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Connecticut’s governor declared a public health emergency in the Nutmeg State. The precautionary order, signed by Gov. Dannel Malloy, allows public health officials to coordinate a targeted quarantine in case Ebola arrives in the state.
“We are taking this action today to ensure that we are prepared, in advance, to deal with any identified cases in which someone has been exposed to the virus or, worst case, infected,” Malloy said in a statement.
“Our state’s hospitals have been preparing for it, and public health officials from the state are working around the clock to monitor the situation. Right now, we have no reason to think that anyone in the state is infected or at risk of infection,” he continued. “But it is essential to be prepared and we need to have the authorities in place that will allow us to move quickly to protect public health, if and when that becomes necessary. Signing this order will allow us to do that.”
originally posted by: adomol
a reply to: ValentineWiggin
I have feeling though, that this situation will also be spawning A LOT of hypochondriacs.
originally posted by: BobAthome
a reply to: LDragonFire
9/18/14 Infected (from 18th-->assume it was 17th or 18thfor instance,, said good-bye the night before,, wink,wink.)
from 18th to ,,,October 8th.
21 days.Oct.8th,, if the man is still alive,,on October 9th,,that would be good. or at least hopefull.
The world can wait a whole 8 days ,,right?
One thing not mentioned,,If u had contact with Mr. X or ground Zero,, take your pick,,is,,
go too your nearest Dr. and say,, "please,,test me for Ebola,,"i know Mr. X."
thats just common sence right??
originally posted by: graceunderpressure
originally posted by: TruthxIsxInxThexMist
Here is a new one for you all:
A man who recently traveled to Liberia was taken by ambulance from Los Angeles International Airport to a nearby hospital in Inglewood, where he was quarantined even though he does not have any symptoms of Ebola.
The man, who has not been identified, was taken Tuesday night to Centinela Hospital Medical Center due to “travel history appropriate precautions,” according to Steven Brand, a hospital spokesman.
“The patient will remain fully isolated in the hospital’s ER for continued evaluation and all appropriate testing will be conducted in consultation with the CDC,” Brand said.
So, it seems like the authorities can only overreact or underreact -- no reasonable measures in between the two. I don't recall anyone saying that any traveler with a history of visiting Liberia must be quarantined.
Border agents have some stunning news for Americans concerned about the risk of Ebola.
Agents are reporting that they have caught hundreds of illegal aliens crossing our Southern border from African Ebola “hot zones” over the past several months, the majority of them from Liberia, where Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan is from.
And as a Federal GAO report told us last year, for every illegal caught at the border, an estimated 5 more slip through. So potentially thousands of West African illegals may have entered the United States illegally in just the past 6 months.
Chris Cabrera is a spokesperson for the National Border Patrol Council, a union representing United States Border Patrol Agents. In an interview for KGBT television in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, Cabrera told the reporter just how high the threat really is.
DHS figures indicate that 112 individuals were caught illegally crossing into the United States from Guinea, 231 from Liberia, and another 145 from Sierra Leone, the three Ebola “hot spots”. This represents a 95% increase over 2013, before the Ebola crisis heated up.
And DHS pulled 30% of its agents off the border in August, to deal with the massive influx of illegal minors from Central America, leaving even fewer agents to defend against invasion, as the Ebola catastrophe gets worse in Africa, and people get more desperate to get to America for treatment.