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Regarding the current case, FrontPageAfrica has learned that the patient’s girlfriend is said to be upbeat but is currently under along with some eight other members of her household in Dallas, Texas. “She had just sent for him from Liberia and he took sick. The CDC has been visiting her every day since he was hospitalized Sunday. Her job has been supportive but she has been asked to stay home only as a precaution. So she remains under quarantine along with eight persons in the house where she lives. The CDC will keep coming to her and making sure she’s OK for the next 21 days," a family source told FrontPageAfrica Wednesday.
originally posted by: Stormdancer777
a reply to: HardCorps
Up to twelve Americans could have Ebola: Fears grow in Dallas after first victim of deadly virus to reach US remained at large for a WEEK
originally posted by: ikonoklast
a reply to: AnonymousCitizen
Calm-mongering, that's brilliant! A little humor comes in handy right about now.
I have been appalled at the calm-mongering I have seen in mainstream media that proclaim 'facts' that mean absolutely nothing and that are obviously part of an effort to calm people.
For example, a lot of places are reporting that the EMT people from the ambulance have all tested negative for Ebola. That's great, but it doesn't mean much. There is an incubation period of 2-21 days, and it's only been 3 days since they picked him up and took him to the hospital. And even once someone is symptomatic, the first test is often negative and it isn't until a second test days later that a test is positive.
Personally, I would rather know facts. I can judge for myself what is worrisome and what is not.
so take my comment for what it is worth, not much I guess.
originally posted by: TDawg61
Am I to understand there is a 21 Day incubation period before symtoms begin to show?Isn't thag a rather long time?
originally posted by: intrptr
originally posted by: Answer
I live in Dallas and I'm not worried. I'm gonna continue going to the gym, work, and restaurants as usual.
Much more interested in any information you may come up with in the next few days, weeks. There is a rumor mill and then there are boots on the ground.
You are there.
originally posted by: Lil Drummerboy
this guy left africa without symptoms. and now he is positive
which to me means he was contagious from the moment he left africa.
There are ALOT of people in some form of contact from there to dallas.
And after the 2006 study stating it IS possible to be airborn... ALOT of potential scenarios are under the surface here.
He was "loose" for maybe 2 and a half days while in a contagious stage.
• Sept. 19. Thomas Eric Duncan leaves Monrovia, Liberia, for a trip to the United States. He has been exposed to Ebola but is not exhibiting symptoms, so he is not contagious. It is unclear whether he knew he had been exposed.
• Sept. 20. After changing planes in Brussels, Belgium, and at Washington Dulles International Airport, Duncan arrives in Dallas to visit his sister.
• Sept. 24. Duncan’s family members tell U.S. authorities this is the day he first felt sick. That is when he likely became contagious.
• Sept. 26. Duncan seeks treatment at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and is sent back to his sister’s apartment with antibiotics.
• Sept. 28. Duncan is transported to the same hospital by ambulance. He is critically ill and put in isolation in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
• Sept. 30. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that Duncan has been stricken with the Ebola virus, the first patient to be diagnosed in the USA.
• Oct. 1. Duncan’s condition is upgraded from critical to serious, and health officials say they are closely monitoring a second patient who had contact with Duncan. Others who have been in contact with Duncan, including paramedics and children, are being observed for symptoms.
My only real worry is the urgent care clinic where he sat..