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Emory University Hospital is expected to receive a patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus within the next several days, the university announced Thursday.
It’s unclear when exactly the patient will arrive, according to a statement from Emory. The Clifton Road hospital has a specially built isolation unit to treat patients exposed to certain serious infectious diseases. Set up in collaboration with the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the unit is physically separate from other patient areas and is one of only four such facilities in the country.
This is entirely irresponsible to bring the deadliest virus from the deadliest outbreak into US just so people at CDC can play God. My son works at Emory and Emory agreeing to this places its employees and patients at risk without any type of assurance that this is safe. If they really believe this is safe, the CEO of Emory University Hospital and the head of CDC should spend a few nights in the hospital and prove to their employees and patients that this is okay. If they are unwilling to do that, why should Emory employees and patients put themselves in a situation where the Emory CEO and CDC head would not?
People of Atlanta: we need to find a way to have our voice heard. AJC: if you have any journalistic integrity, demand an answer from Emory and the CDC other than just news releases!
Transmission to humans may occur through direct contact with blood or body fluids (e.g., saliva, and urine) of an infected person or animal or through contact with objects that have been contaminated with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person.
Provide the sick passenger with a surgical mask (if the passenger can tolerate wearing one) to reduce the number of droplets expelled into the air by talking, sneezing, or coughing.
originally posted by: Ameilia
a reply to: Vasa Croe
Another example of government idiocy in action. No Ebola has made it to the US yet? No problem, let's FLY it in!