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I don't understand how he could not have been symptomatic on his TWO flights back. He fell I'll on the 24th went to the hispitol was sent home and returned two days later in the late stages of the virus. How could he have not been symptomatic just 5 or 6 days prior to being in the stage he went back to the hospital in.
TextThe patient, identified as Thomas Eric Duncan by CBS Dallas station KTVT, left Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 19 aboard a Brussels Airlines jet to the Belgian capital, according to a Belgian official. After layover of nearly seven hours, he boarded United Airlines Flight 951 to Dulles International Airport near Washington, D.C. After another layover of nearly three hours, he then flew Flight 822 from Dulles to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the airline confirmed.
TextAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Duncan sought medical care Sept. 25 in Dallas after falling ill the day before. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the National Institutes of Health, told The Associated Press that even though Duncan took several flights to reach the U.S., his lack of symptoms at the time made it "extraordinarily unlikely" that he infected anyone else on the planes.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: drwill
Well, to be fair, it was a caller who takes temperature readings on equipment with a probe that uses air temp, and he was basing his understanding of how these things would work based on the sensitivity of his own equipment which isn't designed or calibrated to measure human body temp. So I would take it with a grain of salt. It is possible that what they are working with in Liberia is legitimate equipment designed for the purpose because you certainly wouldn't want to spread ebola with a measure designed to prevent spreading it.