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It's baaaack Ebola - American Doctor in Nebraska

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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 07:49 PM
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www.cnn.com...

An American was possibly exposed to Ebola while recently providing medical assistance in Congo, according to a release from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health.

Ok, so this is CNN, but it's on other sites too.

Is this an issue, a scare tactic, or something that we should be worried about?

"This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious,"

I'll admit that every since reading the book, The Hot Zone, ebola has totally freaked me out.




posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

And so it begins. . . . .



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 07:53 PM
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or something that we should be worried about?

Yeah. One person, who probably received the vaccine, currently asymptomatic and in isolation.

When in worry,
When in doubt,
Run in circles,
Scream and shout.

She should never have been allowed back into the US!



edit on 12/29/2018 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 07:57 PM
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"This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious,"


For someone not ill or contagious, this seems extreme doesn't it?

"The doctor has not yet shown any symptoms, the Nebraska Medical said in a statement. The doctor is being monitored in a secure area that is not accessible to the public or any patients.

Should any symptoms develop, the medical center will activate the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit and start providing regular updates."

Notice that word Yet, yet, yet, as in not yet, but soon and anticipated....?

www.cbsnews.com...



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 07:58 PM
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Well, the doctor was in the congo and it is there. They should actually make people go in isolation for a little while if they are in high risk places before coming back here and raising medical costs for American health insurance payers.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 07:59 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

I don't really feel like it is anything to worry about, but it is good to remind us that we are extremely privileged to live in countries where diseases like Ebola are not something that we have to worry about in our every day lives.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:00 PM
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Yet, as in, if she gets sick. Probably for three weeks after exposure.

Do we really have to go though that stupid, ignorant ebola panic again?

Maybe. I guess. Good distraction. I suppose.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:01 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Aaaaaaahhhhhhhh!

We should burn her to be sure.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:07 PM
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I wouldn't be worried here yet, but in the DRC its getting bad. Check the latest stats here...

sit rep

update 20

According to a previous update things are still getting worse instead of better. The increase in new cases from 12/5 thru 12/11 jumped up by 37.

According to the update for the period between 12/11 and 12/19 the number of new cases jumped up by 55 in just 8 days. And this was after six months of dedicated containment efforts.

There were 560 cases at that time with new case clusters intensifying in Butembo and Katwa, a city area home to more than a million people. Also a cause for alarm, a new case was reported in nearby Biena just a few miles from Butembo. This is the first reported case in Biena, but its proximity to Butembo is of great concern due to the lack of containment in the large city.

The number of new cases was at 591 as of 12/27. The new case in Biena is concerning since it appears the disease has crossed the entire city region of Butembo/Katwa.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:08 PM
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No need for alarm until a few dozens of people are hemorrhaging to death, then you may be concerned.




posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:09 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: JAGStorm

Yet, as in, if she gets sick. Probably for three weeks after exposure.

Do we really have to go though that stupid, ignorant ebola panic again?

Maybe. I guess. Good distraction. I suppose.



Yeah, because look how great they are doing keeping us safe against lettuce and cauliflower!



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Screw that!



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:14 PM
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The sooner that wall gets built, the better!

I heard viruses can’t climb walls, even with a ladder!



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:14 PM
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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:17 PM
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This was in the news today as well...

International traveler with measles arrived at New Jersey airport, state health officials say; warn of possible exposure

www.foxnews.com...
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posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:18 PM
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Good thing there's a vaccine for that.
Good thing sensible people make sure their children receive it.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:19 PM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

You're finally catching up!




posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:21 PM
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a reply to: Phage

I hear theres chicken pox and fleas out there lurking in Hawaii. And kava kava intoxicated, betelnut addicted Samoan's pissed off at all you haole invaders. You better watcho arse!



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:22 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: JAGStorm

Yet, as in, if she gets sick. Probably for three weeks after exposure.

Do we really have to go though that stupid, ignorant ebola panic again?

Maybe. I guess. Good distraction. I suppose.



Stupid, ignorant, panic?

No.

But it couldn't hurt to be aware of the fact that nearly 600 people, including many in a major travel hub of more than a million people, are confirmed as having ebola. Its also worth remembering that in every outbreak there is the chance that the disease may mutate into something even more dangerous, such as the worst case scenario - an airborne version.

I don't advocate panic but I also don't advocate dismissing something this potentially dangerous. At this moment it is simply something I am aware of happening half a world away. If that changes my level of concern will adjust accordingly.



posted on Dec, 29 2018 @ 08:23 PM
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This haole invaded 5 generations ago. Long before any Samoans.

But it's the brain slugs that get into the awa that are the problem.
www.hawaiinewsnow.com...



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