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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 @ 08:37 AM
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originally posted by: kosmicjack


I also hope that - now - people will stop calling each other paranoids and fear-mongerers and fracking *DO SOMETHING* to curb this outbreak.


this is only the 1st confirmed transmission of ebola in this country...
this is the 4th(i think) confirmed case of ebola in this country. two of those four were flown here from somewhere else for treatment.

does that qualify as an outbreak?

i really dont think we are anywhere near freak out time. ebola has killed something like 4,000 people since the late 70's.




posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:37 AM
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Yeah I caught that too. Does this mean Jessie Jackson has been carting them around with him for his 15 mins of fame he can milk out of them?

Des


God help me, but when I read this I caught myself wishing --- only for a moment --- that they were deep throat kissing JJ. He is a ridiculous little man who has no business down there.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:39 AM
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I notice foxnews now referring to Duncan as 'Patient Zero'

bit tastless.

world war z anyone?



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:39 AM
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originally posted by: Agit8dChop
I'd be real keen to see that conference..
you can tell the truth from someones body language and their faces..
if indeed they have lost control.. it should be telling


They screwed up. It's out of control.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:40 AM
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a reply to: lacrimaererum

Well, now that there's a second case that's how history will remember him. Let's just hope he doesn't achieve Typhoid Mary's infection rates.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:40 AM
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originally posted by: lacrimaererum
I notice foxnews now referring to Duncan as 'Patient Zero'

bit tastless.

world war z anyone?


It's a term in medical science...



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:42 AM
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Sometimes they put a body language specialist on some of the programs. A live body language specialist would be interesting, to hear the reading of body language in real time.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:43 AM
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originally posted by: lacrimaererum
I notice foxnews now referring to Duncan as 'Patient Zero'
bit tastless.


It's an accurate medical term. He is patient zero for Dallas. He is the start of the infection there. The hospital worker is patient one. The next one will be patient two. etc/


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posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:43 AM
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originally posted by: Dimithae
a reply to: Xeven

We can't keep the health care workers for having a transmission anymore than they can in Africa it seems. It is time to stop playing with this.Russia has the right idea. Anyone that comes from any of those countries needs to be in quarantine ASAP and stay there till it can be determined that they are clean.

The CDC should never have been let to deal with this. They have proven they are incompetent to even handle vials of stock of virus'. They should let USAMRIID deal with it and let them put people in the 'slammer' to break with it and be treated.

This is total idiocy.


I rarely post replies any more, but feel this current crisis warrants it. I TOTALLY agree with this post....we need to quit F*ing around and do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING possible to contain this virus. Who cares about hurt feelings...and I'm sorry to say it.."rights" when MILLIONS could potentially die!! It's time to SHUT DOWN OUR BORDERS!!!!

I work in medicine. I CONSTANTLY touch patients as I instill eye drops in their eyes and prepare them for injections. I am in a small room with them for anywhere between 5 minutes and 30 minutes. I have had dreams since childhood that the end of humanity would come from a virus. Humanity brought to its knees by a micro-organism!!!! My deep thoughts these days have been about WHEN...(not if)...I will decide to tell my work that I will no longer be seeing patients....when I will stop going to the grocery store...take the CTA, (yes, I live in the HUGE and teeming city of Chicago!), and pack my stuff and move in with my in-laws who live in almost isolation within the woods of upper Michigan.....
When would this time be? When there are 50 cases? 100 cases? a 1000 cases? Despite my being a "conspiracy theorist" since BEFORE the internet, I am unfortunately not a "prepper"....this outbreak of Ebola SURE makes me wish I had listened to all my "paranoid" friends (and my internal gut feeling about this Ebola nightmare....) and bought that bit of land in the middle of the New Mexico desert and become prepared.

So now what, ya'll? I'm a little too old too turn around and kiss my own arse good-bye



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:44 AM
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So both people that have contracted ebola outside of Africa are female nurses. Coincidence?



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:46 AM
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originally posted by: Hellas
So both people that have contracted ebola outside of Africa are female nurses. Coincidence?

Most nurses are female and nurses would be the primary caregivers?



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: Hellas

i now its a widespread medical term , just think media using it for duncan is tastless.

its like the story is scripted.

if you watch wwz i thought it was really tastless and racist how they reveled patient zero in that movie.

Duncan is not PATIENT ZERO. He was not the first Human infected wit Ebola!

He is a victim.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:47 AM
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a reply to: Hellas

With a 50/50 chance of it being a man or woman, I'd have to say most definitely yes.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:49 AM
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originally posted by: lacrimaererum
a reply to: Hellas

i now its a widespread medical term , just think media using it for duncan is tastless.

its like the story is scripted.

if you watch wwz i thought it was really tastless and racist how they reveled patient zero in that movie.

Duncan is not PATIENT ZERO. He was not the first Human infected wit Ebola!

He is a victim.


It's like John Doe. It is not tasteless and how was he a victim?



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:50 AM
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a reply to: Neysa

In my opinion Dr Varga looked terrified. There was nothing positive about his body language or the way that he held his body. While I can understand that he isn't able to give out the information that the reporters are asking for (I wish he was) he could have stayed longer than 3 minutes to answer more questions!

Thank you for posting the clip Neysa, it showed me all I needed to know.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:53 AM
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originally posted by: lacrimaererum

He is a victim.


correction.
he was a perpetrator.


--The word usually describes someone who's committed a crime, but any wrongdoing will do.---

^^^^thats him
edit on 12-10-2014 by CardiffGiant because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:55 AM
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Still more outright lies!

These two statements are from the SAME FOX NEWS article! They are not even trying anymore...


A HEALTH CARE WORKER at a Dallas hospital who tested positive for Ebola Sunday was wearing full protective gear when providing care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who died last week after being diagnosed in the US, health officials say.



Jenkins said he wanted to stress Ebola cannot be contracted unless one comes into contact with the bodily fluids of an Ebola victim. "You cannot contract it by walking by people on the streets," he said. "There is nothing about this case that changes that basic premise of science."



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: CardiffGiant




ebola has killed something like 4,000 people since t̶h̶e̶ ̶l̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶7̶0̶'̶s̶ March 2014.


I fixed that for you



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 09:01 AM
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originally posted by: AnonymousCitizen
Still more outright lies!

These two statements are from the SAME FOX NEWS article! They are not even trying anymore...


A HEALTH CARE WORKER at a Dallas hospital who tested positive for Ebola Sunday was wearing full protective gear when providing care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who died last week after being diagnosed in the US, health officials say.



Jenkins said he wanted to stress Ebola cannot be contracted unless one comes into contact with the bodily fluids of an Ebola victim. "You cannot contract it by walking by people on the streets," he said. "There is nothing about this case that changes that basic premise of science."

The protective gear isn't quite up to snuff or the procedure for removing the protective gear is bad. I imagine when they say "full protective" they mean like a hazmat suit and not just a pair of latex gloves. Hmmm...yeah, it is puzzling.

They should have surveillance video in the rooms of the ebola patients so when things like this occur they can figure out what went wrong.



posted on Oct, 12 2014 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

I know it is a big "what if", but what if the close contact of the health care worker is also a health care worker? People in that field often seem to get together because the career is so life consuming that they often seem to have relationships with others in the medical field. So if the close contact of the infected person was caring for patients it would add to their fear it would be spread among the med personnel as well as patients




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