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originally posted by: loam
a reply to: drwill
OMG. It gets worse:
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Three days later, on Wednesday evening, Jallah and Yah were visited in their second-floor apartment by health officials from the state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The officials took everyone’s temperature and told them that they should not leave the apartment.
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I hope Texans are especially lucky.
The "control order" also requires the family of Thomas Eric Duncan to be available to provide blood samples and agree to any testing required by public health officials. Officials said Thursday that the four or five family members could face criminal charges for violating the order, which was delivered to them in writing Wednesday evening.
Police have been stationed at the apartment complex to ensure residents' safety, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told a news briefing Thursday afternoon.
School nurses are checking classrooms twice a day for possible symptoms among students, said superintendent Mike Miles, adding that attendance is down about 10% at schools attended by children linked to the 42-year-old Duncan.
The district also announced that three siblings who had potential contact with Duncan were removed from an elementary school for testing but that they were ultimately deemed healthy.
In an odd twist, WFAA-TV reported that five members of the Dallas County Sheriff's Department who were briefly inside Duncan's apartment have been temporarily put on leave.
The three deputies, a sergeant, and a lieutenant accompanied the head of Dallas County Health and Human Services Department and a doctor into the apartment late Wednesday night. They had gone there on the orders of Sheriff Lupe Valdez to get the occupants to sign a court order forbidding them from leaving the apartment.
"They're very concerned," said Christopher Dyer, president of the Dallas County Sheriff's Association. "Their families are concerned. You've got to go home and tell your spouse, 'Hey, I was just inside this house where a guy had Ebola.'"
Dyer said deputies - both those that went inside and those that didn't - were told to bag up their uniforms and boots and turn them in. He said he contacted Valdez's second in command, asking that the deputies be put on leave and be evaluated by medical staff.
Also Thursday, the Plano, Texas school district informed parents that someone residing in the home of one of their elementary school students is on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's monitoring list of people who had contact with Duncan.
Stinson Elementary in Plano sent letters out Thursday informing parents that one person "residing in a Stinson Elementary home" is on the CDC's monitoring list. That person self-reported to the CDC and is considered "low-risk," according to district officials. The letters did not say whether or not the person on the monitoring list is a student.
Duncan, who is in serious condition with Ebola at Texas Health Presybyterian Hospital, recently arrived in the United States from Liberia. No one who has had contact with Duncan has shown any symptoms of Ebola, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said at the briefing.
Ebola has infected 7,178 people and has killed 3,338 in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Senegal and Nigeria, the World Health Organization says. The outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal — which took swift, decisive action to control the virus — are likely over.
In other countries, however, the number of cases has been doubling every three weeks, and the CDC estimates that the disease could affect up to 1.4 million people by January if it's not quickly controlled.
originally posted by: option158
a reply to: MarkJS
“There was noncompliance with the request to stay home,” said Thompson.
One of the children attended school Thursday, despite a stay-at-home order issued the day before by Dallas school officials. Students at four Dallas schools are believed to have had close contact with Duncan.
sorry if already posted.