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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.
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.
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.
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.
originally posted by: stuthealien
i know a song we should be singing
Ring-a-ring o' roses,
A pocket full of posies,
We all fall down