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DALLAS — As children played soccer and families visited with each other outside, there was some semblance of normalcy returning Sunday in the North Dallas neighborhood where Ebola patient Thomas Duncan had been living; normalcy, even as the very abnormal happened just yards away.
"We've been told we won't be involved in anything bigger than this for a long time," said Brad Smith, vice president of Cleaning Guys, a Fort Worth-based environmental hazardous materials clean-up business.
Smith's crew suited up in astronaut-looking garb Sunday as they began the second and final decontamination phase at that apartment in The Ivy complex.
"Full face shields, full respirators, hoods, booties, gloves — we're triple-gloving," Smith explained. "Anything that's in there, it'll be completely stripped out — from the carpet, to the curtains, to all belongings."
originally posted by: MrLimpet
a reply to: Destinyone
I heard that as well. More information later.......
This is different than the NJ airplane vomiting guy. Negative results available in less than 5 hours.
It was my understanding, the Dover, Delaware individual was admitted Saturday.
Why the delay?
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A sick child has been taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital out of a precaution due to flu-like symptoms.
Officials believe the child visiting Miami Beach from West Africa is not likely to have Ebola.
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Sunday night he requested the test and released
“This morning I was briefed on actions that our local health officials had taken in a specific case here in Miami-Dade County. Due to patient privacy rules, the County is limited in what information we can provide. However, our residents and visitors should rest assured that despite the fact that this patient who was visiting our area did not meet the test criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control, and that it is unlikely that they have Ebola, out of an abundance of caution I requested that the test still be conducted. Again, at this time, we have no reason to believe that this patient is infected with the virus. My administration will continue to monitor the situation.”
Ms. Jallah said she was not thinking specifically about Ebola, but she had a warning for the arriving emergency medical workers: “You need to wear masks and be protective because this man is from a viral country.”
Ms. Jallah followed the ambulance to the hospital, and by the time she found Mr. Duncan in Room 42, nurses had already placed an isolation sign on the door. When she got back to her apartment, she instructed her four children not to touch her, sealed her clothes in a plastic bag and took a bath laced with Clorox.
She called her mother and told her to avoid the bed that Mr. Duncan had shared and to bag up his towels. When Ms. Troh protested because the blanket was new, Ms. Jallah returned to Walmart to buy bedding, towels and a thin mattress. “That blanket is not as important as your life,” she told her mother.
originally posted by: 2gd2btru
a reply to: ValentineWiggin
It also says she found him in a room as opposed to being with him in the waiting room. Also a clean mattress that he hasn't slept on appears. So now which is spin and which is the truth, or are they both spin?
Jallah took a quick trip to Wal-Mart and bought a $50 brown cotton blanket. When she returned, she draped it over Duncan’s shoulders and then gently lifted him by his back to try to get him to drink some hot tea. That’s when she looked into his eyes and knew in her heart that things were very bad.
Jallah didn’t wait to watch the ambulance leave. All she had on her mind was getting to the hospital as quickly as she could, she said. She headed to her red Toyota minivan with the blanket in her arms, joined now by two cousins she had picked up earlier on her way to the Ivy Apartments and her father, Joe Joe Jallah.