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A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola

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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 04:51 AM
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On CNN now Confirmed 2nd case. Who did not know this would go bad?


"We knew a second case could be a reality, and we've been preparing for this possibility," said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services in a statement.

It is all down hill from here. We seriously need a quarantine zone and airport and stop bringing these people to everyday hospitals.


"We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread."


Oh I feel much safer now...

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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 04:55 AM
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Oh no!! I can't believe this is happening all over again! Was if from the first time he visited the hospital and they didn't have protection?



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 04:55 AM
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Wow this is really bad! So considering it was at the same hospital as Duncan, was it someone who was treating him then?? Maybe now they will realise hazmat gear is NOT going to help them from being infected. This is bad i really hope that person hasn't been going about their daily life spreading it!


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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 04:58 AM
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knew it was a possibility?

is this the same chick that said there was "zero chance" 2 or 3 days ago?


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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 04:59 AM
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And what happens if our Dallas deputy comes back with worse symptoms because the test was false negative?! This is going to keep spreading!

Who did this person touch? How many stores did she visit?! What about the family?


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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 04:59 AM
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There goes the 'zero chance' of it spreading . All the precautions and protocols failed ... Now they have to cast a net around this person and monitor all that were in contact with the health care worker. It gets bigger and bigger ..



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:00 AM
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originally posted by: Shana91aus
Wow this is really bad! So considering it was at the same hospital as Duncan, was it someone who was treating him then?? Maybe now they will realise hazmat gear is NOT going to help them from being infected. This is bad i really hope that person hasn't been going about their daily life spreading it!


His first visit was misdiagnosed so they probably weren't wearing any kind of protection!

This is terrible!



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:01 AM
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Chiming in from the DFW area.

Saw this article break on our local FOX 4 news.

www.dshs.state.tx.us...


A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test at the state public health laboratory in Austin. Confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.



The health care worker reported a low grade fever Friday night and was isolated and referred for testing. The preliminary ​test result was received late Saturday.



"We knew a second case could be a reality, and we've been preparing for this possibility," said Dr. David Lakey, commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services. "We are broadening our team in Dallas and working with extreme diligence to prevent further spread."



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:03 AM
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Hopefully they were not able to spread it to anyone.

Time will tell.




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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:04 AM
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I thought you go to a hospital to get well not sick and possible death


This gets more scary by the minute when or is it going to stop
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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:04 AM
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a reply to: LadyLurker

The hospital is full of sick people!



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:05 AM
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a reply to: texasgirl


Who did this person touch? How many stores did she visit?! What about the family?


Scary thought isnt it! But not only that what if they had treated patients prior to realising they had it, obviously sick people that would already have busy run down immune systems.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:06 AM
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I agree! You think though that they would have locked down and quarantined all the health workers that came in contact with him on his first visit especially if they touched him to examine him etc, not just let them carry on working and living their life.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:06 AM
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The first strike Ebola makes is on the health industry.

And the second,

and the third…
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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:08 AM
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From the Voice of Texas and his trusted Ebola man...A. WHOLE WARD AND TEAM...
Newsweek - 10 days ago.


“Few places in the world are better equipped” to deal with the virus, Perry said, noting that Texas is one of only 13 states certified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to conduct diagnostic Ebola testing. Perry said this particular case was “serious,” but told the public to “rest assured—our system is working as it should.”

Dr. David Lakey, the commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, said Texas has been preparing for the arrival of the virus since “the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.” Lakey said the hospital has dedicated “a whole ward” and “a whole team” to the care of the infected individual. “This is not West Africa,” Lakey said. The chances of the disease being spread here, he said, are “very, very, very small.”

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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:08 AM
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Here's the good news for the health care worker ... it is caught early because people are watching for it. The health care worker will get sustaining treatment early and this will increase the chances of survival.

In the case of patient zero (Duncun) .. he got treatment very late because he lied about being around ebola people and so his sustaining treatment started very late. This healthcare worker will have treatment starting right away. It could make a difference.

If this person dies it will be because Duncun lied. It'll be on him.


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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:09 AM
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So is this the first time Ebola has been contracted in the US?



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:11 AM
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is this the same chick that said there was "zero chance" 2 or 3 days ago?


If her name was dr David Lakey then yes. Lol i don't know many women called David though.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:11 AM
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Exactly and they ALLOWED people with Ebola to come to America we had enouph sickness as it was



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 05:14 AM
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The hospital is full of sick people!


Presenting with your run-of-the-mill Class IV pathogen is somewhat atypical.


People are starting to wake up to the necessity of keeping these patients *out* of the hospital. Too bad there are no facilities in place to accommodate a Class IV vector. Oh my ... what are we to do??



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