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Nurse Pham's Dog Moved to a Naval Air Base

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posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 10:23 AM
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The fate of a small King Charles Cavalier may not warrant a blip on the radar, but the dog is Nurse Pham's whole world. While she is treated for the virus, her beloved dog, Bentley, has been moved to a Naval air base.



Officials said Tuesday one-year-old Bentley, the dog of the Dallas nurse infected with Ebola, has been moved to a nearby decommissioned naval air base where he’ll be supplied with bedding and toys, the Associated Press reports.


I am mindboggled about the never-ending consequences of the fiasco at Texas Presbyterian.
Duncan lay in a holding area for three hours before he was isolated--and other patients were nearby. Health care workers who cared for Duncan also cared for other patients. What happened to these patients? Did they go to a church supper? Get on an airplane and fly to, say, Las Vegas?

How many potential victims are dog owners?



Sources:
time.com...
www.cbsnews.com...
newsglobal.us...




posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 10:26 AM
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Doggie FEMA camps.... Erm kennels



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: drwill

This is absurd. There are people dieing in the country from many things #1 being heart disease. But they waste time and money and health assests on meaningless things to merely scare the public into making irrational decsions that end up costing them alot more in both money and time.



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: nukedog
You gave me the first smile of the day.
I've been admiring your wit in other threads, too.




posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 10:51 AM
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originally posted by: drwill
a reply to: nukedog
You gave me the first smile of the day.
I've been admiring your wit in other threads, too.



Lol just trying not to loose my friggin mind right now



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: nukedog
Brilliant levity...a gift from the gods.
Keep that wonderful wit going!







posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 10:59 AM
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I feel so bad for poor Nurse Nina - just doing her job and caring for people - and she is only 26.

If Ebola doesn't get her, the news of her precious pup being "evaluated & isolated" may send her over the edge.

I am praying so hard for you Nina and your doggie too.

Who the heck are these people that are supposed to be "the best medical people in the World"? All we get is partial or bad information.

Now they are going for our pets...will kids be next?




posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 11:48 AM
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There is actually a segment of canines, that have been potentially exposed to the disease, from the very start of this outbreak, that NO ONE is looking at and likely won't be anytime soon...

ALL military dogs, working police dogs, the DHS Beagle brigade and contraband detection canines stationed at airports AROUND THE WORLD!

These dogs are on the FRONT LINES, inspecting cargo and passengers whom could be carrying Ebola. In fact these noted, very expensive, working dogs and their handlers have potentially had the longest period between their first exposure, YET, they CONTINUE to interact with the public on a daily basis and not ONE government official has thought to examine, euthanize or quarantine these cohort of dogs.

Who is currently caring for the military and police dogs that have screened bags and passengers at the airports? Could these "high value" dogs have been exposed to Ebola? Possibly, but I doubt they would be euthanized as quickly, but hey, according to government officials, its ok to euthanize "low value" civilian dogs with FAR LESS exposure potential to the disease.

If government officials had sparedg that Spanish civilian dog, much would have been learned, assuming the right steps were taken.

BUT, make no mistake, the military dog, working police dogs, the DHS Beagle brigade and and contraband detection canines stationed at airports ARE FAR MORE LIKELY to have been exposed to Ebola at this point and are the REAL potential carriers. FAR more than ANY civilian owned dog, but EVERYONE wants to focus on dogs that have been exposed to individuals, whom have not always proven to be carriers yet.

People who supported euthanizing these dogs keep asking, "Are you willing to bet your life and your love ones for a dog?". Well, military and police dogs are already doing that and since they are in the public, both their handlers and administrators, are betting the lives of the general population without anyone's consent.

I make the above statement solely to point out HYPOCRISY, not to lay out a realistic transmission scenario. FYI, this thought comes from experience I had working with academic epidemiologists who studied the SARS outbreak a decade ago. My roles was the GIS mapping and yes, working dogs and handlers exposed at airports were included in the scenarios we mapped.

Also I'll bet my house, that there is one risk the nurse never imagined, not being able to work in the field she studied, ever again. I can guarantee she will be discriminated against for the rest of her life because she has contracted Ebola (cured or not).
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posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 11:49 AM
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a reply to: boohoo
Great observations and research!




posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 12:41 PM
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This is kind of related to another post I had put on ATS:

Discouraging Law Enforcement from shooting dogs, by taking out an Animal Mortality Insurance policy

Basically, if people start insuring their pets as an "asset", it won't be as easy for government to sweep misconduct under the rug because the death of the animal will trigger subrogation among the involved insurance companies.



posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 01:13 PM
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a reply to: boohoo
Thanks for posting this.




posted on Oct, 15 2014 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: boohoo

Oh crap; that's something I hadn't thought of.

And every animal has a possibility of a different reaction to not only Ebola, but every possible version of Ebola, not to mention all the other hemorrhagic diseases.

The Reston virus turned out to be harmless to humans even though it killed monkeys very efficiently. Some monkey caretakers after the fact were found to have titers or other evidence of infection without illnes in their blood.

So what about any and all pets, farm animals, FOOD ANIMALS, wild birds, insects; all could be silent carriers, vectors, or victims.

This is a Stephen King novel waiting to happen.



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