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

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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: marg6043

Your daughter better start carrying a gun!!!! If this thing goes pandemic in the US her safety will be at risk in the average ER in the USA. You need to understand as does she no matter how well trained she is the average hospital is unprepared from a physical inventory and supply chain standpoint to deal with Ebola. American businesses all over have adapted just in time inventory practices and this is hugely apparent in the hospital industry!




posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: JustMike
Great points, Mike!

I looked at flights from Monrovia, Liberia to DFW. None are direct, most take 1 hop , some take 2--including changing planes.

What a nightmare trying to back track those planes and passangers.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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originally posted by: fleabit
Such massive overreaction.. typical. Of course it was going to get into the U.S. - most countries will probably see a few cases of it. I swear this place exists simply to jump for joy when something dangerous happens, so they can fret about how we are all going to die.

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im with you all the way on this one.
of course there are going to be cases in the states and in other countries..
i dont think this is the end that peopl keep spewing.

a few years back it was the bird flu. avian flu/h1n1 or whatever it was called.
people were freaking out about it. walking around with respirators on.....people were positive that it was going to kill the majority of the planet...cause the birds man. cant contain the birds.

now its ebola and the possibility of rats....the rats man..cant contain the rats...mosquitos man...cant contain the mosquitos

i think ebola is going to wipe out huge numbers in the liberia/sierra leone reqion of africa and there will be 'some' cases in other countries. then it will be under control and next month or next year it will be something else that is going to wipe out the population.

meh



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: whatnext21

Exactly! My unit is disgusting I see it everyday and we are actually considered a nice clean hospital. But when your cleaning staff makes minimum wage a d speaks a lick of English what do you expect!

Americans really have no clue just how unprepared and disgusting their hospitals and healthcare systems are. Sad thing is the money being made and spent in said industry!



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:19 AM
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originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: FlyersFan

Well if somebody was infected before him, it would be dead by now or very ill some where else in a hospital, so I doubt that it was another before him.


The problem is that not all people live with others. If a person lives alone and becomes ill, they can die at home and no-one knows about it. We hear such reports on the news from time time but I would expect it happens more often than gets reported.

But there's another scenario: a person goes to the US from W. Africa for a quick business trip. Even a one-day visit. Becomes symptomatic en route. Struggles through the meetings. "I'm getting the flu, sorry."

Dosed up to the eyeballs on meds to treat flu symptoms, manages to get on a flight back home to W. Africa. Finally becomes totally bedridden there and from then on is just another statistic in the ever-growing number of known cases.

Simply put, a person who becomes seriously ill doesn't have to finish up in a hospital. We would hope they would, but there's no way that makes it true in every case.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:20 AM
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originally posted by: TheGoondockSaint
I've been on this website since 2001 (lurking for many years) and I don't know if I've ever seen so many people throwing up their hands saying "this is it, this is going to spread fast and destroy America".

When nothing happens and this doesn't spread into the doom porn dream you want it to, can this please be the final time you jump to conclusions on this forum? I love ATS but you negative Nancies either need some medication, exercise and/or more love in your life. Cheer up. Life is what you make of it, not what the talking box in your living room is telling you.


This place proves itself on bringing the facts for and before most other sources. By the way welcome to the boards.

Don't read my next post.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:21 AM
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a reply to: GreenMtnBoys

Yes you are right, but they have hospitals in certain regions that are equipped with the capabilities to take people withy infectious diseases, Atlanta is one of them and where she works is another.

The new guidelines for trauma and biological infections guidelines started last year for specific hospitals, that kind of got me thinking that US was getting ready already for ebola.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:22 AM
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Possible second case is being picked up by another agency…


"Let me be real frank to the Dallas County residents, the fact that we have one confirmed case, there may be another case that is a close associate with this particular patient," he said in a Wednesday interview with WFAA. "... So this is real. There should be a concern, but it's contained to the specific family members and close friends at this moment."

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edit on 1-10-2014 by intrptr because: link content and spelling



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: JustMike

I know and I take that possibility also, trust me I try to weight every possible scenario, but in this case, hardly possible, no impossible but hardly.

Unless we hear of another case sprouting outside Texas I think we just can only speculate on the if or nots.

We should be concern, but is not good to get into mass hysteria



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:26 AM
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originally posted by: GreenMtnBoys
a reply to: Olivine

Screw his family!!!! They should have stayed in Africa along with this patient! Are we idiots in this country? Every single person getting off ANY flight from Africa should be tested for Ebola on the spot! What about the poor healthcare workers in the ER and the ambulance people who were exposed?



i hear ya..
actually, i say lock it down.
this is so very serious and has the possibility to take out thousands correct?
perfect. i say travel from the states to africa should be suspended indefinately. i say travel from africa to the states should be suspended indefinately..
now the exception i think should bee if there are us citizens already in africa and they are trying to come back.

i say mandatory quarrantine until the cdc or whoever are positive they are not infected. then they can come back.
that might just be the way it has to be..
why risk it if it is so nasty?

that might just be the way it has to be.
im no master of logistics. i cant say how to make it happen but we have figured out space travel and wifi and nuclearr weapons. we should be able to figure out how to lock it down and quarrantine people before they come back as to save the lives of thousands of people...
my .02



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Occurs we will hear more infected from the people that this patient was around with, I am glad that is been taken care off, that is a good thing, better chances to live than the first one.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:28 AM
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Isn't it funny there's and article saying the federal government won't reveal identity or nationality but goes on to say he was in Liberia and visiting family there lol. Then talks about the Liberian community in north Texas.

I don't get why we haven't put moratoriums banning flights in and out of the diseased nations like south Korea did.. We just called em racist but I call em smart.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:29 AM
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originally posted by: JustMike


But there's another scenario: a person goes to the US from W. Africa for a quick business trip. Even a one-day visit. Becomes symptomatic en route. Struggles through the meetings. "I'm getting the flu, sorry."

Dosed up to the eyeballs on meds to treat flu symptoms, manages to get on a flight back home to W. Africa. Finally becomes totally bedridden there and from then on is just another statistic in the ever-growing number of known cases.

Simply put, a person who becomes seriously ill doesn't have to finish up in a hospital. We would hope they would, but there's no way that makes it true in every case.


here i another scenario. a person wants to go from the us to africa...nope. travel is restricted. we are on lock.
yet another scenario. a person wants to come from africa to the us...are you a us citizen? no...ok, then forget it
you are a us citizen? ok....gonna have to spend 3 weeks in quarrantine and then get cleared to come to the states.

i call it problem solving....



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:29 AM
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Local health officials say the patient was in contact with several children before he was hospitalized. Thompson says each of those children have been kept home and are under precautionary monitoring.


From your link- woah!!!! Several children?? Which more than likely have attended school and been around other children since being in contact with him.. So scary!



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: marg6043

Very true. The panic it would cause would only make it worse. one person with ebola in a room full of people with the flu or colds. Already having weaken immune system would make them easier targets for the virus.

Plus if it's a walk in ER room some people get fed up and leave be for they are called. It would go like wild fire.

But still hoping like you that this does not get out of hand.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: Dryad2

I agree and that is why I am angry about the whole situation, is like our government is inviting the ebola pandemic into our soil.

The greed of the big pharma have no boundaries, the only way they can make profits is if we got a pandemic in the US.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:31 AM
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originally posted by: Dryad2
I.. We just called em racist but I call em smart.



i call it getting # done.
if this thing really is as dangerous as everyone is saying then peoples right to travel to and from africa needs to be locked down.

this is not the time to worry about being pc and worring about peoples feelings and right to travel.
trying to save the population of the world here.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:32 AM
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Here is my concern, the man went to the hospital initially because he was exhibiting symptoms and had just come from an infected region. For whatever reason, he is misdiagnosed with something bacterial, not viral, and sent home. Now this man has the assurance that he doesn’t have ebola, so though he may feel under the weather he isn’t going to take extra precaution not to come into contact with others. Even if he didn’t feel well enough to venture into public, any of the family members who became symptomatic prior to proper diagnosis would also have had the same assurance that the symptoms they may be feeling are not cause for great enough concern to limit contact with others. This is a greater concern than even the original patient. We have this idea that our nation is safer because we have better medical care, but we also suffer this delusion that it can’t happen here so we are not being as efficient of observers as we should.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:33 AM
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a reply to: ObjectZero

I agree, the last time I went to the "convenient care" no emergency room, I wasn't really sick, but have some concern, as soon I looked at the room, (no even walk in) and some people had face mask while waiting, I walk right out, we have to be very cautious this days with emergency rooms and fast track care places.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 09:34 AM
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Im sorry if this has been asked or if off topic but is there any big petitions going around to restrict air travel from these countries too others? Im not on social media so way out of the loop with stuff like that but i have seen alot have success on change.org lately challenging the government on various things well in Australia anyway, you think it would be worth it for them to restrict it unless they want to wipe out a generation or 2.




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