UNREAL  The first Texas Health Presbyterian nurse to become infected was Nina Pham. What is the CDC and the Obama White House waiting for … a full scale Ebola pandemic in the United States? It is obvious that this hospital cannot contain the spread of this virus, through no fault of his own. Hospitals and healthcare workers were woefully prepared for this. Get these patients who are infected with Ebola to the four hospitals in the US that specialize in infectious disease!!!

Ebola-CDC brief

A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has tested positive for the disease.

The health care worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the hospital.

Health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures, and those people will be monitored. The type of monitoring depends on the nature of their interactions and the potential they were exposed to the virus.

The worker was among those who took care of Thomas Eric Duncan after he was diagnosed with Ebola.

The preliminary Ebola test was run late Tuesday at the state public health laboratory in Austin, and results were received at about midnight.

Confirmatory testing on a separate specimen will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids of a sick person or exposure to contaminated objects such as needles. People are not contagious before symptoms such as fever develop.

CNN:

A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola, health officials said Wednesday — casting further doubt on the hospital’s ability to handle Ebola and protect employees.

The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said.

The preliminary Ebola test was done late Tuesday at the state public health laboratory in Austin, and the results came back around midnight. A second test will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

IT IS UNBELIEVABLE HOW INEPT THE FEDS HAVE BEEN IN DEALING WITH EBOLA. PUT A TRAVEL BAN IN PLACE NOW FOR ANYONE FROM WEST AFRICA COUNTRIES RIDDLED WITH EBOLA.

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