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CDC is investigating a vomiting passenger at Newark, NJ, airport. Believed to be from Liberia

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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: research100
a reply to: MrLimpet


here is important part of that story " but Port Authority officials confirm he was not infected with the virus." how did they determine that so fast???

Maybe they were just airsick and recovered completely after a couple hours?




posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:33 PM
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I'm shocked we aren't getting social media squawks from passengers on board.




originally posted by: Gully

Maybe they were just airsick and recovered completely after a couple hours?


Then why hold the other passengers? And even so, If I was on that plane, I would still want an Ebola test run..just out of an abundance of caution, particularly if the passenger was coming from West Africa (and I guess we're not even sure of that yet.).

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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: kosmicjack

The hospitals staff in Newark have no idea what to do, just like the staff in the Dallas hospital.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:40 PM
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Watching CNN -- Ebola had not been ruled out, and they've let everybody off the plane.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:41 PM
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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: DirtyD

Apparently whoever made that decision has never tended a sick person because, when they vomit without the benefit of facilities, bodily fluids do get everywhere.


I'm giving a big fat thumbs down to NJ, TSA, CDC, Snooky or whoever else there in Newark made this decison.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:46 PM
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www.northjersey.com...


Ebola ruled out.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 02:55 PM
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I've just spent 20hrs in transit and.. its nerve racking.
People are sick everywhere it seems, people aren't covering their mouths. I had to tell the lady at Paris airport check-in counter to cover her mouth. she was checking me in for my flight and coughing EVERYWHERE. all over my bags, her terminal, her desk.

Then on one of my flights one of the staff came over the intercom asking if anyone was a medical professional and to make themselves known as we had a very ill passenger on board. Everyone ignored it..

the only thing more worrying that CDC stupidity is the general population. If this does take hold, the western world are so ignorant and superficial it will spread like wildfire.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 03:08 PM
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Announcement made that the man was not contagious but they haven't ruled Ebola out. Makes sense to ?



After landing in Newark at around 12:15 p.m., authorities sealed the plane at Gate 54 and asked the 255 passengers and the plane’s crew to remain on board, the Port Authority said.

At around 1:50 p.m., passengers were allowed off the plane and the sick passenger and his daughter were taken to an area hospital, the Port Authority told 1010 WINS.

The sick man was wearing a surgical mask when he was removed from the plane, Raymond Schraff, a passenger on board the flight, told CBS News. He said the man’s daughter was not.

Schraff said workers from the CDC wore full body protection when they escorted the man off the plane.

An announcement was later made that the man wasn’t contagious, Schraff told CBS News.

There is no word yet on if any other passengers were quarantined or detained at Newark airport.

The CDC has yet to say what the next steps will be and whether or not they’ve ruled out Ebola, 1010 WINS reported.

The investigation remains ongoing.


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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: 2gd2btru


www.northjersey.com...


Ebola ruled out.


According to CNN -- Ebola has not been ruled out, CDC is not saying anything.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 03:10 PM
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a reply to: DirtyD

He could have taken Ibuprofen and not had a fever....

a reply to: MrLimpet

What the.. How can they say he is not contagious if he is puking and they haven't ruled out Ebola!!??

People need to be fired.


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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: DirtyD
a reply to: sheepslayer247

I'm sure if it was bad peanuts the plane wouldn't be quarantine. I think there's been a serious lack of panic from government officials over Ebola. Far too much hubris. As good as our medical facilities are it won't take much for them to be completely overrun.

As I said in the other thread, travel visas from the infected nations should be revoked unless travelers are quarantined.

Imagine the carnage if this thing hits India.




I disagree. I think there has been too much fear-mongering and panic coming from the CDC and other government agencies, and a complete lack of cautious procedures.

If the government really gave a damn, they would spend their time checking flight itineraries, blocking potential risks and stop them from coming to the country in the first place.

The government is only reacting, when they should be proactive.

Just wait and see what happens after this Ebola-scare is over with. The government will find a way to take the panic and fear and turn it into another way of separating us from our money and freedoms. They will probably pass some more laws that they claim are to protect us from a future outbreak, and we will applaud them for it.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 03:24 PM
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Exactly what I was thinking, kosmicjack. Only in Duncan's case it was Liberia to Brussels to Dulles to DFW.

ETA: That was to your statement on page 1. Quote/reply seems to be broken for me.
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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 03:26 PM
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It's just a matter of time before a passenger that has ebola starts to only show symptoms in the middle of a flight. Then what happens? What do you do with hundreds of passengers? Keep them on the plane? Where do you move them? I assume they would need to be quarantined?
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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: sheepslayer247

I agree the government has been purely reactive to the situation, but in my eyes they've been entirely too cavalier about the whole thing. It's like they're not talking it serious at all. All we've heard from the CDC is, "it's not going to come here, if it does we can handle it, there's nothing to worry about." Now it is here, and their actions thus far have not instilled a whole lot confidence in me.

We're going to be dealing with this for a long time. It's out of control in Africa, and until we put a stop to travel out of those countries people are going to continue to flee at an increasingly higher rate as their nations crumble.


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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 03:36 PM
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What I can't figure out is why all flights to and from that region in Africa haven't been banned....seriously....when is the gov't and the FAA gonna get a damn clue? or do they even care anymore, and want this to happen?



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 03:37 PM
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Figure this out.

12:15pm - Plane sealed off at gate.
1:50pm - Passengers allowed to leave - Not contagious sick man taken to hospital.


The passenger suspected of possibly having Ebola was taken to University Hospital in Newark for further evaluation. Upon his arrival, the emergency room there was not accepting any other patients for four hours.


According to my time clock, he hasn't been seen, yet he is not contagious. Maybe they made an exception to see him sooner. However, it's way to soon to say he is not contagious. A stomach virus is contagious.

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posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 03:38 PM
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a reply to: Gully

It looks like they are just letting the passengers go as they please.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: DirtyD
a reply to: sheepslayer247

I agree the government has been purely reactive to the situation, but in my eyes they've been entirely too cavalier about the whole thing. It's like they're not talking it serious at all. All we've heard from the CDC is, "it's not going to come here, if it does we can handle it, there's nothing to worry about." Now it is here, and their actions thus far have not instilled a whole lot confidence in me.

We're going to be dealing with this for a long time. It's out of control in Africa, and until we put a stop to travel out of those countries people are going to continue to flee at an increasingly higher rate as their nations crumble.



I agree. Personally, I think we need to cut-off the affected areas and let it run its course.

Sadly, that is not an option because those areas have oil and mining resources and the corporations are not willing to stop production just because of a silly Ebola risk. Of course, the government is tasked with protecting corporate interests in foreign lands. Hence the lack of common sense by the government and refusal to stop all flights.



posted on Oct, 4 2014 @ 03:51 PM
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edit on 4/10/14 by JustMike because: Technical issue.




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