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Family that lived with Texas Ebola victim showing no symptoms, mayor says
The family who shared an apartment with a Liberian man who died of Ebola in Texas is showing no signs of illness, while the dog of a nurse who contracted the deadly virus is healthy and being cared for, Dallas's mayor said on Tuesday.
Thomas Eric Duncan's girlfriend, her 13-year-old son and two nephews in their 20s had been living with Duncan before he was admitted to a Dallas hospital on Sept. 28.
"So far no signs of the virus in any of them," Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said on CNN. "We check them twice a day, and everybody's healthy."
Rawlings said none of the other people being monitored after contact with Duncan, who died on Oct. 8, have gotten sick. There is a 21-day incubation period for the virus that has killed at least 4,400 people, predominantly in West Africa.
originally posted by: loam
Just listened to the full Nurses union Statement.
What a freaking disaster. The biggest bombshell is that other patients in the hospital were cared for by these very same unprotected nurses treating Duncan. It's clear the contact tracing just got a whole lot harder.
How many other exposed patients had visitors or went home to infect others?
originally posted by: Caver78
a reply to: drwill
You have to wonder why a carnival cruise ship can be decontaminated for norovirus, yet TX presby is still phaffing around?
Also tracking patient visitors is going to be a nightmare....most hospitals don't record family & friends who visit a patient unless they are in the ICU.
originally posted by: marg6043
a reply to: roadgravel
Is politics and bureaucracy behind all this and now the government wants to increase the corruption and more bureaucracy appointing a "ebola SZAR, this means more tax dollars for salaries, more agencies, more government staff and that takes time, meanwhile now the Hospital in Dallas can be considered an infected ebola spot.
People in the Dallas area needs to stay away from that hospital at all cost