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Been to an Ebola-affected country? Stay away from tropical medicine meeting, Louisiana says

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posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 06:55 PM
Talk about a bit of irony.


Ebola fears are interfering with the world's premier scientific meeting on tropical diseases. Today, Louisiana state health officials asked anyone who has traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea in the past 21 days, or has treated Ebola patients elsewhere, to stay away from the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), which begins on Sunday in New Orleans.


"Given that conference participants with a travel and exposure history for [Ebola] are recommended not to participate in large group settings (such as this conference) or to utilize public transport, we see no utility in you traveling to New Orleans to simply be confined to your room," the letter says.

Louisiana's new policy goes further than guidelines from CDC; it is the latest example, after New York and New Jersey, of a state deciding to impose restrictions that many scientists say make little sense.

"I'm very upset. And that's an understatement," says Piero Olliaro, a tropical diseases expert at WHO and a visiting professor at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, who learned this afternoon that he can't travel to New Orleans. Olliaro returned from Guinea on 22 October, where he had been scouting for sites to do clinical trials of candidate Ebola drugs. At the ASTMH meeting, he was scheduled to co-chair a session, give two talks, and present six posters. He says he's scrambling to find people to replace him.

Yes. They are not happy. But these people do fall into the "some risk" category from the NEW guidelines from the CDC.

The NEW guidelines from the CDC are here. And they do appear to be coming around to more along the lines of what some states attempted to do.

Interim U.S. Guidance for Monitoring and Movement of Persons with Potential Ebola Virus Exposure

ETA: They talk about this development in this article too: NYTimes

edit on 10/30/2014 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 07:05 PM
Meant to add, that Louisian is currently monitoring 4 people in the low risk category. Healthcare workers who worked with infected patients even with PPE are considered "some risk," by the NEW CDC guidelines.

posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 07:23 PM
The cauldrons are filling up and simmering.

The stirring will cause over-boiling.

I think many recent conspiracies will blossom as truths continue to be exposed.

posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 07:35 PM
Wanted to add that these "new" CDC guidelines are from Updated: October 29, 2014.

And CNN is reporting here that this is exactly what the Maine nurse is REJECTING in NEGOTIATIONS.

posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 11:26 PM
a reply to: ~Lucidity

Do these people not have modern electronics? A camera on his end, a big screen on theirs aaaand voila.

posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 12:04 AM
Good. At least LA DHH isn't screwing everything up. Only half.

posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 05:02 AM
Guess this was Louisiana's first brush with this mess.

J udge blocks disposal of Ebola victim’s incinerated belongings in Louisiana

The incinerated belongings of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan were bound for a Louisiana hazardous waste landfill — until the state's attorney general, Buddy Caldwell, raised concerns that the ashes could pose a danger to Louisiana's population.

Caldwell's office said in an e-mailed statement Monday afternoon that a Louisiana judge granted its request for a temporary restraining order blocking the transportation of Duncan's belongings into the state from Texas, where they were destroyed.

Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines saying that "Ebola-associated waste that has been appropriately inactivated or incinerated is no longer infectious," Caldwell said in an earlier statement that "there are too many unknowns at this point" for the ashes of Duncan's belongings to cross into his state.

At the very least, they're paying attention.

posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 11:55 AM
a reply to: ~Lucidity
To be honest, lucid..even I think this is fairly stupid. If Ebola virus particles could survive 1000 degree heat, we've got bigger problems than a coffee can full of ashes.

posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 06:04 PM
a reply to: netwarrior

Yeah. I, as usual, am swimming around somewhere in the middle of it all, the middle of everywhere, just trying to figure stuff out.

I guess what I can't wrap my head around the most is how they say we have to stop the spread of this, and we know what those measures are from science and from history, and yet we take no apparent measures here.

The good news is we learn from every incident and with luck will improve on things, should they get worse. But if they get worse, all bets are off again.

posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 06:28 PM

This movie came out in the year 2000. They WARNED! Us Now we are in the year 2014. U do that math

"Mission:Impossible part 2 ( Ebola ) "

posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 06:33 PM
It's a "tropical medicine " conferance lol

People who have or who are studying deseases just as bad as Ebola and perhaps worse will be going.

posted on Oct, 31 2014 @ 06:35 PM
a reply to: xuenchen

Umm so what's her diagnosis?! What the heck...

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