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Officials: Second person being monitored for Ebola

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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:18 AM
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One of the people who had contact with the Dallas person with a confirmed case of Ebola is now under observation. What is even scarier, is that some children were potentially exposed.

Officials are still claiming this is contained, but I'm starting to have my doubts.

USA Today


Health officials are closely monitoring a possible second Ebola patient who had close contact with the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S., the director of Dallas County's health department said Wednesday.



The patient, whose condition was upgraded to serious Wednesday, was in contact with several children before he was hospitalized, health officials here said.



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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:20 AM
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contained ??
perhaps contained to planet earth

There is nothing done to stop this train



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:23 AM
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I shudder at the thought of what Dallas could devolve into if it becomes apparent this is NOT contained.

I pray this disease never become airborne. If it does, there isn't much we can do...



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: AnonymousCitizen
S&F
Suddenly MSM is chattering away about Ebola. CNN is discussing it with Dallas officials. So far, no mention of
the 2nd suspected case, which isn't surprising. The boys in Dallas are telling the minions not to worry, the good ole boys will whip the virus's butt. 'Cause the CDC tells us so.
Blah, blah.
They sort of poo-poo'd A. Banfield when she asked why Patient Z's name and flight no had not been released to the airlines.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:24 AM
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Perhaps some one can clarify for me. When they say that the patient was upgraded to "Serious", does that mean he was "Critical" before that?

Or did he go from "Stable" to a "Serious" condition?



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: TDawgRex

He went from critical to serious, so he was upgraded.


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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:27 AM
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Whether there are people at the helm or recent events are totally random this is clearly the end game. Everyone should be prepping. I've always been the first to laugh at preppers since we've never had any credible threats to society but in the last year or two the warning signs are just piling up. Every nutjob who's been preparing for apocalypse for years is seeming smarter and smarter every day that goes by.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: Gully

Thanks...for some reason I always get those terms confused.

But while I think that the US health care system, despite the shambles it is in can handle isolated cases of Ebola, I don't think they'll be able to handle an outbreak. To many people travel on a day to day basis from city to city.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:33 AM
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a reply to: AnonymousCitizen
To me it seems there is know way of knowing if this event was contained and it seems far fetched to make this assumption. I understand there are mixed reviews whether it is airborne or not but is Ebola contagious during the time of when in is contracted until the time you show symptoms?
The virus to onset of symptoms is 2 to 21 days.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: TDawgRex
IMHO, any country is a heartbeat away from chaos. For all of "our" super pharmaceuticals, well-stocked grocery stores, state-of-the-art medical equipment, all it took was one infected patient to enter the medical system--and be turned away with a pat on the head and an RX for antibiotics. All of our modernity is a thin veil. If cases start popping up outside of Texas, the veil will be gone--along with food and water on those formerly well-stocked shelves at Kroger and Whole Foods and Sam's.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:37 AM
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Thanks for the update AnonymousCitizen



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:37 AM
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Imho, I think we should all self quarantine for 21 days to slow down the spread. Unfortunately most people I know are in denial and they all live in texas very close to dallas. Everyone is going on about their day as usual.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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Remembered seeing this a couple of months ago.

Airline travelers are not being screened for Ebola


World and U.S. health officials urge airline crews to isolate passengers who show symptoms of the Ebola virus if they have recently traveled to West African countries suffering an outbreak of the deadly disease.

But the World Health Organization isn't recommending screening airline passengers leaving the region of Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone. Screening is costly and detected few cases after an outbreak in 2003 of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, that began in China.

Sick people are urged not to travel. Because Ebola's incubation period is two to 21 days and early symptoms aren't specific, using thermal scanners to detect fevers is costly, unlikely to detect anyone infected with Ebola "and is not encouraged," according to the WHO.


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posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:41 AM
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Maybe EA*RTH needs a aerosol like mist that can either identify "bad or contaminated air" when mist sprayed or dropped if air born occurs or identifies those infected when sprayed on with a spray that changes colors when active ingredients detect Ebola?

NAMASTE*******



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:46 AM
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The way I see it, what they're not saying is that there is a window when you don't know you have ebola and you are spreading it. Obviously some other people are going to get sick, the question is whether or not we can stop it. That remains to be seen, we'll know in a month.

And to be clear, if/we can't stop ebola from infecting those nurses/doctors treating those with ebola, at least with a few cases so far in Africa. Maybe we will be more lucky here, but there's no difference from the hazmat suits and procedures that failed in Africa, so why wouldn't they fail in Dallas?



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: gmoneystunt
a reply to: AnonymousCitizen
To me it seems there is know way of knowing if this event was contained and it seems far fetched to make this assumption. I understand there are mixed reviews whether it is airborne or not but is Ebola contagious during the time of when in is contracted until the time you show symptoms?
The virus to onset of symptoms is 2 to 21 days.


The "officials" and the "media" are playing fast and loose with the vocabulary here, as usual.

"transmissible" vs. "contagious"
"airborne" vs "aerosol contact"
"symptomatic" vs. "transmissible"

Some of this is ignorance, some of it is pure dishonesty.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:56 AM
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Good Lord If this were to start spreading amognst a populated city the size of Dallas? How the heck would it be contained short of the army and national guard not letting anyone leave the city? And even that wouldn't work as by that time many who are not yet showing symptoms would have already left to spread it to other places.Not trying to doom porn and that would be a worst case scenario but...
edit on CDTWedpm31261 by TDawg61 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:58 AM
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originally posted by: TDawg61
Good Lord If this were to start spreading amognst a populated city the size of Dallas? How the heck would it be contained short of the army and national guard not letting anyone leave the city? And even that wouldn't work as by that time many who are not yet showing symptoms would have already left to spread it to other places.Not trying to doom porn and that would be a worst case scenario.


Perhaps you don't live around here but the population is actually larger than dallas... people from as far as 90 miles away commute to the Dallas fort Worth area for work because that is where the jobs are. So draw a 90 mile radius around dallas.



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 11:59 AM
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i know a song we should be singing
Ring-a-ring o' roses,
A pocket full of posies,
A-tishoo! A-tishoo!

We all fall down



posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: stuthealien
i know a song we should be singing
Ring-a-ring o' roses,
A pocket full of posies,
A-tishoo! A-tishoo!

We all fall down


We all fall down and are in incredible pain with bodily fluids oozing out every imaginable orifice...

Oh wait, that doesn't rhyme. Sorry.



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