Possible ebola patient transferred to Kaiser in Sacramento, CA

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posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 12:52 AM
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Ok, so Sacramento is about 2 hours from the bay area where I live, but still pretty close. This article says the CDC provided them with information that 60 people have been tested for Ebola in California, 10 of which were sent for further testing. All of them confirmed negative, according to the CDC. This person being tested now...no info yet on the what, where, when and how. Just that he has been "quarantined" and proper precautions have been taken to insure the safety of the community blah blah blah blah.
Kaiser patient being tested for Ebola

I appreciate the paranoia, honestly I do. A little paranoia can go a long way, however.




posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 01:06 AM
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Getting closer and closer to home...

Here's more from the Sacramento Bee;
Kaiser South Sacramento testing patient for possible Ebola

It will take several days to get the results and to determine whether the patient, who may have been exposed to Ebola, has the virus, according to a statement from the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services.

In a statement, Dr. Stephen M. Parodi, infectious diseases specialist at Kaiser, said the patient is being kept in isolation in a specially equipped negative pressure room, and staff are using protective equipment. The health provider released no other details, including whether the patient had recently traveled to a west African nation or whether there were symptoms of the virus.
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posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 01:13 AM
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I used to work for Kaiser; I don't know about that particular hospital but they probably only have two rooms set aside for quarantine and they certainly don't have any rooms that are biocontainment level IV; if those tests happened to come back positive, you can expect wholesale panic on the part of the staff, and not just on the one floor, either. I wonder what they're doing about food trays, linens, etc..

This is how it starts; people read about the symptoms in the news, start coming down with something (or not, a healthy hypochondriac can be pretty convincing with symptom fantasies) and they start coming into the ER; at some point, you've got more 'possibles' then you have room for, and all the people crying wolf may mean someone who is really sick doesn't get taken seriously.

Rinse, repeat. Even no real outbreak is a nightmare. You have no idea how close to overwhelmed any given hospital is on a normal day.

Edit to add, I found this: room pressure monitor equipment
edit on 592118amWednesdayf21Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:21:59 -0500America/Chicago by signalfire because: addendum



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 01:16 AM
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Several days to get the results. No details on why this patient is a risk at all.

HIPPA and right to privacy are very important but, that article did nothing but bring something scary to our attention.

Wowsers. It really seems like this is on purpose.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 01:23 AM
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a reply to: Gothar

Just saw this too, super scary and so close to home.

Wonder if Kaiser is equipped to handle this patient if it turns out to be Ebola. Let's hope it's not.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 01:24 AM
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a reply to: Iamthatbish

There's 88,000 flights in the US alone EVERY DAY. (!!!!)

They could have simply sat next to someone who looked African (or whatever) and was ill; that would be enough to cause an issue.

I know every time I fly I get sick and that wasn't with this in the background as a worry.

Or it could be any number of other things; a vacation to the wrong place...



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 01:43 AM
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There are many things that it could have been. The article was written without any of the pertinent information.

What if are nono words when you have anxiety. This article is a recipe for mass anxiety.

a reply to: signalfire



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: Iamthatbish
Really its just the msm releasing info before they actually have any info. In recent months they have really screwed the proverbial pooch with misinformation. More than usual, I mean.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:30 PM
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I hope this comes back as negative cause i live here. People are so naive to believe it can't happen here.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:43 PM
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until the toll reaches 1.5 million, i have no worries at all. I have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than getting ebola. I wonder if the bugs,fly's,mosquito's and biting nats are spreading the disease. The zombies are multiplying. If cdc wears a full body suit to combat against ebola, then what does a person wearing no suit have against ebola and all the bugs spreading this zombie bug.



posted on Aug, 20 2014 @ 09:53 PM
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originally posted by: Gothar
a reply to: Iamthatbish
Really its just the msm releasing info before they actually have any info. In recent months they have really screwed the proverbial pooch with misinformation. More than usual, I mean.



Is it a hope we that have conspiracies will derail it before we get good info? Or is it just trying to get the news out first.



posted on Aug, 21 2014 @ 11:27 AM
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I read the article today, it doesn't say in the article if the person with ebola is an American citizen or somebody crossing the border, because is a big different between the two.

I am still waiting for the test results, it could be just Pneumonia.



posted on Aug, 21 2014 @ 05:43 PM
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a reply to: Iamthatbish
I think more on the side of trying to get the news out before they know what they are talking about. Maybe competition with other networks or affiliates, dumb kneejerk journalismn is probably closer to the truth.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 12:25 AM
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The patient at Kaiser in Sacramento does not have Ebola, they tested negative.


CBS Sacramento reports that doctors and public-health officials said tests sent to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta came back negative.
The patient was considered low-risk from the beginning, but was placed in a special, negative pressure room where doctors wore protective clothing to prevent the potential spread of the disease.


Sacramento patient tests negative for Ebola, CDC says






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