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originally posted by: Painterz
I think if she had tested positive, there would be no way the authorities could keep it a secret, because they'd have to haul in every single other person on that plane, and their immediate families, for testing.
And in this day and age, there is absolutely no way any government authority could keep that quiet.
According to a CDC spokesperson testing for Ebola takes 1-2 days after they receive the samples. The primary testing is PCR. This is performed on blood that has been treated to kill and live virus. So far CDC has tested samples from around 6 people who had symptoms consistent with Ebola and a travel history to the affected region.
originally posted by: rickymouse
There could be a lot of conditions that could cause that to happen. There was no testing done yet and that should be done to find out if she did have it. Keeping the workers quarantined might not be a bad idea to lessen the chances of spreading whatever she has. It shouldn't take long to do a test for Ebola, maybe a day or two.
Edit, I see someone did post that it probably wasn't Ebola. Seems a little too quick to me.