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originally posted by: kaylaluv
I live in Texas, but not in Dallas - here is when I'm bugging out: when someone comes down with ebola who had no known direct contact with ebola, or no known direct contact with someone who did have direct contact. In other words, when someone gets it who had absolutely no idea how they could have gotten it - that's when I will freak out.
originally posted by: Nicorette
Frieden of the CDC needs to be fired for deliberate lying and spreading of misinformation.
They claim this new victim "didn't follow procedure" and there is no danger to anyone else, but they have gone to extreme lengths to decontaminate her car, apartment and contact everyone within a four block radius of where she lived.
Rawlings said officials have knocked on every door within a block of the apartment and have spoken with every person that came to the door. Reverse 911 calls have been made to residents within four blocks of the apartment complex and printed materials have been left at each door, he said.
A team has decontaminated and secured the vehicle the health care worker drove to the hospital. Rawlings said hazmat units will go into the worker's apartment and clean up the interior Sunday.
And now, the search begins for all the contacts whom the nurse came in contact with.
"We need a whole new crew of people to do contact tracing," said Elizabeth Cohen, CNN senior medical correspondent.
Because Ebola's incubation period can last up to 21 days, the health nurse's contacts will have to be monitored for three weeks.
The Texas health department said officials have interviewed the patient and are identifying any contacts or potential exposures.
"This is not an easy thing," Cohen said. "Keeping track of large numbers of people, taking their temperature twice a day, making sure they don't ... leave town, all of that is a lot of work.
originally posted by: kosmicjack
. Or the risk of exposure might be so huge, no one wants to risk being a care-giver. Or we might all be in lock down and can't get to a hospital.
originally posted by: Snarl
originally posted by: Realtruth
Ebola is not airborne?
I love the doom porn, but even I will tell you it has NOT gone airborne. The rates of infection would be 'with no doubt' obvious.