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originally posted by: ~Lucidity
Fiancée of Doctor with Ebola to be Sent Home for Remainder of Quarantine
The city Health Department says the fiancée of Dr. Craig Spencer, the city's first Ebola patient, is currently healthy and shows no symptoms of Ebola.
The Health Department says Morgan Dixon will return home later today, where she will remain under quarantine.
Hmm. Showing no signs. Sending her home. Wonder if they're going to bring her food and things. Make sure she doesn't leave.
In other news, Officials ramp up Spanish-language Ebola outreach as first case of virus confirmed in NYC
originally posted by: Destinyone
originally posted by: MarkJS
originally posted by: babybunnies
Reports are coming in that an "extraordinary number" of staff are calling in sick to the New York hospital to avoid having to treat this Ebola patient.
Horrible morals and ethics from a heathcare system that is constantly touted as "the best in the world".
Any worker that called in sick that can't produce a doctor's note (one NOT written by a doctor at the same hospital) should be fired on the basis of their incredibly poor morals and ethics.
If you're working in a job that requires you to look after sick people, you can't pick and choose which sick people you'd like to look after.
They are kind of like kryptonite because of vague protocols and lack of proper PPE equipment.
Goes back to what the one doctor said about considering not treating Ebola patients. Don't know exactly what 'not treating' includes, or doesn't include.
Sorry, don't remember where I read that about possibly not treating. If anyone has the link, it would be appreciated.
Here ya go.
Some U.S. hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients
originally posted by: stardust22
Ebola...in New York...I've just had a thought.
Does anybody know if rats can get Ebola? There are twice as many rats in NY as there is people. Rats bite the homeless. Could this be a serious convector of the disease?
originally posted by: MarkJS
Wait. Maybe I'm missing it, but doesn't she live with Dr. Spencer? Didn't they just clean out that apartment of all items there? If so, how does that work?
not help in calming my fears at all.
This scenario is not too far fetched. There are already very small amounts of the virus escaping our hospitals and quarantines. Ebola victim Thomas Duncan spent two days in a Dallas apartment sweating and vomiting before being admitted to a hospital. This highly infectious waste all entered the Dallas sewers and landfills. An NBC film crew and Duncan's family are currently being quarantined, yet they are still depositing waste into public sewer systems. The potential risks are obvious in allowing this sewage to come into contact with sewer rodents before eventually being purified in wastewater treatment plants. Thankfully Ebola can't survive long in pure water, however the virus can survive for several days in body fluids such as feces, urine, and semen.iv
NEW YORK -- New York City health officials updated Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer's condition Saturday night, saying he is "awake and communicating" and "entering the next phase of his illness, as anticipated with the appearance of gastrointestinal symptoms."
originally posted by: Maluhia
Local news here in nyc just reported the good doctor is now in the "next phase" of the disease -- just two days after he was admitted??? Nina Pham was moved and in relatively good health more than two days into her illness.
So, do they still think he wasn't contagious or really sick on Wednesday? Doesn't really add up does it?
Hospital: Quarantined fiancée of NYC Ebola patient Craig Spencer released from hospital quarantine; now quarantined until Nov. 19 in Harlem apartment she shares with Spencer - @ABC