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

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posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 06:14 AM
CNN is saying the cameraman infected is getting a survivor's blood, assuming Brantley but I'm not 100 % sure.

ETA: Yep Brantley.

Nurse in Spain is saying she used all proper precautions.
edit on 8-10-2014 by ValentineWiggin because: (no reason given)

I predict Jesse Jackson getting all riled up over Duncan not receiving survivor's blood any minute now.
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posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 06:49 AM

originally posted by: BlueAjah
a reply to: texasgirl

I think the interview was after his first visit to the apartment. Not the different day when he returned to pick the family up to move them to a new location.

How does someone get to be a judge when they have so little common sense? Isn't common sense a job requirement or something?

He was trying to get attention before his November election. I think this is going to backfire on him.

My mistake. They're playing up the Ebola scare so much on our local news I am getting confused!!

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 07:17 AM
Ebola Burial Teams in Sierra Leone Go On Strike Over Hazard Pay

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Teams in charge of burying the bodies of Ebola victims in two districts of Sierra Leone have gone on strike over the non-payment of their weekly risk allowances, leaders of the group said on Tuesday. Because the Ebola virus is highly infectious and remains active in the corpses of victims, only specialized teams in protective clothing are allowed to remove and dispose of the bodies.

A strike by the burial teams could worsen the outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone, whichrecorded 121 deaths and scores of new infections on a single day last week. "We have decided to stop working until they pay us our weekly risk allowance," Tamba Nyandemoh told Reuters. They have not been paid for two weeks, he said. The teams bury between 17 and 35 bodies daily, according to Nyandemoh. Each team has 12 workers and every member of a team earns about $100 a week. Sierra Leone deputy health minister Madina Rahman said the teams have been paid through the end of September. They are only owed for this week, she said. Rahman did not comment on the demand for risk pay.


posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 07:30 AM
Good Lord, Spain did the exact same thing that was done in the U.S. with Mr. Duncan.

Nurse reported Ebola symptoms many times before being quarantined

A Spanish nurse who was admitted to hospital in Madrid with the Ebola virus, after treating a repatriated patient who later died of the illness, had told health authorities at least three times that she had a fever before she was placed in quarantine.

Teresa Romero Ramos is the first person in the current outbreak to have caught the virus outside of west Africa.

Her first contact with health authorities was on 30 September when she complained of a slight fever and fatigue. Romero Ramos called a specialised service dedicated to occupational risk at the Carlos III hospital where she worked and had treated an Ebola patient, said Antonio Alemany from the regional government of Madrid. But as the nurse’s fever had not reached 38.6C, she was advised to visit her local clinic where she was reportedly prescribed paracetamol.

Days later, according to the El País newspaper, Romero Ramos called the hospital again to complain about her fever. No action was taken.

On Monday, she called the Carlos III hospital again, this time saying she felt terrible. Rather than transport her to the hospital that had treated the two missionaries who had been repatriated with Ebola, Romero Ramos was instructed to call emergency services and head to the hospital closest to her home. She was transported to the Alcorcón hospital by paramedics who were not wearing protective gear, El País reported.

On arrival at the hospital, Romero Ramos warned staff that she feared she had contracted Ebola. Despite the warning, she remained in a bed in the emergency room while she waited for her test results. She was separated from other patients only by curtains, hospital staff said on Tuesday.

This from a healthcare system that had experienced Ebola first-hand?


Spain and the U.S. seem to be marching in mis-step together. Very concerning.

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 08:02 AM

On CNN they literally just said "The Ebola dog that has captured the world's heart, he's not even showing symptoms of Ebola! On Twitter"

..................... yes, dogs are asymptomatic. At least tell people the whole story!?

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 08:27 AM
Doc: Spanish woman touched face with Ebola glove

In Madrid, Dr. German Ramirez of the Carlos III hospital said Romero remembers she once touched her face with the gloves after leaving the quarantine room where an Ebola victim was being treated.

Health officials say Romero twice entered the room of Spanish missionary Manuel Garcia Viejo, who died of Ebola on Sept. 25 — once to change his diaper and again after he died to retrieve unspecified items. Ramirez said Romero believes she touched her face with the glove after her first entry.


posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 08:28 AM
a reply to: DancedWithWolves

Well... that's a far cry from her earlier statement of "I have no idea how I could have contracted the disease"....

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 08:48 AM

originally posted by: ValentineWiggin
a reply to: DancedWithWolves

Well... that's a far cry from her earlier statement of "I have no idea how I could have contracted the disease"....

I'm sad she's sick, but she should have known better. Now she's put other people's lives at risk, because she couldn't wait a few moments to scratch her face.

I hope she heals up and I hope no one else gets sick and I hope others learn from her mistake.

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:18 AM
MSM is now reporting that Duncan is dead.

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:22 AM

originally posted by: kosmicjack
MSM is now reporting that Duncan is dead.

correct 4 mins ago reported he died,

they say he died this morning


edit on 8/10/14 by Quantum_Squirrel because: adjusted timeframe

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:39 AM
a reply to: RockerDom

I agree she should've known better but after working food service for years it can take a lot of self discipline to avoid touching our faces.

It's a natural reaction that's hard to resist. You really have to get your brain on board. Constant reinforcement from co-workers helps but without supervision people do it mindlessly. Same with licking fingers while counting money. One worker couldn't stop doing it no matter how much it disgusted her. We tried everything.

We were just trying to avoid catching/spreading colds/flu but with Ebola I'd want one of those funnel looking dog collars inscribed with the words "don't touch your face" as a constant reminder.

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:39 AM
a reply to: kosmicjack

Gosh he lived an awful long time for being so sick. What a terrible drawn out way to die

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:44 AM
a reply to: new_here

I have a feeling they were under pressure to make an example of him by prosecuting, or at least threatening to if he survived. They need to discourage others from lying on the form. When it is a matter of life or death, I'm not sure threat of prosecution would stop people.

Now that he died, others might be discouraged from coming anyway. The US is not the miracle healer they might think.
edit on 10/8/14 by BlueAjah because: spelling

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 10:57 AM
so anytime now we should be hearing that duncans old lady and the kid are showing symptoms.
they were around dncan when he was contagious.
should be very soon

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 11:00 AM
a reply to: Morningglory

Sortquick! Just saying. I've counted large cash vaults and can't imagine touching anything without scrubbing my hands after handling money. Let alone putting my fingers in my mouth.

Praying those who loved Thomas Duncan will be comforted today, especially those in isolation. It is difficult enough to lose a loved one, but to add the stress of continued worries over others exposed must be excruciating.

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 11:02 AM
This is truly going to turn into a drunken monkey mess isn't it?

They are already asking why he wasn't given experimental treatments. I'm thinking maybe he wasn't a candidate for them, perhaps too far gone for any of them to be effective, or even maybe nothing was avalible to give.

And I think BlueAjah is on point with making him an example. As heartless as it sounds, we (America) can't always be the savior to the entire world, and as an American, I personally see nothing wrong with saving those treatments for Americans.

If you think about this, one has to be pragmatic, if Duncan was cured, the influx of infected people.. then a true pandemic would start.

I think we are extremely lucky (so far) that only a handful of patients have been brought here/came here. I won't really breathe a sigh of relief until November comes, and no one else has come down with ebola.

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 11:05 AM
a reply to: Justaposter


posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 11:09 AM
a reply to: CardiffGiant
I hope so (meaning, I hope we hear truthful reports).
The truth used to be a force of nature. If the MSM pushes back hard, it can still be a force.

edit on 8-10-2014 by drwill because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 11:10 AM
OK Last night I had a terrible sinking feeling about how long they plan to keep his body alive on Life Support? At what point does it become torture with the end results of Hemorrhagic Fever?

Ventilators, Dialysis... It had to be a frightening picture.

Did they continue to keep him alive to run courses of blood through him to gather contaminated samples to stream into others in the future or even to help create more contaminated antibodies and experimental's ?

Well weather he did this on purpose or not, may his restless soul find peace now.

Was going to post thoughts before this, but just did not have the energy to do so. (Fighting my slow,glitchy comp)

posted on Oct, 8 2014 @ 11:18 AM
a reply to: Justaposter


Because he was treated differently than other Ebola patients brought to America, we have left ourselves open to criticisms of racism and nationalism and litigation. It was irresponsible for experimental medications used on other patients, not to be given to him in a timely fashion.

We now also have substantial evidence through research done by CNN that he did not know he had been exposed upon coming to the U.S.

I certainly hope the conspiring to not treat this man equally for the reasons you just proposed - did not happen. Because that would be conspiracy to commit murder/manslaughter by withholding potentially lifesaving treatments because of race or nationality of origin. That's a pretty slippery slope there and not an idle conversation.

The only difference between collaboration and conspiracy is the ethics applied to the means and the end. Think about it. Please.
edit on 8-10-2014 by DancedWithWolves because: (no reason given)

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