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originally posted by: SunnyRunner360
One reason healthcare professionals are getting sick is because they simply do not have the protective equipment to take precautionary measures. They are overwhelmed and tired, which makes it easier to make mistakes. Its a perfect storm. a reply to: jhn7537
originally posted by: Hyron
Any idea as to the source of the contagion? as in where this person may have contracted it?[/quote
it has been posted a couple of times in this thread,but, I will post again for you and anyone else who missed the info. I know this thread is moving so happy to repost the info
Mr. Duncan, who was a family friend and also a tenant in a house owned by the Williams family, rode in the taxi in the front passenger seat while Ms. Williams, her father and her brother, Sonny Boy, shared the back seat, her parents said. Mr. Duncan then helped carry Ms. Williams, who was no longer able to walk, back to the family home that evening, neighbors said.“He was holding her by the legs, the pa was holding her arms and Sonny Boy was holding her back,” said Arren Seyou, 31, who witnessed the scene and occupies the room next to Mr. Duncan’s.
Sonny Boy, 21, also started getting sick about a week ago, his family said, around the same time that Mr. Duncan first started showing symptoms.In a sign of how furiously the disease can spread, an ambulance had come to their house on Wednesday to pick up Sonny Boy. Another ambulance picked up a woman and her daughter from the same area, and a team of body collectors came to retrieve the body of yet another woman — all four appeared to have been infected in a chain reaction started by Marthalene Williams. A few minutes after the ambulance left, the parents got a call telling them that Sonny Boy had died on the way to the hospital.
edit on 1-10-2014 by research100 because: add better info
Mr. Duncan flew on Sept. 19 from Monrovia to Brussels, where, according to United Airlines, he took Flight 951 to Washington Dulles Airport and continued to Dallas/Fort Worth on Flight 822, arriving Sept. 20.
Volunteers are needed for the
Pandemic Flu Regional Hospital Disaster Exercise
This Exercise is a collaborative effort to better prepare our community for an Influenza outbreak event in conjunction with health department, emergency management agencies and the hospitals in the Memphis region
Volunteers are needed as "role-players" to act as patients experiencing Flu-like symptoms.
· Volunteers will be taken to the hospitals via bus. Then hospitals will triage and go through a patient tracking, triage and treatment in austere conditions to manage the surge of patients.
· This is a great experience for volunteers, clinical staff, teachers, students and others as you learn what to expect and how to respond in an emergency.
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· October 1 (Wednesday)
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o Hope Presbyterian Church
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· Registration 9:00-9:30am, the exercise will last until approximately 2:00 pm
· Registration and additional information at: www.shelbycountytn.gov/mrc
· Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (901)222-****office (901)508-****cell
Shelby County employees should first seek approval from their supervisors if they would like to volunteer.
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originally posted by: ArmyOfNobunaga
really... I just bought like 1000 cans of beans and 2000 cans of water. Why are you guys posting instead of preparing?!?