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CDC mobilizing: Dallas Hospital confirms First Positive Ebola Case in the US

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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 12:41 PM
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Liberia suspends elections


Monrovia (AFP) - Ebola-hit Liberia has suspended nationwide elections in the latest measure to combat an epidemic which has shut down society in three west African nations, restricting travel and forcing the cancellation of public events.

Almost three million voters had been due to take part in Senate polls on Tuesday but organisers said there was no way a "mass movement, deployment and gathering of people" could go ahead without endangering lives.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was exercising powers under a state of emergency announced in August "to suspend... any and all rights ordinarily exercised, enjoyed and guaranteed to citizens," the foreign office said in a statement issued late Wednesday, quoting a presidential proclamation.

Liberia, which has seen more than half of the almost 4,000 deaths so far in the outbreak ravaging west Africa, had been due to elect half of its legislative upper chamber.

The election commission said in a statement it had recommended the postponement because it could not conduct "a free, fair, transparent and credible election" because of the epidemic.

The elections are the latest casualty of an epidemic which has forced Liberia and neighbouring Sierra Leone and Guinea to announce a nationwide state of emergency.

Schools have been shut while the three governments have banned all public gatherings except those deemed essential and cancelled a variety of public events.



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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: MrLimpet
Heaps and heaps.
It took a death and a debacle on the home turf for the US to pay attention. And even then, kindergarten steps were taken.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 12:44 PM
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Media reports: French authorities seal off building near Paris over suspected Ebola cases - @BBCBreaking, @Reuters


BBC twitter

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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: DancedWithWolves
So sad for the sitting president of Liberia. I guess that they will have to continue in office until the whole Ebola thing blows over, huh?




posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: drwill

They certainly wouldn't win any prizes appearing on;

"Are you smarter than a 5th grader".



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: DancedWithWolves

Er..... a look into the future? Wouldn't it be a shame if too much of the American population was sick, and they had to "postpone" our elections. I bet Obama would just be heartbroken over it. Let us hope they have it under control before then.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 01:45 PM
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Czech hospital tests man with Ebola symptoms - @Reuters


Man hospitals are going to be heaving with people that just sneeze , this is a tough situation .. do you take the chance? and if not how can you possibly fund whats needed to cope?

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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 01:53 PM
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Apparently the man who died in Macedonia had not been to any Ebola stricken countries.


So... let's hope he didn't die of Ebola.

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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 02:27 PM
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This is truly sad.




Ramos said she only learned of her diagnosis from a media report -- though she sensed something was wrong when doctors stopped entering her hospital room.


www.washingtonpost.com... servation/



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 03:00 PM
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Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews 1m1 minute ago
Texas health officials say Dallas County deputy has tested negative for Ebola virus - @dallasnews, @FOX4 www.breakingnews.com...


Well this is good news. Hopefully they don't just send him home with antibiotics.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 03:05 PM
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a reply to: Seek_Truth

Thank goodness. Hopefully they test him again in a few days....



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 03:07 PM
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(CNN) -- [Breaking news update, posted at 4:02 p.m. ET]
Testing of a specimen from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas "is negative for Ebola," the Texas Department of State Health Services said Thursday. The department earlier Thursday said they would be releasing Ebola test results for a Dallas sheriff's deputy.


Link: www.cnn.com...




posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: RockerDom



(CNN) -- [Breaking news update, posted at 4:02 p.m. ET]
Testing of a specimen from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas "is negative for Ebola," the Texas Department of State Health Services said Thursday. The department earlier Thursday said they would be releasing Ebola test results for a Dallas sheriff's deputy.


Link: www.cnn.com...



If his symptoms just began, isn't it too early to get a positive result regardless?

From the CDC's site:


Ebola virus is detected in blood only after the onset of symptoms, usually fever. It may take up to 3 days after symptoms appear for the virus to reach detectable levels. Virus is generally detectable by real-time RT-PCR from 3-10 days after symptoms appear...However, if the onset of symptoms is



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 03:44 PM
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Australia, you're up.



The Queensland nurse at the centre of an Ebola scare felt well but was still in isolation in a Cairns hospital as she awaited test results on Thursday evening, according to the Red Cross.
Queensland Health confirmed a 57-year-old woman Sue Ellen Kovack was being assessed in Cairns Hospital for the deadly Ebola virus, after she volunteered with Red Cross to help combat the outbreak in west Africa.




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posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 03:50 PM
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Exit Interview CDC Epidemiologist.
Ebola and Taxi Ride
"...Bjork says the outbreak in River Gee County is so "fresh" that with training of health care workers, educating communities, contact tracing, and swift isolation of patients, it can still be contained. “This Ebola treatment unit being built may never need to be used,” he says. “They have an opportunity—if that’s the right word—to get ahead, where more populated counties that got hit earlier in the outbreak were forced to play catch-up.”...'

I wonder if it would be feasible to plan for neighborhood assessment centers if indeed we see a widespread outbreak in the US. Use mobile units stationed strategically throughout populated areas to do initial screenings. Would save a lot of drain on the ER's.



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: ValentineWiggin
Yes yes I was having a sleep in though.

mobile.news.com.au...

So another negative results. ..mmmm



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 04:05 PM
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Is this it?

Published Date: 2014-10-09 13:01:10
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Porcine epidemic diarrhea - USA (24): (SD) enteric coronavirus disease
Archive Number: 20141009.2844853

"...Since its appearance in the United States in April 2013, PEDv has spread within the swine industry. In early 2014, an additional related virus, porcine delta coronavirus (PDCoV), appeared in this country. Infections with these novel SECD viruses can cause significant morbidity and mortality, particularly in young piglets...



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 04:11 PM
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originally posted by: DancedWithWolves

originally posted by: RockerDom



(CNN) -- [Breaking news update, posted at 4:02 p.m. ET]
Testing of a specimen from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas "is negative for Ebola," the Texas Department of State Health Services said Thursday. The department earlier Thursday said they would be releasing Ebola test results for a Dallas sheriff's deputy.


Link: www.cnn.com...



If his symptoms just began, isn't it too early to get a positive result regardless?

From the CDC's site:


Ebola virus is detected in blood only after the onset of symptoms, usually fever. It may take up to 3 days after symptoms appear for the virus to reach detectable levels. Virus is generally detectable by real-time RT-PCR from 3-10 days after symptoms appear...However, if the onset of symptoms is



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 04:15 PM
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Something weird is happening with the reply button on this thread...I posted some info but it's gone.

Okay, they interviewed the wife of the Dallas deputy and she said his fever was at its highest at 101.7 yesterday but today it is completely gone. Fever?!! No one said he had a fever yesterday!

Texas Health is keeping him longer, even though he tested negative for Ebola. They are deciding on a course of treatment. Huh? And he doesn't have flu. Then what does he have? Or is the hospital trying not to repeat what happened with Duncan?



posted on Oct, 9 2014 @ 04:33 PM
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originally posted by: Seek_Truth



Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews 1m1 minute ago
Texas health officials say Dallas County deputy has tested negative for Ebola virus - @dallasnews, @FOX4 www.breakingnews.com...


Well this is good news. Hopefully they don't just send him home with antibiotics.


Now hang on here. What was his timeline again? Isn't he still within his/the 21 days? Not out of the woods yet?

Doesn't the test only work once someone is symptomatic? I'm sure this has been covered?



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